Hey there, my name's Erik Hecht and I'm a camera man from Seattle.
I took my awesome new GH4 for a test shoot around Seattle, including a helicopter ride with incredible results. I think this camera is going to be very popular for aerial video. The sharpness and dynamic range are unlike anything I've seen from a DSLR.
I also tested the cameras time lapse mode and was very pleased with how well it works. The cameras ability to create 4K videos from the time lapses in-camera is a luxury that saves hours of post production.
Seattle in 4K // GH4 // Graded Version
GH4 – Postcard from Andros
Shot on Panasonic GH4, Defy G2 & Lumix 14mm 2.5. Shot at Andros + Kamalame Cay, Bahamas. Light grading in After Effects. I had a very short time to shoot this footage, but I'll do a more extensive test with actors next week.
I can safely say that the GH4 is the best DSLR I've ever used for video. It's much closer to the MX sensor (which I love) than the Blackmagic 4K, it just takes some work in-camera to produce the nicest possible image. I'll post more on that soon.
Song: James Newton Howard – I Will Carry You
what do you think?
Are the Panasonic GH4 samples you're seeing blowing you away or are you yawning? Sound off in the comments below!
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)