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Vitaliy Kiselev
06-30-2010, 11:42 PM
Deprecated. Go to http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/hacks

zhaoyun
07-04-2010, 08:18 AM
my settings for daily usage -

AVCHD 25P native PAL system
fine with class 4 and class 10

write error free in past three weeks use and testing even in high detail scene with tsinami pan(i shoot everyday). andnever fail in daily normal operation.

50-44-32-56-60-p.zip

note :
1. This setting is recommended to PAL user only, as i swtiched to NTSC with the same settings, i got write error randomly.
2. This setting is stable enough for daily normal shooting but not pass shooting over the Pappas's chart with native 24/25p clicked.
3. it passed a live event recording over 35mins on tripod. and successful split file over 4Gb.


My trip was over and i am satisfied with this setting, in real world shooting this setting "50-44-32-56-60-p.zip" never fail me and GH13. (ratio between FHD and SH mode shooting are around 1 : 10, because i like slow motion.).


UPDATE : Accoring to the new ptool released, the limited bitrate had been deleted and add preset bitrate 1 and 2 and overbitrate 2. A new setting i am using now after a series of setting tests which want to share with you all.

To me, this setting (average bitrate can higher than 40mb) seems stable for carrying daily shooting and playback-able on camera. It suitable for both PAL and NTSC for matching latest ptool with system interchangable. the file named "50FHD-36H-27L-54OB-45OB2-540PB2.zip".

as native clicked, dont think it will pass pappas chart shooting because it must be some encoder defect or some area ptool not explore yet.

The file included LPOWELL's "35Mbps MJPEG In-Camera Playback patch". for detail, please visit LPOWELL's thread below and all credits to LPOWELL.

MarekV
07-04-2010, 09:29 AM
MJPEG:
Modulr´s settings - Maximum stable quality!
- no in-camera playback!
- Best for epic, high detailed scenes! Amazing quality!
- no 4:2:2

AVCHD:
- Combination of b) settings (Stabe for FHD (at 32mbit) also for 720p SH mode!) + H and L settings (22mbit/18mbit) by jobless.
- AVCHD playback in-camera
- Best for normal situation shooting...

OTHERS:
- 30 min. limit removal

SanDisk Extreme® SDHC™ 30MB/s needed!!!

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DOWNLOAD:
18810

Also, take a look on this:
THE 'PERFECT' PROJECT (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=216063)

mpgxsvcd
07-04-2010, 09:54 AM
Update 07-20-10:
I have enabled the new manual video mode features for both of my firmware files.

I have updated my GF1 settings files to include the highest AVC-HD bit rates that I could achieve. I now get a max of 40+ mb/sec 720p @ 30 FPS AVC-HD video with the settings below and the star chart.

Video Bitrate FHD/SH=50000000
Video Bitrate H=50000000
Video Bitrate L=32000000
Overall Bitrate=56000000
Limiting Bitrate=60000000
720p @ 60 FPS GOP = 6

All of the settings below are tested with the GF1. They should all work with a GH1 but I don't have one so I cannot verify that.

I have given up on 1080p MJPEG. I think the thread below shows that 1080p MJPEG is in fact scaled to 720p before it is scaled back to 1080p.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&message=35735436

Credit for the 100% quality settings below goes to modulr (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=54652). 100+ mb/sec completely stable GF1 720p MJPEG footage with 4:2:2 color. However, in camera playback is not available.

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=2038123&postcount=1

Q1=400, T1 = 4
Q2=300, T2 = 4
Q3=250, T3 = 4
Q4=188, T3 = 4

Sample footage:
http://vimeo.com/13077628

My apologies to lpowell (http://dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=59441) for not including credit to him for the settings below in the original post.
I also have another SD card with the "35Mbps MJPEG In-Camera Playback Patch" that has 100% stability for recording and in camera playback with the GF1. It records 720p 4:2:2 color at about 35 Mbps for highly detailed scenes.

http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=215624

Q1=150, T1 = 86
Q2=130, T2 = 56
Q3=115, T3 = 26
Q4=100, T3 = 4

Here is a Vimeo video showing the "Star" Chart filmed with both of these settings. I losslessly combined both clips with mp4cam2 and uploaded them as a single clip. You can also download the original file since I have paid for the upgraded Vimeo account.

http://vimeo.com/13098522

Lpowell
07-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Here is a quick reference to patches I've developed for use on Class 6 SD cards and higher, for both GH1 and GF1 cameras in NTSC and PAL. These patches have been publicly posted after thorough testing on the following SD cards:

Lexar Platinum II Class 4 16GB (an exceptional Class 4)
Patriot Class 6 16GB
Transend Class 6 4GB
Transend Class 6 16GB
SanDisk Extreme Class 10 16GB

35Mbps MJPEG In-Camera Playback Patch
720p @ 30fps in 4:2:2 color depth

These settings produce HD movies with average bitrates of up to 35Mbps across a broad range of illumination, from dim incandescence to shaded daylight. I've found this to be close to the highest MJPEG bitrate that can be reliably played back in-camera.
Sample footage thread: http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=215624

60Mbps MJPEG Class 6 SD Card Patch
720p @ 30fps in 4:2:2 color depth

These settings produce images with MJPEG Quality Level of 90-100 at bitrates around 60Mbps. I've found this to be close to the highest MJPEG bitrate that can be reliably recorded on Class 6 SD cards and higher. These movies will not, however, play back in camera.
Sample footage thread: http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?216238-60Mbps-MJPEG-Class-6-SD-Card-Patch

40Mbps AVCHD High Reliability Patch
NTSC: 720p @ 59.94fps & 1080p @ 23.976fps (in the standard 60i container)
PAL: 720p @ 50fps & 1080p @ 25fps (in the standard 50i container)

These settings produce reliable SH and FHD movies with average bitrates of around 40Mbps in sharp-focus, highly detailed scenes. For extended recording duration, H mode will record 720p movies at about 24Mbps, and L mode will record 720p movies at about 16Mbps. All AVCHD videos will play back in-camera.
Sample footage thread: http://dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=219132

50Mbps AVCHD Fast Action 3-Frame GOP Patch
NTSC: 720p @ 29.97fps & 1080p @ 23.976fps (in the standard 60i container)
PAL: 720p @ 25fps & 1080p @ 25fps (in the standard 50i container)

These settings produce high quality 720p30 and 720p25 videos with a short 3-frame GOP-length, recording one key frame every tenth of a second (NTSC). I've found this to be close to the highest reliable AVCHD bitrate that remains safely within the write-speed capabilities of Class 6 SD cards and higher. All AVCHD videos will play back in-camera.
Sample footage thread: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?222791-50Mbps-AVCHD-Fast-Action-3-Frame-GOP-Patch

Utility Patches Included:
Version update compatibility
Version number incremented by one
Third-part battery support
All interface languages
30min time limit removal
PAL/NTSC selection menu
GF1 Manual movie modes

*** WARNING ***

There were numerous versions of PTool "3.40d" that are now obsolete. They will not work properly with these patches.
The easiest way to insure that you're up to date is to download the latest version of PTool before installing the patch:

Download link for PTool 3.51d: http://www.gh1-hack.info/ptool3d.zip

Illustrated Tutorial for PTool: http://dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=2005913&postcount=1

Panasonic Firmware Download page: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index.html

Downloadable PTool 3.51d Settings Files
These zipped INI files can be used to apply complete patch settings to firmware loaded into PTool 3.50d. To use, unzip the INI files into the same folder as the PTool application. Launch PTool and load the firmware for either GH1 v1.32 or GF1 v1.22. The settings contained in the INI files will automatically be installed in the lower row of buttons in the PTool main window.

Note that with the following PTool Settings Files, you may at any time re-install the original Panasonic GH1 v1.32 or GF1 v1.22 firmware into the appropriate camera model. You may also copy each type of patched or original firmware to separate SD cards, and use them to quickly switch between patches as often as you like.

Reliable In-Camera Playback Patch Settings File
I've combined my 40Mbps AVCHD High Reliability Patch with my 35Mbps MJPEG In-Camera Playback Patch in a downloadable PTool INI file. With this file, you can install the complete Reliable In-Camera Playback Patch with a single click of the "J" button in PTool:
24381

Fast Action 3-Frame GOP Patch Settings File
I've combined my 50Mbps AVCHD 3-Frame GOP Patch with my 60Mbps MJPEG Class 6 SD Card Patch in a downloadable PTool INI file. With this file, you can install the complete Fast Action 3-Frame GOP Patch with a single click of the "I" button in PTool:
24380

mpgxsvcd
07-07-2010, 08:57 AM
If you have installed the firmware on your GF1 and now you just want to reset it back the way it was you can install these files.

One of them just resets the MJPEG settings back to their original values. The other one resets the GF1 firmware back to version 1.22.

Basically, these settings are for the people who "Just want their life back"(Tony Hayward BP CEO). You knew the risks when you installed the software but now you just want someone to make all of your problems go away.

Vitaliy Kiselev
07-07-2010, 11:17 PM
This is not a flame or discussions thread.
Only small comment and settings in attachment.
If I see all settings in main message text it'll be deleted.

Postfade
07-08-2010, 12:38 PM
I seem to be unable to achieve the 'AVCHD FPS' (AVCHD 720p50->25fps) conversion of 50fps to 25fps
I have this ticked but my 720p videos still report 50fps in the Panasonic PhotoFun HD software.
But then VLC shows the 'Native 24p/25p' 1920x1080p AVCHD files that I know are 25fps as 50, so I'd appreciate someone else trying the AVCHD FPS conversion.


My bin .ini (as .txt file) settings attached (...if it works)
David Taylor

MarekV
07-11-2010, 05:37 AM
Settings known as the 'Perfect settings ' ... You can find more info in this thread (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=216063) :2vrolijk_08:

Just in short sentence ... With this settings your GH1 can´t fail at any moment!

DONWLOAD:
18953 :Drogar-SunGlass(DBG

.. and again .. full info about this project here (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=216063). :2vrolijk_08:

rambooc1
07-11-2010, 09:21 PM
I believe this is the next step up on the MarekV Perfect Project above for those with Class 6 cards.

In all my tests, if i enable 25pN for ABCDE or any other setting i eventually get a card (class 6 16gb) error in FDH mode and that's with the new limiting patches enabled as well. So for now 25pN is out of bounds for me.


The absolute lowest the bitrate dropped to was 21mbps, the highest was 43mbps, Average was 27 - 34Mbps.

I shot grass, trees, pinebark, rocks, sand, tripod lock off shots, whip pans waterfalls, nothing gave an error.

In SH 720p mode the bitrates were overall lower by about 3-5 mbps

I could not even get Pappas Star Chart to fail , so these are what i have settled on for now and given up completely on 25pN

I don't believe a faster card will make any difference, 24/25pN is flawed in my opinion.

One question, is the Preset patch 1 keeping the bitrate over 20mbps? Because this is the first time nothing has dropped below 20mpbs even on static scenes?

Video evidence and FULL DETAILS HERE - http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=2045075&postcount=24

Below is the ini file containing the settings above plus the stable ipowell 35mbps mjpeg with 422. (delete the .txt on the end)

crunchy
07-14-2010, 11:09 AM
I believe this is the next step up on the MarekV Perfect Project above for those with Class 6 cards. ... Below is the ini file containing the settings above plus the stable ipowell 35mbps mjpeg with 422. (delete the .txt on the end)

It failed on my camera after 2s recording on a TRIPOD: grass and a tree. It said that writing to the card was not fast enough. Pappas's codec test chart failed after less than 1s. The camera did not write any error, it just stopped recording. It's also true that grass and tree did not fail later on even though I was using tripod. However, note that pappas's chart failed each time (only when using the TRIPOD, not hand-held - even though I tried to be as "stable" as possible).
I hope that other testers are using tripods when testing pappas's chart, since in my case it is crucial. Note that I am using printed papas's chart (on A3 format) instead of shooting monitor screen, since printed version has much higher resolution.

Frame rates: 1/50 and 1/60s (shutter speed priority), 14-140mm lens, PAL, SMOOTH, contrast=-1, Sharpness=-1, Saturation=0, NR=0. Transcend 16GB Class 10 card.
When deleting this message and adding comments to Ramboc's post, please, mention TRIPOD and printed pappas's chart. :dankk2:

mpgxsvcd
07-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Bump since the new Ptool adds manual video functionality to the GF1. I updated my profiles on the first page to include the new features.

jcintron
08-16-2010, 07:57 PM
These setting only hold true if you are using Manual Exposure ONLY. Correct?
(At least that's been my experience). Patriot Class 10 SDHC...


Here is a quick reference to patches I've developed for use on Class 6 SD cards and higher for both GH1 and GF1 cameras. These patches have been publicly posted after thorough testing on the following SD cards:
...

gunti
09-07-2010, 08:37 AM
Hello, i tested several days different settings for the maximum with sandisc class 10 cards and i ended with these settings

Native 24 = OFF
Video Bitrate FHD/SH=60000000
Video Bitrate H=50000000
Video Bitrate L=40000000
Overall Bitrate=6200000


Or

Native 24 = ON
Video Bitrate FHD/SH=40000000
Video Bitrate H=30000000
Video Bitrate L=20000000
Overall Bitrate=4200000



The differences between these two hacks are seen in the colors mostly. the native 24 ON setup has darker areas and the video looks deeper. Native 24 off but 60000000 seems to be brighter. Maybe a little more details. Anybody who wants to check both out. let me know what you like more.

Both are almost stable with class10. Higher bitrates causes errors.

gunti

Lpowell
09-08-2010, 06:58 AM
These setting only hold true if you are using Manual Exposure ONLY. Correct?
(At least that's been my experience). Patriot Class 10 SDHC...
The Reliable In-Camera Playback Patch is designed to record without error regardless of camera mode or exposure settings.

http://dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=2039780&postcount=5

surfer030303
09-15-2010, 04:06 PM
Hi All,
After few months of tryings(sss) I went with the B settings and Native 25p checked.
Sandisk Extreme Class 10
Here a test :
http://vimeo.com/15000177 (http://vimeo.com/15000177)

Phillip
09-25-2010, 11:31 AM
UPDATE : Accoring to the new ptool released, the limited bitrate had been deleted and add preset bitrate 1 and 2 and overbitrate 2.

OK, I am not sure if I understand this variance in PTool v 3.40.... So all the settings loaded here from the previous versions of PTools, loaded into PTools v3.40 are missing the setting for "Limited Bitrate" value. Does it belong somewhere else or is it no longer needed?

Many thanks. New to Ptool and just getting started with a Dec.09 JP NTSC GH1 in PAL land :thumbsup:

Tas Khan
10-03-2010, 10:51 AM
1. I'm not a techie but I have tried these settings as well the other two perfect settings. I am constantly getting a message " Motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the speed of the card" irrespective of the density of the scene recorded. I do get the scene for a few seconds before this message appears on the LCD. There is no crash or camera shutting: simply it goes back to the recording mode.
2. Could someone please explain what the "limiting bitrate" is and where to put its value in the firmware loaded PTool. Thanks

Tas Khan
10-03-2010, 10:54 AM
By the way, I am using Panasonic Class 10 8GB and extream class 6 SDHS cards

adrianlew
10-04-2010, 10:24 AM
Hi

I have 2 problems motionjpg not working proper (poor quality) which is not a big deal.

but when I try to film in AVCHD Full HD, my camera screen flickers or goes black above 200 iso. Also when played back on computer you can see the quality in Full HD is not as good as one step below.
Can anyone suggest what I did wrong in the ptool settings? Used the newest version.:dankk2:

But alone taking the iso under control is a win win situation, without the iso my film quality was worst then my canon pocket camera. Shame on Panasonic blocking it.

Adrian

rambooc1
10-05-2010, 05:25 AM
Blue, with a fast card and hand holding the GH1 most people are able to record Pappas chart without errors with the C settings. It's only when the camera is locked off on a tripod that problems arise. If you go back thru all the old threads you will find we have all been thru that before, the only difference is a new version of Ptools and a few more parameters to change.

Try it on a tripod and see if you get errors.

naturelo
10-05-2010, 11:12 AM
pourrait-on avoir les paramètres complets pour la meilleure qualité avec Ptools 3.4 ou 3.5 sans avoir d'erreurs ?
je pense que pour les amateurs comme moi ,ce serait très utile !
un Grand merci d'avance

Phillip
10-08-2010, 03:51 PM
the limiting bitrate option was in the older versions of ptool, it wasnt in 3.40 or the new 3.50 (only ones ive used)

my understanding is that it was no longer needed so they removed it.


Many Thanks Terra1!

tomandersson9090
10-09-2010, 03:49 PM
This is not a flame or discussions thread.
Only small comment and settings in attachment.
If I see all settings in main message text it'll be deleted.




Dear Mr. Kiselev! You might have done some revolutionary engineering with a camera, but that doesn`t give you the right to dance of with an attidude worthy a San Quentin intern.
Respect the fact that not everyone are as clever as you on this field!!! Respect!

tomandersson9090
10-09-2010, 04:00 PM
pourrait-on avoir les paramètres complets pour la meilleure qualité avec Ptools 3.4 ou 3.5 sans avoir d'erreurs ?
je pense que pour les amateurs comme moi ,ce serait très utile !
un Grand merci d'avance
Say what...`?

naturelo
10-10-2010, 08:08 AM
Traduction (français > anglais)



Could we have the full parameters for the best Ptools with 3.4 or 3.5 without errors?
I think that for fans like myself would be very helpful!
a Big thank you in advance

robertjohnsonprojects
10-10-2010, 10:07 AM
Hi
Can someone please tell me if there is and if so which is the best setting for shooting mjpeg at high bit rates on class 8- 10 cards at 24p.
If not which is the best setting for shooting 24p avchd and remove pulldown in CineForm
Sorry for my ignorance but I am a new possible user and will need to know more before beggining testing the camera for a feature length film production in Brasil.
any input would be helpful.
Thanks
RJ

ludo1632
10-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Hi
Can someone please tell me if there is and if so which is the best setting for shooting mjpeg at high bit rates on class 8- 10 cards at 24p.
If not which is the best setting for shooting 24p avchd and remove pulldown in CineForm
Sorry for my ignorance but I am a new possible user and will need to know more before beggining testing the camera for a feature length film production in Brasil.
any input would be helpful.
Thanks
RJ

Best settings I've tested that are stable for AVCHD here:
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?219132-40Mbps-AVCHD-High-Reliability-Patch

frosti7
10-13-2010, 03:53 PM
I'm going crazy already, im following this forum (hack) almost from the beginning and still i have almost no clue to what are the best RELIABLE settings to use with CLASS 6 cards?
can someone please point me to the right direction?
thanx allot!

mojo43
10-13-2010, 05:11 PM
I'm going crazy already, im following this forum (hack) almost from the beginning and still i have almost no clue to what are the best RELIABLE settings to use with CLASS 6 cards?
can someone please point me to the right direction?
thanx allot!

Try 40, 42, 45 with 24p unchecked and you should be good with a class 6 card.

Anamorpho
11-06-2010, 02:15 PM
I'm going crazy already

Me too. When I read about PTool the GH1 seemed to be the camera I was looking for. Then I read more and now I really don't know.

Can somebody please say why some on this forum prefer MJPEG upscaled from 720p over h.264 1080p? I understand that the upscaling is done before MJPEG compression and that the post workflow is that bit easier with MJPEG but surely over double the spatial resolution counts? Then that brings me on to the 4:2:2 option for MJPEG - how valuable is this in real use compared to the increased resolution of AVC? (P.S. I live in PAL land and I want to shoot either in 24p or 25p).

'Hoping one of you knowledgeable people will help me out.

Thanks.

Lpowell
11-08-2010, 05:54 PM
I'm going crazy already, im following this forum (hack) almost from the beginning and still i have almost no clue to what are the best RELIABLE settings to use with CLASS 6 cards?
Reliable, did you say?

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?215511-PTool-settings-sharing-thread&p=2039780&viewfull=1#post2039780

Lpowell
11-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Can somebody please say why some on this forum prefer MJPEG upscaled from 720p over h.264 1080p?
These screenshots may answer some of your questions:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?225252-Anamorphic-Cinemascope-in-Native-1920x810-MJPEG-Mode/page12

Dram
11-25-2010, 04:03 AM
lpowell, thanks for your patch. I just installed it on my GH1 (reliable in-camera playback patch). How can I check, if it really is inside the camera? I cannot, e.g., find the menu item to change between NTCS and PAL. Is this not supposed to appear somewhere in the menu now?

Axthor
11-25-2010, 05:41 PM
lpowell, thanks for your patch. I just installed it on my GH1 (reliable in-camera playback patch). How can I check, if it really is inside the camera? I cannot, e.g., find the menu item to change between NTCS and PAL. Is this not supposed to appear somewhere in the menu now?

NTSC vs PAL - I think the only menu mode change is for either NTSC or PAL output viewing.

To change capture mode, I'm pretty certain you need to reburn the firmware (as well as clear any pictures or video on the card that are for the other mode).

Willyfan
11-26-2010, 06:01 AM
To change capture mode, I'm pretty certain you need to reburn the firmware (as well as clear any pictures or video on the card that are for the other mode).
No, you can change capture mode with the menu output. The only issue is that you need to reformat the SD card, as you know (not only clear but REFORMAT).

Dram
11-28-2010, 02:08 AM
No, you can change capture mode with the menu output. The only issue is that you need to reformat the SD card, as you know (not only clear but REFORMAT).

I was able to find the menu item for the output change from NTSC to PAL and vice versa (video-out in the setup menu), as mentioned by Axthor. But where do I set the capture mode?

Willyfan
11-29-2010, 12:48 AM
I was able to find the menu item for the output change from NTSC to PAL and vice versa (video-out in the setup menu), as mentioned by Axthor. But where do I set the capture mode?
The same menu change also the capture mode. No other menus.
When you change output mode, you change also the capture mode. So, it is impossible to have capture mode PAL and output mode NTSC.

Dram
11-29-2010, 04:27 AM
Willyfan, understood. Thanks for the info.

actionfilming
12-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Im planning on buying a gf1 and hacking it to film action sports in sunny conditions at the highest quality possible (hopefully), can anybody recomend some ptools settings that i should take advantage of?
links to footage of settings would be great too. Thanks

mikecazzx
12-31-2010, 12:48 PM
Im planning on buying a gf1 and hacking it to film action sports in sunny conditions at the highest quality possible (hopefully), can anybody recomend some ptools settings that i should take advantage of?
links to footage of settings would be great too. Thanks
LPOWELL answered that for me in my messages - here is his comment

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...=1#post2039780

From your description, it sounds like you may find my Fast Action 3-Frame GOP Patch useful, if 720p30 video mode meets your requirements.

LPowell[/I]

actionfilming
01-01-2011, 10:25 AM
thanks, your link redirects to homepage though
im planing on shooting in 24p and 60p for the slowmotion shots but i have no clue about bitrates and whatnot

Lpowell
01-01-2011, 02:21 PM
I'm planing on shooting in 24p and 60p for the slowmotion shots
For this purpose I'd recommend my Reliable In-Camera Playback Patch:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?219132-40Mbps-AVCHD-High-Reliability-Patch

sparedog
01-02-2011, 09:54 AM
actionfilming: i didnt think you can film in either 24p or 60p on the GF1.

Mark Crabtree
01-02-2011, 03:05 PM
After a lot of experimentation, I seem to be getting fairly stable 24pn at GOP 2 and 54 mBS.
I have not tested the 720p only the 1080p.
It will crash if you are recording very dark almost black scenes or cap on. If there is any kind of bright area, even a small one in the frame is seems to keep recording. I have not had a crash other than recording black and the famous chart of doom which it will record for more than 10 seconds before it crashes. I have let it record for over ten minutes at a time on busy high detail scenes and had no crashes. I hardly ever do longer takes than ten minutes so I have not tested longer. I see no strobe effect and the resolution is very high with the GOP 2. I tried to up the over all rate to better handle bursts of high data rate. I also tried to keep all the numbers multiples of 9000.
I just shot a green screen for a TV spot and it keyed perfectly.

Here are my settings.



Ptool v3.50d

GH1__133.bin

Prevent version compare Check

Battery Third party Check

Interface all languages Check



AVC

Wrapper Native 24p Check

AVC compression
FHD 54000000
H 45000000
L 45000000
Overall bit rate 99000000

AVC GOP
720 60P 3
1080 24P 2

Patches for Testers:


AVC HD Movie Mode:
Preset bitrate 9000
Preset bitrate 2 9000
Overall bitrate 108000000

actionfilming
01-02-2011, 07:57 PM
actionfilming: i didnt think you can film in either 24p or 60p on the GF1.

oops your right

meinyvr
02-21-2011, 11:08 AM
Wrapper Native 24p Check

what is the advantage of checking this on the NTSC gh1?

guate
03-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Thank you for sharing. I've just copied your settings in my GH1. I just have a question. Why Final Cut Pro, when log and transfer process to ProRes, interprets the footage as interlaced (upper)?

Steve Magee
03-12-2011, 11:36 AM
My GH1 serial is we0f ( which i think is june 2010 ish)
anyway thought id give it a go tried to load ipowells reliable settings.

Camera says its updating firmware, then when it gets to the end switches back to normal vf mode. Is that it ?

If it was a later model with unhackable firmware would it still do all this and lull me into a false sense of security ? ( or am i lucky)

Cheers

Steve

rigs
03-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Thats it.
Check your firmware version in the menu setup page 4 on the camera and it should read Ver.0.0

Perrona
03-13-2011, 03:54 PM
before I start the whole download, install the patch bussiness .. I just want to make sure if the "Reliable In-Camera Playback Patch" is the settings I'm after :
Can record and use the 24p native,, no need to de interlace, pulldown removal ??
does it work in 1080 and other different capture modes?
shoudn't be any issues with these settings and a Patriot class 10 right?

looks like the "In Camera Playback Patch" only records in 720 .... Im really confused now
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?215511-PTool-settings-sharing-thread&p=2039780#post2039780

guate
03-14-2011, 09:25 PM
To me, this setting (average bitrate can higher than 40mb) seems stable for carrying daily shooting and playback-able on camera. It suitable for both PAL and NTSC for matching latest ptool with system interchangable. the file named "50FHD-36H-27L-54OB-45OB2-540PB2.zip".

Thank you for posting.

I'm using your 50FHD-36H-27L-54OB-45OB2-540PB2 settings and I find that Final Cut Pro (log and transfer, Apple ProRes, either remove pull down checked/unchecked) is interpreting the footage as interlaced... And VLC player shows a rate of 50 fps (which confirms the interlaced fields).

Do you get the same results?

Thank you!

guate
03-14-2011, 10:19 PM
I bought mine second hand, serial WEOA(...), and firmware version on camera reads 1.D. Does this mean the firmwares I'm applying are not effective?

guate
03-15-2011, 12:25 PM
Thats it.
Check your firmware version in the menu setup page 4 on the camera and it should read Ver.0.0

I just checked it should say Ver 0.0 as long as you ticked "Prevent version compare". I guess that is useful to update firmware even with smaller version numbers...

producer
03-22-2011, 05:50 AM
Hi to everyone,
I'm not sure if I didn't read carefully, so:
Is it possible to change the frame rate from 30 to 25 (60 to 50) of GF1 video mode with the firmware hack?
I mean the camera shoots video at 30fps NTSC, so can it be changed to 25fps (PAL) with the hack?
Thank you!

guate
03-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Is it possible to change the frame rate from 30 to 25 (60 to 50) of GF1 video mode with the firmware hack?
I mean the camera shoots video at 30fps NTSC, so can it be changed to 25fps (PAL) with the hack?
Thank you!

Yes, once you tick the NTSC>PAL or PAL>NTSC option in Ptool. After that, to choose either of those recording systems, just select the one you want in the "Video output" menu. That is the actual menu to select recording system. Note that you won't be able to record PAL and NTSC footage on the same card.

Eamon Hardiman
07-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Hey, I'm new to this, just ordered my GH1. I'm about to shoot a feature film with it in a couple of weeks and wanted to check in and see if there's any patch recommendations? Of course I need 1080/24, would like it to be stable but want a really nice image. I guess that's the dream, right? What would you guys suggest?

Lot of night-time shooting as well as bright sunshiny days.

Candybarfilms
07-18-2011, 07:02 PM
fyi... mjpeg holds up better in lowlight situation

enim
07-30-2011, 09:27 AM
fyi... mjpeg holds up better in lowlight situation
Hasn't been Andrew Reid's (http://vimeo.com/eoshd) experience: New high bit-rates improve the GH1's low light performance (http://www.eoshd.com/content/260/High-ISO-GH1-AVCHD-vs-MJPEG)

HotConductor
03-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Love the thread. I've been using cbrandin's 44M spanning patch forever with a few minor modifications (iso limit removed, audio bumped to 320kb). Can anyone recommend an updated patch to use with the GH2, with class 6+ cards? I don't need crazy 100M+ settings, just reasonable 32M+ patch that will do great under 1080/24p/25p, and OCCASIONALLY 720/60p/50p.

Can someone tell me why we still have 'interlacing' on a modern camera? A holdover from old cathode ray tech, and people are still using it in a digital workflow? Baffles me! And to think folks are debating 2k vs 4k vs 3d, next format, so forth... If they allow someone to encode 4k INTERLACED I will have a heart attack.