Panasonic Thu, 29 Jan 15 03:15:52 -0700 Panasonic en-CA 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):


Japanese GX7 import is ntsc? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:49:07 -0700 Matt 12261@/talks/discussions I have an option of buying a GX7 that's been imported from Japan (though apparently it's all in English). Does this mean that the camera is essentially NTSC, offering 30p and 60p recording, rather than just 25p and 50p of the EU version? Thanks.

Need advice, get GH3 or G6? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:53:26 -0700 rezyserzycia 12264@/talks/discussions hi folks. I need a body for some documentary work, low budget shorts on vimeo and just for fun. What will be better? buy gh3 and a few vintage cheap m39 lenses or g6 and buy a really good lens like leica, etc?

thx a lot! greetings from Poland

Panasonic LX100 camera topic Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:55 -0600 Tron 11140@/talks/discussions image


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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

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

No time limits like US

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Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
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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:

GH4 firmware update 2.0 talk Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:21:55 -0600 chef 11461@/talks/discussions GH4 FIRMWARE UPGRADE!!! VER 2.0

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panasonic GM5 topic Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:23:49 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 11032@/talks/discussions image

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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.

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


Also check

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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 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 All-inta 200mbps file size smaller than IPB shooting mode Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:14:42 -0700 DirectorDuncan 12194@/talks/discussions Does anyone know why the file file size is smaller when shooting in All-intra 200mbps, as opposed to IPB 100mbsp on the GH4? I shot 25 seconds of test footage in each record mode. All the other setting remained exactly the same, I only changed the record mode.

The MP4, 24p 1080 All-Intra 200mbps file size was 148.7 MB The MP4, 24p 1080 IPB 100mbps file size was 291.8MB

Any suggestions?

GH2 SD card slot won't lock the card Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:41:14 -0700 Riker 12186@/talks/discussions I'm pretty bummed about this shit right now. 2014 was by far my most unproductive year ever, I think I can write down the days how many times I've actually took my GH2 out to shoot something, it just kept sitting in the bag all the time.

Yesterday I went out to shoot, got home, took out the SD card and replaced it with the formatted one, but out of the blue, the card kept popping out. The whatever mechanism held it/locked it in place, it doesn't anymore.

I think I know the answer but I'll put the question out there anyway - is this something that can be fixed?

Thanks :)

PS - I've tried with other SD cards I have, same result. But if I push the card in and close the slot hatch, it seems to work, the camera can write to the card. Not exactly sure how much of a solution is this, the doors are flimsy enough and it takes one wrong touch to pull them open.

GH4 Issues topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

GH4 Profile Recommendations to Shot Match With ARRI Alexa Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:49:05 -0700 discomandavis 12145@/talks/discussions Just got contracted to reshoot a couple shots for a feature that was shot mostly on an Alexa. Most shots were night shots, with snow. Has anybody here mixed GH4 with Alexa successfully? Settings Color profile recommendations would be awesome so I can test them out before the shoot. Thanks!

Just so nobody chimes in and says "rent an Alexa" or anything like that, the producer has given literally almost no budget for this, so renting any other camera is not an option.

GH3 Issues Topic Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:45:24 -0700 vaitor 5488@/talks/discussions Hi,

I just received my GH3 from Samys and my FN4 button does not work. I'm think it might be a rare case but since I live abroad and it took two weeks to get it from the US it is pretty annoying. I can still go back in the menu by using the touch screen but it is quit inconvenient.

My question: Did anyone ever came across such an issue with any other DSLR? Is it possible to repair it locally (cheap?) I am not a technician but I am guessing it is either the wiring or a lose contact. So I would like to avoid sending it back/or sending it in to Panasonic for repair. Also: If there is no other solution and I have to send it to panasonic, what are the usual repair times? any experience?

Any advise? Thanks in advance!


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
Stormy - A short GH4 anamorphic film Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:50:49 -0700 izash 12153@/talks/discussions Stormy. Tension in the air.
A short film I shot, edited and composed the music over the last few days. Anamorphic.

Shane Hurlbut don't like the GH4 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:57:09 -0700 Wenen 12124@/talks/discussions Hey

I wonder why Shane Hurlbut think the camera is a broadcast video camera and don't have that filmic feel. And it has bad skin tones. He like the 5D mk2 better.

I think he shuld use Cinema V and not the Cinema D.

What I have seen the camera performs really good hand have filmic feel.

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.

GH4 Users: How does your GH4 compare to your GH2/GH3 for stills? Sun, 04 Jan 2015 00:26:41 -0700 acuriousman 12090@/talks/discussions For those who have owned both (Or even all 3), what's your experience upgrading when it comes to stills?

Is there a huge jump between the two? I would imagine the GH2 to GH4 difference would be massive, but what's your experience been?

Shooting Sports + Slow Motion (LX100 and GX7) Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:24:09 -0700 sgreszcz 12116@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I'm going to take some video of my brother when he races in the World Cup of Skeleton (where they throw themselves headfirst down an ice chute at up to 140 km/h). I own a Panasonic LX100 and a newly-purchased GX7. I'm planning on using the LX100 for the wider shots and when I want to rely on the detail that the 4k brings. I plan on using the GX7 with my longer u4/3 lenses (like P35-100/2.8) and hope to be able to use the DTC functionality as well.

I have a few questions about techniques and settings needed to shoot fast moving sport, using 50fps (in the GX7), and potentially getting more slow-motion with something like Twixtor to interpolate frames.

Normally, I try to follow the 180 degree shutter rule for motion blur, and until now I've only had a camera that shoots 24/25/30 fps so I've kept the shutter speed fixed at 1/50 especially when indoors with 50Hz lighting.

I would like to try to record some of the bobsled and skeleton starts with the intent of slowing them down in post. The GX7 has 50 fps. If I record in 50 fps, should I be setting the shutter at 1/125 or should I be using something higher for sharper image capture, especially if I intend on using something like twixtor to make it look like even slower motion?

As far as shooting at 50 fps on the GX7 (28 Mbps), is there any loss in image quality compared to shooting at 25 fps (20 Mbps). Is there any reason why I shouldn't always shoot at 50 fps just in case I want to slow anything down in the future?

Thank you for advise!

European GH4 recording Time limit. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:54:56 -0700 Manoosh 12101@/talks/discussions Hi everybody,

I have question. In case I have a european GH4 can I put a USA firmware or Australian firmware? And maybe get off this time limite?.... It will too easy?

Thanks for your information... and happy new year for everyone!

Panasonic G6 Issues Fri, 05 Jul 2013 03:24:56 -0600 oscillian 7434@/talks/discussions Starting this topic to gather issues that could lead to firmware update for the G6 :)

GH2 screen blank cold weather? Thu, 01 Jan 2015 03:37:08 -0700 linz1 12066@/talks/discussions HI, I took my GH2 out yesterday to do some filming and the screen went blank, it was a cold day and the temperature was about 1 below zero. The camera did actually film but the screen was not working, started again when i got home. Anyone else experience this