Thursday, March 19, 2015

Panasonic GH4 Footage with quick grade

So here's one of those snow tests I did but I grade on it, and put in some comparisons to the original footage so you can see the difference.

I didn't spend a ton of time on it--crushed some of the blacks with the Levels, added a contrast curve, and tinkered slightly with the color with the Fast Color Corrector.

Definitely looks better though. The first 11 seconds is ungraded.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Panasonic GH-4 Accessories

So it appears I may be shooting another segment for our anthology horror feature "Terrortory". I figure, this will be a good time to use the GH4, really find out what it's capable of.

Only problem is that I just have the barest kit for it. I have my other lenses plus one MFT lens, and that's it.

That means I have to pick up some more stuff.

First off I need some more batteries. This looks like a good start, and is significantly cheaper than the brand batteries:

Then I need another card:

You may wonder why I'm only getting 64gb cards instead of the 128. I read a lot of information that said you might get drop-out and errors on the 128s, so I think it's safer to stay with the 64gb.

I could use a cheap stabilizer. Don't think I want to lug the dolly/tracks into the woods again. That shit is for the birds. So there's this:

Now it says it's only good for up to 2.5 pounds. The GH4 plus the MFT lens is way under that. It's pretty crazy how light it is.

However when I put the Rokinon on it it gets to about 3 pounds. I can probably make it work either way.

I want to get another lens in the 35mm range. A prime would be nice. But everybody says if you're going to get just one mid-priced lens for the GH4, it's this one:

I think if I get all of these(total cost about $1K) then I'm prepared enough to shoot.