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GH4 Firmware Update

Panasonic has released a firmware update for the GH4. The improvement is: 1. Improved the reliability of video recording performance. It was issued today, 2014/07/01. Also the lustrous Leica G 42.5mm f1.2 Nocticron got an update as well. The lens is know as to Panasonic as the H-NS043. The improvements are: 1. Improved the motion picture quality under high sensitivity in use with GH4. For those of you who have a Lumix GM1 there is an update as well. The improvements are: 1. Connection problem with Apple iOS devices via Wi-Fi is fixed. The update can be found here: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index.html

The GH4 Users Report Part 1

The Lumix GH4 has become a very popular camera. Most of this is because of the 4K video feature at a reasonable price point. Some other bloggers are discovering the joys of using these 21st Century cameras that I have already known. Here in Part 1 of my user review I will explain some of the reasons why I like this camera. Even though they are very similar in many ways, the Lumix GH4 is a major improvement over the Lumix GH3. As regular readers of this blog will know I am a great fan of the GH3. For Panasonic … Continue reading

The GH4 does a Parade

Here is the 2014 Sequim 119th Irrigation Festival Parade in all it’s glory shot in AVCHD 1080/60p. With the limitations of YouTube the video was reduced to 480p at 30 frames a second. YouTube does not do 60p. I reduced the video to 480p because the parade video is 105 minutes to keep the file size down. The lens used is the New Lumix 14-140mm f4-5.6 O.I.S. Doing long form video on the Panasonic Lumix GH4 is wonderful. Number one: Unlimited Recording. There is no limitation on how long you can record, unlike most other HDSLR’s. The bigger the SD … Continue reading

GH4 4K Fireworks

Took the new GH4 to the 119th Sequim Irrigation Festival Fireworks. I thought it would be good to use the Cinema 24p at 4K on the camera. That’s right, the camera records at 24 frames per second just like a film motion picture camera. None of this 24.976 stuff to NTSC. Just set the camera to 24.00Hz (CINEMA) in the Setup menu under System Frequency and the camera will only record 24p. Now we really have a motion picture camera. This is the first 4K test with the new camera that I am publishing. I recorded the footage at 100mbps … Continue reading

Slow Down GH4

For my first test of the new Panasonic DMC-GH4 I decide to see how the variable frame rate works. Answer: It works real well. I am very pleased with the slow and fast motion. The way they have set it up is very straight forward as you will see. To have these capabilities in a camera so small and reasonable in cost is amazing. Just a few years ago it cost thousands more. Panasonic has really given us a lot to work with. Looking forward to actually use this feature on a paying shoot. I feel my clients will be … Continue reading

Samsung 3 Pack SDHC Cards

These Samsung cards should be great for the GH4 as they have high data rates. http://adorama.evyy.net/c/60445/51926/1036?u=http://www.adorama.com/ISGMBSGBG3P.html Samsung ” 3 PACK ” 32GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card, Upto 80MB/s Read, Upto 40MB/s Write Regular Price: $89.85 Sale: $49.95 + free shipping and Free Card Reader http://adorama.evyy.net/c/60445/51926/1036?u=http://www.adorama.com/ISGMBSGCG3P.html Samsung ” 3 PACK ” 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card, Upto 80MB/s Read, Upto 40MB/s Write Speed Regular Price $174.00 Sale: $99.99 + free shipping and Free Card Reader

Unboxing the GH4

So far I am very happy with the Panasonic Lumix GH4. The features are wonderful and I like that Panasonic has listened to it’s customers. This is a very impressive camera indeed. This unboxing video does not have footage from the camera or goes into depth of features. Those videos will come very soon as well as the full review. This is just a look at the camera.

The Rumor of Death is Totally Untrue.

The recent rumors reporting that micro 4/3 format is going to be dropped by Panasonic and Olympus is totally untrue and a very bad April fools joke. The joke was reported when it was April 1st in Japan. This type of false reporting does our industry no good and a lot of harm. In this Internet age any kind of speculation can be drawn to the maximum exposure. Why people are doing this escapes me. There is no reason for this kind of stupidity. Pundits have been writing about the death of micro 4/3 format for many years now and … Continue reading

GH4 Available for Pre-Order at Amazon

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera is now available for pre-order at Amazon! This will be a popular camera so order early to get this game changing camera. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Only, Black – with 4K Video Recording Price: $1,698.00 Panasonic LUMIX DMW-YAGH Interface Unit, Pro Audio Video Interface for LUMIX GH4 Price: $1,999.99 http://www.studiodaily.com/2014/03/panasonic-prices-4k-capable-lumix-gh4-at-1699/