test for new Blackout HD TV network on BLACKOUT.COM - BE SURE TO CLICK HD -- 1080p -- on the right and the full screen button to really see the detail in all it's non blocky superior encoded glory.
"Saturday with the Dogs" (I think... umm.. it was the 4th of July)
DP: Michael Biggins (Blackout's Box Studios - Hathouse Films)
On the 4th of July I saw no fireworks except in the quality of the footage I shot with the new hacked GH1!
Or what is now known as the GH1.3 with the tester13 hack. This is some of the cleanest footage that exists from this camera and probably the cleanest and clearest streaming video you have ever seen. Notice the leaves of the trees and level of detail in all the wides and close ups on the dogs. That detail simply doesn't exist currently on the canon dslrs or any other camera anywhere near this price range. You can put your money into lenses and your production - not the camera!
This is also the best youtube HD encode I have been able to get - ever. The youtube encode ads a lot of noise in the darker areas - but the 500mb mp4 looks absolutely flawless. This is better quality than I get on vimeo as I don't have a paid vimeo account and vimeo limits you to 500mb and renders everything down to 1280 x 720p making the details mush on large high end displays. Now I have gone vimeo pro so we'll see.
I would say now that my GH1 slaughters my Canon 7D and even my buddies 5D mark II in pretty much every category except still images. While I took the dogs out and got this footage, my 92 year old landlord attempted to battle the remote control for 11 hours and would not accept help, which makes for a humorous little moment.
This started at dawn & went till dusk. I will link to the original file since I am sure quite a bit of quality was lost in the youtube conversion even though again, this is the cleanest HD youtube encode I have been able to get. This was shot 1920 x 1080p 24p native on the 'C' settings 50mbit avchd then rendered into a mpeg 4 at 20mbit in Sony Vegas 9d on a Win 7 64 bit os.|
Yes, this can be projected on a large format movie screen in a digital cinema and it looks like it was shot on film most regular people would have no idea it was shot on the tiny GH1. Only old school 'industry' people might be able to figure it out.
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