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My first time taking the GH4 out for a 4K test drive. I decided to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium again, and shoot everything under low lighting conditions. The thick glass made it hard to focus and images are not at it's sharpest. Don't take this as a good example of GH4 4K video samples. Now I know what not to do, I think i'll get better footage the next time out.


[Note Vimeo player only supports up to 1080p. There may be some compression artifacts so you can download the original file here: https://vimeo.com/93559386]

The 4K coming out of the GH4 is nice, but it doesn't hold up as well in post compared to shooting 1080p with this camera. Let me rephrase that. The 4K footage saved to the SDXC card is still 8bit 4:2:0 and may not grade very well, but we still have the option of 4K HDMI Out 10bit 4:2:2: which should grade very very well. You can adjust curves in the camera, and I tried to shoot with flat settings. Forcing highlights down and shadows up probably caused issues with banding in this footage.

BTW, no tripods allowed in the Aquarium, but I was able to get steady footage using a Joby Gorillapod over a baby stroller. Whatever works right?

Modified Baby Stroller Tripod GH4 4K Video Stand

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Panasonic LUMIX GH4: Incredible Photos… Breathtaking 4K Cinematic Video
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Sample: 4K Video from YouTube

  • Professional photo performance with exceptional moiré suppression.
  • 4K 24p cinematic video (4096x2160), plus 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p.
  • High speed 49 area auto focusing in photo or video, perfect for hybrid photography.
  • Durable magnesium alloy body and exceptional shutter life meets the demands of professional use.
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    Product Description
    The LUMIX GH4 builds on the legacy of the renowned LUMIX GH3s image quality and world class video capabilities. Now supporting 4K quality video, the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 allows photographers and cinematographers to explore above and beyond with in camera creative options and astonishing focus control that sets the new standard for mirrorless hybrid photography.

    When combined with one of the many LUMIX G Lenses or movie industry PL mount* cine lenses, the LUMIX GH4 provides the ultimate platform for video. Photographers will enjoy the controls and image quality expected of a professional grade main system camera for still and hybrid photography. Both will enjoy the durability and lightweight portability that a modern mirrorless DSLM digital camera offers over legacy DSLR systems.

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    The LUMIX YAGH interface unit mounts to the bottom of the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 and provides an added level of system connectivity the GH4 supporting the audio and video needs of professionals.

    Front facing screw holes provide expandability for rail systems and added stability for PL mounts. 2 XLR input terminals for audio support and 3G-SDI video output.

    Below specifications at announcement time (Feb 7 2014) are subject to change

    • XLR (monaural, 2ch)
    - Line / Mic / condenser mic input (+48V supply) switch
    - Volume control for L / R, separately
    - Audio level display monitor
    • 3G - SDI terminal
    - 4K2K (YUV = 4:2:2/10bit) video output
    - FHD (YUV = 4:2:2/10bit) video output
    - Monitoring through with time code

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