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GH5 Panasonic camera, from anticipation to love or hate
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  • they think the new firmware update of 400Mbps All-I will be H.265. Nick even said that since HEVC is 2x more efficient it would be like an All-I 800Mbps in the GH4 with an H.264 codec.

    All-i is practically a series of JPG images. If I understand right h.265 cant compress it more than h.264 or even MJPG.

  • @AKED

    Important also how it will be made in smartphone app.

  • VLOG-L Unlock Key, appears will be free in Aus, if you preorder...

    According to DigiDirect

  • The focus pull function seems like a nice feature, anyone know if this this will be for all m43 lenses or just the newly updated ones?

  • @sam_rides_a_mtb In one video thes said that the focus pulling with 2-3 focuspoinis has 5 speeds: Super slow, slow, medium, fast and super fast, which was said to be almost instant focus change.

  • @theSUBVERSIVE I wrote this info as a response to @EspenB who had a theory that GH5 sensor is not native 4/3.

  • You can see focus pull function that Vesku and VK were discussing at about 12:30 in this video:

    Implemenation looks like exactly how I would want it to function - set two points prior (or even three if you want!), then just tap the "Pos1" button on screen, then "Pos2" when you want it to rack, then you can even select a third point "Pos3"! Looks like there is a speed setting (L,M,H?) and an option to start the moment you record OR at a preset delay after hitting record OR using on-screen "pos" (position) presets that you've defined. Execution of this in this video and a few other videos showing this feature looks bang on perfect! Have been hoping for this feature for years and it looks like they delivered!

  • The GH5's V-Log L appears to be very similar to the GH4's V-Log L.

    Graded in Logarist. Click for full size.

    Exposure and contrast adjustment:
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    Exposure and white balance adjustment:
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    Credit: Neumann Films. License

  • @estarkey7 I watched a video where they stated that you can record 30p for an unlimited amount of time.

  • I wonder how long the 6K Hi-Res video will record for? I know they spec'd a 6K "burst of video" for the 6K photo mode, but now with HEVC, it should be without limit.

  • 2 of the guys that shot with the GH5 plus Nick Driftwood replied to me that they think the new firmware update of 400Mbps All-I will be H.265. Nick even said that since HEVC is 2x more efficient it would be like an All-I 800Mbps in the GH4 with an H.264 codec.

    Nothing official by Panasonic though. But it seems that the GH5 will indeed have both H.264 and H.265 options for 4K videos. I wrote a piece talking about wanting HEVC All-I but I didn't actually believe Panasonic would do that but it seems that they will. Having options is always good, plus having HEVC means it's quite future proof when editing and computers catch up to that better.

  • @Tron I saw one guy testing the footage and he said it's VBR and it maxed out at around 200Mbps.

  • Does it magnify for focus while recording?

  • Panasonic Technical marketing Interview

  • I wonder whether Depth-From-Defocus is still unavailable in video more, where it would be most useful for a decent continous auto-focus...

  • The 30P 4:2:2 footage reports back as 140 Mb/s CBR in MediaInfo. Somewhat surprising, I would've expected VBR.

  • I am on OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan. I transcoded all the footage to ProRes HQ and everything plays and edits really smooth on my X99 with GTX980 hackintosh ;-) I can play all of the downloaded footage with VLC and everything is smooth with no hiccups.

    I take that back the 60p footage jumps around in VLC but plays back smoothly with Quicktime Player. The 24p and 30p footage will not playback with the Quicktime player but plays back smoothly with the VLC player. All of the footage once converted to ProRes works fine for me on my system. Another interesting note all of the footage seems to be right at about the 150mbs mark.

  • i cannot play smoothly those clips and editing in premiere (PC) is pain in the a$#@ss !

  • @cas1 I am not sure this is not my footage but I think it was shot at ISO 400 which would be the base ISO for the GH5.

  • @Azo,

    At what iso(s) where those vlog clips shot?

  • Yeah, works with media players but no dice in the editor. Very odd.

  • @Tron Whats weird is that even on the Mac Side the 24p and 30p footage will not play with Quicktime. VLC has no problem playing all of the footage.

    24P-VLOG.jpg
    3840 x 2160 - 496K
    24P-VLOG-QUICK-GRADE.jpg
    3840 x 2160 - 819K
  • @Azo Thanks for the footage link. For some reason the 30P footage won't play with Vegas 14, but the 60P does and it actually looks incredible with Filmconvert LUTs. They seemed to have improved V-Log with the 8 bit, it's gorgeous when graded.

  • Well, I'm impressed. One of the interviews with the Panny spokesmen said that the camera can record 4K, 60FPS, in 10-bit... but with an external HDMI recorder. Given the camera's own LCD screen abilities (LUTs,m histograms, etc.), then maybe there's a good external recorder without a screen (i.e., cheaper) that can record that stream.

    From what I can tell, the GH4 had 10 stops of exposure, and with Vlog that went up to 12. Apparently the GH5 has 13 stops; I'm not sure what Vlog'll do for that. But, between the 10-bit recording rate, better noise reduction, and an extra stop or two, this camera will probably be dandy in low light.

    I'm sold. And late February is my birthday, so that adds to the incentive.

  • @liork it's the same pixel count. GX8, Pen-F, E-M1 II and GH5, they all have a 5184 x 3888 pixel sensor. Panasonic saying 20.3MP and Olympus saying 20.4 is just a different in how they made the pixel approximation but both sensors have the exactly same pixel count.