GH4 + Joby GorillaPod by Mark Edwards

After reading a few posts where people had been using these as a simple rig for hand held I got a GorillaPod SLR + Ball head to use as a simple rig for stabilizing hand held stuff that I can just chuck in my bag rather than dragging around fluid head monopods/tripods for the stuff I tend to shoot with my GH4.

This is first go, it works surprisingly well, just bent the legs so I had contact with my body and use the ball head to angle the camera and held the camera. It can still stay stable if I want to have one hand on the variable nd filter to tweak it gently and one properly holding the camera.

Also has the nice side effect that if I do need to put the camera down in that sort of dusty environment I can just bend the legs to make a quick tripod and keep it off the floor.

Trying a new video workflow on my GH4 by Mark Edwards

The Panasonic GH4 is, just amazing, love mine, for what I do.

I've been trying some different workflows for filming with it, and this one looks interesting.

In dvxuser, Balazer has created a set of LUT's that take Cinelike D footage and map it into log colour space and mapping the GH4's colours to a more accurate natural representation then applying another LUT to bring the log colour space back into rec709 range for delivery.

It's not creating a specific "film look" you can do that after if desired, it's creating a natural accurate base to work from.

I shot the test footage below (horses of cause!) and used Sony Vegas 13 + DaVinci resolve 12 to make the conversion, apart from a very slight brightness tweak it's as shot with the LUT's applied.

I chose some scenes that were tricky. Deliberately clipped the tiny little holes with light behind on the first shot, but like how the cobweb came out, and the skylight on the second shot came out well also I think + green, red , blue primary colours in last shot look how I remember them as well. Obviously usual youtube caveats apply.

To my eye it looks pretty natural, see what you think!

Lenses were Panasonic Leica 15mm & 25mm

Equi Lumin launches by Mark Edwards

Well, i's been a long time coming, I've decided to bite the bullet and get a selection of my various photos, videos and digital art up on line in a hopefully coherent way!

This is more of a hobby, but if you like what you see and would like to engage me to produce something for you drop me a mail.

Starting working through my photos, tidying them up and picking the ones I like the most.

Horses first! more to come.