In the most scientific camera comparison to date, "The Great Camera Shootout 2011: a documentary of the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE)" premieres with Episode 1: ''The Tipping Point." The first episode of the 3-part web series examines three SCCE Tests: The Dynamic Range Test, The Under Exposure Test and The Over Exposure Test.
Robert Primes, ASC, designed and administered the full series of tests. "That's right," says Web Series Director Steve Weiss,"We didn't want people to think that these tests were biased in any way. So Bob created the SCCE as an independent organization to conduct the testing." Additionally, Bob Primes designed the tests with his own technicians and selected the cameras to be tested.
I received my copy on 12-2-2012 and the next day busted out the manual and did a little reading then off to Balboa Park to shoot some footage. I didn't really have a plan just wanted to see how the new GH3 performed. I also have the Lumix 35-100. Nice lens. All the footage is ungraded. I haven't tried to push it around yet in post, but from the looks of the image I have some room to work with. From what I can tell the camera handles highlights pretty well. The over-cranking looks nice and smooth. Nice feature to have on a DSLR.
I'm writing up an article about my shooting experience with the GH3 on my blog. eriknaso.com/2013/03/02/my-gh3-has-arrived/
AVCHD 24P 24Mbps
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Edited with Premiere Pro CS6 with the native files. Exported and converted with Adobe Media Encoder with Vimeo preset 1080 24p
No grading was done to any of the footage.
So you probably wondering why I shot this in AVCHD at 24Mbps when I could have had the higher quality 72Mbps ALL-Intra? Well I forgot to change it back after shooting a little around the house. Oh well. I guess it's now the AVCHD 24Mpbs test!
Audio was captured with the Rode VideoMic Pro VMP Shotgun Microphone.