Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

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Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostThu May 21, 2020 1:03 am

Just thinking about it. I run a recording studio and now have 4 P4K and an ATEM mini Pro. I bought a Panasonic 10-25 1.7 zoom to use and have 2 rockinon 16mm t2 lenses also.

So I need to pick up one more lens still also .But I was ruminating whether it might be a good idea to pick up a gh5s body for even better low light work. Maybe not for live-streaming as the p4kcamera controlwith ATEM is great . But maybe on the gimbal or?

Just wondering if anyone has these two models coexisting
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PostThu May 21, 2020 1:39 am

The Pana 5S is not going to have any better low light capability than the PC4K has, they have similar sensors, just a different size. The only thing you gain is better still photo support, and a EVF of sorts.
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Re: Adding aPanadonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostThu May 21, 2020 1:51 am

Thanks Denny, some of the reviews I was reading seemed to say so especially at higher ISO settings.. I guess I have gas lol. And I figured I could also use it for general photography as a still camera as well and be able to use the same zoom on both...But seems I just have a case of gas lol


Denny Smith wrote:The Pana 4S is not going to have any better low light capability than the PC4K has, they have similar sensors, just a different size. The only thing you gain is better still photo support, and a EVF of sorts.
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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostThu May 21, 2020 2:33 am

The GH5S is a nice camera, but for still shooting I would consider a lightly used GH5 and get the IBIS.
I use a Nikon Z6 for still and some quick turnaround video work. It interfaces nicely with the Pocket 4/6K, and Rick used one as a B Cam, with his Pocket 4K as A Cam, doing a live performance recording in a mixed theatrical lighting situation.
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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostFri May 22, 2020 11:30 pm

The GH5s is a nice camera, but getting it to match the BMD 4k can be more work than it's worth. In one poorly lit scene, the GH5s had a bit less noise, but not nearly as nice colour. It picked up some green on people's faces, a yellow tint on the wood, and a blue tint on the floor. Getting rid of the noise is easy with Neat Video. Getting the colors to match took a while.

If you don't already have the GH5s, and if you are not looking for it for photos also, I would suggest your next camera be another 4k or the 6k.
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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostSat May 23, 2020 5:37 am

I agree. I found that unlike shooting raw with a cinema camera, the GH5S bakes in a lot of how it wants the scene to look.

I tried to match it here, with mixed results:
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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostSun May 24, 2020 6:45 pm

I build corrective LUTs for both cameras so yes, they can be matched :)

https://www.LeemingLUTPro.com

Hope this helps!

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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostSun May 24, 2020 11:00 pm

Paul Leeming wrote:I build corrective LUTs for both cameras so yes, they can be matched :)

https://www.LeemingLUTPro.com

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Paul :)


I did some research and it seems that yes a Lut can do the job . Figure it out once and you can be set?
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Re: Adding a Panasonic gh5s to BMPCC P4K. Anyone?

PostMon May 25, 2020 1:56 am

Don't expect magic. A LUT can only work if exposure is perfect on both cameras.
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