(Sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies theme)
Come and listen to a story about a guy named John,
Likes shooting vids, set to buy a GH1.
The day it showed up he shot some 24p,
And played it back big on his plasma TV.
16:9 that is. Widescreen. High Definition.
Well, the first thing he sees is big nasty blocks,
Color smear and compression knocked off his socks,
Then he tried to edit that 24p,
But transcoding out the pulldown kept him too busy.
3:2 that is. Interlaced. Redundant frames.
John packaged up the GH1 and sent it out the door,
Never got that shallow depth of field, the lens was just f/4.
Couldn’t abide the compression, it was so nasty,
He’d have to look elsewhere for his pocket HD.
Camera that is. Maybe a 7D. Maybe a Scarlet.
Y’all come back Panasonic, y’hear?