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#356985 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on Yesterday, 06:23 AM

New firmware v21 announced.





  1. RSS (Recording Start/Stop) signal can be embedded to the HDMI output signal.
    - Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [HDMI Rec Output]>[HDMI Recording Control]
    * Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd..

#355908 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by escape on 27 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

There was a firmware update to version 1.1 for the Olympus 60mm macro in September. "MF shooting operations have been improved." Might be worth trying for those having trouble.


You can find firmware here (Oly 60mm update for Panasonic camera body).


#355183 GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

Posted by escape on 08 December 2014 - 07:39 PM

Yup, sometime I add 1 or 2 Jumbo stix floats depends on the light configuration (2 x sola 5k + 2 x Fix 7k).




I saw a photo of your rig with Stix floats on the arms. Have you dumped them now? And do you use just the 2 carbon float arms for both macro with tripod and for wide angle?



I'm just thinking for recording underwater audio. Often that audio gets thrown away but sometimes it's useful. Seems worth doing if possible as the Shogun features high quality audio recording.



Interesting. I would have thought the buoyancy of that dome would pull the front up anyway. I now have the equivalent Nauticam dome but not got my rig underwater yet.

#354327 Canon 16-35 f4 L

Posted by escape on 13 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

Interesting stuff, compared to the 16-35 II how do you compare it with regards to corner sharpness?


I find better corner with 16-35 f/4 then f/2.8L II but maybe it's negligible behind the dome.

#353716 Canon 16-35 f4 L

Posted by escape on 25 October 2014 - 04:23 PM

I been testing 16-35mm f4 topside with f2.8 II. New f4 is sharper corner and have better lens coating (better sunball).
I couldn't try it behind dome but still if I don't have f2.8 then I would buy f4. IMHO, both lens will give you better sharpness and contrast then 17-40.

#352410 Living Colour Panasonic GH4

Posted by escape on 08 September 2014 - 03:22 AM



A sampling of underwater 4K footage shot on Panasonic GH4.
Filmed mostly in Tulamben, Bali in Indonesia and some more from Anilao in Philippines and Maldives.

Panasonic GH4 in Nauticam housing, Panasonic 8mm FE & 7-14mm, Olympus 60mm lens
Fix 7000, Aquako 4K, Sola 1200 lights, Nauticam SMC & Aquako diopters, Xit404 tripod.


#351573 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 14 August 2014 - 07:56 AM

Guys, a quick info.
The new Nauticam 180mm dome for the 7-14mm is it glass or plastic? Does it need an extra ring?
I found it on several shop online (I guess) but always without info if it's for mirrorless system or DSRL.
I got behind on new toys lately.




Hi Davide, I have that Nauticam dome (prototype) and it's glass, no need extension for 7-14mm.

I think they'll release it soon.

#351564 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 14 August 2014 - 01:14 AM

Nice. What does "by wire" mean?


It's completely different feel from mechanical manual focus lens (Canon 100mm and 60mm in my case).

I think because the focus motor does not 100% follow my pulling speed.

#351495 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 13 August 2014 - 01:08 AM

Wow that is not something I could afford to do on a regular basis but then I suppose you could shoot another fan lol. Maybe a less powerful diopter would be fine too and if you need some clear image zoom or whatever panasonic calls it loose bit of quality but keep working distance reasonable


I have some footage with less powerful wet lens. I'll try to post GH4 highlight video (WA + Macro) when I'll be back from Indonesia.

BTW, Ex Tele mode (in-camera zooming effect?) not working when 4K mode.


I saw twelve of them  :crazy:


I could spot only 7.  :notworthy:

#351490 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by escape on 13 August 2014 - 12:07 AM



4K on youtube:



A very short video of Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) from Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
Shot with a Panasonic GH4, Panasonic 7-14mm and Olympus 60mm lens in Nauticam housing, Aquako 4K lights and diopters.
I was using Standard profile (-4,-3), crushed black a bit in post.
Oly 60mm produce very sharp image but I'm not happy with working distance (too short) and "by wire" manual focus.
Try spot the seahorse on a seafan (WA shot). :)

#350277 I Love Frogfish

Posted by escape on 14 July 2014 - 08:56 PM



Everyone loves the frogfish! This is some of my frogfish footage from last 3 years. Enjoy!

#350099 GH4 footage and rig pic

Posted by escape on 09 July 2014 - 11:20 PM



Just got my Nauticam GH4 housing.
Ergonomic is much better than what I was using (GH3 + upgrade kit).
Now it's more like their DSLR housing which easily access all necessary button/wheel when holding the handle.
One small complaint is the front wheel (rear wheel is ok).
It's not smooth (because wheel is small?) as other housing which I've used (7D, 70D, 5D3) but it's no biggie since I can use rear wheel as a aperture control.

#349609 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 29 June 2014 - 10:25 PM



I just received rendering image of Nauticam NA-GH4.

I'm not sure this will be same as actual product but looks like button layout changed a lot (WB, ISO, shutter lever, handle...) from GH3 housing.

#349400 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 23 June 2014 - 05:11 PM



Original and after grade footage (4K UHD downsampled to 1080p).

Cine-D (contrast -5, sharpness -5) and other setting were default.

Crushed black, lifted red & blue channel each clip differently in post.

#349331 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by escape on 22 June 2014 - 06:53 AM

Hi EunJae,

Could you give us some feedback on the whole new system?
You came from Canon FF system and I love your film so I'm curious on your feelings on this completely different world :)



- Widest rectilinear for GH4 is Pany 7-14mm but on 4k mode FOV is not that wide (for me).
- I have smallhd dp4 and it's works nice (syncing faster then my canon dslr).
- Focus Peaking and Zebra function is great to use.
- I'm not happy with ergonomic of MIL housing when using with tray & handle (buttons on these housing are design for without handle).
- I don't like color of MWB wide angle footage (compare to canon dslr) but surprisingly, native file include lot of color data and planty of room for fixing in post.
4K resolution from this small camera is great. I can't wait to try some macro shooting.