Well, I sold my t2i last week and picked up a GH2. This is an edit of my first shots with the camera and isn't my best work but I just wanted to put something up to contribute to the community.
After bringing the footage in I noticed that my focus was off in quite a few different spots. Now I have adjusted for it and put the focus preview to the custom F1 button, so hopefully I will have better results next time. This was shot wide open at f1.4 using a canon FD 50mm 1.4 SSC with a cheap fader ND I picked up off of ebay. One drawback is the crop factor which is 1.86x opposed to 1.6x on an aps-c sized sensor (7D T2i 60D t3i) which makes it tough to stay wide. so the equivalent focal length of my 50mm is actually 93mm on the GH2. On an aps-c size sensor the 50mm is equivalent to a 80mm which is a little more manageable. So i have been looking at picking up a 28mm or a 35mm lense which should fit the GH2 very well.
In hindsight I think i would have stopped down to around 2 or even 2.8 where this lense begins to shine. On my T2i with an fd to ef adapter this lense looked terrible. but it was because of the adapter and the cheap piece of glass in it which gave it tons of ghosting wide open. With the fd to M4/3 adapter there is no glass and you still have infinity focus which really brings new life to these old lenses.
The footage was brought directly into Adobe premiere pro CS5.5 without any problems. The footage is just as manageable as my old t2i footage within premiere as long as you have a decent video card with cuda enabled. The grading was done in Colorista II where I pushed the contrast a little. I did add sharpening with the POP feature in colorista II.
shot in 24p cinema mode with Nick Driftwoods's Orion v4b patch at 154 mbps
average data rate was around 138 mbps - 144 mbps!!!!
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Transcend 32gb class 10
Which never had any issue while shooting. But, keep in my mind that when I bump up the iso to 1600, recording stops after 30-40's seconds. but this card runs the hack very well. I also have a Transcend class 10 16gb and it doesn't keep up with the GH2.
audio: Death Cab for Cutie / Plans / Stable song
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Special thanks to Vitaliy Kiselev, Nick Driftwood and everyone on personal view.
Shout out to Andrew Reid For the GH2 Shooters guide