1. Atomos Shogun Tests: Panasonic GH4 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera


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    Overview with commentary on the Atomos Shogun, emphasizing camera tests and comparisons, rather than a critical review. Mentioned at the beginning, you should start with Atomos' own introductory video, if you haven't already, for an explanation of the Shogun's menus and features in-depth: http://vimeo.com/114644960. Meanwhile, you can download this source file below, and stream it here or at http://youtube.com/watch?v=vtHXVKgeQp4 in full UHD-4K. The product is shipping now from the usual places, e.g., http://bhpho.to/1ikWM5x and http://focuspull.in/ATOMOS. The included battery lasts less than 30 minutes; an upgrade is essential, and this one goes for a couple of hours: http://focuspull.in/f975. These test results show only slight differences, but they are precise. For apples-to-apples comparison without deviation, there's always a compromise between getting devices into perfect docile alignment, and pushing them to their respective limits using shot diversity and severe motion. I chose the first approach here, for formal comparison, but subsequent field work will bear out the other more instinctual types of comparisons (and I'll be looking forward to seeing your samples). As explained in this video's commentary, I was satisfied by the proof here comparing 10-bit 4:2:2 via ProRes HQ (Shogun) against 8-bit 4:2:0 via .MOV (GH4 internal), ironically by way of deduction: the capture looked identical between the Shogun externally versus the BMPCC internally, both recording at 10-bit 4:2:2 via ProRes HQ. The design philosophy at Atomos is right-on: they are leaving sensor design to the big industry vets, while pushing the envelope on this recorder/monitor side where it's usually neglected in camera bodies. I look forward to mating the Shogun as often as possible with the GH4, but as I mention in the commentary, V-Log couldn't come soon enough. For now, as you'll see during each sample, I'm relying upon the FilmConvert plug-in to match footage between different camera color spaces, for common ground. And 10-bit 4:2:2 capture really shows its "colors" when you grade footage heavily, which I do. Less banding, also, during that last shot of the sunset against a gradient sky. I "obey" the 180-degree shutter rule always, because a camera test is useless if it doesn't approximate field use, and good cinematographers are obligated to capture motion blur correctly and consistently (for the sake of their audiences)! Thus all of these shots are locked down to a shutter speed of 1/60, as I'm shooting at 30 frames per second. My GH4's ISO was at the minimum 200 in movie mode, though I cranked up to 600 or so after the sun went down. Rather than fiddling with the shutter speed (boo!), I compensated by opening up my aperture on bright lenses, including the lovely Leica 42.5m f/1.2, and the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8. Thanks for watching, and as this feed grows into a real resource, please hit the "Follow" button below, to get notified about video uploads from http://FocusPulling.com. For a quick look behind-the-scenes from this shoot, and for full-resolution comparison stills, there's a photo album at https://flic.kr/s/aHsk7ez9cQ.

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    • Independence Day - DC


      from Drew Geraci (District 7 Media) Added 9,681 115 13

      www.District7media.net Explosions of red, white, and blue are seen from above the nations capitol in Washington, DC., on Independence Day, 2014. With special access from the fine folks at ABC7 (DC) (Van Applegate) District 7 Media was able to capture amazing 4k DSLR footage from the highest point in the area. This entire production was created using the Canon 1DC (4k @ 24p) and a standard 24-105mm F/4 lens. Incredibly this video was shot at ISO 16000 with barely any noticeable grain. Happy Independence day! Music by: Ray Charles - America The Beautiful https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ray-charles/id160926 For licensing inquiries please contact Drew Geraci - ageraci@district7media.net or 513-259-9231 ©2014 District 7 Media, LLC All rights reserved. Content is not to be used without permission and/or licensing. Gear List - Canon 1DC Canon 24-105 f/4 Manfrotto Tripod Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

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      • A Washington DC Time-Lapse Video


        from Chris Heald Added 2,786 18 7

        A time-lapse video shot under the night sky in Washington DC. An interesting perspective, that is a fun watch. Shot on a Canon 5D mkiii, with some old Nikkor AI-s glass. Music by: Dexter Britain Song: Waking up (Instrumental) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/Waking_Up_Instrumental

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        • In the Shadow of the Obelisk


          from Bill Couch Added 456 7 6

          A city paralyzed by snow, with a frequency far too low. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, handheld. In your ears: Jon Brion - Piano Two

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          • 4th of July in 4k


            from Drew Geraci (District 7 Media) Added 6,394 51 6

            www.District7media.net @TheVoder @District7M Watch the 2014 National Mall fireworks celebration in dazzling 4k. 30 Minutes condensed into 60 seconds! We waited nearly 6 hours for the fireworks to start a top the highest building in the area that overlooks DC. More than 1200 raw photos were used to create this production. Also make sure to watch the 4k real-time video here - https://vimeo.com/100040722 Special thanks to the fine folks at ABC7 (DC) (Van Applegate) for allowing District 7 Media up on their roof for this amazing perspective! Happy Independence day! Music by: Canopy Climbers - http://canopyclimbersmusic.com/ For licensing inquiries please contact Drew Geraci - ageraci@district7media.net or 513-259-9231 ©2014 District 7 Media, LLC All rights reserved. Content is not to be used without permission and/or licensing. Gear List - Canon 5D Mark III Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II Manfrotto Tripod Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

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            • A Day in the Life - Washington, DC


              from adamnisbet Added 122 0 2

              One day in Washington, DC. Adam Nisbet takes you for an early morning bike ride to George Washington's home of Mount Vernon on the banks of the Potomac and then back to the National Mall for some museums. At the National History Museum, a showcase of First Ladies inaugural gowns featuring Michelle Obama's 2009 gown. Later, a visit to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and the East Wing of the NGA featuring works by Terry Winters, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and others. Finally, a trip from Rosslyn, VA to Lucky Bar, Dupont Circle for the Big East Tournament win of Georgetown over Marquette and lastly chill vibes from a Latin jazz band at 18th St. Lounge.

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              • Washington DC | Philadelphia Touring


                from Kristoffer Clark Added 632 11 2

                Last July Trang and I went on an East coast trip with her side of the family. We took full advantage of the 8days and jumped from city to city. Although the video doesn’t show the full extent of the trip, we spent time in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. We all had a great time regardless of the horrible heat wave and humidity that almost knocked us out. Once again this was one of those videos where I had to pick and choose what to show. I had a lot of great shots ranging from the Vietnam wall, to the NYC skyline that didn’t make it. But I still consider us luckily to have been able to see all the monuments and famous places from each city. Hopefully one of these days we’ll get to check out more of the east coast. So many places so little time :( I have been meaning to upload this video for quite some time, but it’s been hard enough find time to breathe with everything that has been going on lately. Hopefully soon things will get to settle down a bit and I’ll be able to do some more recreational type shooting :) Thank you everyone for watching the video! Filmed with: Nikon D7000, Nikon D300S & 50mm 1.4, 17mm-55mm 2.8, 10.5mm 2.8 Music by: Calvin Harris – Feels so close

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                • Report from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear


                  from Boston Phoenix Added 207 1 1

                  Road trip. Loroto goes to D.C. for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Never finds the stage. Video by P. Nick Curran and Addison Post for Loroto.

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                  • US Peace Memorial


                    from Juan Underbakke Added 134 1 1

                    Dr. Michael Knox describing his vision for a monument on the National Mall that honors peacemakers: The US Peace Memorial. The US Peace Memorial Foundation recognizes and honors patriotic Americans who have publicly opposed U.S. war(s) and/or proposed peaceful alternatives to war. It awards an annual peace prize, publishes the US Peace Registry, and will build the US Peace Memorial as a national monument in Washington DC. visit and donate at http://www.uspeacememorial.org/

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                    • Obama Taking Oath


                      from Sam Blum Added 18 1 1

                      National Mall Silver Section

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