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Panasonic GH4 pricing official - $1698 body only, $1998 for the external 10bit / XLR box

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Panasonic GH4 and external HD-SDI XLR unit

Adorama have just given me official pricing for the GH4. The prices are due to go live at 12.01am March 10th (Monday).

Pre-order now to be one of the first to receive the camera in the United States. Shipping date is May.

Panasonic GH4 body only (black) with 4K video recording - $1698

Panasonic YAGH interface unit (for 10bit 4K, HD-SDI and XLR audio) - $1998

Panasonic GH4 with YAGH interface unit bundle - $3298

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Thanks Andrew! Glad to get the official word.

May shipment will also give me time to save  :D

-edit- Also hoping this drives the price down a little on the GH3 - $849? Dad wants a camera, would love to get him one!

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According to HDwarrior ...

"I can exclusively reveal that without a card in the camera you can take the camera’s HDMI output into an external recorder giving you 10bit 422"

 

True / not true?

HD + 4K or only HD?

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Do you think £1200 GBP body only is optimistic? ($1700 + 20% UK VAT)

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Good deal.  I'll hold off purchasing a few of these 'til my big doc project 3rdQ this year.  Should be readily available at that late date, perhaps even some other players in the 4K market by then?  

 

Man, if Olympus had 4K and that 5-axis? (no chance, but I can wish)

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As I put in my articles, yes you can take 10bit 4:2:2 over the HDMI output. It's HD only.

 

How is that possible? AFAIK, HDMI is only specified for transferring an 8bit video signal at 1080p and the other two bits of the interface are reserved for control information?!?

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So for $3300, we get a camera + base that is comparable to a C100. At around half the price. Plus we get 4k. Not too shabby.

 

To be fair, the C100 is now $4999. And I wouldn't be surprised if by NAB Canon drops the price again, perhaps to $4599-4699. But yeah, still neat that the GH4 is still priced well below (and gives 4K).

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All that remains is someone to put out some well shot, edited and graded footage. Some of the footage some testers have put out is absolute junk.

 

Andrew, will you or have you already in your hands on a GH4? I'm thinking about jumping off the Canon ship as is seems to not have much direction.

 

Adrian

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How is that possible? AFAIK, HDMI is only specified for transferring an 8bit video signal at 1080p and the other two bits of the interface are reserved for control information?!?

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera also has 10bit 4:2:2 over HDMI.

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How is that possible? AFAIK, HDMI is only specified for transferring an 8bit video signal at 1080p and the other two bits of the interface are reserved for control information?!?

 

HDMI 1.3:

  • Deep Color: HDMI 1.3 supports 10-bit, 12-bit and 16-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths, up from the 8-bit depths in previous versions of the HDMI specification, for stunning rendering of over one billion colors in unprecedented detail.

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Many might be interested in this little tid bit...and I also hear Atomos may be bringing a 4K HDMI recorder to NAB.

 

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