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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.

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


  • None for now
GH4 Issues topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

Panasonic GH4 - Manual control while video recoring Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:48 -0600 shaunlawson 10886@/talks/discussions Hello,

I have two GH2 that I love for video work. One major disadvantage of the GH2 is

when recording video start, I loss camera control, of ISO/Iris/Shutter. The only

control I have is focus.

Would any GH4 owner kindly advise me that the GH4 let them control the camera

fully when the camera is recording video.

Many thanks for your help, Shaun

Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics


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Direct manuals links


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:

Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image



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.

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.

GF2 LCD Preview useless ? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:02:36 -0600 yabiss 10878@/talks/discussions hi :) I've recently bought a GF2 and the display always shows a perfectly exposed picture no matter what. I can change aperture, iso, shutter speed, it's always the same perfect image. No real feedback whatsoever. There must be a way to display the actual TRUE image no? I can do that in my beloved GH2 so i don't get it. anyone can help? tia

GH1 vs GH2 vs GH3 vs GH4. Better looking sensor. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:00:09 -0700 endotoxic 5796@/talks/discussions We have been discusing features, specs, footage and all that stuff since GH1 when out on 2009 on DVXuser forum. Time has passed really fast, and here we are with 3 cameras from the same lineup allready. Panasonic has made some grate inovation and pushed the frontier more than their competition on very much all the aspects of its camera.

Now that almost 4 years has pased, and we can happily review all GH series camera and drive some conclusion about their appeal.

*GH1 sensor has the best cinematic image from the 3 models. dynamic range, better color no stange color cast.

*GH2 sensor has the better resolution, and more detail, less dynamic range and green cast on footage.

*GH3 has even better resolution even more detail more dynamic range and a magenta cast.

For all of you forum GH partners, which is the best sensor from the 3 when talking about CINEMATIC image.

Remeber cinematic is almost WHAT YOU SHOW AND WAHT YOU DONT. If not take a look at hobbit mess at HFR 4k. So more detail and image quality is not always better.

THe best GH1 footage ive ever seen Grate DOF control and amazing cinematography (thank you @arnarfjodur )

One of the best GH2 result out there. Tipical Low Dynamic range, high contrast on flat image. Grate final picture (thank you @cekrem )

If you have grate footage from GH2 and GH3 please feel free to share for better comparison.

Long live GH series, and VK for hacking them.

GH2 depth of field. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:22:15 -0600 augusto 10875@/talks/discussions Hello everyone, I have a GH2 with Motion Flow V2 works fine, but I can not do the "depth of field" ogeeto perfectly in focus and the background out of focus. Following the tutorials on youtube, I do not find the same menu on my GH2! GH2-14/140- 14/42- Tips?? Thank you.

GX7 / GM1 - Best Video Settings Tue, 06 May 2014 08:50:11 -0600 MarcioK 10320@/talks/discussions Since some people showed interest in the GX7's thread sbout opening a Best Video Settings new thread, there it is. And since (in theory) the GM1 have almost the same internals, maybe the settings could work for both - if we discover that it is not the case, a separate thread could be made.

Feel free to share the settings that you are using and the results - unfortunately I did not have enough time myself to make some research yet :)

Jamaican Mafia trailer (shoot on Gh3) Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:09:13 -0600 Donzo 10715@/talks/discussions This is a feature length film that I shoot on gh3.. Here the trailer..I need your feedback

Panasonic GH4 4K vs Blackmagic Cinema Camera Green Screen / Chroma Key Comparision Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:11:58 -0600 AKED 10856@/talks/discussions Here a clip from Video Alchemy where he tests the croma keying abilities of the GH4, 4K downsampled to 1080p, 4:2:0 8bit, compared to the BMCC Prores 4:2:2 and uncomressed cinemaDNG

Who would have thought this: the GH4 wins :-)

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 :-)


  • 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

Available at:


Previews and reviews:

GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image


  • 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 -


We got first stock of GH4 bodies and kits,

GH4 body price - $1698 + shipping and GH4+12-35mm+64Gb Panasonic SDHC UHS Speed Class 3 card kit - $2430 + shipping prices include shipping to US/CA/UK/AU/NZ/Western Europe
No time limits like US

Price: see above
Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this camera/lens.

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


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:

Panasonic G6 topic, GH2 replacement camera Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:47:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6788@/talks/discussions image


  • 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 -


Where to order?:

GH4 issues with monitors Wed, 07 May 2014 17:53:37 -0600 chickenpusher 10334@/talks/discussions Is anyone else getting half a second lag on external monitor via HDMI when in 24hz?

I am using the Marshall V-LCD50-HDMI

I don't get any lag in PAL or NTSC.

What's the problem with my GH2 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:56:11 -0600 JayUKB 10807@/talks/discussions I recently bought a (used/second hand) GH2 from Ebay.

Unfortunately, it was 'body only' therefore I had to wait until a separately bought lens arrived before I could use/test it. All photos/videos have a very strong red/dark pink tint - this is the same as through the LCD/viewfinder.

Photo 1 is just a straight (but resized) photo. The filing cabinet is actually a light coloured wood framed with a light grey shutter thing. Photo 2 - White-balanced using a white card/paper (again, resized).

Any thought? I sort of suspect it's had some IR/infrared conversion - which wasn't detailed in the Ebay listing.

GH4 noise reduction Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:49 -0600 Susteren 10792@/talks/discussions I shoot a lot of aftermovies for festivals and I would like to change from my 5d3 to the mighty GH4. I always like to deliver the footage as fast as possible. Often correct noise reduction in post isn't possible (time), so I wonder if the built in noise reduction of the GH4 is any good? Thank you!

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

GH4 96FPS Anamorphic? Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:06:24 -0600 IVIaverick52 10742@/talks/discussions I wanted to see if anyone has thought to shoot using anamorphic lenses on the GH4 using the Variable Frame Rate mode. The biggest reason I'm wondering is because it's been confirmed that VFR mode reduces the GH4's resolution to somewhere between 1080p and 720p. However, by using anamorphic lenses you would have to crunch the vertical pixels in post, therefor giving you more vertical resolution. This doesn't help with the horizontal resolution, but I'm sure it would help with the "softness" most people notice in VFR mode. Since we are talking about improving the resolution though, it would make sense for someone to try it out with some legitimate anamorphic lenses (not Jimmy rigged projector lenses from the 70's). Think it might be possible?

Matching video look on GH4 & GX7 - 2 cam shoot Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:27:19 -0600 ghd4 10746@/talks/discussions Hi,

I am interested in matching the footage from GX7 and GH4 during events or interviews. What settings should I use to make color matching and have them look as close to each other as they can? Is this possible.

I normally shoot 4k cined/v setting on gh4 and downres to 1080p.

Since GX7 doesn't have cine-d/v profile what should i set it to.

I am looking to get another gh4 in the future but it would be nice to be able to use gx7 for now as I have the metabones speedbooster on it with nikon 70-200mm for those tighter interview shots.

GH4 slowmo 96fps recording problems and bugs! Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:20:50 -0600 loscher 10736@/talks/discussions Hello, I´m having several problems with the lumix GH4 slowmo 96fps mode, camera just freeze during recording sea or water sports just before 3 seconds. I´m using the Kingston UHS-I U3 80mbs writing speed 64GB SD card, so may not be a writing problem or data transfer, or I´m wrong. Has anyone else having the same issue?, thanks!

GH3 tips and tricks topic Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:09:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6417@/talks/discussions This is good topic to ask questions about GH3 that have no answer in manual and share your knowledge.

And discuss anything other than initial impressions, reviews, etc.

GH4 with a blackmagic ATEM 1080p25or50, via HDMI to SDI converter Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:43:11 -0600 ricker 10735@/talks/discussions Hey guys,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with using a GH4 through a blackmagic HDMI to SDI converter and then passed to a Blackmagic ATEM. I'm only looking to work in 1080p25 or 1080p50, but will need a 10bit signal as were shooting green screen and keying in the ATEM live. Basically creating a virtual set. I see there is discussion on the GH4 outputting 50p when shooting 25p, that is fine as long as the ATEM will see the signal. We are finishing with a live stream through a converter. Does it make a difference if the cameras is set in AVCHD or not on the HDMI output?

My interest in the GH4, is we can also take the multi cam setup on location shoots, recording directly into the cameras themselves. Where as a solution like the Blackmagic studio cameras require separate recorders. (the BMD studio cameras are not very sharp either)

GH4 + NINJA1 by HDMI Sun, 18 May 2014 14:39:15 -0600 Luis1964 10401@/talks/discussions Yesterday I've received my new GH4. I'm not sure that my ninja 1 is able to rec 4.2.2 10 bit. I've take bouth enclosed files; first of them I've choose HDMI 4.2.2 8bit and the second 4.2.2. 10 bit. Anyone is able to confirm me if they are differents? (8 bit and the other one 10 bit files). I can't see any difference when I'm grading them.



GH4 with an external recorder vs Blackmagic for greenscreen? Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:04:12 -0600 lexicon 10536@/talks/discussions Hi I just wondered what your thoughts were as regards GH4 with external recorders like Atomos v Blackmagic cameras for green screen. Would it be as effective at keying? One other possibly very naive question - is there any advantage in using sharper lenses for greenscreen? The Panasonic 12-35mm for example? Thanks a lot.

"Noise Reduction Tip for the GH2 thats MASSIVE" Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:12:46 -0600 theteddy 2914@/talks/discussions Im sure this has been mentioned on Personal View somewhere but I'm damned if I can find it. In the link
Drew from the Drew Network claims in episode 6 of Hacked GH2 that by shooting only in >white balance> incandescent (the little lightbulb icon) in Vibrant mode, and then correcting in post you can virtually eliminate noise. The theory being that its the red channel that is the culprit. I cant test this myself as I've only got a crappy consumer editing suite. Note that whats shown on You Tube is client ready footage, hence the crushed blacks. I think he uses CS 5.5. Does this actually work ? He gets to the point after the 5 minute mark.

gh3 keeping the screeninformation while recording Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:44:09 -0600 lobbes 10635@/talks/discussions Hello, Does anybody know if it is possible to keep the screeninformation while i am recording in video mode. A few seconds after starting the record button all the information on the the screen disappears. I like to see this information while recording, especially the horizontal "helplines".... Anyone?