That should be good news for everyone. Read Seanzzxx's posts above on the subject as well. Are current Sony cameras that big of a disappointment? @PavelR2 The Panasonic S1R is the only camera which records 4K60 in full-frame, though it's overall video capabilities fall short of its stablemate. I toppled your "s1h puts out a more detailed picture than the cameras used to film most of the movies you have seen in your lifetime" comment using your own logic. Way to go Panasonic!It shows, as we already knew, Panasonic is committed to making their ILC the best for video as well as stills. "Panasonic just got their S1H in a door to a room full of other people having a dance party. Aristotle was a nothing special.Sometimes legends are built on nothing's.Like 99% of the stories in the Bible. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Hasselblad medium format is all-in on digital corrections, as is micro 4/3, but video so far doesn't seem to put much value on them. I understand that the S1H 6K mode uses short cuts that dip below the Netflix threshold. Ten years ago it was a founding member of the Micro Four Thirds group with Olympus, before joining forces with Leica and Sigma last year to form the L-Mount Alliance. Of course, if you wish to continue with this strategy despite having observed that it doesn’t work, feel free to. I have zero interest in buying an S1H, but at least it might give some pressure on Sony product mangers to put all bells and whistles in their next A7S camera. Using the wrong equipment is unlikely to meet their quality standards, and a waste of time at both ends. I guess you are right, they should just point out the specs and not the individual cameras in their supported list. With a 1.8x squeeze, the lens produces a more pronounced anamorphic effect than the 1.33x lenses offered by Sirui, albeit at a much higher cost. Or is the mount not a technical aspect of the camera system? That makes sense. Also interesting that they don't consider the S1H's 6K modes to be acceptable, for whatever reason (no 10-bit colour?). The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more. It may have only launched in August of this year, but Panasonic’s Lumix S1H has already been added to Netflix’s list of approved and certified cameras for use when filming the streaming platform’s Original productions. Well, then you have a problem, and that isn’t sarcasm, either. 4K: 4096x2160 - 422 All-I 400Mb/s. Having suffered through The Cloverfield Paradox and about a dozen other awful Netflix 'exclusives,' I'd suggest they worry more about the content of their submissions rather than those precious video specs. Because consistency and quality are intertwined when distributing entertainment and there are serious people working at Netflix who want to produce the best experience possible for their customers. “Not that it matters since the Panasonic sensor is twice as big.”. Additional suggestions include using the S1H’s Pixel Refresh setting at least yearly, using the sensor cleaning feature and making sure the firmware is always up to date. Complaining about the comment section is usually the death of the comment section. Now to get back on topic. Recording focus and aperture position in the stream is an exotic feature. I know the good Sony owners hate people like that too. Panasonic's latest full-frame S1H has become the first mirrorless camera certified for Netflix productions, as part of the streaming company's Post Technology Alliance. Most film students shoot their Thesis' on Alexa's but that doesn't mean anything. @pannuman - yeah pre-2017 movies like The Godfather, Barry Lyndon, Apocalypse Now, One flew from the cuckoo’s nest, etc are not worth watching anymore, right? and the like were really weighty. I think you might be mixing up Long GOP and All Intra. “The arri has slightly larger pixels. (Hopefully...). Netflix cinematographers know how to focus a damn camera. I thought the S1H's noise reduction was non-defeatable. Wow wow wow. Panasonic is making this level of filmmaking quality more accessible with the S1H, since it is now the first mirrorless camera to make the cut. I am a casual video shooter with FZ2500 and that's just my theory. The people that do however point to the camera body as one of the least prioritised components. GH5S is not on the official list... That article didn't link to any official source either. It’s just that I strongly disagree with your initial statement (again, look up Poe’s law) and I found it hard to be completely sure that you were really defending it. 8K: 8192x4320 - … Currently you can't make HDR content with Sony MILC because they're only 8 Bit. It's video specs are amazing. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. We're glad you asked. You make it sound like Netflix just pulled 3840x2160 out of a hat. you are one of the biggest troll out here. The last great improvement they made is changing their camera curves to give better highlight roll off. A full time focus puller is going to care about the rig around the lens, not the mount. • What is 4K? The arri xt has similar sized pixels, being a super-35 sensor. Because some of the cameras they are excluding would produce better results at 4k over the entry level 4k cinema cameras like a C300 or S1H. ". Let me explain; If you film a movie with a Arri Alexa XT at 3.4k ARRIRAW(the source format) you can then use that with no issue in a 4k Digital Intermediate which is the master format. Those movies would have won oscars were they shot with another camera, even if shot in 2k. @Seanzzxx: I don't think "arbitrary" is the word you want to use. all more important. So no, for *pictures* we go to other manufacturers. Well, this actually shows that the image quality is good enough for Netflix. As some points the color balance is so far off, with the over exposure their faces are completely gone. ARRI and A7S have similar pixel pitch size. In reverse...you piece was too good. ARRI has larger photosites. Today, at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm revealed the details of its new Snapdragon 888 system on a chip (SoC) that, amongst performance and battery improvements, offers an array of impressive photographer features, should Android smartphone manufacturers choose to make the most of them. @tedtailboas That certification is for a European broadcast TV standard, so maybe ENG. As a bonus, it's also a very competent 24MP stills camera. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. The a7s has bigger pixels than either of them are you saying it has the best image quality? Now, three months later, the company has confirmed in a statement that the personal information of past and current employees was taken from its servers. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. @Ed Ingold THat doesn't make sense because the S1H doesn't record ProRes to SD. jkokich: are you yourself being sarcastic? And now hybrid cameras have fully arrived. • Hands on: Panasonic S1H review "The arri has all kinds of features that make filming nice (internal nd, higher recording bitrates, no rolling shutter) ". As part of the LUMIX S series, Panasonic aims to release them on the global market early 2019. I'm so much more into seeing films where it feels like the folks who made them, made them exactly as they wanted rather more expensive productions where suits and focus groups guided every decision. That’s fine, just hoping to bring a voice of reason to these proceedings. If it's only in this article, it 'looks like' fake news. Except for certain types of documentaries, AF is not used for serious productions. These models are equipped with the world's first *1 4K 60p/50p video recording function and the Dual I.S. It's better to be brilliant and technically competent at the same time. @pollup - any quote from where did you get this "other things are being taken into considerstion". What crap. An upscaled Arri will have a WAY sharper picture than an a7 III, for example, even though the a7 III natively shoots an oversampled 6k image that is output at 4k. Focus hunting under artificial light seems to be no problem for Netflix. From Netflix point of view, I hope that this is just the beginning and they will continue to certify others. So, pretty good value. Only the most brand sensitive readers would think I talked down the S1H. I don't understand those responses. Did something wrong with this picture. ProRes Raw is finally here for the Panasonic S1H. I did some testing on a "standard" SD card, a Sandisk Extreme Pro rated at 170 MB/s. They can give the specs for their video and define all the parameters/boundaries that the videos have to comply with but cannot say that only specific cameras/models can be used. Therefore you CAN'T set it to zero. All you have is small snippets of text like “When will those Netflix hipsters open their eyes to the wonders of smartphones and ‘computational’ imaging?”, which a large set of people really believes. Sigma says they are working on one, but only time will tell how popular this camera will be in this market segment. “You still haven't made an actual point.”. I am sure that this ultimately good for everyone. Pretty sure this certification is only relevant for content directly acquired by Netflix as Netflix original specials. It is probably due to compression. ;). They didn't even listen to the music but rejected it on the grounds that he gear that we used wasn't good enough for the level of quality that their product had to be. THat's because for every good movie they make, Netflix makes like 30 horrible movies. Panasonic has added 5.9K Raw video output to its Lumix DC-S1H full-frame mirrorless stills/video camera, allowing the recording of ProRes RAW with an Atomos Ninja V recorder. @hellraiser Now you start to sound like Duncan; ‘Fujifilm doesn’t want to pay for the certification’.. Really? Take a closer look. Now there is full frame Panasonic S1/S1H, unmatched quality in consumer level, rivaling professional gear. Today, we're going to answer those questions and also view some sample footage from the Panasonic S1H using these recommended settings. It's about approved Netflix cameras. It is a shame Sony and some others cripple video to protect their "professional" cameras, because Black Magic and Panasonic are killing them. Solving those problems digitally means producing equivalent results with lighter lenses. Netflix didn't randomly make up 4k; it's an established resolution and standard used by many facets of the industry, including TV's, monitors, cameras, software, and even phones and of course, web content. In the world of cinematography, noise (film grain) is actually an desired feature, not a flaw. MF is ok for big budget production where paying experienced focus pullers is not a problem. What's the matter with you people? Rolling shutter? Once you begin to see them, they become highly distracting. Conversely, the butthurt tone of your answers talks volumes about your own brand insecurity. The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. As discussed on the CineD news blog, Panasonic’s S1H is the first and only mirrorless camera that’s video quality has to been approved for use on Netflix original productions. Cinematic Performance, Boundless Creativity. Ain't it just sad, huh, to be limited to no 4K60p 8bit 4:2:0 on your Sony MILC in 2019? But the Internet is not a printed book… (Did that really need pointing out?) It takes heavy compression, low Chroma (4,2,0) and long GOP to squeeze video onto an SD card. The S1H isn't a cheap camera at $4,000 for the body, but it's by far the cheapest full-frame Netflix approved camera. The example I gave with 3.4k using a 4k DI not 2k to 4k DI. Shawn C. Steiner . The Panasonic S1H has been approved by Netflix for use as an 'A' (primary) camera for filming Netflix Originals productions on the platform.