The first half of 2017 will undoubtedly belong to the Panasonic GH5. One of the most anticipated releases of 2017 was announced just a week ago in Las Vegas at the start of CES 2017 and is due to start shipping end of March. The pre-release hype for this camera has reached epic proportions and quite a few image creators are wondering how the 4K and Full HD footage holds up in the grade, especially the 10bit 4:2:2. It is worth to note that upon release the GH5 will record in IPB (Long GOP) only at 150 Mbps, with the ALL-Intra update in Full HD to be released in April, and 4K at 400 Mbps 10bit 4:2:2 free firmware update later in July 2017.
So for those of you wondering how the GH5 footage holds up in the edit and want to do your own grade of some 4K and Full HD 180fps slow-motion Panasonic GH5 footage you need to thank Luke Neumann from Neumann Films, who has posted some downloadable footage via links on his YouTube channel.
Panasonic GH5: “Bored” (Downloadable Footage – 180fps via link here)
Shot in VLog-L at different ISO values to test the breaking points. Sigma 24mm Art at 1.4 most of the time. Some clips also on 12-35mm Lumix f 2.8 (v1) Filmed by: Marika Neumann, Jamie Dryden, Pete Dryden, and Luke Neumann
I personally am quite impressed with the footage from this camera, at least from what I’ve seen online. I am going to give the downloadable footage a spin in Adobe Premiere and give it a basic grade, but from what others have already done online, it’s quite impressive, even if it is IPB only at this stage. Once we get 10bit 422 at 400 Mbps, then we’d even more room to play in the grade.