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Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 03-15-2016, 12:33 PM  
Lauren's Pentax Video Setups
Posted By PiDicus Rex
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That'll make a mate of mine happy to hear - his collection of SMC lenses is a bit smaller and slower then mine, but after seeing what I got out of the Pentax primes on an A7s, he's settled on an FS-7 and K-to-E adapter for his next camera.
I'd be in an even smaller minority - Pentax lenses on an Aja Cion, and only because we made the E-mount and M4/3-mount plates for the front of the Cion at home.

More proof of how far ahead of the pack Pentax was with Sensor Shift,... and why it should be turned back on in video.

Yep, I did weddings for a few years - it's a lot harder then people realise to get right.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 03-11-2016, 07:56 AM  
Lauren's Pentax Video Setups
Posted By PiDicus Rex
Replies: 53
Views: 4,660
Shots on the Rig look good Lauren.

Are you still able to submit work at 720p? I absolutely need the 1080p25 and 1080p24 to be perfect, but I'm still waiting for Pentax-Ricoh to come out with firmware that makes the HDMI output recordable.

I'd buy a K-3 tomorrow if the HDMI worked properly, even without Sensor Shift SR, simply because I could use all my lenses and record to my Atomos Shogun.

No samples yet to see if the K-1 has it's HDMI as ballsed up as the K-01 and K-3,...

I was looking at the a6300, until I saw the rolling shutter skew - it's on par with the BMPCC. :(

Upside Down on a Jib Shot,.... he he he, thought I was the only one who pulled that - upside down on a slider is great for Star Wars 'Trench Run' shots,...

Zoom H6,... nice, but the Tascam's have better pre-amps ;)

You, preacher, me, choir. :)

I get good video and good photos out of my K-01, to the point people are often suprised, especially when they find out a comparable Pentax is often half the price they paid for their Canikons - none of us Pentax Cinematographers will deny Pentax Cameras take GREAT stills.
It's just bloody disappointing they keep screwing over the Video Firmware as 'not a priority'.... One wonders, does anyone at Ricoh-Pentax ever have to explain to shareholders why they loose sales in the video market?

They do some stuff really well - like retaining the full dynamic range in the video (Canon clips about 3 stops out from the photos DR) - and then over-compress the footage...
They had great performing Sensor Shift in Video nearly a whole Decade ahead of the rest, and then turned it off for poor decided reasons - they could add a massive number of same by just turning it back on now, and marketing it as a feature the rest are just catching up to.

I finally got to see the over-temp warning on my K-01 about two weeks ago.
40 deg day (about 105 for the non-metric), in direct sunlight, mid afternoon, camera in the sunlight while talent were shaded,.... and the little temp gauge symbol came on.
First time ever! Only had the K-01 something like three or four years....
The 5D2 we were doing the wide angle with had shut down about an hour earlier....
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