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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:17:07 AM »
Anyone have this?

The reviews say it's a fairly big upgrade over the ZS100 - to include the ability to 4K clips for up to 45 mins (and Full HD clips for 50 mins), and bit rates top out at 100 Mbps.

One of the reviews listed some video samples, and I noticed the clip suffered the same focus issue that I had when I owned my last Panasonic Lumix cam, which is that it briefly goes out of focus when you zoom in/out.  You can see that in this clip at around the ten second mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPbj8dkg0dE

I really want a point-and-shoot that can film in 4K.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 07:41:44 AM by guitard »
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 03:37:30 PM »
I've had this cam for 10 months now. Amazing camera, but worse quality in very low light than the ZS100. Still an amazing upgrade as the zoom has been increased alot. Still sucks that Panasonic crops more in 4k, but at least that gives more zoom and therefore makes the I. Zoom mostly obsolete.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 09:48:39 PM »
I've read conflicting reports about the recording length in 4K.  Some say it's 15 minutes, but others say it's longer.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 12:31:53 AM »
I've read conflicting reports about the recording length in 4K.  Some say it's 15 minutes, but others say it's longer.

The ZS200 is not as good in low light as the ZS100.
There is a very easy hack to get unlimited video from the ZS100. Shoot until the battery dies.
I have hundreds of hours of 90+ minutes single files. It has never overheated or caused an issue.
The only concern now is the less than 2 hour battery life.

Just about every video here for the past 2 years is with Multiple ZS100's - https://www.youtube.com/user/datflys
In the past 6 months I also used GoPro 5 a few times & now use DJI Pocket Osmo for stage use.
It's freaking amazing.  It's small & compact & tracks the performer. - Sample - https://youtu.be/jn3mlQBbU-Y?t=168
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 12:42:39 PM »
I also used GoPro 5 a few times & now use DJI Pocket Osmo for stage use.
It's freaking amazing.  It's small & compact & tracks the performer. - Sample - https://youtu.be/jn3mlQBbU-Y?t=168

Is that the Osmo on a stand next to the stage monitor that's about knee high with Tab?  I assume you go into pro mode and adjust your settings.  What settings did you use (in particular I'm curious about exposure)?  Is any of this footage shot with the ZS100?  Does the ZS100 have any issues with "searching" for a split second and going out of focus when you zoom in or out?  And is the video hack good for unlimited 4K? 
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 01:54:28 PM »
I also used GoPro 5 a few times & now use DJI Pocket Osmo for stage use.
It's freaking amazing.  It's small & compact & tracks the performer. - Sample - https://youtu.be/jn3mlQBbU-Y?t=168

Is that the Osmo on a stand next to the stage monitor that's about knee high with Tab?  I assume you go into pro mode and adjust your settings.  What settings did you use (in particular I'm curious about exposure)?  Is any of this footage shot with the ZS100?  Does the ZS100 have any issues with "searching" for a split second and going out of focus when you zoom in or out?  And is the video hack good for unlimited 4K?

That is the osmo on the stand. Yes, Pro Mode.
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's - 1 Osmo & A Sony 4K (not mine) mounted on a pole.
I set the Osmo ISO at 200 & adjust SS for exposure.

My only issue is trying to get the color to match the ZS100's - The osmo has more natural color capture & the ZS100's colors are more saturated.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 02:42:17 PM »
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's

I see you're filming in 4K.  So what about the recording limit hack for the ZS100 - are all your ZS100 clips limited to 15 minutes, or were you able to hack the cams to film longer clips in 4K?
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 03:35:13 PM »
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's

I see you're filming in 4K.  So what about the recording limit hack for the ZS100 - are all your ZS100 clips limited to 15 minutes, or were you able to hack the cams to film longer clips in 4K?
A super easy "push a few buttons" hack will give you until your card runs out or your battery dies for the ZS100 all in 4K - One big 70+ GB file.

This basically the hack. I can PM you the fine tuned version for the ZS100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmVDdU1xf0
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 03:44:22 PM »
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's

I see you're filming in 4K.  So what about the recording limit hack for the ZS100 - are all your ZS100 clips limited to 15 minutes, or were you able to hack the cams to film longer clips in 4K?
A super easy "push a few buttons" hack will give you until your card runs out or your battery dies for the ZS100 all in 4K - One big 70+ GB file.

This basically the hack. I can PM you the fine tuned version for the ZS100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmVDdU1xf0

PM with the fine tuned hack would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
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Video: Sony FDR AX100 (4K), Pany ZS100 (4K) & Sony DSC HX50V (HD)
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 04:52:25 AM »
I would also welcome a PM with the hack. There's been a few times shooting video of a concert where a band plays an extended medley I reach 13 minutes and start muttering to myself, "Please end the song. Please end the song.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 08:08:05 PM »
I just bought one (ZS100)...got that hack, but any other tips?

I put into 4K 30P
Need to figure out best exposure setting and any other settings...

Concert tomorrow
Audio: Sound Professionals SP-CMC-10 (AT933s) or Church Audio CA-14 (Omni & Cards) Mics >
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Sony PCM-A10, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2d Recorders
Video: Panasonic DCM-ZS100 & GoPro 7 Black

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 01:35:58 AM »
I just bought one (ZS100)...got that hack, but any other tips?

I put into 4K 30P
Need to figure out best exposure setting and any other settings...

Concert tomorrow

Below are a few of my settings.
Doing this allows you to set a custom function that has exposure control just below your right thumb...super easy quick access and you can adjust it while filming.
The other allows you to have ISO setting right below your thumb as well. All the control you need right there at your thumb tip....

Wrench/C Menu:

Screen 1: Silent mode > on
Screen 2: No Change
Screen 3: Direct focus area > on
Screen 4: Gridline > on
Screen 5: Highlight > on
     zebra pattern > on
Screen 6: No Change
Screen 7: FN Button Set >
     Settings in Record Mode >
     F1 Button (Exposure compensation: on screen #12)
     F2 Button  ISO (On Screen #5)
Screen 8: Eye sensor > LVF/Monitor switch > Monitor
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 05:36:24 AM »
Interesting topic. Checking in to follow
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 05:46:35 AM »
has exposure control just below your right thumb...super easy quick access and you can adjust it while filming.

Wow!  Never heard of being able to make changes on the fly with a point-and-shoot.  This is great news.
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 09:55:15 AM »
has exposure control just below your right thumb...super easy quick access and you can adjust it while filming.

Wow!  Never heard of being able to make changes on the fly with a point-and-shoot.  This is great news.

Yes, but only while in 4K mode.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 10:57:26 AM »
Set those for tonight.

Does it always give you the warning triangle when you turn it off?
Since the aperture changes as you zoom does that effect exposure?
No stabilizer at 4K? (True?)
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)
Audio: Sound Professionals SP-CMC-10 (AT933s) or Church Audio CA-14 (Omni & Cards) Mics >
Sound Professionals Battery Box SP-SPSB-1, SP-SPSB-10 or Church Audio Preamp CA9200 >
Sony PCM-A10, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2d Recorders
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 11:11:56 AM »
Set those for tonight.

Does it always give you the warning triangle when you turn it off?
Since the aperture changes as you zoom does that effect exposure?
No stabilizer at 4K? (True?)
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

Yes, you always get the triangle.
It  does effect  the exposure slightly. The exposure button under your thumb fixes that instantly if needed.
No stabilizer in 4K sadly.
90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 11:15:30 AM »
Thanks! This may be the one to FINALLY replace my HX9V...lol

I am bummed about no stabilizer but we will see tonight.
Audio: Sound Professionals SP-CMC-10 (AT933s) or Church Audio CA-14 (Omni & Cards) Mics >
Sound Professionals Battery Box SP-SPSB-1, SP-SPSB-10 or Church Audio Preamp CA9200 >
Sony PCM-A10, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2d Recorders
Video: Panasonic DCM-ZS100 & GoPro 7 Black

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 11:29:55 AM »
Put you mic setting on high wind...helps with cleaner audio for loud shows.
Here's my complete set up. Scroll through & pick & choose what you like.
If you have any other suggestion I might have missed in set up lmk!

ZS100 Camera Settings:


SET TOP DIAL ON CAMERA TO THE VIDEO CAMERA ICON/M mode:

Video Camera Icon Menu:

screen 1: Record format > MP4 for PC or Other for MAC
Screen 2: Record quality > 4k/30 p
     AF mode > facial recognition
Screen 3: AFF
     Continue AF > on
Screen 4: No change
Screen 5: Silent operation > on
     Wind noise canceller > high
   

Wrench/C Menu:

Screen 1: Silent mode > on
Screen 2: No Change
Screen 3: Direct focus area > on
Screen 4: Gridline > on
Screen 5: Highlight > on
     zebra pattern > on
Screen 6: No Change
Screen 7: FN Button Set >
     Settings in Record Mode >
     F1 Button (Exposure compensation: on screen #12)
     F2 Button  ISO (On Screen #5)
Screen 8: Eye sensor > LVF/Monitor switch > Monitor



PUT TOP DIAL ON CAMERA ON (M) MANUAL MODE:

Screen 1: Aspect ratio > 3.2
     Picture Size > L20
     Quality > RAW + .JPG SF
Screen 2: AF Mode > Facial Recognition
     AFF
Screen 3: No Change
Screen 4: No Change
Screen 5: No Change
Screen 6: ISO Increments > 1/3
Screen 7: No Change
Screen 8: Stabilizer > ON
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Pre-Amps: Naiant Tinybox 2.2 o/t x2
Cables: Nbob Actives V1 & V2
Recorders: Tascam DR-2d x 4 & Zoom H6
Panasonic ZS100 4K X 3
Sony AX100 4K & Sony NX80 4K Camcorders
Canon 5D MK III
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 11:39:16 AM »
So for those Wrench C settings, the dial on top is on C?

I did that.
Audio: Sound Professionals SP-CMC-10 (AT933s) or Church Audio CA-14 (Omni & Cards) Mics >
Sound Professionals Battery Box SP-SPSB-1, SP-SPSB-10 or Church Audio Preamp CA9200 >
Sony PCM-A10, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2d Recorders
Video: Panasonic DCM-ZS100 & GoPro 7 Black

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 11:44:49 AM »
So for those Wrench C settings, the dial on top is on C?

I did that.

When you hit the menu button the 5 icons on the left of the screen will each
lead to a setting.

1  - camera
2 - video
3 - Wrench-C
4- Wrench
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Cables: Nbob Actives V1 & V2
Recorders: Tascam DR-2d x 4 & Zoom H6
Panasonic ZS100 4K X 3
Sony AX100 4K & Sony NX80 4K Camcorders
Canon 5D MK III
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 11:50:11 AM »
So for those Wrench C settings, the dial on top is on C?

I did that.

Always put the top dial on the Video Camera/M icon to shoot 4K on the camera.
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Panasonic ZS100 4K X 3
Sony AX100 4K & Sony NX80 4K Camcorders
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 12:26:25 PM »
So handheld at 370mm, no stabilizer...ummm. Does anyone use stabilizing in post? I have tried it in Vegas 13, and it helps, but wondering how much it effects the final quality.
Audio: Sound Professionals SP-CMC-10 (AT933s) or Church Audio CA-14 (Omni & Cards) Mics >
Sound Professionals Battery Box SP-SPSB-1, SP-SPSB-10 or Church Audio Preamp CA9200 >
Sony PCM-A10, Sony PCM-M10, Tascam DR-2d Recorders
Video: Panasonic DCM-ZS100 & GoPro 7 Black

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 03:27:19 PM »
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...

Any difference in OEM battery life vs Wasabi Power batteries?
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
Pre: CA-9100
Decks: Edirol R-07 & Edirol R-09HR

Video: Sony FDR AX100 (4K), Pany ZS100 (4K) & Sony DSC HX50V (HD)
Photo: Canon EOS 60D

A/V software: Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 (build 453) 64 bit / DVD Architect Pro 6.0 (build 237)

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 03:35:53 PM »
So handheld at 370mm, no stabilizer...ummm. Does anyone use stabilizing in post? I have tried it in Vegas 13, and it helps, but wondering how much it effects the final quality.

I've tried a few of them over the years and never got a result that I thought was worth the trouble.  It always seemed like a double edged sword ... the stabilizer fixes one problem ... but creates another (equally or more) annoying problem.

How far from the stage will you be shooting?  I just bought it and haven't used it yet, but I plan on using the ZS100 when I'm somewhere other than the cheap seats.  If I'm in the cheap seats where security is much less of a concern, I will film with my camcorder (Sony AX100).
Mics: CA-11 (omnis and cards) & AT853 cards
Pre: CA-9100
Decks: Edirol R-07 & Edirol R-09HR

Video: Sony FDR AX100 (4K), Pany ZS100 (4K) & Sony DSC HX50V (HD)
Photo: Canon EOS 60D

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 07:33:55 PM »
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...

Any difference in OEM battery life vs Wasabi Power batteries?

I have only used OEM's as I learned years ago with my 35mm camera that the non OEM's usually
let me down at critical moments.
Schoeps MK41's | Schoeps MK5's
Pre-Amps: Naiant Tinybox 2.2 o/t x2
Cables: Nbob Actives V1 & V2
Recorders: Tascam DR-2d x 4 & Zoom H6
Panasonic ZS100 4K X 3
Sony AX100 4K & Sony NX80 4K Camcorders
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 12:42:41 PM »
So I was pretty impressed. No stabilizer wasn't much of an issue, even zoomed all the way in. (Granted I had a rail) House of Blues had the stage majorly backlit, so I had it on ISO800 and about plus 2 exposure. The footage looks a little grainy but sharp. The grain goes away as soon as the stage is lit. I chose to change to manual focus and used the button to occasionally have it auto focus.

Is there a way to lock the aperture in video to 5.8 so it stays more constant? It was brighter when I zoom out, and I don't want to have to keep adjusting the exposure. And any tricks to reduce the grain or should I just worry about that in post (or chock it up to the poor performer lighting?) I will post a video shortly once it's rendered.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 01:45:08 PM »
Great thread, thanks for the tips shared in here. Might finally pick up a ZS100 at some point. For pics only the Sony HX90 does a pretty decent job in manual mode.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 03:34:04 PM »

Is there a way to lock the aperture in video to 5.8 so it stays more constant?

If you put it in Aperture Priority Mode (A on dial) you can set the aperture wherever you want and it will stay constant.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 07:02:50 PM »
Here is my first attempt

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppKXQHuZ5iQ


This was 800iso, so I will try and get down to 400, and expose it up as much as I can. Again, super backlit too.

I use Vegas to output, any suggested bitrate to keep it from being massive uploads? (I am exporting at 4K 50,000,000 bit rate...)
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2019, 06:48:09 AM »
Nice, what's the audio source ?

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2019, 11:38:45 AM »
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...

Any difference in OEM battery life vs Wasabi Power batteries?

I have only used OEM's as I learned years ago with my 35mm camera that the non OEM's usually
let me down at critical moments.

I currently use a Wasabi with a Lumix GH3.
I can't tell any difference between it and OEM.
YMMV.

I've had other 3rd party batteries that were terrible.
I also prefer to stick with OEM batteries..  but the Wasabi came in a package deal and it's been solid.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2019, 04:47:08 PM »
I probably should have titled this post "Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS100" instead of "Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200."  :bigsmile:
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2019, 01:08:55 PM »
Ordered a ZS100 this week at Amazon.  FedEx left it at the door ... but it's no where to be found.  Fucking package thieves.  Amazon quickly provided a full refund though.  Ugg ...
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2019, 05:17:36 PM »
Nice, what's the audio source ?

That clip of mine is just the camera audio. Nice upgrade over the Sony I had as well. My videos labeled "HQ Audio" have dubbed audio from a separate source.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2019, 07:56:52 AM »
Just a couple of questions. 

Put you mic setting on high wind...helps with cleaner audio for loud shows.
Here's my complete set up. Scroll through & pick & choose what you like.
If you have any other suggestion I might have missed in set up lmk!

ZS100 Camera Settings:


SET TOP DIAL ON CAMERA TO THE VIDEO CAMERA ICON/M mode:

Video Camera Icon Menu:

screen 1: Record format > MP4 for PC or Other for MAC
Screen 2: Record quality > 4k/30 p
     AF mode > facial recognition
Screen 3: AFF
     Continue AF > on
Screen 4: No change
Screen 5: Silent operation > on
     Wind noise canceller > high
   

Wrench/C Menu:

Screen 1: Silent mode > on
Screen 2: No Change
Screen 3: Direct focus area > on
Screen 4: Gridline > on -- I see "guide line" but not "gridline"
Screen 5: Highlight > on
     zebra pattern > on -- there is zebra pattern 1 and zebra pattern 2 - does it make any difference which one you choose?
Screen 6: No Change
Screen 7: FN Button Set >
     Settings in Record Mode >
     F1 Button (Exposure compensation: on screen #12)
     F2 Button  ISO (On Screen #5)
Screen 8: Eye sensor > LVF/Monitor switch > Monitor



PUT TOP DIAL ON CAMERA ON (M) MANUAL MODE:

Screen 1: Aspect ratio > 3.2
     Picture Size > L20
     Quality > RAW + .JPG SF
Screen 2: AF Mode > Facial Recognition
     AFF
Screen 3: No Change
Screen 4: No Change
Screen 5: No Change
Screen 6: ISO Increments > 1/3
Screen 7: No Change
Screen 8: Stabilizer > ON -- I see two different stabilization options "up & down" and "vertical & horizontal" - which one should I choose?

Also I stumbled upon a potentially helpful feature:  if you tap the "DISP" button on the lower right four times while you are filming, the LED screen turns off, but the camera keeps recording.  One more tap and it turns back on.  Might come in handy if security is hassling you.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2019, 08:48:44 AM »
Screen 7: FN Button Set >
     Settings in Record Mode >
     F1 Button (Exposure compensation: on screen #12)
     F2 Button  ISO (On Screen #5)

Could you please explain ISO when shooting concerts vids with the ZS100?  I understand how exposure works, but I'm shaky on the ISO adjustments.  Thanks.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2019, 10:44:04 PM »
ISO is, in an extremely simplified way, helping raise or lower brightness in your image. Lower ISO values, lets say 100-400, are general used in situations where lighting is very good. Situations like direct sunlight, or other well-lit scenarios. Higher ISO values, 800-6400 (or higher depending on your camera), are normally used when lighting is low to poor. For example, dusk, indoor lightning, concerts. Lower ISO values have a cleaner image if used correctly with aperature and exposure. Higher ISO values will create "noise" in the image; that grainy, red speckled image that occurs when the sensor is working hard to process the image. Hope that helps explain it somewhat!
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2019, 08:20:54 AM »
One thing I've noticed about the ZS100 is that it doesn't have "grippy" contact points in the spots where your fingers typically come in contact with the camera while you're holding it.  I'm going to try a couple of things to remedy this:

https://www.amazon.com/dragon-Grips-Adhesive-Backed-Rubber/dp/B07GJV6HYC

I'll likely affix a small piece of grip tape for my left index finger above the viewfinder (being careful not to cover the left mic input) and maybe another piece on the bottom of the camera for my left thumb.  I'll also put a piece on the front of the camera where my right index and middle fingers typically grip the camera, and possibly another very small piece for my right thumb to the left of the Fn1 button and above the Fn2 button. 

Alternatively, I'm also thinking about getting a "Flipbac FBG3 Camera Grip" for the front of the camera:

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2019, 11:27:16 AM »
Got the grip tape in today's mail.  Definitely feels less slippery.  Here's how it looks with it applied:





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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2019, 10:13:03 AM »
In a pinch, gaff tape can work as "grip tape" too.  Makes a camera less slippery.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2019, 10:30:00 AM »
For the life of me, I can't remember how to get to manual focus while shooting 4K video.  I had it working once, but got to it while trying various combinations of buttons and can't remember how I got there.  Using the right index finger to turn the control ring is really easy and I think being able to shoot with manual focus during shows could really be beneficial at times.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2019, 05:25:48 AM »
Has anyone run into an issue with the electronic viewfinder of the ZS100 suddenly turning white. It's not affecting the video or photos being shot/recorded. It's just that suddenly a wash of white covers the EVF when use the zoom.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2019, 01:30:29 PM »
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...

Any difference in OEM battery life vs Wasabi Power batteries?

I have only used OEM's as I learned years ago with my 35mm camera that the non OEM's usually
let me down at critical moments.

I currently use a Wasabi with a Lumix GH3.
I can't tell any difference between it and OEM.
YMMV.

I've had other 3rd party batteries that were terrible.
I also prefer to stick with OEM batteries..  but the Wasabi came in a package deal and it's been solid.

Just a bit of a follow-up regarding batteries ...

I recorded a show the other night with a Wasabi battery and stopped after 1hr 39 mins of continuous recording in 4K, that included frequent zooms in/out.  The camera was still running fine but I knew the battery must be running low, so I decided to make the switch.  I followed that with another 1 hr 10 mins of recording.  I've recorded in 4K for ~3 hrs continuously (minus 30 sec battery change) several times now without any problems at all.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2019, 08:41:26 PM »
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's

I see you're filming in 4K.  So what about the recording limit hack for the ZS100 - are all your ZS100 clips limited to 15 minutes, or were you able to hack the cams to film longer clips in 4K?
A super easy "push a few buttons" hack will give you until your card runs out or your battery dies for the ZS100 all in 4K - One big 70+ GB file.

This basically the hack. I can PM you the fine tuned version for the ZS100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmVDdU1xf0

does it work for the zs200 as well?
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2019, 02:20:46 PM »
How long should I expect ONE battery to last (No way to get a minutes left on battery on screen?)

90 min - maybe a bit more depending on zooming etc...

Any difference in OEM battery life vs Wasabi Power batteries?

I got 90 minutes, get maybe 5-8 minutes more on the Panny ones
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2019, 06:51:11 PM »
This footage is shot with 3 ZS100's

I see you're filming in 4K.  So what about the recording limit hack for the ZS100 - are all your ZS100 clips limited to 15 minutes, or were you able to hack the cams to film longer clips in 4K?
A super easy "push a few buttons" hack will give you until your card runs out or your battery dies for the ZS100 all in 4K - One big 70+ GB file.

This basically the hack. I can PM you the fine tuned version for the ZS100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmVDdU1xf0

does it work for the zs200 as well?

So far - no known hack for the ZS200.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2019, 04:55:47 PM »
Thanks for the reply! Maybe i'll go for a zs100 then
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2019, 05:26:18 PM »
Hey man, long time no see! (I think it was the Jeff Beck show in Cinci with Finatic a few years ago.)

I got the Lumix FZ300 and have been pretty happy with it so far, though I'm still on a learning curve to find the best settings for video.  Recording time limit is dependent on which format you're shooting in (AVCHD, MP4, 4K), but is generally 20-30 minutes, so it's easy enough to find a spot between songs in that time frame to stop and quickly re-start the recording.

Here's a video from the King's X show Finatic and I recorded a couple of weeks ago.  He was on the right side by Ty Tabor with a Canon G20 camcorder and I was using my Lumix on Doug's side.  Audio is from my Lumix with no external mic --not great, but not bad considering how loud the show was.  I think the picture quality of the Lumix is superior to the Canon, and I recorded out in the open with a monopod while Finatic had his camcorder concealed under a t-shirt.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTO7x9sDFFM

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2019, 07:52:42 AM »
Hey man, long time no see! (I think it was the Jeff Beck show in Cinci with Finatic a few years ago.)

Long time indeed!  I'm pretty sure that was the 2010 show at PNC Pavilion. 

I got the Lumix FZ300 ... Recording time limit is dependent on which format you're shooting in (AVCHD, MP4, 4K), but is generally 20-30 minutes, so it's easy enough to find a spot between songs in that time frame to stop and quickly re-start the recording.

I've become spoiled being able to shoot 90+ minute clips in 4K with the ZS100.  I doubt I'll ever go back to a camera with a time limit.

Here's a video from the King's X show ... I was using my Lumix on Doug's side.  I think the picture quality of the Lumix is superior to the Canon, and I recorded out in the open with a monopod

I agree that the picture quality of the Lumix is better.  I'm kind of surprised they let you use a monopod. 

Finatic had his camcorder concealed under a t-shirt.

It's almost silly that they still ban camcorders but allow you to have a point-and-shoot camera that can shoot amazing quality video in 4K.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2019, 10:16:04 PM »
Finatic had his camcorder concealed under a t-shirt.

It's almost silly that they still ban camcorders but allow you to have a point-and-shoot camera that can shoot amazing quality video in 4K.
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...and they let people stand there recording the whole show with their phones... but they see someone with a camcorder and lose their minds.  Makes no sense at all.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2019, 04:18:18 AM »
Finatic had his camcorder concealed under a t-shirt.

It's almost silly that they still ban camcorders but allow you to have a point-and-shoot camera that can shoot amazing quality video in 4K.

...and they let people stand there recording the whole show with their phones... but they see someone with a camcorder and lose their minds.  Makes no sense at all.
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I agree. I've had this happen at a show in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brought in my camcorder (12 times zoom) and photocam (30 times zoom, better quality). I started with my camcorder (I like filming with it better than with a photocam), got caught.
Asked the security guy if filming with the photocam was OK. He said: "sure no problem. Camcorders are not allowed, photocams are OK"

Crazy.

Taped the whole show with great results.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2019, 05:10:28 PM »
Just bought a Panasonic tz100. How storage do I need for filming 2 hours in 4K?

I'm using 64GB cards now- for HD-  but I think 128GB is better, right?
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2019, 11:46:58 PM »
Just bought a Panasonic tz100. How storage do I need for filming 2 hours in 4K?

I just recorded some video tonight with my TS100.  One clip ran 1 hr 4 mins and is 42GB.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2019, 06:24:02 PM »
Just bought a Panasonic tz100. How storage do I need for filming 2 hours in 4K?

I just recorded some video tonight with my TS100.  One clip ran 1 hr 4 mins and is 42GB.

And a quick note about this 1 hr 4 minute clip.  I recorded it with a freshly charged battery - that died after an hour and four minutes.  I get much better battery life from OEM and Wasabi Power batteries.  This is the one that only lasted an hour and four minutes:

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2019, 10:16:21 AM »
Another must have setting for the ZS100 that I forgot to add is you can do 1/3 increments instead of full stops on ISO while shooting.

To set this put the top camera dial in P mode.
Select the top Icon of the Camera (not video camera) go to screen 6 (of 8) and select ISO Increments.
This setting will carry over to shooting video as well.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »
Another must have setting for the ZS100 that I forgot to add is you can do 1/3 increments instead of full stops on ISO while shooting.

To set this put the top camera dial in P mode.
Select the top Icon of the Camera (not video camera) go to screen 6 (of 8) and select ISO Increments.
This setting will carry over to shooting video as well.

Datfly

Is the 1/3 increments the default setting?  My camera is already set at 1/3 increments, but I don't remember ever changing it.

One other question - I have got my camera set on manual focus (which I generally prefer).  For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get back to auto-focus.  Do you know how get the camera back on auto-focus without having to reset all the settings?
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »
Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2019, 01:43:19 PM »
Check online.  I found an aftermarket battery dummy/adapter for my Panasonic FZ2500.  It was cheap and works great.

Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2019, 07:08:44 PM »
Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!

I just bought the battery>2xUSB cable and can run the camera off a massive external battery pack.

This
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0781DGN6F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Plus this
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Portable-VoltageBoost-Technology/dp/B07HBWF1K8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=anker+13000&qid=1566428880&s=gateway&sr=8-3

(Or any 2 USB Battery pack)
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2019, 08:18:07 PM »
Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!

I just bought the battery>2xUSB cable and can run the camera off a massive external battery pack.

Nice tip Chris - I just ordered the coupler USB power kit with the dummy battery.  I really hate lugging even more gear around than I already am, but that is just too good to pass up.  Especially when I'm filming open and using the ZS100 as B roll cam.  Put a 256GB card in it, hook it up to a couple of power packs and let it run for the next 4-5 hours filming in 4K.  Can't beat that with a stick.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2019, 09:29:38 AM »
Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!

I just bought the battery>2xUSB cable and can run the camera off a massive external battery pack.

This
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0781DGN6F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Plus this
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Portable-VoltageBoost-Technology/dp/B07HBWF1K8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=anker+13000&qid=1566428880&s=gateway&sr=8-3

(Or any 2 USB Battery pack)

Thanks, just bought two.
It works with zs 100 right?
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2019, 08:18:25 PM »
Has anyone tryed a battery hack? It should be child's play to open a battery and make a dummy
to run off external usb power. I think me and Nicky C can make these and sell them if there is enough interest.
I get max 100 minutes on my best batteries. I hate having to take a camera down from a mounted position to change out the battery.
Lets get this project going!

I just bought the battery>2xUSB cable and can run the camera off a massive external battery pack.

This
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0781DGN6F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Plus this
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerCore-Ultra-Portable-VoltageBoost-Technology/dp/B07HBWF1K8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=anker+13000&qid=1566428880&s=gateway&sr=8-3

(Or any 2 USB Battery pack)

Thanks, just bought two.
It works with zs 100 right?

Just got mine, works perfect, just have to grind out a little space for cable, thanks for the info
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2019, 09:08:46 AM »
Just got mine, works perfect, just have to grind out a little space for cable, thanks for the info

Ed - did you cut a little slot into the camera body into which you can insert the wire and close the battery compartment?  Seems like a good idea since it doesn't take much pressure on the internal latch (for the battery itself) to unhinge.

If this is what you did, please post a pic.  Thx.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2019, 08:43:31 PM »
I didn't need to grind anything. It fit through the hole in the door.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2019, 08:22:33 AM »
I didn't need to grind anything. It fit through the hole in the door.

So yesterday I'm looking for this hole ... and thinking "WTF ... ain't no hole."

Got up this morning, had my morning cup of coffee ... and I'll be damned ... now there's a hole!

Kind of funny, but I never looked closely enough at the battery/SD card compartment door to notice that it has a (what I now know from a little bit of research) reserved power cable outlet.

Thanks again Chris.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2019, 04:04:30 PM »
Just got mine, works perfect, just have to grind out a little space for cable, thanks for the info

Ed - did you cut a little slot into the camera body into which you can insert the wire and close the battery compartment?  Seems like a good idea since it doesn't take much pressure on the internal latch (for the battery itself) to unhinge.

If this is what you did, please post a pic.  Thx.

Yep and Nick C modded the cable to run on external
9 volt power instead of dual usb
https://imgur.com/a/5U3BfOJ
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2019, 07:30:10 PM »
Just got mine, works perfect, just have to grind out a little space for cable, thanks for the info

Ed - did you cut a little slot into the camera body into which you can insert the wire and close the battery compartment?  Seems like a good idea since it doesn't take much pressure on the internal latch (for the battery itself) to unhinge.

If this is what you did, please post a pic.  Thx.

Yep and Nick C modded the cable to run on external
9 volt power instead of dual usb
https://imgur.com/a/5U3BfOJ

I need my camera to sit on shelf’s and seats
the wire sticking straight out of the bottom doesn’t
work for me, my notch does. Actually Nicky cut the notch
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2019, 08:05:54 PM »
If you did a little carving and drilled a hole through a block of wood you could screw that to the camera and notch the wood for the dummy battery . might save one from grinding on ones nice new camera.

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (edit: mostly about ZS100 though)
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2019, 08:13:50 PM »
All you fine people mod your gear as
you see fit!
Here’s one I was able to do without
taking my cam down from the mounted
position , actually i ran opener and headliner 3.5 hours continuous
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