Properties>Detail is bank for me on E-M1 video as well. However, when I use Picture Information Extractor, I do see metadata (e.g. video bit rate, audio data) in the "Other" tab. I expect there are other programs that can view the E-M1 metadata too. Interestingly, on a video from my XZ-10, I can view the metadata with Properties>Detail, as well and in PIE. Makes me think that Window 7 doesn't understand the E-M1 video metadata format.
You must have hit a very short window of opportunity. I've looked at the product page several times today and it has always said out of stock. I ordered mine 3-4 weeks ago and it hasn't shipped yet. you might want to ask customer service.
Is it a screw in mount or M mount. If screw in the first thing you will need is a screw in mount to m mount adaptor. If it is an m mount then you need a m to m43 adaptor. If you search Amazon just search for Leica M to m 43 adaptor. I own and use the one on this Amazon page. http://www.amazon.com/Voigtlander-Micro-Adapter-Lenses-Cameras/dp/B0000D81PW/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1384264353&sr=8-14&keywords=leica+m+to+micro+4+3 This one is $179 which is still over priced in my opinion. It however is the cheapest of the best which would include the Panasonic for $220 and the Novoflex for $257. The cheaper ones will work but their construction is far inferior to the better ones. For me I was worried what they might do to my lens and camera. Also, the one I tried was wobblier and the release was exceedingly difficult to operate. If you are unsure how much you may use the Leica, then by all means get the cheaper one and see how you like it. If you like using the Leica on your Em1 then you can get one of the better ones and only be out an extra $20.
No, but I've done it with a 12ga shotgun. You have to lead them...
Seriously, yes. The key is to start at the shorter focal length so you can get them in the frame and in focus, then zoom out carefully. It's safest to zoom less and do some cropping and enlarging later. In any case, at full zoom it's easy to lose them out of the field of view, and you'll be surprised how fast they fill the frame if they're coming toward you. Be sure to get focus at the start. Use the VF, keep the camera firmly secured and follow their flight by turning your head. The camera should be almost attached to your head. This may take a bit of practice but it's really not that hard. You should shoot at about 500/sec to minimize the chance of motion blur (you or the birds).
*Forgot to mention: of course, use continuous shooting. 6.5fps should be plenty for most situations and it will give you more seconds of shooting time. Your results are going to vary according to the type of bird. Herons, egrets, etc. are easy because they fly pretty much straight and level. Same with large seabirds. Terns are a little harder; they tend to change direction rapidly. And so on. You'll have to adjust your tactics according to the species and the situation. Smaller birds tend to swoop up and down and change direction a lot.
Inside the box comes a small paper that's titled "Olympus Worldwide Warranty" and states "This worldwide warranty must be presented at an Olympus authorized repair service station before any repair can be made under conditions of the warranty." So I believe the answer to your question is yes.