Rob Dew - Broadcast & Production
Rob Dew- Videopro Business Solutions: Broadcast & Production

We’ve been talking a lot recently about Panasonic’s launch of its new 4K capable Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera – the GH4. The internet is awash with 4K test footage and examples of its variable frame rates and low light capabilities – but what are the Panasonic GH4’s real world applications?

With 4K delivery still a contentious issue, and physical delivery being the most sensible solution until internet bandwidth capabilities are increased, it appears that at the moment, most people are using the GH4 and its 4K capabilities for its fantastic crop ability.

Cropping the 4K image allows for a huge amount of flexibility when used in a 1080p or 2K project. This gives you the ability to re-frame shots, stabilise shaky footage, and turn wider shots into close ups, without digital degradation. This is particularly useful when shooting aerial video such as that captured with octocopters and other drones – exactly the work flow for the team behind the new Ken Duncan documentary “Chasing the Light”.

With its 4K capabilities, its micro 4/3rds mount, low light capabilities, on screen audio levels and internal wifi transceiver, the GH4 is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in a number of years, and unheard of at its price point.

We’re looking forward to seeing how this camera is used as it continues to enter the market, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have about it. Please call us on 1300 videopro or send us an email at production@videopro.com.au

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