Video shot with Panasonic GF2 - Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 Zeiss 50mm f2 - iMovie11




This is a video shot with a Panasonic GF2 and Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 and Zeiss 50mm f/2 Planar lenses.


This confirms what I thought initially, that the GF2 video is an improvement on the the GF1. Its now full 1080p HD, and it produces sharp detailed results. Not particularly a camera for low light as the high ISO is exactly the same as the GF1, which is not great. However for such a small portable camera the results are superb.






iMOVIE

Those who have Apple Macs will have realised by now that having iMovie as part of the operating system is a bonus. There have been gradual improvements to the programme and version 11 from the iLife 11 package is now an excellent piece of software. I've been using Premiere Elements 9 for a while but after getting the updated version of iMovie, I'm back using that again. The main reason is that it absolutely flies! Its now really quick to use. Nowhere near the functionality of Premiere and Final Cut but for simple video editing its terrific. They have introduced an image stabilisation function and now a rolling shutter fix. Neither are dramatic, but do help. 


Though not designed for professional use, and also possessing some really cheesy features like movie trailers, its a very useful tool. I did a lot of wedding video editing using it, because of the speed and simplicity. 


Considering its price, which even if you buy it as part of an iLife package is still very cheap, its a bargain.