Beginners Tue, 23 Jul 19 01:48:58 -0600 Beginners en-CA GH2 - Memory/ SDHC cards? Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:07:44 -0700 good 19118@/talks/discussions I note that Vitaliy and others have in the past recommended the following memory cards, especially for higher bitrate hacks:

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC 95 MB/s, 32 GB

SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 95 MB/s, 64 GB

But today much faster cards with much larger memory are available. Are there any advantages/ disadvantages to using these newer cards in the GH2?

Beginners: Basic hacks questions, series 2 Wed, 09 May 2012 07:56:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3153@/talks/discussions
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    What hack costs gh2 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:43:48 -0700 Panasonicovich 20825@/talks/discussions How do I know what hacking is now on my gh2? what hack is worth?

    Just bought a stock Panasonic GH2....what now Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:39:53 -0600 shoutingdog74 20500@/talks/discussions So, just bought an old GH2 and want to hack it as I intend to use this ONLY for video...not photography.

    Would someone (all of you) suggest the best stable hack for video quality.

    Please include links as to where I can download.


    GH2 v1.1 firmware Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:20:52 -0600 gunther_paradise 20219@/talks/discussions Is there anywhere I can still download this firmware? I want to hack my GH2 but the only firmware available is V1.2 and the hacks will not work with it.

    Cannot find old(1.1) firmware Mon, 30 Jul 2018 02:43:29 -0600 ersvltan 20149@/talks/discussions Hello, gh2 users!

    When new gh2 firmware(1.2) came out, the old(1.1) one was removed. And I can't install a hack with the new one.

    Can anyone please send me an old gh2's 1.1 firmware?

    Thank you very much!

    GH2 recording stops Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:39:34 -0600 Abdelhak27 20077@/talks/discussions Hello. I have a hacked gh2 with quantum v9b hack + sandisk extreme pro 64 gb 95 mb/s. everything was runnig prety cool in the first month.but after that all my recording stops at 01:09 most of the time!! I have tried all the things to fix it " formating with sd formater quick and slow format. I have change the firmware to 1.0 also the same thing . I have bought a usb cable and try to format with but the same thing.a friend of mine have told me maybe because i was using a cheap sd adaptor .or because i have used the sd card in another camera (5d mark 3 ) I dont know any help ? I appreciate that thank you .

    Hacks/Patches for GH2 Sankor 16 2X Anamorphic Lens ? Mon, 20 May 2013 19:39:53 -0600 StevenH 7020@/talks/discussions Hello Everyone, I have purchase everything I need to shoot some anamorphic shorts.. I have read most of the day trying to find the final outcome if we can use VGA(4:3) mode for 1920 x 720 resolution so we get a 2.66:1 or what is the best options..or the exact location of the patch I need.

    Here is the patch I am looking for

    O yea by the way here is my winning StarWars/Pringles ad 3rd down on page.. shot with GH2 and Flow motion V2 patch 1080p 24p nostalgic -2-2-2-2 Lumix 14mm 2.5 Samyang 35mm 1.5 Konova slider.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    GH2 - stable and recommended hacks, Sanity X vs Flowmotion 2.02 vs Cake 2.2 Sat, 03 Mar 2018 03:26:19 -0700 good 19119@/talks/discussions I have recently dug my venerable GH2 out of a closet and have been searching the brilliant personal-views for advice, recommendations on hacks, patches. I am interested in three hacks which seem to offer excellent quality with good stability and was hoping for further advice:

    • Sanity X,
    • Flowmotion 2.02,
    • Cake 2.2

    Could anyone offer advice as to the main differences between these hacks, and the advantages and disadvantages to using each of them etc? (There is advice scattered across numerous forums but it's not easy to sift through it all.)

    I am also interested in using the Pasadena audio patch and was wondering again what advantages, disadvantages there might be to using it with each of the video hacks above.

    Also, if anyone has recommendations as to reliable alternatives to the hacks above especially for documentary work....

    My thanks.

    Can I change 50p to 60p at 720p? IN flowmotion? Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:23:27 -0700 elmacho 18931@/talks/discussions I loaded Flowmotion v2.02 hack on my panasonic gh2, and from where I downloaded it, was written "Access to both PAL 25/50p and NTSC 30/60p frame rates." But in my camera I can only shoot in 24,25 and 50p. How do I shoot in 60p?

    Learning Filming Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:15:55 -0600 JennyGW 17250@/talks/discussions Hi all,

    I've just starting to learn filming and I have picked up a few bits and pieces for my set up.

    5D Mark II with Magic Lantern, Ninja 2, Boya BY-WM8 wireless lavs. I'm using Prem Pro CS6 to edit. I plan to shoot small pieces for actor show reels and possibly business interviews.

    My question is, what codec should I use to get the very best quality, please?

    Thanks, Jenny

    The recording stops after HBR firmware is 42 Mb / s Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:55:49 -0600 saen2 17125@/talks/discussions Map of Kingston class 10 SDXC. I start writing in NTSC and immediately pops up this table "RECORDING OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE PICTURE CANCELED FROM THE RESTRICTION OF THE RECORDING SPEED ON THE CARD". I have to take out the battery to revitalize the camera. I will be grateful for the advice!!!

    G3 Hack firmware Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:04:31 -0600 jcarter 17118@/talks/discussions Hi, I am late to the party, but I would appreciate the G3 hack firmware if anyone still has it. Thanks!

    Lens Mapping Hack for Lumix GH cameras for smaller lenses Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:15:50 -0600 monks19 16671@/talks/discussions Hi. I was wondering if there is a way, with a "tweak" or "hack" for GH cameras, to include in their system a lens mapping function for smaller lenses like c-mounts, just like JVC did with their LS300 Camcorder ? It'll be much more practical and easyer to adjust than the 2x & 4x zoom in or the ETC (working only for video on GH2, don't know about the others) and be more precise so the image quality doesn't degrade too much with noise or anything else.

    What do you think ? Is that possible ?

    Thanks to answer

    sony rx10 gen1 firmware hack Sun, 05 Mar 2017 14:32:06 -0700 satmat 16546@/talks/discussions Hello, and first of all thank you for great research you did on hacking Sony cameras. I am trying to follow your guide and everything seems ok till Part2.

    I modified tar and recompiled it (I was able to compile only latest version, 1.29), however when I try to pack firmware back with recompiled tar it makes different archive. Actually it makes exactly the same archive as original, unmodified tar.

    Can you suggest what can I try? Or probably new tar with different headers will still flash to camera?

    Gh2 noob easy hack Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:08:16 -0700 Erlucios 16530@/talks/discussions Hi, I've just bought a gh2 at low price with a 14-42 only for video purpose. I need a simple hack that remove the time limit and that is reliable. I'm not searching for high bitrate, I like to use 1080 50p and 50mb because I send videos to local tv. Can someone suggest me a hack with this features? Or can someone suggest me how to hack the original firmware by Panasonic? I'm able to use ptool.

    panasonic lumix g3 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:18:24 -0700 all 16362@/talks/discussions Hello last week I bought a like new panasonic lumix g3

    There is a way to hack this camera and have manual mode on video?

    I can not find a tutorial for a noob

    GH1 questions Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:56:53 -0700 punkman 16273@/talks/discussions I want to dust off my GH1 and test a couple patches. Not sure where to start, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

    In the FAQ, there are multiple patches by LPowell.

    In the "Top Settings" section, there's a single patch by Apefos.

    In the "Hack News and Development" section, there's humpman's thread with countless variations.

    I have a 3rd party battery that worked for a couple weeks, then the GH1 body stopped recognizing it. Can anyone recommend a reputable source of 3rd party GH1 batteries, or should I be looking for originals?

    Anything I need to know if I want to use a c-mount lens in 4:3 or 1:1 crop mode?

    help with gh2k Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:00:54 -0700 stevet 16197@/talks/discussions I want to film videos, for now just review videos. I have 2 softboxes that I use for lighting. I downloaded the Sanity x hack hoping that it would help but I still get a ton of noise and everything in the background and to the side of me is blurry. I am shooting in manual movie cinema mode 24 p

    GH2 HACK -Can someone recommend? Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:49:03 -0600 gh2flyer 14836@/talks/discussions I'm a but late in this game but I have 2 GH2'S and would love to install hacks on them. I don't know which one is best. I heard Sanity 5.0 and 5.1 are excellent and Driftwood as well. Can someone advise me? Thanks so much. Charles

    GH2 hack Ptool and set's Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:15:22 -0700 Arco 16093@/talks/discussions Hello guys, I am using my GH2 for 2 years and every time i decided to change hack I have the same question in my head. Ultra stupid question but... At least I have to ask somebody! Please tell me what is all about the set's we click in the PTool? What do these responsible for? Can I jump between hacks without uploading a new one with these sets or every single set is "just" the list of things "how to do" for my camera?

    Yes I know it's ultra stupid, but I feel big discomfort with this topic.

    Big thanks in advance.


    Overwhelmed with topics need basic help plz GH2 for weddings Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:53:06 -0700 Barryflecknell 16012@/talks/discussions Hi all sorry but had to post just got a GH2, and have looked at a lot of posts but there's so many different posts topics and views, I just hope someone can spare a few minutes to help a newbie.

    I wish to Apply a hack to the gh2 , I plan to use it to record at a wedding, I need something stable so I won't have the worry of it crashing, and I need it to remove the 30 min record time. I have noticed people add a few hacks together (how to do u that) and is it needed ? I would like to get the best quality I can, and have been looking forward to getting a gh2. I can't find a link which says which each hack does, so have been a bit confused.

    hope someone can spare a few mins to help, any help would be much appreciated.

    GH2 Stills look soft (Tokina 28-70m f/2.8 + Metabones) Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0600 jondshank 15928@/talks/discussions Recently I started taking stills with my gh2 in addition to the amazing video performance.

    When I focus, whether through the LCD or LVF just before the image is in focus to my eye it looks soft and dreamy more so than out of focus, and beyond the subject it will start to actually look out of focus.

    I took some when it actually looked IN FOCUS and I feel like it just doesn't look as sharp as my old Canon 60D (By quite a bit to be honest)

    I'll post a picture so you can see. I shot this in manual, f/2.8 at 70mm on a tripod with around 160 shutter speed. I'll post a before and after grade.



    Do you think this is an operator, lens, or camera problem?

    Also please do critique my grade, I'm relatively new to all this.

    Audio gain per channel? or even real audio bracketing? Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:32:32 -0600 gcb 15238@/talks/discussions Most audio recorders have the option to have a low pass filter on one channel when saving stereo audio from a mono source. Some just leave one channel with less gain, etc. Here is an example of such feature (copy and paste otherwise this forum will insert the video here and ignore the time mark)

    Can i get anything similar on the GH2 with hacks? The faq does mention Gain control access, but it doesn't go deeper.

    Btw, feel free to redirect me to dev threads. i am pretty comfortable with embed electronics and programming (just not much with the GH2, yet)

    GF1 won't load hack Mon, 30 May 2016 07:43:56 -0600 laptoprob 15146@/talks/discussions Hi, just got myself another GF1, and ofcourse want to change some things. I have done hacks on two GF1's in the past, but I guess I'm doing something wrong. Downloaded pTool and the Panasonic firmware GH1__132.bin Freshly in-camera formatted SanDisk 2GB Extreme III SD card, copy the hacked bin file to the root, insert in the camera, 'no valid picture to play' instead of the first menu of the hack procedure. The two other camera's behave the same.

    Please help!

    I just got a dmc gf3 Tue, 24 May 2016 17:59:53 -0600 duprado007 15119@/talks/discussions hello im new in here, new hack things , i just got a panasonic dmc gf3 and i want to hack it , im kind lost. can somebody send me links , step by step or tutorial. deleted if not allowed . thank you

    panasonic lumix dmc-fs50 video lenght-restriction hack Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:53:39 -0600 biopilz 15022@/talks/discussions panasonic lumix dmc-fs50 video lenght-restriction hack

    anywhere? possible?? likely???

    Best choice for low budget Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:49:08 -0600 capitanazop 14994@/talks/discussions Hi, i can not find and actualized post or info por my questions, so i think maybe someone can answer me.

    I got a t3i and i some money(320$) and i want to get the cheapest way to get the full frame field of view, and i think change to a mirrorless camera with a cheap speedboster is the best choice, i think a lumix hacked camera is perfect boost the nice ptool hack, so i want to now what are the best option.

    Now with the gf series camera can enable manual controls? some gh2 like but smaller like gf2? what about the g series, work fine with the ptool hack?

    tl;dr what are the best choice for low budget, 1080p, and manual controls. Bye guys, hope our can help me.

    Cheers from chile!

    Best GH2 hack for lack of noise Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:36:03 -0600 NegativeState 14973@/talks/discussions Hi all, had my GH2 hacked for about a week now. At first used the Senda hack, found all but a few shot capturing noise. Changed to the Quantum 9b hack today.. went out and got some sample shots in some woods. Still quite visible noise in most of the shots. All the time I've been having the ISO at 160 with white balance on indoor, as I've heard that the noise is mostly on the red channel and this setting uses more blue.

    Is it a common thing with GH2 at low ISO to have noticeable noise in mid to dark areas? Is it just a case of using neat video on every shot? I definitely notice a improvement of actual pic quality with the hacks, just the noise is annoying & lets the quality of the picture down for me.

    Is there a hack that reduces noise over others? Many thanks

    How to delete patches from Ptool! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:18:30 -0600 putumark 14864@/talks/discussions Hi! I'm new to this and I accidentally loaded tons of patches into Ptool (all the A to J buttons are green) and now I can't delete the patches in Ptool. How do I make the green buttons go red again so I can add more patches?