Well, I did it. I hacked the firmware of my Panasonic GF1 camera using the official 1.22 Firmware and PTool. Now my camera’s video capabilities are much improved. Less compression, higher bitrates, and a better colorspace (420 -> 422). I’ll play around with it tomorrow and see how it looks in real life. 🙂
This hack mentioned in this Vimeo video allows the Panasonic GF1 to record videos at 1080p in a variety of bitrate configurations. I’ll have to remember to check it out.
This is such a cool video. Good music and great use of time lapse. Whenever I watch something like this it makes me want to go out there and attempt something like this. I don’t have a head that will auto-rotate like what I’m seeing here so some of these effects I can’t do but damn if I’m not impressed.
I just got a new battery for my BV500 since the old one died. This time I’m replacing it with a Shorai Lithium Ion battery at about 1/6 the weight and twice the cost. For this, I get a battery that’s supposed to be a lot stronger, doesn’t require constant maintenance and lasts twice as long. It’s a fair trade off I suppose. Since it just arrived today, I can’t really make any long term judgment on it just yet. Only time will tell.