We've been getting a lot of Panasonic GH4 inputs since the cameras started shipping last week. Luke Neumann has done this very interesting comparison of the Panasonic GH4 to the RED Epic to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern RAW video.
There's also been quite a few comments on the video saying that the focus on the RED must have been off – but Luke assured everyone that he triple checked the focus and that it was correct.
Notes from me:
The side by side section is a very specific test with one scene… it doesn't reflect the entire world of opportunities.
Luke noted that the 5D3 footage was uprezzed to 4k for the test.
The resolution of the Panasonic GH4 looks impressive in this test – does that mean it beats the other cameras in dynamic range? High ISO? Would the other cameras look a little better if they were sharpened? The Panasonic GH4 seems overly sharp to some degree to me.
Remember too that the sensor sizes on all these cameras are very different.
What do you think? Sound off in the comments!
Panasonic GH4 vs. RED Epic vs. 5D Mark III Raw
The following tests were performed to gauge how well 4k Panasonic GH4 Footage would cut with 5k Red Epic Footage.
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Music by Neumann FIlms from “The Drama Toolbag”
400% Epic (left) vs. GH4 (right) for those that think we may have missed focus on one.
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