a little bit of everything…(Focus Numerique tested the GF1 firmaware hack!)


Panasonic GF1 Hack Clips

Focus Numerique tested the Panasonic GF1 hack (google english translation). It’s a very detailled review and you should read it before to make the firmware hack. Reminder: The firmware hack is available here at DVXuser.

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  • Dave Stavros

    They don’t understand the purpose of the hack or how the codecs work. From what I understand, AVCHD saves space by analysing frames for differences. It is when there is a large a amount of movement that the “mud” (smudged detail) appears. There was some movement in the tree but maybe not enough for the benefits of the hack to become aparent.

    MJPEG does not try to compare frames. It basically takes 30 jpegs a second so an increase in bitrate will greatly improve image quality. If you downsize a raw file to jpeg, a 500KB file will have a lot more detail than a 250KB file. It is the same as going from 20Mbs to 40Mbs with the hack (although some people are past 100Mbs)

    The real benefit of the hack is the manual controls. Keeping the video at 1/60s shutter speed means that videos look much better. In “M” mode it is possible to set the aperture, shutter and iso in order so you can keep dark scnes dark without the camera trying to adjust itself.

  • marauder3c

    Thanks for posting my video! Sorry about the shakey-cam, I’ll try to remember my tripod next time =)

    I agree with the post above–the hack is about manual controls and being able to control the shutter speed. The improved bitrate and 4:2:2 color are just a nice bonus. I used the 100% stable settings for the hack.

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