I just took some test shots with new settings in Mov following your answers in this threat .
They look ok! So the following two days I will shoot my next video on:
- 24 p - 50 Mbps
- Contrast -5
- Sharpness -5
- Color -3
- Noise reduction -4
1. There is one thing which I don't understand completely - the noise reduction in relation to Iso. What kind of figure is a high Iso does it move towards 6400 or the other side? And i f it's high Iso should I move the NR towards 0? Because I'm so new to my camera I have all on automatic and filming in A modus - so the only thing I do manually is altering the depth of field and the sharpness.
In what way should I change the noise reduction when light is changing? Can I come by without altering the noise reduction tomorrow at the shoot?
2. If I use the AVCHD setting which p and Mbps should I use? The 24 p 24 Mbps or ...?
ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor. Higher ISOs mean more noise in the image. I would rate ISO 1600 and higher as High ISO. Noise Reduction will reduce the noise in-camera. However, the camera will lose detail or "smear" the image if Noise Reduction is too high. At -4 you will get very good detail, but increased noise. If you intend to shoot at High ISO, I would suggest getting Noise Reduction software plug-in like Neat Video which reduces the noise in the image.
I know you're shooting A (Aperture priority) and probably ISO at A (auto). It should be fine, just be prepared for each clip looking different because your ISO, white balance (WB) and shutter speed will be all over the place. In an ideal world you will want to have everything on manual and be consistent with all these settings. But I know you do traveling, and it's so hard to get the right settings. The GH3 is pretty good on Auto, and your previous video was really good considering.
AVCHD will be fine at 24P 24Mbps. Depends on your delivery, but if you like that image you should be fine. I think you should try and shoot at a higher frame rate like 60P because you can always do slow motion effects later in post. It also gives you smoother looking footage, and you can always convert 60P to 24P in post. Either AVCHD or 50Mbits MOV, both 24P or 60P take about the same amount of space on your SD card.
I hope this helps. Can't wait to see your next short film!