It’s surprising that it took this long for these consoles to get to 4K. There’s no going back now. Yet at the distance most people sit from their TV, unless they have an unusually large TV, they may not notice much of a difference from the 1080P counterparts.
Sony VENICE CineAlta 6K Full-Frame Video Camera… try to say that 3 times fast. But odds are you won’t have to as you probably don’t have $40,000 laying around.
Full-frame may become even more relevant for video when 8K begins common because pixel-density at the Super 35 sensor size becomes more of a problem (but not an insurmountable one as RED has shown us).
The Sony A6500 came close to being a video camera we could highly recommend but its deficits in a few areas made us go for the Panasonic G85 instead (but that’s just for our needs pertaining to shooting long interviews). We’re hopeful that the next incarnation of the Sony ASPC premium model will be one we can recommend.
This firmware is to be released to the public at the end of September. These two videos were shot on it. Both were created more attention to detail and team coordination than the usual GH5 video.
The first clip in this list is shot with the Laowa 7.5mm which is atypically wide for a video shot but we’re happy to see what it looks like nonetheless.
Panasonic has a good track record with updating firmware on their cameras, and they promised they would for the Panasonic GH5.
Key features of this firmware upgrade include:
- 400Mbit ALL-I Intraframe codec (10bit 4K 4:2:2)
- Hybrid Log Gamma
- Improved autofocus
- New, higher resolution Anamorphic Mode (4992 x 3744)