The specs on the highly talked about GH5S are in and it is indeed an impressive professional camera!
The new camera has an unlimited video recording time, a 4K photo mode and Timecode in and out. It will support simultaneous internal and external recording, and on-board capture is ten bit.
The V-log is included as standard. HLG is available in “Creative Video Mode”.
The GH5S will support 4:3 anamorphic recording.
The GH5S’s ability to record ten bit 4K video internally is an increasingly significant factor in this competitive field. While eight bit video can look very good, it’s generally accepted that ten bit video is needed for grading.
The new GH5S was designed for independent filmmakers but is also pitched at major cinema film makers as a “B” camera. It lacks the GH5’s in-body image stabilization and doesn’t have the 6K “photo mode” – because the sensor doesn’t have that many pixels.
But the new sensor does have pixels that are 1.96 times bigger than those on the GH5.
The sensor has a dual native ISO: 400 and 2500 (spot the Varicam heritage here!). If this ability is anything like the way it works on the Varicams, then it is a very big plus for the new camera. It’s an amazing thing: there really is no noise penalty working at the higher of the two native ISOs.
Capoeira: Live The Game, screens at oldest film festival in United States.
Mention martial arts and most people instantly recite disciplines such as Karate, Kung Fu or various fighting styles like Wushu, Akido or Tai Chi. But mention the Afro Brazilian art form known as Capoeira and glazed eyes usually follow.
“Capoeira was born of the African slaves need to develop some sense of harmony with their environment. The need to protect themselves while hiding their true intentions by cloaking it in the only creative art form available to them… dance.” Says Director Joddy Eric Matthews.
Live The Game’s program director, Anthony Santo Domingo, himself was an individual who found personal harmony, despite a somewhat troubled youth, and a positive roadmap for his life in the practice of the Brazilian martial art. He now uses the tenets of the centuries old melding of dance, whirling kicks and high flying aerial displays to change the lives of Cleveland’s at-risk youth.
“Before I started the program, I was very introverted and given the neighborhood I grew up in, I struggled to stay away from those who would offer me false confidence – like gangs.” says Demetri Tye, Live The Game student.
“When the kids leave the program I just want them to know that there is a community around them and their actions impact that community.” Domingo remarks.
Live the Game is directed by former MadWerkz head Joddy Eric Matthews, lensed by Yasmine Lawler and produced by CK and Obadiah Baker. The film has been officially selected for multiple film festivals across the country. The selective LA Dance Film Festival, the prestigious Columbus International Film and Video Festival and the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival are a just a few.
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