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Panasonic GH5 - A fast-track to Better Video & Photos with the 4k Mirrorless camera

teacher avatar Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Gh5 Intro edit

    • 2. GH5 quick setup

    • 3. GH5 photography

    • 4. GH 5 Video shooting experience

    • 5. Gh5 setting up super slomo edit

    • 6. Gh5 vlog setup 1

    • 7. Gh5 vlog in gastown 2021 edit

    • 8. Tipsvlogginggh5b

    • 9. GH5 Bonus Content

    • 10. GH5 framerates and recording quality firmware 2

    • 11. GH5 stabilization

    • 12. GH5 6K photo mode

    • 13. GH5 adjusting the iso

    • 14. Tips for filming a multi cam setup with 1 person

    • 15. GH 2020 Use of a lens adaptor

    • 16. GH5 Update using the camera for 3 years 2020

    • 17. GH5 Summary edit

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This Course is designed for first-time 4k mirrorless camera owners wanting to learn video or Canon SLR video shooters transitioning to a mirrorless camera. This camera is capable of 4k slow motion or even HD super slow-motion at 180fps. This course will remove the complexity from this camera to help you get start taking good photos and video quickly. If you're thinking of purchasing this camera you'll have a good idea if you should after taking the course.

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Greg Hung

Travel Videographer


Hi I'm Greg. I'm a South African Canadian Travel Videographer aka Global Citizen. I first got into video filming with a sharp camcorder in high school making my own short films and tennis video and editing on a VHS.  In 2011 in Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Canada) I rediscovered my love for video while filming an earthquake hiphop safety video for a Media Course. 

After I graduated from Simon Fraser University (BA Communications) in Vancouver Canada I went on to pursue a successful IT career working 13 years as an IT manager. I went onto to complete my MBA in Technology Management SFU and found my Entrepreneurial inspiration to start my own travel video business in 2011 during the DSLR video revolution. I sold my downtown Vancouver Apartment, bought an iMac, a Can... See full profile

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1. Gh5 Intro edit: Hi, my name is Greg Kong. I'm a Canadian travelling videographer. Some of you may know me from my arrow video courses or stock, but its courses or my living guides. This course is all about the Panasonic GH 5. This is the revolutionary for k mirrorless or Thirds camera. And I made this course, or people that are new to four K mirrorless cameras that want to learn how to do effective video. Or people that are coming from the SLR Canon camera world, they got into video and now I want to transition into a four K mirrorless camera. I went to remove the barriers so that you can use this camera effectively, create great video, and learn how to unlock its full potential. I'm going to cover some of the photography features, but mainly focus on the video features, studio setups, and entire workflow for how we can use the footage from this camera to actually make things like talking head videos or footage that we can use or stock footage agencies. I hope you enjoy this course and I hope to see you in there. 2. GH5 quick setup: in this video. I'm gonna help you get set up as quickly as possible so you can get ready to shoot photos or video. The first thing you'll need to do is charge your battery. I got a lens that came with it lens kit. I got the like a 12 60 so I attached the lens. I got the lens hood on. You also need to inserts a memory cards. There's dual card slots in this camera, which is very nice. If you run out of memory on one card, it will start to record on the other. You'll need to turn on the camera and flip the display out. Now if you're new to this camera and you just want to get started shooting nothing too fancy. What it would do is look at the right wheel and set it to I. A. I A is equivalent off automatic mode. If you're familiar with SL ours and and take a photo, you simply press down on the shutter and you can select on the lens of its auto focus or Emanuel and then just press halfway down the shutter and press it down to take a photo just like you do with SLR cameras to record video. You'll see the button with the red docked, and you compress that to record video. You'll see the red dot flashing or the second interval incremental up toe let you know that you're recording video, and you also see which card slot. It's recording, too, if you look on the screen, okay, if you want to check your videos, you can select the preview button over here and you can see the other videos I've done. You could just slide through its touch screen. If you want to see the rest of your clips and photos in tiled form, you can click that. And if you want to get back, you can always just press that. And that, in a nutshell, is how you can shoot in auto. The controls are not the most intuitive, but I think you can get used to them to shoot some basic shots. So let's look at something a bit more events. Let's go over to manual mode. So to go to manual mode, we're going Teoh, select the wheel to em Now. If we look at the screen over here, we can see that we have a aperture of F 2.8 so we can adjust that by using the wheel over here. So the top wheel at the front, the top right, this little just the opera chur. So I have an aperture of 2.8. And if I wanted just my shutter speed, I use this wheel at the back on the right side to just my shutter speed to adjust. The is so there is a button at the top that says so and to just the value. I use the back dial here, so a little bit different. Then it is for Canon, but that's how you can do it in manual. And once you have your value set, you can slicked I so and let's just say we want to record something over there. Let's just say that monitor. So the lens is on auto focus, so we can just hit record so you can see we're doing a recording there. All right, let's say we're doing manual, so I'm gonna switch the Len over to manual setting. Now, when I'm filming in manual mode, you'll see that it automatically zooms in so the I can adjust my focus on the display, which is very nice. And then once I start recording, it goes back to the regular view. So that's if you're in manual focus mode. The other mode that there is is the creative mode. The major difference I've found between these two modes is that in manual mode, your photo shutter button will still take photos, and the record will do videos. But in the video creative mode, it's gonna do video even if you press the video. But in the creative video mode, even when you press the photo shutter button, it's gonna take video. What I really like about this camera in manual and video modes is that if you put your eye to the viewfinder, this sensor here will actually the tech that your eyes, they're So then the display over here will now shift inside, which is really good. If you want to focus on something doing video, especially if it's bright outside. This really makes a huge difference. And this is a really nice feature, one of my favorite features about this camera. All right, so we've covered our basics here. I'm assuming you have some knowledge of I so shutter and aperture for video. If not, please check one of my other videos to explain those fundamentals. But this is how you can set it up on the GH five. 3. GH5 photography: you guys were in the came again and I just wanted to cover some of the photo functions in a bit more detail. This is Ah, quick and dirty guide to doing photos with the GH five, and we're gonna go through some photos I've taken out in the field and analyze them. But I'm gonna share my results here. So for the most part, if you're in I A modes which is intelligent auto and you want to take a photo, I recommend leaving the lens on auto. And as far as your autofocus moods, FS is if you have more of a static subject, F C, you can switch here ISMM or if you have someone who's moving and you want to get their face and then I m f is where manual focus. I found the results to be mixed when I haven't in this set up. Let's just take a photo, for example, and you also have to pay attention to this left wheel here. So if you just want to take a normal single shot, you leave it in this icon here with just one rectangle, and then you can take the shot. Now, when you're out in the fields. There is an icon. It'll turn blue. If that's the optimal conditions for taking the photo, you won't be able to see here. Probably because we're underground and is not natural delight. But you can go ahead and press the shutter on halfway. Can see the auto focus points and let's just take a look. It's OK, right? And then, if we want to review the settings in detail, we can press display. You can see it's F 2.8 isil 6 40 shutter speed 60 a little bit under exposed so we can try some different setups. I've been experimenting with aperture priority so you can change the aperture than ill make the other decisions. So being in the stark lit area, we want have 2.8. So the apertures open. All right, let's just change the display there. It's more or less the same I found. If you really want to get a great photo, you gotta go on manual. And so what I'm gonna do is just take a look at the settings here, and then I'll make the adjustments. So this one was. I saw 6400 of 2.8. So maybe we need a longer shutter speed. And so what I'm gonna do is adjust the shutter speeds so it's set to 200. Let's try this. Well, there we go. So that's the one that took on manual. And that's the one on aperture priority. And that's the intelligent auto. So far, I'm finding that the automatic Moz don't make the best choices. So if you really want to take a great photo, you have to put it on manual. That's a bit disappointing. Maybe it's the type of lens, but that's just my experience. Let's just go through some of the other photo moments here. So you want to take some rapid photos? You can put it in this mode here. I'll just go in front of the camera and I'll be a subject. Flip the screen around and okay, let's put it in auto focus. Continuous mode. It is K k tap to focus. All right, let's see how that looked not bad. So I took some rapid photos in succession. This one is for self timer. I get mixed up between these two. The one on the end is time lapse. You'll see there that it's got a different menu. So this one is for setting an interval, and you can adjust the interval in the menu. So this is good. If you want toe, take a photo and maybe of yourself want some time to set up, So I'm just going to set it on 10 seconds. I'll show you what it looks like. Okay, has taken some experimenting. This is a different photo taking experience than with my Canon six D, I find. With the GH five, you have to set slower shutter speeds to get the results that I wanted with this camera. And I do have external lighting here. I've got a led light. All right, so we're rejoining and the time lapse is almost done. There's one more shot and let's take a look at the workflow. So let's bring this over here so it's not distracting you. So it's asking, Do you want to create the video now? Yes, of course. They wanted to create the video now, and so we have some choices to make. We can set the frame rates. I just said it 30 frames, and it's going to be full HD and before fall, and then we can choose. If you want to do it in reverse. Let's just do this one in reverse. Just for fun on hit. Okay? Create time. One minute proceeds. Yes, please. And it's gonna go ahead and create the video. So let's play it. There we go. So that's how we create a time lapse with the GH five and have the camera actually create the time lapse video in the camera. That's pretty cool. 4. GH 5 Video shooting experience: hi. In this video, I'm going to talk about the video shooting experience with the GH five. At the beginning, I have to admit it was a bit of a struggle to figure out some of the controls I have been used to on my canon. Asshole are. But once I learned what the controls were, this camera was a lot of fun to use. For starters, you can use four K at 60 frames per second. This is a little bit hard to find, but I've covered a video to help you figure this out. So shooting four K 60 frames per second during the day just looks amazing. And you can also use the viewfinder to focus on your subjects so that it's too bright. It's very easy to see in the viewfinder where your subject is, and the built in Peking allows you to focus on your subject very clearly. You've also got the touch panel, which flips out and it flips around so you can do talking. Have videos and a one person set up. You can plug in a microphone to enhance the sound, and you can plug in your headphones to monitor that sound so there's a lot of good video features in the G age five, and the footage does look amazing. The one drawback about the Jewish five. Aside from the price aside from the lens adapters, if you have canon lenses that you will have to investing is the low light footage. I found that shooting evening footage Once I got up to 3200. The footage was not so good. It may be the lens that I'm using. The aperture might not be low enough, but I've also heard of similar results from other videographers complaining about the low lights. So if there's one major drawback, I would have to say it's the low light footage. But I think if you're investing in this camera, you've got something future proof. It's pretty solid, so you can be pretty confident in your purchase here, and it's capable of a lot 5. Gh5 setting up super slomo edit: Alright, in this video, I'm going to show you how to set the resolution and frame rates so he can't super smooth slow motion. First thing we need to do is change the mode to create a video mode that's the M with a camera icon. And then we're going to go into the menu by pressing menu set. Now, we can select the video resolution. If we go to sue the regular camera, go to the first page. Select Recording Quality. And note that I'm using MP4 LPC em. So we have the different resolutions there. And it's showing us the frame rates resolution. The data rates. What we're looking for is the fork option with VFR available with this icon, which is create a video mode. So we're going to select this. And then when we need to do is go up and then go to variable frame rate, go to set. And notice this part can be a bit confusing. Because what we really want is 60 frames per second. Alright, so the frame rate, 60 frames per second, recording frame rate is 29.97. So I want to press set on the actual screen. And when we're actually recording, you can press the shutter. It's not going to actually say 60 frames per seconds. So let's just touch a chord. Okay, So it says 50 percent, but it's still says 30 frames per second, but it's really recording at 60 frames per second. All right, Let's just preview that. So for one ATP, we would go to recording quality, go down to the 10 ADP options. So 1920 and 59.94, which is almost 60 frames VFR available. All right. Let me just go back up to make sure I didn't miss one. No. All right. So this is the eight-bit 60 frames per second, 100 megabit data rate. I'm going to select this. And then I'm going to go up to variable frame rates. We're going to go to sets and move the nipple up to a 180 frames per seconds. And then I'm going to press set. All right, so that's how we can set the different frame rates with different video resolutions so we can get super slow-mo. And remember, you have to be in the creative video mode, which is this icon on the wheel on the top right of your GH 5. 6. Gh5 vlog setup 1: Alright, in this video, I'm going to show you a potential vlogging setup that you can use with this camera or if you're doing talking head. One of the benefits of this cameras that it's got the auto continuous focus and it's also got this panel which we can flip around. So to set this up, we're going to flip the screen around. And I'll show the other side in a second here. And we wanna make sure we're on auto focus continuous. And we also want to switch the lens to autofocus as well. And now we can flip over to the other side and plug in a microphone. Because we also want to simulate a vlogging or talking head video setup where you only have one person. Here is my tests. Here is my test vlogging setup. I've got the live my plugged into the GH 5. And I've got the screen flipped around. I've got the lens SET to a wide setting on autofocus. I've got the cameras set to AFC autofocus. And let's check out the results on the computer. 7. Gh5 vlog in gastown 2021 edit: Hey, This is Greg and we're doing a vlog here. I'm going to show you where one of my favorite coffee shops in Vancouver is. So let's go to my coworker. Okay, we're leaving the building for the cowork space. I like the brick to the exposed brick look, the wooden beams. This is reminiscent of the gas town. Gas Gas Town is a trendy Heritage Area in Vancouver. I found the JJ being real town, so let's check it out. Coming into medium, medium. So this is actually where they do the head baking for JJ being my favorite coffee shop. So I hope that gives you an idea how you can use the JH five as an expensive logging machine. That's not the best for and the life or focusing. But it's an easy setup if you have a loved my and I'm sure I can tweak the picture to get some better results, but look at the lens you're using. I think this lens is not the best and low light. So make good use of natural lights. Because if you're blogging, you can set it up manually because you have to constantly adjust the full picture. In fact, let me do that now and see if I can maintain a better picture on the way back. Wow. Okay, I've set up the GH 5 on manual. And I've actually getting better lighting now because it's on fixed settings. Now the sun is changing directions. It's shining behind me. So it's not going to adjust. This is why it's better to shoot and intelligent auto, even though we could get better settings on Daniel. All right, so I'm going to wrap up this vlog. Hope you enjoyed it. And if you come to Vancouver, try out JJ being coffee. 8. Tipsvlogginggh5b: Hi, This is great Kong. This video I want to share some my top tips for blogging. I've been blocking a lot with the Panasonic GH five, mainly because of the flip screen. The fact that I can plug in a live mic or shocking like to the camera and pretty much ready to go add to that that has got built in stabilization so I don't need a tripod. So it's easier to film high production stuff more than ever. On Day is just a large choice off frame rates, so I could do full four K or four k slo mo or even HD, So I'll focus in on some tips for blogging with the GH five first and then I'll cover more some general tips eso for the change five. I recommend using the flip screen. Of course, it helps for you to check that your in focus. Earlier on, I did a video on upgrading the firmware to 2.0, then checking the auto focus. I no longer trust the auto focus on the GH five, so my set up is I'll put it into manual and I'll try to film it pretty close. So I can adjust the lens barrel like so, and I'll make sure I'll turn on the Peking. So, um, the areas that are focused will have a tent, so I know their focus and then I'll hit record often. If I'm doing run a gun, I'll put it in aperture priority. So that's the ale A on the dial so that I don't have to worry about making those calculations for the shutter speed and the ice so I can just set the aperture. Basically, I always try to set it a 2.8 unless it's super bright and then on to select the camera, make the decisions. It's for his resolution. Um, if I don't know, use up too much memory card space, I'll just use HD. It's gonna be a lot easier editing those files, but if I also want to shoot some stock footage, I'll use four K full four K 24 frames, eight bits, so this creates high quality files. Those files have sound, and those files are manageable. If I used the the higher grade full four case, so we're talking, uh, 150 megabits per second or 400 megabits per second I can't preview those files on My Mac unless I import them into my video editor. I don't really have a need to use those higher grateful for K Falls. So four k eight, but is fine for me. Okay, so with the four k 60 frames, it's actually ultra four K. So the four K resolution off this type video, it's not as high and doesn't have sound, but it looks great. I wouldn't overdo the slow motion, but, um, as you're going to see on my general chips, it's nice having mixture off both. I like to set my favorites my favorite shooting profiles. So that's the resolution shutter speed. I saw all that. I like to send him to the custom settings on the on the wheel, the top So c one C two C three so it can easily access by shooting profiles based on the situation. Okay, And for audio, I use a lot of Mike. Uh, that's audio shotgun mikes more convenient if you have more than one person for shooting flogs. Uh, yes, So that covers shooting blog's for tips for the GH. Five of those cover some or general tips 9. GH5 Bonus Content: Hi. This is Greg Hung again. And thanks for taking the Panasonic GH five course. This is a bonus section. I've been using the GH five extensively over in Bangkok and Chiang Mai in Thailand and I got a deeper dive into some of the features of the GH five. So enjoy the content and here we go. 10. GH5 framerates and recording quality firmware 2: I was video. We're gonna cover some tips for actually filming with the Panasonic GH five. We want to flip the wheel into movie mode. I set the recording format to MP four l PCM. That gives me options to use the variable frame rates and so higher quality if you've updated to firmware to piano, which I recommend you again to get more options to change a recording quality. So let's dive into this menu here. So one of the changes were firmer. Cheap, we know is you can film full four K up to 400 megabits per second. At 10 bits, you can do 1 50 There's so many different options here to choose from, so I'm just gonna share which ones that I actually use. If I'm doing a talking head video or just regular HD, I like to do eight bits. If you want a little bit higher quality, you can go over to 10 bits. The 2nd 1 that I use quite a lot is the ultra four K with VF are available. It's 30 frames per second, this one over here, and the reason is, Aiken set this too slow motion. But to do the slow motion. You have to do a second step. You have to dive into here, and then you have to move up to this menu and set variable frame rates to 60 frames. If you want slow motion, it's a bit of a hassle, so I'm gonna cover how you can save this setting into the custom menu so you don't have to constantly change the setting. But I'll use this resolution and frame require launch for slow motion four K, and the other option that I've been filming at is true four K at 10 bits, but this puts a strain on my computer. I found that I cant view these on my Mac unless I import them into final compra wax, so that's a little bit annoying and it just takes a little bit longer. The fouls are gonna be larger to upload, so another option is the eight version off full four K at 100 megabits. So this is what I've been filming most of my stock footage, with its at 24 frames still a pretty good picture, and you can view these on the Mac just if you want to give a quick preview. So I've been experimenting between 10 bits and a pits, and I'm going to see if that brings me a better return on my sales. If I find the 10 but does well, then I'll shoot. Warn it. So there's a lot of options here. Up to 400 megabits per second is just gonna be too much office strain creating to larger files, making my computer work too hard, so I haven't used it yet, but there it is, available with the firm or 2.0 update. 11. GH5 stabilization: stabilisation for the Panasonic. GH five is one of the game changing features for me using this camera. I haven't shot with the tripod since owning the Panasonic Gauge five and a mainly due travel stock footage. So a lot of hand held shots in the field and stability is important. A certain amount of stability for stock footage agencies to accept it. And if you're just doing videos for travel, the stabilization on this will be amazing. I've used a DJ I Osma, which the stabilized that your stick with a gimbal and the stabilization is comparable. It's a little bit different on the GH five. So let's look at some of the areas that you need to have set toe have the stabilization and troubleshooting why you don't have stabilization because it's happened to me. I've given this camera to another photographer and take a photo, and he actually ended up turning it off. All right, so let's take a look at this screen. So how do we know we have the stabilization on? We've got this icon here with the hands and the area that we look to make sure the stabilization on is in the menu so we'll click. Menu sets had over to page three with the camera icon, click stabilizer and operation mode. I just set to the hands over here e stabilization. I leave on because I'm using mainly tripod shots. But if you're walking, you may want to turn this off. I s Lock is a stabilization feature available with the firmware version two updates, So I leave that on. All right, so that's what you need set up in the body. So the next area you need to check is on the lens If you're using a Panasonic lens and we just need to have power or I s set to on if it's off and you look at your screen here on the top, right is going to say off. So I've actually shocked with this off For whatever reason, this switch got turned off and it was a lot of the shots that I shot. Handheld were not usable because the switch was off. Now there's another level of stabilization that you can do, and I'll cover this in another video lesson. But it's in your video editors. So final cut Pro X gives you an option to further stabilize the footage in the video. Other. So this is another level stabilization, and you can do if you want absolute tripod stillness stability in your video picture. And I've used it using stabilisation with the GH five plus the video editing stabilization for a pretty super statue. Still type of video that simulates the tripods so actually haven't used a tripod, and I don't have a need to use it with the GH five. 12. GH5 6K photo mode: Hi. We're gonna cover the six K photo mode, so this mode is gonna shoot 30 frames per second. Really good. If you want to take photos off rapid movement like someone playing soccer or someone running and the goal here is it's gonna take rapid photos. You can pick from those photos later and pick the one that you want. You're probably not gonna want all 30. So to get into the photo moat, you can quit it in intelligence, Auto on the wheel. Now it's fast action you probably want to set. There's no appear to a F C on and to switch to the six K, but we on the left you can switch over to six K, and that's pretty much it. You need to put your shutter on halfway and hold down on the shutter, so the parts where you need to select the photo is you want to go over to your play button , so just come over here. So if you go in your play button here to preview your different footage, you'll see here there's a six K icon, so this means that you have six K photos and to choose when you want, you're gonna tap on it and you can tap on this icon again, so that will let you run through the different photos. And then you can pick the one that you want. So you can use this area here where the arrows are just the pick that still that you want. And once you find the one that you want, you can tap this icon six k with the circle that's gonna ask you to save this image that's going to say, processing six k four k photo noise processing and then is going to save the still. 13. GH5 adjusting the iso: out of the box. You need to make some changes if we're gonna be shooting a lot of video with the GH five. So we're gonna adjust the highest. So because by the faults, it's gonna ally to increment your eye. So from 200 to 400 But in most cases, you may want to use I So 100. So how do we change that? So we can go over to the menu over here, click menu sets. And if you click on the wrench with the sea, we can click on exposure. So going to extended I So turn that on and then we need to change isil increments to 1/3 TV . If it's just one, TV is gonna make larger jumps from 3200 to 1600. So we're gonna miss a lot of ice. So auctions toe change that Just change isil increments to 1/3 and remember, the isil button is on top and then we can use the wheel to change that. And then we have is so 100 14. Tips for filming a multi cam setup with 1 person: Hi, My name is Greg Hung. I'm a travel videographer in this video. I'm gonna give you some tips for doing a multi cam set up with just one person. So let's just start off with what the multi camps set up is. And why would you do it so simply, it's just to camera angles shot. Typically, you'd have one camera that's facing the person, and then you might have another camera angle to the side, shooting them from the side profile. But I've decided, since this is a tutorial, that you can look at the camera angle that's focused on the camera. So there's some challenges when you're doing a multi cam set up with one person. First of all is that it is difficult to set up the focus if you're the person talking from the camera as well. So I recommend for Camera one that you focus that on the person so your camera one would be your a camp for your better camera. I'm using the Panasonic GH five for a number of reasons. First, it has the flip out screen so I can actually see what the picture looks like while I'm recording it. also has a microphone inputs so I can plug a lab directly into the camera. So I don't need to record audio into this h five zoom, which means I have separate audio that I would need to sync with later. And we also have, um, a nice picture quality. I still have room on the hot shoe to place lighting over it and ah, my second cameras, the Canon SLR have got a 50 mil prime lens which has some nice boca. But it's difficult to focus if you just have one person. So what I'm doing is I just haven't focused on the camera on the GH five, so that's not going to move. So that's easy to set up. I also have my earphones plugged directly into the GH five so I can monitor the sound as I record it. Some other tips are to film both cameras in the same resolution. So full HD, same frame rate and if you can similar color profiles. And um, I like to use manual settings and ah, just adjust the exposure and the I s O so that Ah, if you have a light meter, that it's nice and balance. So right now I can see I'm using F 3 50 frames per second and 3 20 I So on the GH five and probably on the canon 60 it's an aperture f 1.4, but I think I'm using F 1.8. I saw 100 something like that. Okay, so those air some tips on how to do a multi cam set up with one person uh, las it will give you is that it's nice if the primary camera is within reaching this sense so I can actually adjust the focus and still see the picture. So I make sure that my picture is in focus. I'll probably look at the picture after and see that I'm not in focus, but, uh, yeah, those are some tips for filming the multi cam set up with one person. And in another video lesson, we're gonna show you how to take the footage from this multi cam set up into final cup, relax and show you how we can set up that Edits in final cut pro X 15. GH 2020 Use of a lens adaptor: Alright, we're gonna talk about the use of a lens adapter for your mirrorless camera. So when talking about the Panasonic GH F5 and uses a, what we call a micro four-thirds mountains. So the issue with this is that because this is still a very new lens category, there isn't a lot of selection and the lenses do tend to be expensive. In my personal situation, I damage the lens that did come with this camera, which was a Leica 12, the 60 lens. And it was very expensive to repair. So that's when I started to look into the lens adapters, lenses by Meta bones. And there's also a manufacturer, will trucks, so they built these adapters so you can use your mirrorless camera with other manufacturers like Cannon, also from Nikon, I believe. So what this does is now I can use my 24105 lens and has the power and capabilities with the mirrorless camera, which is really great because cat and has a great selection of lenses, good high-quality lenses, and a lens this, which is a 24105, was one of my favorite lenses. A lens adapter also gives you the benefit of giving an extra stop or more of light into the lens. So while this lens is an F four, F four aperture, by using the mounts, I get F2 0.8. And this lens adapter is not too expensive. So I think it's a no brainer in terms of deciding if you want to operate your, your capabilities of the Panasonic x5, a lot of mirrorless camera owners ended up getting the meta bones lens adapter for canon because there was a lens made by sigma and 18 at 35. When paired with this mount, it gave them the ability to get up to, I believe, one f 1.8 aperture or lower with a very wide lens. And I do have some sample landscape footage that you can see shot with this setup. So yeah, so yeah, lens mount is very important, I believe, for any mirrorless camera owner to take advantage of the lens selection from the classic camera manufacturers like cannon. 16. GH5 Update using the camera for 3 years 2020: Hi, This is a bit of an update for the JH five mirrorless camera. It's the middle of 2020 now, so this is about 3.5 years. I've had extensive use with this GH five camera. But whatever camera, mirrorless camera, you decided to choose the main features of a mirrorless camera that keep it relevant today. In my opinion, are the ability to shoot at different resolutions and frame rates, as well as bitrates. So this camera has the ability to shoot full for k, ultra HD for k. And even within those resolutions, you have choices of different bit and resolution rates. The settings, my favorite profiles that I've used are ultra for k HD at 60 frames. Because of the different slow-motion, I've done a lot of full HD at 24 frames because that's still good quality. It's still relevant in 2020. And I want some of those smaller file sizes. I haven't actually use the full capabilities of the video power that this camera is capable of. So there's still many years that I think this camera will be future proof to me. The other features that I really like about this camera is that it's got the flip out screen. This has proven to be handy for recording online courses where I just have a camera in front of me. I'm doing a YouTube video or online course. And if I've been shooting in very awkward positions, this screen has proven to be so useful. I also have the ability to connect this camera to the app using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. And that's been useful for downloading the photos, but also being able to record remotely. And not that I use it that often. The other thing I really liked about the camera is a built-in stabilization in, in body, which has been really great to hand shoot with. And notice the stark contrast when shooting with my Canon SLR. And I think in 2020 and beyond, I mean, that's just the expectation that stabilization is going and be a lot smoother when you're doing handheld endostyle of handheld filming has become more popular. And you can do things like Perrier mirrorless camera with a gimbal, like a DJI Ronin essentials kit. I'm not going to assemble it now, but a gimbal like something like this really can take your filming with the mirrorless camera to the next level because the gimbal gives you added stabilization and new types of shots are unlocked. Paired with the power of your mirrorless camera, the shoe for K, you can really create higher production value then people can with their smartphone. Other features that have come in handy are the ability to shoot a 120 frames per second. You can even shoot up to a 180 frames when using full HD. Now I haven't fully unlocked that, but I've seen vloggers that have started to use a lot of speed ramping type of video for YouTube that has become very popular. The dual card slots have been really nice, having long battery life and unlimited recording time. The ability to plug in a mike and a headphone jack, as well as the USBE, have all been very useful and much appreciated features that I've only appreciated once I've, I've had to use my B camera, which is my Canon SLRs 60, which I'm using right now, which is still get camera. But after using the GH five-year appreciate the video features that have been built into this camera without having to upgrade it. And additional features like peaking, being able to have that blue highlighting when you're focusing. Having the ability to have the virtual Telecon murder, to zoom in even more with the lens that you have, have all been much appreciated. So in the next lesson I'm going to talk about the lens adapter, which allows you to extend the capabilities of your GH five, pairing it with different lenses from different manufacturers. So just to cap off the Panasonic GH five camera, the Sony mirrorless cameras are still leading the pack. Specifically the Sony A7 3. The A7 S2 was released quite a while ago, about 433 to four years ago. And it's still really relevant for its low light performance. So as we felt this, the A7 S3 may drop this year in 2020. And that's a much anticipated release because of the low light performance. The GH five has been an overall workhorse, a strong performer. The one downside I do have about the GH 5 is the limited lens selection, which we'll talk more about when talking about the lens adopters, as well as the low-light performance. When taking out at nights, the sensors just too small and even when using a F1 point for lens, it still is just doesn't perform as well as my full-frame SLR camera when using an F1 point for lens. So those are my overall thoughts with the Panasonic GH 5 in 2020 being really useful for stock footage online courses, pay corporate shoots. And it's been a really good investment these past 3.5 years. And I believe it's a good choice even if you want to still buy it in 2020, it's a really good value. They do have the newer model that GH 5 ass, which has better low-light performance. But I think the drawback is no Bolton stabilization into the camera body, which is really important for handheld shooting. 17. GH5 Summary edit: Hey there, congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you enjoyed it and hope you learned a lot. We are just scratching the surface with this thing, believe it or not, it's capable of a lot. And there are some things that I didn't get into. The color profiles shooting in different profiles that will flatten out the image. So you have more to work with in post-production. I'm not a colorists, so, you know, that's out of my scope. But just keep that in mind that you can shoot a different color profiles that are going to give you a lot more to work with in post-production. And you can actually get V log upgrade from Panasonic that will allow you to get a lot more out of the picture. There are also people that are using devices, external devices that compliment the GH 5 to really take Hi data bit rates from the video so they can really get more horsepower, more out of the picture, the video picture with this camera. Those are some things that I didn't even get to. There's also lens adapters, so you can use your Canon lenses with the GH 5 using the meta bones adapter. But what did we cover? We covered a lot. We covered how to shoot video with this thing with a different resolutions in studio setups, like I'm doing now, or green-screen setups. We went out to the field to give this thing a test drive. We tested this in low-light conditions. I hopefully demystified some of the complexity of this camera. There is a lot to explore in this camera. I think this cameras perfectly suited for someone who's doing stock footage like myself. Because of the stabilization and the high-quality picture. Again, I'm very disappointed with the low-light performance. And maybe that's the type of lens that had been using for this course. But the Sony A7 S2 is Loon known as the low-light monster. So if Night video footage is your thing, you may want to look at that camera. I think bloggers or talking head video people will love this camera. The flip paddle was so useful and the autofocus was very effective. And I love how it's got the features built in like the microphone and the head jack, so you can record straight out of the camera. The deal card slots were very nice and the four case 60 frames per second. Very beautiful. Thanks again for taking the course. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you learned a lot.