The recent bout of lovely London weather offered a great opportunity to slap on some sunscreen and do some test shooting at some nice local spots I've discovered. I'd been wanting to experiment with the GH5's boastful 4k50fps recording mode since I bought the little slugger last year so naturally I found some nature and pointed my camera at it.
I'd become so to accustomed to shooting everything in 1920x1080 that after reviewing the footage I was really blown away by the quality that the GH5 was able to produce in 4k. I had operated under the assumption that more wasn't always better and was unsure whether the cost of shooting in 4k (more media storage required, higher computer processing required, etc) was worth it. The first video was down-sampled from 4k50fps to 1080p25, the over-sampling results in a sharper picture with more vivid colours which help compensate since the footage was shot in 8 bit colour as opposed to 10 bit. The second video was shot using the same camera settings, although borrowed some colourful visuals from Carter's Steam Fair, which was visiting my side of London at the time.
I'm stilling getting my head around the ergonomics and features of the GH5. Unlike previously cameras I've owned, the GH5 continues to impress me with intuitive features it keeps hidden in it's extensive menu system. There are heaps of features I've yet to experiment with that I can't wait to get my teeth into. This week I'll be taking another step towards the perfect set-up by adding a SmallRig cage system to my arsenal. I'll be sure to include a write-up on here once I've wrapped my head around it!