For those of you with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 DSLR camera, you will be happy to learn that you can actually hack your GH1 with aftermarket firmware to enable 50Mbps MJPEG video, which essentially is like a GH1 on steroids.
If you are brave enough to hack your GH1, follow directions here.
The GH1 can now do 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG and the quality is astounding. It isn’t quite 100% robust yet, certain types of shot can halt recording. But it’s very usable as you can see from the video above.
At the temple shoot today, I was able to complete 70% of the shots using 50Mbit MJPEG 1080p,and fell back on 32Mbit AVCHD for the rest. The video above contains no footage from the out-of-the-box GH1. It’s all a mixture of 50Mbit MJPEG 1080/30p and the new 32Mbit AVCHD 1080p native 24p MTS files.