Panasonic today introduced the GH4, the first hybrid mirrorless digital camera with breathtaking 4K cinematic video. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use.
The LUMIX GH4 builds on the legacy of the renowned LUMIX GH3’s image quality and world-class video capabilities. Now supporting 4K quality video, the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 allows photographers and cinematographers to explore above and beyond with in-camera creative options and astonishing focus control that sets the new standard for mirrorless hybrid photography.
When combined with one of the many LUMIX G Lenses or movie industry PL-mount cine lenses, the Panasonic GH4 provides the ultimate platform for video. Photographers will enjoy the controls and image quality expected of a professional-grade main system camera for still and hybrid photography. Both will enjoy the durability and lightweight portability that a modern mirrorless DSLM digital camera offers over legacy DSLR systems.
The 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves high-quality, high-sensitivity image recording with its quick response. An approximately 50% higher speed signal readout suppresses the effect of a rolling shutter when using electronic shutter or recording video. The Live MOS Sensor delivers an expanded gradation range by a maximum 1/3 step at low ISOs. Superior noise reduction allows for exposures up to 60 minutes long.
Read more on the Panasonic GH4 at Panasonic GH4 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. With the Panasonic Image App, remote photo and video shooting is available with a compatible smartphone or tablet, and can easily embed geotag data in an image after shooting. Even if a smartphone/tablet is incompatible with NFC, you can still be easily connected to the camera by scanning the QR code displayed on the GH4’s monitor from a mobile device.
VFR (Variable Frame Rate) Time Lapse Shot/Stop Motion Animation
The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) enables Full-HD video recording with slow/fast motion such as 96 fps / 4x.
Selectable System Frequency
For the global business and professional user, the system frequency is flexible from 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 delivers RAW images in-camera. The color space setting (sRGB/AdobeRGB), white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight/shadow, saturation, noise reduction, and sharpness or hue can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX’ s Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, and Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.
Panasonic DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Camera with Interface Unit XLR inputs HDMI – Time Code Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 Professional Video Functions:
SMPTE-compliant Time Code in Rec Run or Free Run makes it easy to synchronize multiple videos or sound sources in the postproduction process.
Color Bars & 1KHz Test Tone
Color Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are used as a benchmark for fixing color or brightness. 1KHz Test Tone is used as a benchmark for fixing sound or volume.
Use Synchro Scan to suppress flicker over the TV / PC monitor, or when shooting under fluorescent lights.
“CINELIKE D” and “CINELIKE V” create a cinema-like tone to expand your creativity.
Use Master Pedestal to adjust the brightness balance ±15 steps based on the color black.
Determine overexposed areas with the Zebra Pattern before or during shooting. This pattern can even be output to the external monitor too.
- Panasonic LUMIX YAGH Interface Unit: Pro Audio Video Interface for LUMIX GH4
- XLR monaural 2ch terminals (Line/Mic/Condenser Mic Input)
- Audio level display monitor
- 3G-SDI video output terminal plus time code
The YAGH Interface Unit is offered exclusively for professional/industrial workflow, enabling more powerful video transmission. It complies with Full HD (4:2:2/10 bit) four parallel output or 4K (4:2:2/10bit) output, both with time code. The 2ch XLR input terminals are also equipped for line or condenser microphones. Microphone volume can be controlled L/R separately. It complies with 12V DC IN.