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Panasonic GH4 firmware 1.0 test videos - 4K, C4K, 96 fps

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I've been playing with the GH4 for a while now. I'll share my video's here. Shot a lot more material, still have to edit/upload it. Will do so in the following days.

 

Go over to Vimeo/YouTube for all the details in the lenses/profiles/settings used. You can download 4K files or high bitrate on Vimeo.

 

Cinema 4K mode - sunset and lowlight. The 14mm makes razorsharp 4K images. Also used a cheap 200mm f/3.5 Vivitar lens. Hard to get the focus exactly right and maybe not really suitable for 4K. For the video on Vimeo I used pretty high iso values. Shots with the birds are 3200 for example.

 

 

96 fps slomo test: with shallow dof shots it is pretty sharp. I have some slomo sufing shots as well, the resolution looks less good with very detailed scenes.

 

Short test shot at ISO6400 in C4K.

 

Anamorphic test with Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 and Petit Cinevision 1.5x

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Beautiful shots, Julian!

 

The iso 6400 shot seems surprisingly good for such a small sensor. 

 

Your footage really makes me wish that the GH4 tech will trickle down to GX7-like models sooner rather than later, so I can convince myself to upgrade from the Sony NEX :)

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Shot some people today!

 

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Noctricon OIS (handheld)
Cinema 4K - 4096x2160
Cinelike D - Ungraded

Aperture: f/1.6 (Vari ND filter used)
Shutter: 1/50
ISO: 200
White Balance: Daylight

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Thanks for posting all of these tests.  The flexibility of the GH4 seems to be pulling it far ahead of the competition.

 

One thing I would like to see is the affect of picture style adjustments.  Specifically, lowering the highlights on cinelike D and V but keeping the shadows at default.

 

The affects of the saturation and sharpness settings would be interesting too.

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Great job with the tests, Julian.  That rolling shutter skew seems very minimal given the speed of travel, was it shot in 4K or FHD?

 

Cinema 4K

 

Hah. I immediately recognized the song.

 

I also found that song on soundcloud a year or so ago, favourited it and thought "This would be a lovely song for a video" :)

 

Hehe. I get everything from the Vimeo Music Store (Creative Commons, Attribution only). Always end up with the same artists...

Always a pita to pick some music. I know half of the tracks there by heart by now :unsure:

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Very nice detail.  Just can't believe how clean the image looks.  Especially like the 2nd video (YT) with the wind farm/docs in the background.  Just amazing detail and colors!  I can't wait for this camera!  Thank you for all the tests!

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Do you still have the GH3? Would like to see a comparison of both regarding motion cadence. It's something I haven't been able to put my finger on, so curious if the difference would be obvious to me.

 

Congrats on receiving the camera! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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I know with my GH3 I have to find that balance of 60P codec with the right shutter speed.  I usually use 1/160-1/250 depending on how much motion.  I didn't see anything wrong with Julian's footage though.  I think it's just something you have experiment with to get the right amount of motion blur or cadence.

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I just sold my GH3 :wacko:

 

It could be placebo effect, but to the naked eye it seems like a more pleasing motion.

It's something that has been bothering me a lot with my nikons (on a steadycam it becomes very visible) and which doesn't seem to happen in raw cameras, I might be a little bit obsessive but it's something important to me.

I wish someone with tecnical knowledge could explain what exactly creates this, or if it's just in my imagination (or yours). I'll check some gh4 footage.

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