Panasonic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/panasonic-cameras/feed.rss Tue, 31 Mar 15 19:05:41 -0600 Panasonic en-CA Motion qualities of Panasonic GH1,2,3,4 series http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12703/motion-qualities-of-panasonic-gh1234-series Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:33:12 -0600 Blackout 12703@/talks/discussions Greetings all, long time no see or rather.. type.

I got burnt out for a while and am thinking of getting back into things.

I have a GH1h, GH2h, GH3.... and honestly the GH3 had motion characteristics I didn't like compared to the GH1 which was the most filmic and the GH2 hacked which was the most detailed sharpest of the bunch.

I still look back on my Saturday with the the dogs and can't believe the GH1 shot that.

(watch in 1080p HD full screen)

Now it's a bitch to mix these cameras cause the all look different but I have pulled it off. I have used the GH3 least of all.

Is there any point now to go to the GH4 for the supposed 4K (downsampled) editing... or has the time of the dslr faded and should I be looking at something new. I have the 14-140 stock lens (sharp as hell but needs light, the pancake, and to 40-100 panny (which I hate with the more cropped GH3)

Ideas? alternatives? Suicide?

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Forced to use my GH2 as i broke the flip out screen on my GH4 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10554/forced-to-use-my-gh2-as-i-broke-the-flip-out-screen-on-my-gh4 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:05:00 -0600 nobbystylus 10554@/talks/discussions What a klutz. I managed to drop my GH4 and break the flip out screen, while experimenting on a monopod. What a total dick. So, sent it back to be sorted (thankfully i've got great insurance) i'm hoping it doesn't take too long as i'm shooting in two weeks. So, dusting off the GH2, i have to say the image on the Moon T7 hacked GH2 still looks absolutely marvellous. The grain is there, particularly in low light, but so organic. Yes it doesn't have all the helpful features we now need (peaking, zebras, amazing time-lapse, 4k, curves etc), but the EVF is good and the image with Moon T7 is really really splendid. Will make the weeks go by still able to shoot lovely stuff. I remembered that the GH2 has a 'cine' mode. Forgot about that, never used it as we were all hung up on 'Smooth'.

I've got Aunty Driftwood and Uncle Vitaly to thank for the fact that this auld camera still shoots lovely imagery after all this time. Much obliged.

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Panasonic GF7 with change in design approach http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12202/panasonic-gf7-with-change-in-design-approach Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:57:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12202@/talks/discussions image

Rumored specs

  • 16Mp CMOS sensor
  • 2D improved advanced noise reduction
  • Dynamic range extender
  • Usual for Panasonic 240fps mode for fast AF
  • -4EV capable low light AF
  • Tilting LCD, opens up 180 degrees like NX300M
  • 1080p50, 1080p60 video recording
  • Wi-Fi
  • 12-32mm kit lens
  • Available in silver, brown and pink
  • Tilting LCD screen
  • $599
  • Available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S86L6DI
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Panasonic LX100 camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11140/panasonic-lx100-camera-topic Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:55 -0600 Tron 11140@/talks/discussions image

Previews

Available at:


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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9542/gh4-4k-panasonic-video-camera-official-topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • High speed 16Mp sensor
  • 2.36Mp OLED EVF
  • 1,036Mp OLED screem
  • 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps, up to 100Mbps
  • 1080p modes up to 96fps (in variable frame rate), up to 200Mbps I, or 100Mbps IBP modes (see below)
  • peaking with adjustments
  • 422 recording (external)
  • Stills - 12fps constant focus, 7.5fps - with focusing
  • Interface Unit with two XLR, 4 SDI
  • PAL/NTSC switchable
  • Weight with batteries - 560g
  • Dimensions - 133 mm x 93 mm x 84 mm
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Price - unknown yet

Jump to post after official announcement - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/158684#Comment_158684


Manuals:


We always have stock of GH4 bodies and/or kits,

PAL/NTSC
No time limits like US

Price: click on links below
Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy GH4.


Useful links

Available at:


Recording modes:

  • NTSC
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [HD] 1280×720, 29.97p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 29.97fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 59.94fps)
  • PAL
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC [HD]
      • 1280×720, 25.00p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 25.00fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 50.00fps)
  • Cinema
    • MOV
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • AVCHD -
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital

Interview

Samples and videos


4K crop calculations:

Stills horizontal resolution - 4608
Cinema 4K horizontal resolution - 4096
4K horizontal resolution - 3840

This makes crop:

  • Cinema 4K - 1,125x
  • 4K - 1,2x

of course, it is additional crop (to 2x typical for m43), so you must multiple two if you need to know relative FF crop.


Previous related topics:

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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, User reviews and opinions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10202/gh4-4k-panasonic-video-camera-user-reviews-and-opinions Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10202@/talks/discussions Dedicated only to personal reviews, opinions and tests.

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Timelapse on GH4 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12699/timelapse-on-gh4 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:32:26 -0600 raf702 12699@/talks/discussions Hey all, I'm having an issue with timelapse. I've already setup the menu options according to what I've read and seen online. Then when it's done with the timelapse, the pop up option of converting it to a video doesn't appear.

I've read that a pop up option appears when it's done with the timelapse. Any one familiar have an idea what I might be doing wrong. Or if I'm not setting up the timelape long enough?

Thanks!

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Panasonic FZ1000 1", 4K video, superzoom, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10583/panasonic-fz1000-1-4k-video-superzoom-official-topic Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:36:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10583@/talks/discussions image

Official specifications

  • 20.1Mp 1" CMOS sensor
  • 16x zoom 25-400mm F2.8-4.0 lens
  • 15 lenses in 11 groups. 5 aspherical lenses
  • 5 axis stabilizer
  • 4K MP4 video, 25fps PAL, 30fps NTSC
  • 1/4000s mechanical shutter / 1/16000s electronic shutter
  • 0.09sec AF speed
  • 0.66sec start-up time
  • Depth from defocus AF
  • 2.36 million dot-inch OLED EVF
  • 3" 920k screen
  • 12fps
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Time-lapse video creation •*Stop motion animation
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Focus peaking
  • $899 price

Previews and samples


Preorders

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Got to spend the day at Panasonic Headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12690/got-to-spend-the-day-at-panasonic-headquarters-in-toronto-ontario-canada. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:23:02 -0600 tylerknight 12690@/talks/discussions On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop/demo at Panasonic HQ in Toronto. The day was split into 3 separate time slots and I attended the first one. Geared towards people who had never used the GH4 or any of their lenses, I was the only one there who currently used the GH4. It was amazing to see the look on peoples faces though when they handled it for the first time and put the camera through its paces at a variety of different shooting stations.

Upon arriving at Panasonic, attendees were given a brand new Panasonic 16gb uhs 3 card to use in the cameras for the day so that they could go home and work with the files after the fact. Professional photgrapher Johan Sorensen was the lead photographer running the portrait station where they had a live model doing poses and we had the ability to try out the full lineup of lenses they had to offer. It was my first time shooting the Nocticron 42.5 f1.2 and wow was it a great experience. Check out Johan's work at http://www.johanphoto.ca/ where he is now fully using Panasonic cameras for all of his work.

There were stations dedicated to 4k Photo Mode, and macro/still life shooting which was great. I actually tested out the new 30mm f2.8 Macro and WOW it is a seriously sharp lens with the fastest focusing of any Panny lens I've used to date.

I had the chance to chat with them a bit about video as this was more geared towards photography, but they were really interested to hear that people are using the GH4 for video in a professional setting so much. I gave some feedback to them in regards to things I felt were missing and what was great about the camera and everyone was really engaging to hear the feedback.

I also asked about the rumoured AF-200 and got a smile and said they didn't know anything about it so I guess we'll have to wait and see!

I will share some of the photos from the event as soon as I get some edited to show off that new 30mm macro!

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A comparison of 4K to 1080p downscaling with GH4 / Ninja Star http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12611/a-comparison-of-4k-to-1080p-downscaling-with-gh4-ninja-star Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:48:48 -0600 StudioDCCreative 12611@/talks/discussions So, I've just shot a quick test using my GH4 and a Ninja Star. The test is to check the differences between the internal HDMI-based 4K downscale and the 4K -> 1080p downscale using the 4:2:0 8-bit H264 as a source.

The images can be downloaded in full resolution here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6o06zoowk7z5fh/GH4%20Test%20Images.zip?dl=0

I've created some uncompressed side-by-side previews but they seem to be too big for the forum, so I won't upload them here. Using JPG defeats the purpose of this comparison, as it adds it's own artifacts, so I won't use it either. If there's a way for me to post ~1MB TIFF files so you can see them faster, let me know.

Images are from the GH4 (set to a gently tweaked CineV, 4K 100M 24p - really 23.98, 180 degree shutter, Sigma 18-35 at f/2.8 on a Speedbooster at ISO 400, auto white balance, tungsten lighting).

They were captured to 1080p using the following workflows:

Clip 1: Recorded in GH4 (4:2:0 8-bit H.264 4K) then downscaled in Red Giant Bulletproof to 1080p ProRes 422HQ. Clip 2: Recorded in GH4 (4:2:0 8-bit H.264 4K) then downscaled in FCPX by adding to a 1080p timeline. Clip 3: GH4 HDMI out (4:2:2 8-bit) to Atomos Ninja Star (ProRes 422HQ) Clip 4: GH4 HDMI out (4:2:2 10-bit) to Atomos Ninja Star (ProRes 422HQ)

All clips were then placed in an FCPX timeline (Clip 2 was placed as a 4K file), then a frame was exported as a TIFF uncompressed file at full 1080p resolution. No effects, grading, or anything else was applied.

I tried to choose a subject (ColorChecker Passport and tomato, lit just off-axis with a side light accent) that would both provide some sharp edges as well as gentle gradients, and the green/red of the tomato should hopefully accentuate any actual chroma sub-sampling issues that exist. Camera was on a beanbag so please excuse any pixel-level misregistration, I don't have my tripod handy right now.

I hope this helps someone.

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GH4 - Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10255/gh4-best-video-settings Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:17:13 -0600 maddog15 10255@/talks/discussions Hello all. Anxiously awaiting my GH4, I'm starting the same thread topic that I did with the GH3. At 32 pages of input and tests for the GH3's Best Video Settings, I thought it would be a good idea to do the same for the GH4. Dedicated to user input and results regarding video settings alone. Please share and post your video tests, comparisons and opinions.

I look forward to sharing and learning from you all.

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GH3 vs GH4 screen res http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12661/gh3-vs-gh4-screen-res Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:06:09 -0600 wordsofpeace 12661@/talks/discussions I already have a GH3, but find it tricky sometimes to use the rear screen to manual focus accurately. Could be my eyesight is not great, but I also use a loupe and still find the resolution is not conducive to snapping the lens into focus. Is the GH4 screen a big step up in this respect?

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Is the V-LOG coming soon to the gh4? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12672/is-the-v-log-coming-soon-to-the-gh4 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:12:48 -0600 Wenen 12672@/talks/discussions Hey guys

Do you guys know if the V-LOG coming soon to the gh4? Panasonic is so slow!

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Panasonic G6 topic, GH2 replacement camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6788/panasonic-g6-topic-gh2-replacement-camera Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:47:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6788@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • 16.05 megapixels sensor
  • 3" 1Mpix screen In-Cell Touch Monitor, Touch Pad function for EVF
  • 240 fps readout for fast focus
  • 1,440,000 OLED viewfinder, eye sensor
  • 1080/24p, 1920 x 1080p60, 1280 x 720p60 (for PAl cameras it is 50p)
  • Manual video controls
  • Time lapse video
  • Stop motion mode
  • 28Mbps for 60p.
  • 3.5mm mike input
  • Build in WI-Fi with NFC
  • 1000mAh battery, 7.2Wh
  • 390 g
  • Kit price - $749
  • 122 x 85 x 71 mm

DMC-G6 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode.

The Clear Retouch makes it is possible to erase unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.

Adjustable HDR mode While the Panasonic G5 had an in-camera HDR mode, there was only an On or Off setting with no scope to tone down the effect. The new Lumix G6 addresses this problem by offering a range of options from Low to High.

Product page - http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/g6/video.html

Previews:

Where to order?:

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Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5344/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4733/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-2#Item_1018
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4592/official-panasonic-gh3-topic/p1

and


Also check

DR - http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-GH3-Digital-Camera-Review/Dynamic-Range.htm


Direct manuals links


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Short Specifications

  • Effective Megapixels - 16.05 Megapixels (17.20 total)
  • Live MOS/17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio), not multi aspect
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3.0" 640k OLED Monitor with static touch control
  • 1.74Mp OLED EVF
  • Video - AVCHD 2.0 1080p50 (PAL), 1080p60 (NTSC), 1080p24 (with slow and fast variations, like 12fps and 50fps).
  • Three containers (AVCHD, MOV and MP4) and large bitrate modes, bot intraframe and interframe.
  • Shutter Speeds - 60-1/4000
  • Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
  • Battery - Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh), old or new?
  • Continuous Shooting Speed - 6 fps
  • Weather Proof
  • WB - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, Color temperature setting
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC cards compatible
  • Dimensions - 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in
  • USB 2.0
  • Weight - 550g
  • Price - $1299 (body only!)

Available at:

Check other topic below for other countries and other US options:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4641/gh3-preordering-and-availability-topic


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GH3 Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7091/gh3-best-video-settings Tue, 28 May 2013 18:13:57 -0600 maddog15 7091@/talks/discussions Bought a GH3 just over a week ago. So far extremely happy with it on many levels. Have an interview job coming up so I did a multi cam test with my GH2 (Moon T5 loaded) and my new GH3 (Highest setting - MOV 1080p 24, @ 72Mb/s, All Intra). GH3 as camera A - front, GH2 as camera B - profile. When I synced the two vids in Premiere Pro for a multi cam edit... things were...different. Long and short of it.... the GH2 with Moon T5 kicked the GH3's butt hands down in low light.

In a nutshell the GH3 produced much more noise than I expected. And an overall lower quality image vs the GH2 under the same shooting conditions. (Both cameras shooting with the same f-stop, S-speed and ISO)

It was recommende3d by @robbin that I try the 50Mb/s IPB setting. I did so but still don't see much improvement or change in the noise with lower light. Was shooting at ISO 400 so I should be fairly safe right? Per many other professional shooters I have Sharpness at -5, Contrast -5, Saturation -2. Noise Reduction at 0 as -5 allows too much noise and +5 seems to muddy or soften the image as a whole to me.

Any feedback is welcome on best video settings for GH3

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Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7051/panasonic-gx7-aka-gx2-with-ibis-topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image

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Official specifications

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Tilting 1.04MP screen
  • 90 degrees tiltable EVF with 2.76 million dots (cov - 100%, mag - 1.39x) *1920×1080/60p full HD video
  • Fastest shutter is 1/8000 second
  • Maximum sensitivity is ISO25600
  • Flash sync - 1/320s
  • Highlight and shadow curve adjustments
  • Three level focus peaking
  • Silent mode
  • in body image stabilization
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • 80 degrees titltable LCD with 3.0 in. 1.04 million dots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 402g
  • 123x71x55 mm

Available at:

Previews and videos

Will be added soon, check from 4rd page for now.

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GH4 Noise http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12254/gh4-noise Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:32:18 -0700 acvschwartz 12254@/talks/discussions Hello, first time posting here, and overall camera noob... I picked up the GH4 to do some promo vids for a clothing line I am releasing soon.. and tested it out all day today... I found the videos to be a little grainy and a little noisy.. I have uploaded 2 videos to youtube linked below. The one titled "madden" was shot in cinema 4k, 24p and was uploaded to youtube from final cut pro x using 1080p. the other video titled "gh4 noise test" was shot using FHD, 24p and was also uploaded through FCPX using 1080p.

I dont know if its just me... but I see a lot of noise and not such great quality especially on the C4K madden video which is weird. All shots are straight from the camera.. no color grading.. I know the editing and shots arent so great... but i just wanted to upload these to get your opinion... I purchased my gh4 off ebay through what seems to be a camera shop's account and they were running a promotion on the GH4 for $1,399.99 and I am using a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 - 5.6 lens. Please let me know what you think... is it fine and im just overreacting? should I try to return the camera to get a new one?

MADDEN (C4K, 24p):

NOISE TEST (FHD, 24p):

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Lumix GH4 Big Noise Problem http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12612/lumix-gh4-big-noise-problem Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:10:52 -0600 tomasawyer 12612@/talks/discussions Hi guys, I got my GH4 a month ago, and upon doing some video tests I am experiencing huge amount of noise in blacks and shadows. Even in bright daylight when i do some tests and i have something black in the video (dress, camera bag) even on ISO 400 it starts to get really big, ISO 800 almost unusable.

Anyone experiencing the same problem? Might be a faulty sensor from Panasonic? I am primarily shooting on Cine-D profile, no additional adjustments, but the problem is on Standard profile as well.

My iDynamic and iResolution is OFF.

I am really frustrated, I was expecting a better video that this noisy ants from GH4, anyone please help?

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GH4 Issues topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10349/gh4-issues-topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

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GH4 & Stills: Does aspect ratio matter? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12581/gh4-stills-does-aspect-ratio-matter Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:26:22 -0600 acuriousman 12581@/talks/discussions I've been hearing a lot of conflicting info about this.

Is there one aspect ratio for stills that will garner the best quality/dynamic range over all others? I've been hearing 4:3 is the best aspect ratio for stills because it "uses the entire GH4 sensor".

Is this true or will they all give you the exact same quality?

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GH4 - Peaking focus when using ipad and image app software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12240/gh4-peaking-focus-when-using-ipad-and-image-app-software Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:31:07 -0700 jimrobin 12240@/talks/discussions Hello, was wondering if anyone else has had an issue where when using the wifi app on an ipad - focus peaking works, but as sonn as the camera is set into record ( video ) the focus peaking disappears on the ipad. I am able to change the manual focus while record but can't see any peaking. The camera lcd does show it. Is this a software glitch or is it something I have set wrong? I just purchased the GH4 and tested it at a family wedding I attended yesterday. My plan was to set-up the shot and connect the ipad and just sit in the audience with my wife. The shot was including the bride and groom and the minister in 4k. As each spoke I wanted to change the focus slightly to bring each into focus as the minister was a few feet further from the camera. In post I could drop the footage into a 1080 project and pan or enter closer shots through cropping etc. Once the ceremony started I quickly reallized that manually focusing from the ipad without peaking was close to impossible. lesson Learned.

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Official Panasonic G5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3936/official-panasonic-g5-topic Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:07:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3936@/talks/discussions image


The new DMC-G5 features a 3-inch fold out screen and a top of the line 16-megapixel sensor powered by Panasonic's Venus Engine VII.

G5 is capable of things like full HD video recording and capturing images up to 12,800 ISO.

Also it looks like we have power zoom control near shutter :-)


Specifications:

  • 16Mp sensor (18.3 megapixels total!)
  • 6fps burst
  • 1.44Mp viewfinder
  • 1080p50/1080p60 video recording (28Mp)
  • Additional control lever. Control lever behind the shutter button which controls the power zoom on compatible lenses. Alternatively it can be configured to operate exposure compensation or aperture in M-mode.
  • Higher-resolution 920,000 dot rear LCD
  • Regains the eye-sensor to automatically switch between LCD and electronic viewfinder.
  • 'Touchpad AF'. It allows you to move the AF area across the frame with your finger on the LCD while you're framing the shot through the EVF.
  • The newly added Electronic Shutter mode allows silent operation which is helpful in areas where silence is needed
  • The Extra Tele Conversion function extends zoom range Max 4.8x without deterioration of image quality.
  • Price: $800 for kit

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[GH4 EVF Problem]GH4 EVF got red and no image http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12482/gh4-evf-problemgh4-evf-got-red-and-no-image Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:13:36 -0700 northcamel 12482@/talks/discussions My GH4's EVF got red with some blue vertical lines and there is no image.

Other functions are all OK!

I toke a picture of the EVF and you can see the attached file.

Anyone had ever seen the problem?

I bought this GH4 from Amazon.co.jp and I'm from China, So I can't send to Panasonic China for free.

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GH4 how to keep the iso seperate in photo/video mode ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12462/gh4-how-to-keep-the-iso-seperate-in-photovideo-mode- Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:59:38 -0700 hammyuk 12462@/talks/discussions does anyone know how to setup the camera so when you are in aperture mode and select 800 iso then switch the dial to manual video it keeps the iso value seperate ( like if i had the iso at 200 for my video work )

its annoying when you have to quickly switch from photo mode and want todo some video and realise after 5 minutes the iso is too high as it uses the last value it was at.

thanks

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GH4 firmware update 2.0 talk http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11461/gh4-firmware-update-2.0-talk Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:21:55 -0600 chef 11461@/talks/discussions GH4 FIRMWARE UPGRADE!!! VER 2.0 http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upggh4_e.htm

  1. [4K PHOTO] mode is added which records 4K video exclusively for capturing a frame to save as a photo. •Settings can be adjusted as below when entering this mode. Rec Format : MP4 Rec Quality : 4K/30p/100Mbps (System Frequency 59.94Hz) 4K/25p/100Mbps (System Frequency 50.00Hz) Luminance Level:0-255
    1. In addition to 16:9 aspect, 4:3/3:2/1:1 can be selected.
    2. Exif information is embedded to the captured image from the 4K video.
    3. Marking function is available enables marker setting on the designated point while recording video and users can jump to the markers when playing back the video to capture the frame they want.
    4. Loop Recording function is added, with which the camera keeps on recording video while deleting the old footage automatically.
  2. 4K/23.98p/100Mbps mode is added in MP4 video recording.
  3. The upper limit of the ISO sensitivity can be set in the menu of ISO sensitivity setting and emission amount of flash light can be adjusted in the menu of exposure compensation.
  4. Focusing performance of 1-area AF in video recording is improved.
  5. Tracking performance of tracking AF when used with the interchangeable lens H-FS14140 is improved.
  6. Remote shooting via USB tethering is available by using PC software “USB Tether” supplied by Promote Systems.

https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/support/en/dsc/fts/win/GH4_V20_ENG.pdf

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GH4 Firmware News http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12234/gh4-firmware-news Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:19:48 -0700 tedbrah 12234@/talks/discussions Post any news about upcomimg rumors or releases of gh4 firmware. Im personally really excited about the V-Log color profile that may come soon or the confirmed 4k hdmi output that's confirmed.

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Panasonic G7 topic, GH4 for poor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12408/panasonic-g7-topic-gh4-for-poor Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:13:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12408@/talks/discussions Rumored specs

  • 2160p30, 100Mbit
  • 1080p24/1080p60, 100Mbit
  • Sensor and LSI same as in GH4
  • Simpler firmware with less features
  • Simpler EVF
  • LCD screen instead of AMOLED
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G6 best video presets http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7454/g6-best-video-presets Sun, 07 Jul 2013 15:58:03 -0600 digitalamator 7454@/talks/discussions If anyone from g6 owners can post here some best video presetes that will be great.

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How do I repair my GH2 HDMI port? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12453/how-do-i-repair-my-gh2-hdmi-port Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:31:04 -0700 Imaginate 12453@/talks/discussions As you can see the pins on the HDMI port are damaged... any ideas on how to repair this?

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