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There’s a lot of buzz around the upcoming release of the new Panasonic LUMIX GH4 camera. The fact that it will shoot 4K is just one of the features catching attention.

For a full list of observations, check out Eduardo Angel’s Article: “7 things we discovered after shooting 4K with the Panasonic LUMIX GH4.”

Some of the exciting new features require the new Panasonic Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4 – it and the camera are available for pre-order.

Can’t wait to see examples of the 4K footage!

7 things we discovered after shooting 4K with the Panasonic LUMIX GH4

From Eduardo Angel:

​​The invi­ta­tion to per­form​ ​the field test arrived quite sud­denly, with mul­ti­ple com­mit­ments for Fash­ion Week already in place and nasty weather that didn’t really allow access to tried and true locations.

1. Com­par­isons​​
Instead of a side-by-side com­par­i­son between the GH4 and other brands, Sean Davis and I were more inter­ested in explor­ing the new fea­tures of the Panasonic LUMIX GH4, com­pared to the GH3 and a hacked ver­sion of the GH2 that we have used in the past. Obvi­ously, shoot­ing 4K was at the top of the list.

It is very impor­tant to men­tion that the cam­era we tested was a pre­pro­duc­tion model run­ning firmware v0.3. As it is always the case with pre­pro­duc­tion mod­els, as well as some early pro­duc­tion mod­els, many fea­tures were dis­abled or not work­ing as expected. We also wanted to test if our cur­rent work­flow, which we gen­er­ally use with Blackmagic’s Pocket Cin­ema Cam­era and Canon products—ranging from the 60D to the 5D Mark III to the C300 and even some 1DCs—would work at the same or needed adap­ta­tions for the Panasonic LUMIX GH4.

7 things we discovered after shooting 4K with the GH4.  Photo Credit: Eduardo Angel

7 things we discovered after shooting 4K with the GH4.
Photo Credit: Eduardo Angel

2. Look and Feel

The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is the exact same size as the GH3. Not only that, unlike other cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers that feel inspired to sell new bat­ter­ies and charg­ers with every new cam­era, we were pleased to see that the GH4 shares the same exact DMW-BLF19 bat­tery (here’s a much bet­ter deal). In other words, all your GH3 “power rig­ging acces­sories” will con­tinue to work. Great news for Pana­sonic users and rental houses. An impor­tant dif­fer­ence (and a small hic­cup in our field test) is that the GH4 uses Micro HDMI, and not the GH3’s Mini HDMI.

Before you ask, the answer is no. We did not have the Lumix DMC-YAGH Inter­face Unit (aka The Brick) with us.

Read Complete List at Eduardo Angel’s Article: “7 things we discovered after shooting 4K with the GH4.”

     
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(cover photo credit: snap from Eduardo Angel)