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Lumix S1H: Panasonic’s First 6K Mirrorless Camera Is Here

first_imgLooking for more articles on video gear? Check these out.Making Cinema Lights and Practicals Work TogetherWhat to Consider When Upgrading to the Pocket Cinema 6KThe Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers5 Documentary-Style Lenses for 5 Budgets.How to Mount the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Ronin-M The camera, on paper, certainly seems impressive. And although I’ve yet to use or review it (so I can’t be too critical), I’m just not too sure about it. With the initial Lumix GH line, the selling point was about how cheap they were and how the results the camera produced. $4,000 is far from inexpensive, and with the likes of the Pocket 6K readily available on the market, it will be interesting to see how this fares in the long run. Here are the full specs for Panasonic’s brand-new Lumix S1H mirrorless camera. So what are the key takeaways? Here’s what you need to know.It seems as though 2019 is the year of playing catch-up with new camera releases. I was only halfway through my proposed tutorial list for the pocket 4K when the pocket 6K was released, and before I’ve had a chance to receive a Lumix S1R to review, Panasonic has finally released all the specs for the S1H. Initial specs and details have leaked slowly over the course of the summer, but now we have official word on what will be what.While the S1R had respectable video features, it was always a stills camera first and foremost. Now, with a slight redesign and added functionality, the S1H looks to be the video first-stills-second camera in the Lumix S lineup. The main buzzword that kept appearing across social media during Panasonic’s livestream was 6K, and with that, it’s going to be hard not to compare the camera to Blackmagic’s cheaper 6K pocket cinema camera, so I’ll compare the specs of both cameras where appropriate. Let’s quickly run down some of the most notable video features.Edit 08/29/2019: At the time of writing, there was no suggestion that the camera would include a RAW video output. But since publication, Atomos has announced that they are developing RAW output for the S1H in partnership with Panasonic. The initial overview does not include this development.The S1H is a $3,999 full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor camera. It boasts 6K (5952×3968) recording at 24p, making it the world’s first 6K mirrorless camera. 6K recording is set at a 3:2 ratio, which makes use of the large sensor area, but to record at the conventional 16:9, you would have to drop down to 5.9k (5888×3312), and at this resolution, you can record up to 30p. Quite like the GH5 at the end of its run, the S1H is host to a ton of resolution and encoding options.At the highest resolutions (6K and 5.9K) you can record at 10bit 4:2:0, but if you were to drop down to 4K or Cinema 4K at a super 35mm crop, you could bump up the chroma subsampling to 10bit 4:2:2. The S1H will provide an extra stop of dynamic range over the BMPCC6K, sitting at 14 stops instead of 13. However, unlike the Pocket 4K or 6K, there is no RAW format to work with.Like most professionally priced models entering the market in 2019, the S1H has dual native ISO at 640 & 4000 (you can read about dual native ISO here). The base [high] ISO of Panasonic’s Varicam 35 is 5000, so while you may not be able to record noiseless low light as great as the Varicam 35, it is a fraction higher than the Pocket 6K’s higher circuit ISO of 3200.A feature that many Pocket 4K and 6K filmmakers really wanted to see in their cameras is in-body stabilization. The S1H has a 6-stop rated 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization; however, when you pair this with a Lumix lens that has O.I.S, you can take further advantage of Dual I.S.2. Without the jargon; you should be able to handheld record and return with seemingly great results.Unlike the GH4 and GH5, the S1H will ship with V-log/ V-Gamut preinstalled. V-log — an aspect we’ve covered here — is a gamma curve that produces a flat, natural image suitable for heavy color grading. Not as a powerful as RAW, but better than the Cine-D or Cine-V profile Panasonic also offers. Viewing V-log footage on the small LCD can be tedious because it’s difficult to correctly gauge depth and visual anomalies due to image lacking saturation and contrast. Therefore, you can activate LUT view assist on the camera to see real-time playback of the final image.Anamorphic filmmaking has increasingly crept into more budget-friendly filmmaking, and the S1H will accommodate this with a 4:3 anamorphic mode, and within the settings menu, there’s practically every de-squeeze option available. Likewise, there is a wide variety of HFR options. At 4K or Cinema 4K, you can shoot at 60fps, and at Full HD, you can record a whopping 180fps. Unfortunately, as previously stated, at 6K, you can only record 24fps.The build of the camera is also impressive. Built from a magnesium alloy die-cast, it’s entirely weather-sealed, and even freeze resistant (at -10 degrees celsius). Although, as Panasonic points out on their website, this doesn’t mean the camera can survive direct contact with water. It houses the standard ports you would find on a camera with a small form factor: remote port, mic input, headphone jack, USB-c port, and an HDMI port. Like the S1 and S1R, this camera has an L-mount. While there still isn’t a large variety of L-glass on the market, by 2020, the L-Mount Alliance have stated there will be close to 50 lenses on the market.The S1H has a free-angle tilting touchscreen LCD, which means not only can you swivel the camera screen horizontally, but by releasing the hinge at the bottom of the camera, you can pull the screen upward to free the screen of any possible port obstructions. You can see this feature in action on Cinema5D’s first look at 5:56.last_img read more


first_imgTransportation officials say there has been a spike in traffic fatalities in Iowa this year.Data from the Iowa Department of Transportation show at least 238 traffic fatalities recorded in the state between the start of the year and the middle of August.There were 182 traffic fatalities during the same period last year.Steve Gent, the department’s director of traffic and safety, says there’s been an increase in fatalities nearly every month of 2016.There’s no specific reason for the jump, though Gent notes more people are driving Iowa roads in part because the price of gasoline has decreased in recent years.There have been roughly 320 traffic fatalities every year in Iowa between 2013 and 2015.Gent says the department expects this year’s final tally to top that.last_img read more



After School Homework Help Program coming to Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A peer-to-peer after-school program to help students with completing homework is coming to Fort St. John.This program, in partnership with the Fort St. John Literacy Society and the North Peace Cultural Society, will provide homework tutoring to students needing a little extra help outside of school hours.Executive Director of the Literacy Society, Jessica Kalman, says she is thankful for the volunteer support that the program is receiving. “We are so excited to be able to offer this service and thankful to all of the volunteer tutors that have already signed up to help out.”The After-school Homework Help Program is taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. starting on Monday, November 26.To register as a learner, you can call 250-785-2110 or email [email protected] to ensure a tutor in the subject needed is available.last_img read more

Man Utd send support to stabbed fan in Paris

first_imgLondon: Manchester United sent the club’s support to a fan stabbed by a taxi driver in Paris in the wake of the English giants remarkable Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. “We were shocked to hear about the incident with one of our fans who was stabbed while in Paris for the Champions League game,” said United in a statement. “Everyone at the club wishes him well during his recovery.” A French police source confirmed to AFP that a man had been wounded on Wednesday after an argument with a cab driver but that his condition was not believed to be life-threatening. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together According to Sky Sports the fan, who is 44, was travelling to the centre of the French capital with three friends when the driver objected to their boisterous celebration of United’s 3-1 win to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals. A spokesman for Britain’s foreign ministry said: “We are in touch with the French authorities following an incident involving a British man in Paris on March 6 and stand ready to offer assistance if required.”last_img read more

Congress likley to announce candidates for seven seats today

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress is expected to announce its candidates for the seven seats in Delhi on Sunday, putting to end speculation of an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.Different names from different seats were being discussed in the party, said sources. Party president Rahul Gandhi to finalise the list thereafter the party will announce. Sources said that one list is like Ajay Maken from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, while Sheila Diskhit could be nominated from Chandni Chowk. Wrestler Sushil Kumar is likely to contest from West Delhi, Ramesh Kumar from South Delhi, JP Agarwal from North East Delhi and Rajkumar Chauhan from North West Delhi, IANS quoted the Congress leader as saying. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThere is also another possibility that Ajay Maken, is likely to be given ticket from New Delhi. Senior party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal is likely to be fielded from Chandi Chowk, which he represented twice earlier. The other former parliamentarians expected to contest are Mahabal Mishra, JP Agrawal, Ramesh Sharma and Rajkumar Chauhan. Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP was adamant that along with Delhi, the two parties should fight together in Haryana and Punjab, a demand that was not acceptable to his party. Meanwhile, on Saturday AAP said that an alliance just in Delhi is not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else with AAP. The AAP accused the Congress of playing “spoilsport” in alliance talks and “being unfair” by not giving them any seat in Punjab and asking for too many seats in Delhi.last_img read more

Decoding phase-III

first_imgApril 23 will witness the most crucial Lok Sabha Election of 2019, the date on which 117 constituencies across 14 states will vote. NDA, UPA, and anti-Modi alliances have been leaving no stone unturned because there are very high stakes in this phase. It would be opening the window on the next government formation, not only because the largest number of seats is going to poll but also it would mark the end of the election on 303 seats leaving only 240 seats for the next four phases. Also Read – A special kind of bondWith the election on four seats – Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, and Gauhati – election process in Assam will be over. Barring Gauhati, which BJP is most likely to retain, NDA nowhere has the upper hand. The effect of NRC is clearly visible on voters. They are sharply polarised on communal lines. However, the poll mathematics is not that much in BJP’s favour as they have presumed. In the final reckoning, BJP is most likely to lose two seats out of seven they have in the state which has 14 altogether. Also Read – Insider threat managementFive seats – Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, and Khagaria – in Bihar are being contested tooth and nail. It is NDA vs UPA, and no one is assured of their victory. The impact of NYAY is visible. Anti-incumbency against NDA working. But the alliance of the BJP, JD(U), and LJP have tilted the poll arithmetic in their favour except in Araria which is an RJD seat presently. With seven seats – Surguja, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, and Raipur – going to poll in this phase, election in Chhattisgarh will be over. INC is clearly winning Durg and Korba and giving a tough fight to BJP in Surguja and Raipur. However, BJP seems to have the upper hand in Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, and Bilaspur. In the final reckoning, BJP is likely to win five, and INC four out of 11 in the state. The rest two seats are emanating conflicting signals which may go to any side depending on the swing of votes on the polling day. The UTs, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, have two seats altogether, one in each. Both seats are presently held by BJP, albeit with a very small winning margin of 3.83 and 10.73 per cent respectively. Due to their proximity to Maharashtra and Gujarat, where BJP is strongest compared to all other states in the country, the party seems to have considerable influence on voters. However, INC in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is not far behind. In Daman and Diu too, INC has made the BJP’s walk-over a little difficult. Anti-incumbency against BJP seems to be working. BJP seems to be comfortable in North Goa, but they are in trouble in South Goa this time. Both the seats are presently held by the party. Their winning margin in South Goa in 2014 was only 7.96 per cent. The party has been weakened since then and there is anti-incumbency too. They need to exert more to save this site for themselves from the INC onslaught. Gujarati pride is working more effectively in favour of Modi in Gujarat than his so-called charisma. All the 26 constituencies in the state are going to poll in this phase, and in most of them, BJP is comfortably placed. However, in Anand, Bardoli, and Sabarkantha, BJP candidates are in a close contest with INC. BJP had won these seats in the height of Modi wave in 2014 by margins of only 6.65, 10.44, and 7.88 per cent which has given great hope to INC of snatching these seats from BJP. INC and all other political parties are putting their best efforts to make this happen. Since the election in Anantnag constituency of Jammu and Kashmir will be held in three phases from now, it is not clear which side the wind is blowing. Mehbooba Mufti of PDP had won this seat in 2014 defeating Mirza Mehboob Beg of JKNC by a margin of 17.71 per cent. This is the only constituency in the country where elections will be held in multiple phases. She has lately become Modi’s bête noir and, therefore, BJP is trying its best to sabotage her chances of a win. Mehbooba has more than once voiced her concern about the misuse of security forces by Modi at the helm of affairs in the Centre, and there is a rumour in the area that the administrative system is indirectly, and by default, in favour of JKNC. However, it would be too early to say anything about this constituency before the fifth phase of the election. With the election in 14 constituencies – Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellari, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, and Shimoga – in this phase, the election in Karnataka will be complete. Anti-incumbency and counter-anti-incumbency against BJP and UPA respectively had made the situation volatile in the state. BJP has upper hand in Shimoga, and Uttar Kannada, but in Bagalkot, Dharwad, and Bidar they are in a close contest with UPA. In Belgaum, Bijapur, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, and Devangere, BJP candidates are struggling to retain their seats which the party had won with a slender margin in 2014, even while riding on Modi Wave. INC is most likely to retain their Chikkodi, Gulbarga, and Raichur seats. In the final reckoning, it seems, BJP may lose eight seats out of 17 they presently hold among the 29 seats in the state. Even in the worst of situations, UPA is likely to bag at least 16 seats. All the 20 constituencies will be voting in Kerala. There is UPA vs LDF this time too, and BJP or NDA may not be able to even open their account. With Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad, prospects of INC have brightened a little compared to LDF. There are close fights in almost all seats except in Ernakulam, Kottayam, Malappuram, and Palakkad held presently by INC, KEC(M), IUML, and CPM respectively. They are most likely retaining their seat. However, there will be no cake-walk for Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, the seat which was won by the INC in 2014 by a slender margin of only 2.31 per cent. There are 13 constituencies in the state where the winning margin was less than 5 per cent. Obviously, the state is witnessing toughest political battle compared to all the states in the country. BJP and Shiv Sena have an edge over their adversaries in Maharashtra. A total of 14 seats are going to poll in this phase. BJP is comfortable in Jalgaon, Raver, Pune, Ahmednagar, Sangli, and Jalna. SHS is comfortable in Aurangabad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, but struggling to retain its Raigad seat which it had won by a very slender margin of 0.22 per cent in 2014. NDA has put NCP in a vulnerable position in Baramati, Madha, and Kolhapur which NCP had won by small margins of only 6.63, 2.36, and 2.65 respectively. NCP is comfortably placed in Satara and SWP in Hatkanagle. Out of six seats – Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, and Bhubaneswar – in Odisha, only Sambalpur presents a challenge to BJD which the party had won by a slender margin of 3.15 per cent in the last election. In all others, they will have a comfortable win. There is a triangular fight on Sambalpur seat where BJD, BJP, and INC are pitted against each other. BJP was runner-up last time and INC was not also far behind. Ten seats of Uttar Pradesh – Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly, and Pilibhit – are to vote in this phase. BJP is most likely to retain Utah, Bareilly, and Pilibhit, but will be losing Moradabad, Rampur, and Sambhal to SP-BSP alliance which they had won by a slender margin of 7.79, 2.47, and 0.49 per cent respectively despite the Modi wave in 2014. There is a tough fight in Aonla between the two with a slight edge of SP-BSP alliance. SP will retain its Firozabad, Mainpuri, and Badaun seats. Among the five constituencies in West Bengal, INC is comfortably placed in Maldha Dakshin and AITC in Balurghat. However, in Malda Uttar, Jangipur, and Murshidabad, the fight is between INC and CPM. Unexpected results may come out from these seats. INC had won the first two of three by small margins of only 5.70 and 0.74 per cent while the CPM had won the last by a margin of only 1.44 per cent. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Whats Behind All These Crazy NBA Stat Lines

Aside from a brief spike in the post-handcheck era, when Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Gilbert Arenas — remember how good he was at his peak? — were blowing up the scorebooks in 2005-06, we haven’t seen a spate of stat-padding close to this since 1990-91, when Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and company were putting up ridiculous numbers from Day One of the season. And even that year didn’t see as many performances crack a Game Score of 40 as there have been this season; to find more of those at this stage of a season, you’d have to go back to 1987-88.It probably isn’t too shocking that the number of big Game Score outings in a given season is reasonably correlated with the league’s pace factor.3Since 1984, there’s a correlation coefficient of 0.59 between the league’s pace and the number of individual games breaking a Game Score of 30, for instance. The more possessions per game, the easier it is to produce eye-popping stat lines — and this season has featured the NBA’s fastest pace since the early 1990s. So, given the game’s more up-tempo state, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised by this year’s explosion of big statistical games.But there’s also evidence that we’re in an age of better NBA talent than we’ve seen since the days of MJ and Sir Charles. When I borrowed FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver’s “baseball time machine” technique — which infers the amount of talent present in a given season by comparing the performances of the same players in adjacent seasons — and applied it to basketball to prove millennials weren’t ruining the NBA, I found that the past few seasons contained the NBA’s strongest talent base since the early to mid-1990s. (As measured by Box Plus/Minus, which is pace-adjusted and accounts for both offense and defense.) It was part of a trend in leaguewide quality that’s been on the upswing since the mid-2000s, as the game finally stabilized after adding seven new teams between 1988 and 2004.Lending further credence to the theory that there’s simply a wealth of good players in today’s NBA, 2016-17 has also seen its big stat-stuffing games spread across more players than past seasons have. This season, there have been 89 games with a Game Score of 30 or higher, recorded by 38 different players — an average of 2.3 big games per player. By contrast, the 1990-91 season featured an average of 2.8 big games per player, meaning the performances were more concentrated among players; the same was true in all of the big-game-heavy seasons of the late 1980s and early 1990s. This season has featured a lot of great performances, but they’re not being being hogged as much by the same small group of usual suspects.(Even Russell Westbrook, freed to summon a hellstorm of statistical vengeance in Kevin Durant’s absence, leads the league with “only” nine 30-plus Game Score games. At the same stage of the 1987-88 season, Jordan had twice as many!)Between expansion, rule changes, the advent of superteams and sweeping strategic developments (many of which owe to the increasing influence advanced analytics wields over teams), the league has undergone a lot of upheaval over the past couple of decades. It may be that this season’s jaw-dropping statistical feats are a product of all that evolution — and we could just be witnessing the beginning of a trend toward ever-crazier numbers.Check out our latest NBA predictions. As the calendar approached 2017 Saturday night, Houston’s James Harden decided to provide his own New Year’s Eve fireworks. The triple-double line he dropped on the New York Knicks was nothing short of mind-boggling: 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds — the first 50-15-15 game in NBA history, the finest game of Harden’s career (according to John Hollinger’s Game Score metric, which assigns a rough value to all the good and bad things a player does on the court), and the top performance of the 2016-17 NBA season to that point.But no sooner had Harden finished that outburst than Chicago’s Jimmy Butler responded with his own bit of insane stat-stuffing: 52 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists against the Hornets on Monday night. Since it came with a better shooting percentage, fewer turnovers and more steals and blocks, Butler’s performance unseated Harden’s for the best Game Score of this NBA season so far.And it wouldn’t be surprising if Butler’s own mark fell sooner rather than later. This season has already seen 12 individual performances eclipse a Game Score of 40,1For reference’s sake, this LeBron James game against the Hornets on Dec. 10 — 44 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds — earned a Game Score of exactly 40. the same number as the previous five seasons had through this stage of the season2Specifically, through 38 team games — the same number as the league-leading Clippers, Grizzlies and Lakers had when this story’s research was conducted on Thursday. combined. As my ESPN colleague Zach Lowe wrote Thursday, scoring is up across the league this season, and it’s going hand in hand with some truly prodigious individual performances.Here’s the breakdown of the individual games that eclipsed certain Game Score milestones (30, 35 and 40) during the first 38 team games of each season since 1983-84, the first year for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game-level box score data: read more

Ohio State rowing travels to Indianapolis for Big Ten Championships

The No. 4 Ohio State rowing team aims to bring home a fourth title this weekend when it heads to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championships Sunday. OSU closed out the regular season April 28, winning 10 out of 16 races against No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson. Coach Andy Teitelbaum said the Buckeyes are focused on keeping the momentum of the regular season going into the competition this weekend, and acknowledges that the competition is high. “Obviously I think it’s everybody’s goal to win a conference championship. I’m sure we’re not alone there,” Teitelbaum said. “We’re positioned quite strongly, so it’s well within our reach. But, being seeded to win a championship and winning a championship are two different things. We’re the defending champions and we’re hoping to see if we can’t go back to back.” Senior Kate Sweeney said the end of the regular season has been a reflection on the team’s hard work and dedication. “As a team, our goal is definitely to repeat what we did last year and come home with the conference title,” Sweeney said. “We feel extremely prepared; the work we’ve put in since September is really showing on the water and everyone’s really anxious and ready to get out there, but we know that the conference is particularly strong this year. There’s a lot of good teams and good boats individually that are looking for titles, so it’s not going to be an easy path, but I think that we definitely can come home with the trophy again.” Senior Emily Walsh said that a win this weekend would be a meeting of high goals the team set earlier in the season. “We started this year with very high goals and aspirations, and all of us have worked hard non-stop this year just keeping those goals in mind, and I think it would mean a lot,” Walsh said. “It would be a good testament to how much work we’ve done and how far we’ve come as a team to win again.” With their last regular season as Buckeyes finished, the seniors reflected upon the memories they have created at OSU, and what they will carry with them after they leave. “This is a really special group this year,” Sweeney said. “From September, we decided that our goal was to win a conference championship and the national championship, and the work that these girls, my teammates and the coaching staff, have put in every single day has been pretty amazing and I think just being a part of that group is a memory that I’m going to take with me when I leave, whether or not we end up winning nationals.” Walsh emphasized the special meaning of this weekend’s competition to the seniors, and shared the place this past season holds in her memory. “This has definitely been my favorite year,” Walsh said. “I think we’ve had some of the strongest crews in recent history and it’s been a great team atmosphere, a lot of seniors on the team who want to make this one count for everyone. I really enjoyed the year working with everyone, I’ll miss them a lot.” Senior Ulrike Denker said she has hopes the team will overcome the competition and perform in a way that reflects their extra work this year. “I think the training we put in this year has been the most we’ve ever put in,” Denker said. “I think it would be great to show that and to be able to perform that way. We’ve had really good memories on the water, like races we will never forget, but also off the water. Everyone put in 110 percent; everyone goes beyond just what they are supposed to do.” The Buckeyes will face Indiana, Iowa, No. 5 Michigan, No. 14 Michigan State, No. 18 Minnesota and No. 9 Wisconsin. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. read more