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Panasonic GH5 II, new prosumer m43 camera
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  • Panasonic: idea! Put a decent sensor in your cube minimum 6K. Oh right, Z Cam did that already. Well, do it anyway. Another idea: Sony is selling their A1 for $6500! And they are sold out! Something like that cam would be a big seller.

  • Gh5 II its ajoke

  • 4K@60 10 bit 4:2:0 Same body as GH5. I'm happy to upgrade the camera without change housing!


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  • what i dont get is why everyone gets comfy by using 10 bit 4:2:0 is like 8 bit but with a 10 bit wraped video codec, it lacks the color resolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    it should be 10 bit 4:2:2!!!! at 400mpbs and 60fps, also a 240fps even at 8 bit would be grate! i recoon that sensor is capable of much more than they say it can do.

    Like the S1H, S5, A7 III sensor is the same as the Zcam one, but on Z cam better implementation

  • I agree the flagship should be 4:2:2. My Z cam S6 outputs 10-bit 4:2:2 and is 6K so it is hard to get excited about any of this. But I will wait till all the dust has settled.

  • PR

    The latest Venus engine and 20.3M Live MOS sensor updated from the conventional GH5

    Equipped with “C4K / 4K 60p 10bit recording” and “real-time recognition AF” that uses the latest AF algorithm with the latest generation Venus engine. The AF performance is improved from the conventional model (GH5) in combination with the Micro Four Thirds sensor, which has excellent high-speed performance. In addition, the Live MOS sensor, which has approximately 20.33 million effective pixels, achieves realistic resolution due to its low-pass filterless design. In addition, AR (Anti Reflection) coating is applied to the surface of the sensor to suppress reflection when shooting against the sun and suppress flare.

    Unlimited video recording time with excellent heat dissipation system

    Panasonic’s unique heat dissipation system and power saving of the engine make it possible to shoot movies without time limit. Not only long-time video recording such as events and documentary shooting, but also distribution using the newly installed wireless live distribution function suppresses overheating and can be distributed without time limit.

    Real-time recognition AF with improved tracking accuracy due to enhanced recognition function

    Equipped with real-time recognition AF that newly applies deep learning, which is an advanced technology in the AI field. In addition to general “face / pupil recognition”, it supports “head recognition” that catches the head of a person facing backwards and “human body recognition” that catches the entire distant and small subject. The camera automatically determines the shooting intention according to the angle of view, and keeps focusing while suppressing the background omission. Due to the evolution of deep learning and the speeding up of recognition processing, the followability and speed of face / pupil recognition and human body recognition have been greatly improved. It also demonstrates high focus performance on animals due to animal recognition.

    BIS / Dual IS 2 6.5 steps for excellent camera shake correction performance

    The sensor-shifted 5-axis in-body camera shake correction (BIS) achieves a 6.5-step correction effect that is stronger than the 5-step correction of the conventional GH5. In addition, by using the LUMIX G series lens equipped with in-lens image stabilization (OIS), the shutter speed reaches the telephoto range due to the “Dual IS 2” that cooperates with BIS and 2-axis in- lens image stabilization. It is possible to keep a high camera shake correction effect of up to 6.5 steps. This camera is equipped with the latest camera shake correction algorithm for movies newly adopted in the full-size mirrorless single-lens camera “DC-S1H”, and performs natural and natural camera shake correction when shooting video.

    The latest photo style that reflects the painting of “life force and beauty”

    This machine inherits LUMIX’s painting concept of “life force and beauty of life” and faithfully expresses the delicate gradation of the sky and clouds, and the depth of the ocean that extends to the horizon. I will firmly draw even the things that capture the “sensitivity” such as breath, air, and history. In addition, it is equipped with 10 colors and 4 monochrome modes that allow unified color settings from still images to movies. Equipped with the latest photo styles such as L. Classic Neo, L. Monochrome S, Cine- like D2, Cine-like V2, and Flat, it expands the range of video look.

    Cinema4K 60p 10bit video recording / high resolution anamorphic and other full video recording modes

    In addition to 4K 30p and Cinema4K 24p 4: 2: 2 10bit recording, new support for Cinema4K 60p 10bit recording and Cinema4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10bit recording is supported. 10bit recording, which has about 64 times the amount of information compared to conventional 4K 60p 8bit recording, provides gradation and subtle nuances of gradation, increasing the degree of freedom in editing and grading. In addition, Cinema4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10bit recording is compatible with ALL-Intra, and high bit rate recording of up to 400Mbps is possible. It also supports 4: 3 aspect anamorphic lenses. In addition to 4K anamorphic video, it also supports high-resolution anamorphic mode (4992 x 3744), which has the same number of pixels as 6K video, and can be used according to the site of video production.

    V-Log L that supports grading and post production in Log shooting

    It supports 10-bit Log shooting in the camera and enables highly flexible color grading when editing video. When shooting V-Log L, you can check the look at the finish with the “V-Log L View Assist Function” that displays the image after applying the LUT on an external monitor. In addition, the LUMIX G series compatible with V-Log L, the Panasonic cinema camera VariCam compatible with V-Log, and the full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera LUMIX S series can be combined with videos for consistent picture creation. You can do.

    VFR (Variable Frame Rate) for slow and quick motion shooting

    Equipped with a variable frame rate that can be played back in slow motion or quick motion in the recording mode of Cinema4K, 4K, anamorphic 4K, and FHD recording. By setting the recorded frame rate higher than the standard (over-crank shooting), the slow image will be displayed during playback, and the movement of the subject can be more clearly imaged. Also, by lowering the recording frame rate below the standard (under-crank shooting), a quick effect can be obtained during playback, enabling sharp image expression.

    Full shooting assist function

    Newly inherited various shooting assist functions from the full-size mirrorless single-lens camera “DC-S1H”.

    • A red frame is displayed on the shooting screen to indicate that the video is being recorded.
    • Frame display that allows you to imagine the completed form during shooting
    • Abundant assist functions that are convenient for movie shooting

    Zebra pattern / Synchro scan / Histogram display / Color bar display / WFM / Vector scope display / Spot brightness meter / Brightness level setting / Time code

    Equipped with a double SD card slot that is convenient for long-time shooting and backup

    Equipped with two card slots according to the shooting application. You can set “relay recording” to switch from the first to the second SD memory card when the capacity is full, “backup recording” to record at the same time with two SD memory cards, etc. You can select the most suitable recording method for movie recording. The SD memory card supports UHS-II Video Speed Class 90.

    Linear / non-linear setting of focus ring for LUMIX G series lenses

    If a compatible lens of the LUMIX G series is attached, the “non-linear method” that moves the focus with a variable amount of movement with respect to the rotation speed of the focus ring operation, or the “linear method” that moves the focus with a fixed amount of movement with respect to the amount of rotation. Can be switched to. In addition, in the linear method, any rotation angle can be selected to support focus feed according to the photographer’s intention. Linear / non-linear settings require a firmware update for the corresponding lens.

    Easy, high-quality wireless live distribution in cooperation with 5G compatible terminals, etc.

    It realizes high-quality live distribution with high image quality, bokeh, and high-sensitivity shooting in dark places, which is difficult with smartphones and the like because it is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with a large sensor. In addition, it is possible to deliver for a long time with an excellent heat dissipation design that realizes unlimited shooting time, a large capacity battery, and USB power supply / charging (USB Power Delivery compatible).

    Easy wireless live distribution anywhere

    With the wireless live distribution function installed for the first time as LUMIX, you can easily enjoy live distribution anywhere. In the past, live distribution required a dedicated personal computer and additional equipment, but by connecting this unit to a smart device by tethering, live distribution can be started with minimal equipment. You can easily take this unit out and perform live distribution with a high degree of freedom in various indoor and outdoor scenes.

    LUMIX Sync, a dedicated app that enables smooth wireless live distribution with simple settings and operations

    By wirelessly connecting this unit to a smart device, you can operate and set live distribution from Panasonic’s smart device dedicated application “LUMIX Sync (free)”. You can easily start livestreaming by logging in to your YouTube (TM) or Facebook account, and since it supports IP streaming via RTMP / RTMPS, you can connect directly to the livestreaming service. On LUMIX Sync, you can also enter the stream URL, stream key, title, etc. for live distribution and set the distribution image quality, so you can easily start wireless live distribution. In addition, by specifying the connection destination of the camera on the application such as a Wi-Fi router, it is possible to perform distribution without using the communication data of the smart device.

    Software that supports live distribution LUMIX Network Setting Software

    By installing LUMIX Network Setting Software on your computer, you can export the stream key of the distribution service and each distribution setting from your computer to the SD memory card. By loading the distribution settings from the SD memory card into this unit in advance, it is possible to perform wireless live distribution smoothly without using a smart device.

    Blue frame display during live distribution

    You can display a blue frame on the monitor screen to check the live distribution status.

    Supports large-capacity battery / USB PD (power supply / charging) / high-quality sound recording that is useful for outdoor shooting and live distribution

    It supports the large-capacity battery pack (DMW-BLK22), which is indispensable for long-time shooting, and USB power supply / charging that can supply power from the outside. In addition, the camera body complies with the USB Power Delivery standard, which supplies a large amount of power, and it is possible to continue shooting while suppressing battery consumption, so it is powerful for long-time outdoor shooting where the battery level is a concern. Support to. In addition to audio input via the microphone terminal, it also supports XLR microphones by using the separately sold XLR microphone adapter (DMW-XLR1), so you can enjoy higher-grade delivery with high sound quality.

    Wired IP streaming function (planned to support firmware update in 2021)

    Wired IP streaming function (RTP / RTSP) will be supported. By connecting this unit and a personal computer with a wired LAN cable, high-quality video and audio can be delivered more stably.

    USB tethering with smart devices (planned to support firmware update in 2021)

    More stable live distribution is possible by connecting this unit to a 4G / 5G compatible smart device with a USB cable.

    Various PC software

    Compatible with LUMIX Tether and LUMIX Webcam Software (Beta). It is possible to connect to a computer via USB for remote operation and web conferencing.

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  • I still don't see why there was so much negativity towards this model.

  • US PR

    Designed with video creators in mind, Panasonic is proud to introduce its newest digital mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH5M2, featuring outstanding video performance for all film creators. The next high-performance product in the evolution of the GH5, the LUMIX GH5M2 achieves C4K[1]/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit[2] video recording and simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. With the pre-installed V-Log L, it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded in V-Log of S1H/S1 and V-Log L of GH5/GH5S.

    The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with Anti-Reflective (A.R.) coating clearly captures details and drives the maximum performance of the lens. The image processor is also updated from that of the GH5 by adopting the latest Venus Engine that boasts high speed and performance.

    Building on the exceptional performance and legacy of the GH5, the GH5M2 puts more creative power in the hands of filmmakers and videographers, equipping them with high-quality video, high basic performance to meet various production sites, wire-optional live streaming, the high LUMIX standard of reliability and wide expandability.

    Panasonic GH5M2 Key Features

    • The Iconic GH5, Now With Live Streaming
    • Video Format Options For Professional Use
    • Photo Style Presets Minimize Your Editing
    • Powerful Image Stabilization
    • Withstands Heavy Field Use
    • Sensor Size: Micro Four Thirds Format
    • Resolution: 21 MP
    • Max Video Quality: 4K 60fps, 6K 30fps
    • In-Body Stabilization: 5-Axis Optical

    Incredibly high video quality such that it can be used unedited as well as processed with advanced editing

    The LUMIX GH5M2 is capable of unlimited video recording in various settings, reflective of the LUMIX GH Series' notoriously outstanding video performance for professional videography. In addition, the GH5M2 can record C4K[1]/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit[2], as well as produce simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. Because it realizes a crop factor of 1.0x in 4K 60p by using the whole area of the sensor, the user can record video in the original viewing angle of the lens.

    A V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors, eliminating the need to purchase a Software Upgrade Key separately. V-Log L renders a very flat image while maintaining the entire range of color information within the image, resulting in a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes. V-Log L has log curve characteristics similar to negative film. Users can download 35 conversion LUTs for VariCam cinema cameras for free for use in the LUMIX GH5M2. Color tone is easily matched with the footage recorded in V-Log of S1H/S1 and V-Log L of GH5/GH5S. Practical tools like a Waveform Monitor and V-Log L View Assist are also available.

    Following the S1H, the video flagship camera of the S Series, the LUMIX GH5M2 provides two types of Cinelike gamma presets in the Photo Style. With these modes, impressive looks with warm skin tones or delicate nuances of light and shadow can be reproduced even without color grading over V-Log footage. The Cinelike D2 gives priority to dynamic range and the Cinelike V2 prioritizes contrast. MonochromeS and L.ClassicNeo have also been added. All these modes can be used for Anamorphic video recording.

    For Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording, C4K/4K 60fps, Anamorphic 50fps, and FHD180fps are available. AF can be set before starting VFR recording.

    High basic performance to meet various production sites>

    The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor captures all the details delivered through the attached lens. Further, an AR coating on the sensor minimizes ghosts and flaring even in backlighting. Updated with the latest Venus Engine, the GH5M2 enables high-load 4K60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording and simultaneous 4:2:2 HDMI output.

    The LUMIX GH5M2 features high-speed and high-precision AF, as well as incorporates an advanced deep learning technology that detects specific subjects such as humans and animals. When a human is the subject, in addition to detecting the eye, face, and body, the head is also separately recognized by real-time detection technology, which results in even more precise focusing. It detects eyes and face at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed than the GH5 and are detectable even if they appear in approximately half the size of those the GH5 can capture. The camera keeps tracking the subject person even if he/she moves quickly, turns his/her back to the camera, tilts his/her head or moves far away from the camera. In addition, improvements to the DFD technology has enhanced AFC, which also enables users to keep tracking small or fast-moving subjects to capture them in crisp focus when the shutter is released.

    The GH5M2 Body Image Stabilizer (I.S.) is further advanced to achieve stable handheld shooting and making it possible to use a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed*. Adopting the latest algorithm developed for the S1H, the GH5M2 produces smooth, stabilized video even while in motion or in panning. Notably, movement with a characteristically low frequency is suppressed more effectively to use slower shutter speed. Simulating actual usage conditions, this advancement can be felt in practical use.

    For convenient, accurate viewing and shooting, the GH5M2 features a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD in 3:2 aspect with 1,840K-dot high resolution and touch control. It features higher luminosity than that of the GH5 and superior color reproduction to assure high visibility in outdoors. Composition during recording in various popular aspect ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16 can be checked with the Frame Marker function. The REC Frame Indicator identifies whether the camera is recording or not.

    Wired/wireless unlimited live streaming supported by USB PD capability for both indoor and outdoor use

    In addition to wired live streaming, the LUMIX GH5M2 is capable of wireless live streaming using the LUMIX Sync application for smartphones. High quality live streaming is possible with minimum equipment-- only the camera and a smartphone are required and can perform in either an outdoor or indoor environment. Complying with H.264 in RTMP/RTMPS protocol, maximum FHD/60p 16Mbps*4 is supported. For wired live streaming, Panasonic's dedicated software program, LUMIX Webcam Software, is available to download. A forthcoming firmware update will also allow the GH5M2 to support wired IP streaming (RTP/RTSP).

    Live streaming to the platforms that comply with RTMP/RTMPS is basically possible (Compatibility with all the platforms is not guaranteed.) There may be the cases where the live streaming is not possible when the service of the platform changes. For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the platform.*

    Reliability as a tool for professionals

    Built to withstand heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5M2 is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splash resistant[*1] and dust resistant, but also freeze resistant down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The shutter unit is also durable for approx. 200,000 cycles.

    For outdoor use case, the new battery boasts 2200mAh high capacity. The camera's battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the users' convenience. It also complies with USB PD (Power Delivery).

    The LUMIX GH5 is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot compatible with high-speed, high capacity UHS-II for Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording.

    Wide expandability inherited from the GH5

    • Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
      The LUMIX GH5M2 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera is connected to a smartphone or tablet installed with Panasonic's dedicated application software, LUMIX Sync for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. Furthermore, the settings of a LUMIX GH5M2 camera can also be copied and applied to other GH5M2 cameras when using multiple GH5M2 cameras either by using the LUMIX Sync wirelessly or by using the SD card.For the Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) is effective in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n. This provides even, secure and stable connection not only with a smartphone/tablet but also with other devices on location for smooth remote control. Transmission speed of photo/video data is also increased up by using the 5GHz-band.
    • XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (Common to the GH5)
      The Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 is a plug-in type adaptor for an XLR microphone to record high-quality stereo sound. It enables 4K video recording with high res 96kHz/24bit sound*. It is ideal for lip-sync recording. Dedicated switches allow direct, quick control. MIC, LINE and Condenser are switchable.
    • Shutter Remote Control (Common to the GH5)
      The Shutter Remote Control DMW-RS2 minimizes unwanted motion makes it easy to shoot bursts or hold the shutter open for extended periods of time. A Start/Stop button is also provided for videography.
    • Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 (Common to the GH5)
      The LUMIX GH5M2 is compatible with the Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5. By using two batteries, one in the camera and the other in the grip, the DMW-BGGH5 extends the battery life for longer shooting time. It also makes handling more comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. It also provides intuitive operation with a joystick. It perfectly matches the camera, boasting a rugged, splash-resistant, dust-resistant and freeze-resistant design.
    • Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 (Common to the GH5)
      A Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 can also be used for LUMIX GH5M2, making it easier to hold the camera when shooting self-shot video while walking, etc. It also works as a compact tripod for table shot. Connecting with the camera via USB, it is possible to start/stop video recording, release the shutter and enable/disable Sleep mode.
    • PC Software "LUMIX Tether" (Common to the GH5)
      With this software, users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets users view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products and more, where continuous confirmation is required. Users can use [6K PHOTO*] [4K PHOTO] and start and stop video recording with the tethered shooting. It is also possible to choose the folder to save the image files in the PC.

    Future firmware update

    The LUMIX GH5M2 further evolves with future firmware update scheduled by the end of 2021. The new firmware program includes following items.

    • Live View Composite
    • USB Tethering(4G/5G Smartphone Link) Compatible Streaming Distribution More stable connection with smartphone will be available
    • RTP/RTSP wired IP streaming By connecting the camera to the PC via wired LAN*, High quality image with sound can be stably streamed to the social streaming platform. *A USB-Ethernet adapter is required.

    Firmware update for LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses

    To use the LUMIX G/ LEICA DG lenses with the GH5M2 more conveniently, firmware programs for the lenses will be provided. With the firmware update to the LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses, users can choose linear or non-linear setting over the focus ring when they are used with LUMIX GH5M2

    Non-Linear: Focus is shifted with variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring. Linear: Focus is shifted with designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring. Sensitivity (amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degree by 30-degree to enable intended focus operation.

    Compatible lenses: H-E08018, H-X1025, H-ES12060, H-ES50200, H-RS100400, H-XA025, H-ES200, H-HSA12035, H-FS12060, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300

    Most of the accessories for GH5, such as the XLR Microphone Adaptor, the Shutter Remote Control, and the Battery Grip, can also be used with the GH5M2.

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  • Just one question ... "What's the bloody point?"

    Just buy a current GH5 and be done with it!

  • In Japan cashback starts right from the sales start

    Panasonic will carry out the "LUMIX GH5II Cashback Campaign" for the mirrorless camera "LUMIX GH5II" from June 25th (Friday) to August 29th (Sunday).

    A campaign where you can receive cash back if you purchase and apply for "LUMIX GH5II" during the target purchase period. The cashback amount is 15,000 yen for the body alone and 20,000 yen for the lens kit.

  • Free extra battery and free 25 mm lens.

    Terms and Conditions

    Reply to the survey and get a lens and battery for free


    Early Bird Promotion Period: May 25th 2021 – July 31st 2021 Claim Period: July 1st 2021 - August 15th 2021


    1.1. LUMIX GH5M2 Early Bird Promotion (hereafter referred to as the "Promotion") is promoted by Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, whose registered address is Hagenauer Str. 43, 65203 Wiesbaden, Germany (the "Promoter").


    2.1. The Promotion is applicable to residents of the following countries: Germany, Austria, France,Monaco, Belgium, Luxembourg , Italy, Switzerland, Netherland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, UK and Ireland, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Albania, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, (“Participating Countries”). 2.2. The participants must be at least 18 years old (“Participant”). 2.3. To participate in the Promotion, the Participant has to purchase one of the following LUMIX GH5M2 products: DC-GH5M2E, DC-GH5M2LE, DC-GH5M2ME (“Qualifying Products”) from an authorized retailer in a Participating Country in the period from May 25th 2021 to July 31st 2021 (“Early Bird Promotion Period”) and answer a survey which will be provided to them during the claim process and requests the information stated in clause 4.
    2.4. All Qualifying Products must be new and genuine Panasonic products. Purchases of second hand, refurbished or reconditioned products, and products imported from outside the Participating Countries or products which are counterfeit or infringe the intellectual property rights of the Panasonic group of Companies in any way will not qualify for this Promotion.

    1. GIFT

    3.1. The Gift provided for participating in the Promotion is a H-H025 25mm F1.7 lens and a free battery DMW-BLK22 (“Gift”). 3.2. The Gift offered under this Promotion is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and there is no cash or credit alternative available. 3.3. The Promotion is offered only while stocks of the Gift last. 3.4. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative Gift of the same or greater value without giving notice.


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  • I'm mildly interested in this as an upgrade to my gx8, since they're never going to make a gx10... the gh5 never interested me much, but the slight upgrades/modernization are enough for me to consider this one when I'm ready to upgrade. the gh6 will definitely be overkill for my uses

  • I'm yawning so hard I'm sneezing.