The Camera Store Reviews the Panasonic GH4

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the GH4 when it is available. In the meantime, join me in being jealous of The Camera Store and their unit.

GH4 Video Look

This just might be the camera that sways me away from the C100. I won’t know until I actually get to use the camera and get some footage. I was talking with Tim Whalen (a filmmaker here in Chicago) and he made a comment about the GH4 looking video and I think he makes a good point. The footage in this review definitely isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve seen from a camera, although some of that is because of the lighting in my opinion. We shall see.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Panasonic GH4

Steve and Jens from Zacuto have put together a fantastic video interview with Panasonic representative, Matt Frazer sharing tons of info on the new Panasonic GH4.

I am VERY interested in this camera so all this information was gold. Watch the video and let me know what you think about this camera. I personally might consider replacing my Canon bodies with Panasonic GH4′s depending on a few details. Looking forward to reviewing the camera when it comes out.

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How to get 2 Cameras, 2 Lenses, and 2 Tripods for under $3000

I recently got an email question from a reader asking me what gear would best fit his needs. I thought I would share my answer with you guys. After talking a little, we came up with this wish list for a kit.

The idea camera. Hardly under $3000 though.

The ideal camera. Hardly under $3000 though.

Kit Wish List:

  • Needs to be under $3000
  • Decent low-light capability
  • Two Cameras would be important
  • Will need to do slow motion
  • Lenses need to be included
  • Tripods have to be in the kit

If you ask me, thats a tall order for that budget! Luckily, he would be shooting music videos, so audio equipment wouldn’t have to be a big part of the kit.

The hardest part for me was to get two cameras with decent slow motion AND lenses to fit within the budget. But I was able to make it work!

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How I Film and Edit My Videos

In this video I break down my production and post production process for filming my show. Check out the gear list below.

UPDATE: If your using FCP X you’d be much better off editing WITHIN the multi cam instead of creating a project and pasting your camera angles there. That said, if you in FCP 7 or Premiere, the method I used in the video will work fine.

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