Panasonic GH4 Review

Panasonic GH4 review (pictured with Cooke Panchro Cinema lens)
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Welcome to the EOSHD Panasonic GH4 review.

The Panasonic GH4, is it a cinematic monster or a wimpy video camera? It’s a monster. Even compared to the full frame 14bit raw from the 5D Mark III the GH4 holds its own.

The GH4 represents a big return to form for Panasonic, a consumer camera that pushes way beyond the image provided by the GH3 and AF100. As a 4K camera never has the format been so practical to shoot as it is with the GH4. With file sizes 8x less than on the nearest competitor and a price 5x less expensive than the Canon 1D C, the GH4 is the most exciting camera I have ever shot with at EOSHD.

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Panasonic GH4 live event at B&H today and review coming soon!

Watch the B&H Studio GH4 live broadcast here Starting 1PM EDT, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Today B&H will be holding a live webcast discussion about the Panasonic GH4 with filmmakers and Panasonic’s Mathew Frazer. My GH4 review will be published today and there’s also a chance for you to win a GH4 at B&H by tweeting a question with the hashtag #BHPhotoLive here Then following the review, this evening my Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide book will be launched. Stay tuned to EOSHD on this busy day for GH4 users!

Watch a 6K Red Dragon sample video in 4K VP9 – the next generation codec for 4K YouTube streaming

Red Dragon VP9 sample video 4K

Download 6K Red Dragon footage by Phil Holland, compressed to 4K at 15Mbit/s with Google VP9 codec.
To play the video you can use the latest VLC Player or Google Chrome.

The H.265 codec has a rival – YouTube are currently testing the next generation “H.265 beating” VP9 codec for high quality 4K streaming.

The file you see linked to above is nearly 2 minutes of 4K clocking in at under 200MB. The quality is astounding for 15Mbit/s and that in a nutshell is what the next generation codecs are all about. The new codecs have the potential to give us ProRes 4444 quality for 1% of the file sizes and make streaming of 4K video over current internet connections a reality.

The VP9 codec is developed by Google and already has the backing of Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, ARM and others. Interesting to note Sigma in that list!

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