Just like many of you I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Panasonic GH5 (I do hope I get mine with the first shipment to my local dealer) and in order to prepare, I’ve been looking at some new options for LUTs and checking out various test that people have already shot with pre-pro models. I am not so great with LUTs and prefer to do my own grade, but when I am in a rush, or new to a system I prefer to use LUTs created specifically for the camera I am using. Problem is the GH5 is not even out yet, but that hasn’t stopped the good folks at Neumann Films to create some custom LUT to help me get the best out of my GH5, when I get it in March, hopefully.
The GH5 LUT files are compatible with just about every video editing software under the sun, so you no longer have to worry about which pack to match with your software. Each LUT is customized to work with different shooting situations.
10 x Lumix GH5 LUTs (for VLog-L, Cinelike-D, Cinelike-V, Natural, and Portait)
And for those who are still not convinced of the high ISO performance of the GH5, see this ISO test below by Martin Wallgren. The footage below was shot on a pre-production model, handheld at ISOs between 3,200 and 10,000!
Here is also some really cool new Super-Slow motion footage filmed in 1080p at 180fps on a Pre-production GH5 by Steven Clarey
All filmed at 180fps, conformed to 50fps in camera then slowed down 50% on a 25fps timeline in Adobe Premiere.
Profile : Cine D
Shutter Angle : 180d
Lenses: Lumix 12-35, 12mm Leica, Lumix 7-14
In post I added a bit of noise reduction to a couple of shots as I was having to use quite a high ISO because of the lack of light. I also lightly graded the footage in Adobe Premiere.
Similar to the GH4 the variable frame rate modes work much better in good light with good glass.
From the samples above, I am sure the Panasonic GH5 will be super popular with more budget oriented shooters and some not so much. Clearly there are lots of “1sts” in this camera – 4K/60p for mirrorless, 10bit 422 4K up to 30p, and of course 180fps super-slow mo in Full HD, that tick a lot of boxes for plenty of shooters.
For me – my main interest in the GH5 is the 10bit 422 codec and the internal sensor stabilization, as I tend to do lots of handheld work. The compact form factor, unlimited recording and dual UHS-II card slots are other major pluses. Of course, you don’t get built-in ND’s, but that’s pretty much the only major difference that still separates the GH5 from becoming a full fledged pro camcorder.
This however is no big deal for me, as I always carry with me my trusty Genus Eclipse Variable ND filter 77mm that I can quickly screw on any of the lenses I own.
After seeing one recently (albeit for a few minutes) I was very impressed with some small things as well – you can move the Waveform around the LCD with your finger just by dragging it to any of the corners; the AF joystick is really cool too – it’s not so stuff as on some DSLRs and whole thing feels a bit beefier compared to the trusty GH4.
One could almost say that I (like many) am totally drinking the “GH5 kool-aid” (which in this case ain’t a bad thing at all) and was so impressed by the GH5 that I pre-ordered one with the XLR extension unit. You can do the same via any of the links below.