The Renfrew Civil War Reenactment 2014 video was shot 90% with the new Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. Only the wide shots of the Fife and Drum musicians in the beginning were shot with my Sony A7r. Even then all the cut-away shots were with the FZ1000 hand-held. In fact all the shots with the FZ1000 were hand-held in the 4k mode and many zoomed in on the action to the max zoom which is 500mm+ in the 4k mode. Also, at the end of the video all the action shots with gun fire the sound was captured with the built in mics on the FZ1000. The battle scenes were over exposed because I had the shutter speed at 1/60th and the camera only stops down to f8. My mistake because I didn't have an ND filter I should have bumped up the shutter speed to get a better exposure. This was not the camera's fault.
From 15:50 on the audio is from the built-in FZ1000 stereo mics
New version with new post credits ending!
There is a very small amount of flesh on display here, not mine. Just a bit of painted topless ladies who pose for photos in New York. Might be not safe for work...captured as part of the street filming scenes.
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As always with my reviews I take my time to create the content which in turn helps me form my opinion rather than just shoot some footage then put a review out based upon a snap judgment. Pointless. You need time with a camera and time to truly form an opinion worth sharing. Whether you should listen to this opinion? Sure! Why not? Just don't buy anything based on it, not on any one opinion... especially mine! Check out other reviews and try before you by if you can!
This review is for the world camera, which is basically most of them. The US one does not appear to be PAL/ NTSC switchable which is a bit rubbish!!! When buying the camera please make sure you check!!
Mostly shot on the A7s apart from a few BTS shots in Central Park, New York and a a few GH4 BTS and Gopro shots during the 4K testing.
Filmed in Brighton, RIchmond, Maidstone, New York, Detroit