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Driftwood - Experimental Series 2: Low Rider, Cluster v8, V9, Intravenus II, GH3onaGH2, AN, Boom
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  • Maybe I'll try it again, and Moon might be worth trying. I did the ISO bug fix thing, i.e., switch to 800 and then switched down to 640.

  • i love iso 640 more after some tests i've done. didn't try intravenus but i use moon t5 and it is really good! especially for noise.

  • All good with Intravenus II for me. No noise issues

  • @Brian_Siano - Might the noise bug issue. Pretty known issue with GH2. Also ISO 640 is supposed to be unusually noisier than the rest. Been discussed plenty around here. Just do a search for both topics to find the workaround.

  • Just tried out Intravenous II on some nature shots, and I have a question. I shot some local woods around midday with the standard Panasonic 14-42 lens, ISO 640, and there weren't any extreme dark areas of what I was shooting. But when I looked at the footage when I got home, there was a lot of digital noise present. Maybe this was due to my watching this on Windows Media Player, but... well, has anyone else had noise problems with Intravenous II?

  • @vicharris - Thanks for the compliment! Have learned a ton from everyone here.

  • @filthy I think you just about pulled everything you could out of the GH2. Nicely done.

  • Recent edit shot mostly on GH2 (except water angle stuff) using AN cinema smooth and GH3 matrix patches. Still need to sort out better export settings to minimize obvious compression issues. Big thanks to VK, Nick, cbrandin, Per Lichtman and countless others that have contributed so much useful information here. Just donated again. Sincerely appreciate all the knowledge you've shared.

  • @matt_gh2, that piece was shot Smooth (all -2) with 25mm Voigtlander and 50mm Nikon Nikkor AF-D.

  • @Aashay

    OK, I'll send PM later. :-)

  • @bkmcwd.. Would it be possible to pm me the link. It is kinda hard to find exact setting on your page. (One critique If I may. When you get time, try n get it bit more organized.) Thank you. :)

  • @Aashay

    Is there any patch that uses the matrix of IV 2 but in 3gop or similar modest size setting?

    It is very "Valkyrie Cinema Smooth TYPE-ZERO1". The same matrix is used in this 3GOP setting. However, since artifacts appeared in other than 24p, it was improved in the matrix of TZ2.

  • @driftwood... Is there any possibility of IV2 setting existing in long gop like you did with Boom Drewnet setting?

  • Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere but has anyone had the chance to try matching GH2 with GH3 footage (picture profile settings,GH3onaGH2 patch or a post workflow?)

  • IV2 i used ages ago so cant quite recall,... might have had to switch the camera off and on again. Boom would sometimes work and sometimes require you to switch the camera off then on again. it would say that the image could not be read or something like that. it would normally play right after powering up, but sometime sthe audio was choppy,... but bear in mind i was using it for short clips of around a minute or so.

    @driftwood yes i knew about the playback decoder not being able to handle the massive bitrates going in so it doesnt bother me,... the quality for the footage is worth the minor inconvenience,... if i could afford a dozen 64gb sandisks i'd shoot boom all day every damn day :D

  • In camera playback decoder doesn't have the necessary power to operate playback at these bitrates. Well known fact.

  • @brucker I've been using IV2 and playback has been fine so far. Curious to what problems you have with playback - will IV2 just straight up not play at all, or is audio choppy, or something else? I had some problems with choppy audio on Boom and believe that's the camera havibg trouble handling the bigger Boom bitrate when trying to playback (it's all fine once I bring into video editor...its just the in camera playback).

    Thought I'd get your 2 cents since I plan to use IV2 for project where I'll need playback in cam while in field. Thanks

  • @Aashay i love boom and IV2 but I've needed in camera playback recently, so i tried out the valkyrie lite,... it was alright, lovely small files but something was missing.

    TZ3 on the other hand is the perfect balance, looks great, incamera playback, file sizes not ridiculously massive so i've got quite a bit more record time now :)

    no idea if its the same matrix or not, but i would be quite happy mixing footage.

  • @Aashay I've used IV2 for awhile now. Bitrate at 100-120 if I remember my last streamparser check.

    I don't know which of @BKMCWD 's settings/patches are similar to IV2. Maybe try to PM him - seems like a friendly guy and I'm sure he'd let you know best advice on how to get the IV2 look with lower bitrate.

    You may want to test IV2 to see what kind of file sizes you get. Maybe its manageable....hard drives seem to be getting cheaper by the minute!

  • Getting ready to start a new project and wanted to ask a question here first.

    I have a 32gb San disk Extreme Pro card. I want the best quality but I really need rock solid stability. I've mostly stuck with the original 44mb hack as it provides great stability. But I feel like I'm missing out on image quality with some of the newer stuff that's out now.

    I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the direction of the best options for my scenario.

    Sorry if this is misplaced, thanks for your guys' time.

  • @matt_gh2 cheers matt.. I have tried Valkyrie Lite and now planning on tryin TZ3. Is it using the same matrix as IV2? I haven't tried IV2 because of its huge file size but I love everything I see from that patch. Have you tried IV2? Is there any particular setting you would recommend from bkmcwd's pot of patches?

  • @rorykane Yeah IV 2 is great. What lens and camera setting (standard.or smooth etc.) were you using. Thanks for posting

  • @Aashay Take a look at @BKMCWD 's thread. I believe he makes a lot of settings/patches that are similar to @Driftwood 's in function but are often lower bitrate. I think his focus is also on stability as primary goal, so they should be reliable.

  • Is there any patch that uses the matrix of IV 2 but in 3gop or similar modest size setting?