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  • Thanks all! In the vid with Matt he mentions that intelligent exposure actually creates multiple iso points that can lead to noise so to avoid it which is what everyone generally agrees with I think. (4:11)

    That made me wonder if the curves feature actually works the same way and creates multiple iso points rather than just applying changes to the captured image this could explain why people report different expectancies with noise and curves.

    So if you are at 200 iso and set negative what does that do? if you are at iso 800 and set + is that going to push some into iso 1600+ etc.

    If we could ask how it works while you are there it would help make more informed descisions perhaps. For example if iso 400 really matches 0 gain as it looks to if you flip between gain and iso in camera perhaps a +2 -2 curve at iso 400 might be a really nice setting. - curves at higher iso may help reduce noise etc.

    Or the above could all be nonsense if it really just applies adjustment to the picture after capture from the sensor.

    Looking forward to more reports keep up good work :)

  • @Umii I'll try to find Matt today and I'll ask. Cheers, Igor

  • If you manage to find him, an update on the GH4 and the atomos shogun would be great

  • +1 @ mrbill

    another question is if the new 4k Photo Mode actually allows 4:3 Video Shooting (which would be great for 2x Anamorphic shooters)

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  • @Umii I've spoken with Matt Frazer and some other people in Panasonic booth. It appears, that answer is NO: curves doesn't create multiple iso points, but applies adjustment to the image already captured by sensor.

    @mrbill I'll try to visit tomorrow the Atomos guys.


    is if the new 4k Photo Mode actually allows 4:3 Video Shooting (which would be great for 2x Anamorphic shooters)

    The answer is Yes, it would be possible to shoot 4:3 video.

    @AKED and @driftwood Thanks, Dieter and Nick, for posting videos!

  • Thanks @igorek7 that's good information! So I guess still benefit especially for 8bit internal as it will tweak the values on effectively raw data before encoding so better than doing it in post where I can only do it on the 8bit internal but go easy and probably most effective at lower ISO is what I'm thinking as a general rule. Interesting about 4:3 capture that's going to give some nice extra creative options, thanks again!