[•] Why I bought a Panasonic GH4 instead of GH5 in 2017
[•] Panasonic GH4 with Leica M 28mm F2 ASPH
I’m still testing the Leica on the GH4.
The GH4 produces a signature grain look I have not seen in any other camera not even this much in the GH2 when at 100% zoom in Photoshop. I have a feeling this has to do with the software and a combination of the sensor as it is geared more as a video camera than it is a stills camera.
Its limitations in turn give photography by a GH4 a double edged sword treatment.. It can be positive and negative but if you purchase the GH4 like I did mostly for video the upside its more as a video camera.
As for stills I’ll treat the camera stills side as a art effect because of the signature look is gives.
PANASONIC DMW-SFU1GU V-LOG PROFILE CODE FOR GH4
With the purchase of the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 and the camera’s firmware update Ver.2.3, users will be able to activate the V-Log L function.
Log recording, which Panasonic currently offers on its Varicam digital cinematography cameras, offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production process.
V-Log / V-Log L has been developed by Panasonic to feature a similar characteristic curve to Cineon which is a characteristic curve of film digitalisation. Taking full advantage of the Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts the log characteristic with 12 stops.
Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be utilised in common.
I can say more but I think this needs to be done with a lengthy talk on video but for now here I find myself in 2017 with the purchase of the Panasonic GH4 so watch this space.. So much to talk about especially About this camera but the Video, Using vintage Canon FD glass, Photography and the main in your face topic “Why buy the GH4 over the newly about to be released GH5 with all it’s wizardry and special powers H265codec
SLR Magic Anamorphot X50 X2 Lens with SLR Rangefinder.
First test video introduction setup here:
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