Video Cameras

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Panasonic GH6 and GH6S

  1. No official word yet on this camera or a release date.
    • Rumors circulating online suggest the GH6 will be announced in early to mid-2020. There’s also some buzz about a potential release date being late in 2020. No one other than Panasonic knows this for sure but there has been some “leaked” sensor news regarding a possible GH6.
  2. Panasonic Lumix GH6 Camera Specs
  3. Will the Panasonic GH6 have a 41 megapixel 8K Micro Four Thirds sensor?
  4. Panasonic camera rumors
  5. Panasonic GH6 Wishlist / Specs Predictions - The Hybrid Shooter (11:50) - YouTube Aug 28, 2019
  6. Panasonic GH6 Camera May Use Sony 41MP Sensor

Panasonic GH5 and GH5S

  1. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S - $1,997.99
  2. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 -$1,297.99

Reviews

  1. GH5 New Firmware - FASTER autofocus - YouTube Nov 29, 2019
  2. Panasonic GH5 Review For Video Shooters (09:43) - YouTube Jan 23, 2018
  3. Panasonic GH5S Review - Philip Bloom - Article Jan 8, 2018
  4. My Favorite Camera Setup! - DSLR Video Shooter (10:56) - YouTube Jul 17, 2018
  5. Panasonic GH5S Review - 10-bit Greatness - The Hybrid Shooter (16:03) - YouTube Aug 20, 2018
  6. Panasonic GH5 2019 Review vs Lumix S and GH5S - The Hybrid Shooter (15:41) - YouTube Mar 9, 2019
  7. Sony A7III vs Panasonic GH5S - Skintones, AF, Lowlight, Picture Profile - SlashCam (10:39) - YouTube Mar 27, 2018

Training

Audio

  1. Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter - $397.99
  2. GH5S TimeCode features

Power

  1. Vello Battery Grip for GH5S - $47.99
  2. Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip - $347.99

Lenses

  1. panasonic micro four thirds f/1.4 - B&H Search
  2. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens $2,297.99
  3. Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH - $267.99
  4. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 Lens - $249.00
  5. Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 - $347.99
  6. Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 Wide Angle - $797.99
  7. Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm - $797.99
  8. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon EF - $639.00
  9. Meike 16mm T2.2 Manual Focus Wide Angle Cinema Lens (MFT Mount) - $399.00
  10. Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm f/3.5 Lens - $797.99

Speed Booster

  1. Lens adapter with optical element. Reduces crop factor. Lets in more light, provides wider field of view, easier to achieve a shallow depth of field.
    1. Metabones Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x - $449.00 (recommended for GH5S)
    2. Metabones T Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x Adapter - $649.00
  2. Reviews
    1. How does a speed booster work? - Zebra Zone (08:47) - YouTube Dec 4, 2018
    2. Turn the GH5S into a full frame camera - Picturedmedia (04:31) - YouTube Nov 19, 2018
    3. Viltrox EF M2 vs Metabones Ultra 0.71x - Tommy Callaway (08:59) YouTube Dec 21, 2017
    4. Viltrox EF-M2 Speedbooster - The Hybrid Shooter (08:29) - YouTube Oct 7, 2018
    5. Metabones speedbooster vs viltrox ef-m2 in the GH5 - Zach Driftwood (05:09) - YouTube Nov 12, 2018

Cages and Rigs

  1. SmallRig 2025 Professional Half Cage for GH5 - B&H - $153.00
  2. SmallRig Universal Wood Side Handle $79.00
  3. SMALLRIG Top NATO Handle - $78.99
  4. GH5 Basic Cage - Zacuto - $370.00

Tripods

  1. Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System - $479.88
  2. Manfratto plates

MonoPods

  1. Manfrotto MPMXPROC4US Carbon Fiber XPRO Monopod - $203.48
  2. Reviews

Gimbals

  1. DJI Ronin-S - $629.00
  2. MOZA AirCross Gimbal Stabilizer - $319.00
  3. Gimbal Reviews
    1. Review of the DJI Ronin-S - Philip Bloom (29:25) - YouTube Jun 27, 2018
    2. DJI Ronin S vs. Zhiyun Crane 2 - Parker Walbeck (17:00) YouTube Jul 24, 2018

Accessories

  1. G-Cup EVF Eyecup Replacement - $26.95
  2. LCD Screen Protector

Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras

  1. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Full Frame Camera - $3,997.99
  2. Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R Full Frame Camera - $3,697.99
  3. Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera - $997.99

Panasonic Fixed Lense Cameras

Panasonic PTZ Cameras

  1. What’s New in PRO PTZ Remote Cameras - YouTube
  2. Panasonic Professional PTZ Cameras

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apps

iPhone 11 Pro Reviews

  1. NEW IPhone 11 Pro vs $20,000 Leica | Can You Tell The Difference? - sawyerhartman (12:24) - YouTube Nov 10, 2019
  2. Can You Make a Film on The iPhone 11 Pro? | Filmmaking Tips - Shutterstock Tutorials (09:21) - YouTube Oct 14, 2019
  3. The iPhone 11 Pro from a Filmmakers Perspective - Max Yuryev (09:22) - YouTube Sep 14, 2019
  4. Can The iPhone 11 Pro Replace Mirrorless Cameras? - YouTube Sep 30, 2019
  5. iPhone 11 with Moment Lenses - Why you still need them - Moment (14:01) - YouTube Oct 10, 2019

Moment Lenses

  1. Moment - Wide Lens for iPhone - $101.99
  2. Moment - Tele 58mm Lens for iPhone - $101.99
  3. Moment Anamorphic Lens - $149.95

Stabilizers

  1. Freefly Movi Cinema Robot - $299.95
  2. DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal Combo $139.95
  3. Zhiyun Smooth Q2 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal - $119
  4. Zhiyun Smooth 4 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer - $99.00
  5. ULANZI U-Grip Handheld Video Rig Steadicam - $11.96

Tripods

  1. Joby GripTight PRO 2 GorillaPod Tripod for iPhone - $79.95
  2. Joby TelePod Mobile All-in-One Tripod for iPhone - $59.95

Accessories

  1. ZOMEi Phone Tripod - $23.99
  2. Ailun Digtal Camera Tripod Mount Stand Camera Holder for iPhone - $6.39
  3. CamKix Camera Shutter Remote Control - $7.39
  4. Casetego iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Lens Protectors - $7.98

Canon

Canon Cinematic Camcorders

  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II - $2,999.00
    • Review: I've had a c100 Mkii for over 2 years and its definitely earned its keep for me. However, having recently acquired a GH5 with Metabones Speed Booster, it makes me want to throw the C100 Mkii on the rubbish tip. Not literally of course, bit there is not one single usage situation where I wouldn't see an advantage to the GH5.
    • Review: I ended up selling my GH5. I was given an opportunity to rebuild and this may be a shock to some and some may not agree but I picked up the Canon c100 Mark 2 a few days ago. I could of bought the 2 gh5s for the price i paid for this camera. I will grab one of the newer 4k cameras in the near future, but I am very happy with my decision to get this solid workhorse of a camera.
  • Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder - $1,999.00

Canon Fixed Lens Camcorders

  1. Canon XA11 - $1,199.00
  2. Canon XA15 - $1,699.00
  3. Canon XA40 - $1,499.00
    • No autofocus
  4. Canon XA45 - $1,999.00
  5. Canon Vixia HF G60 - $1,699.00
  6. Canon VIXIA GX10 - $1,999.00
  7. Canon XA50 - $2,199.00
  8. Canon XA55 - $2,699.00
  9. Canon XF405 - $3,199.00

Canon Mirrorless Cameras

Sony

Sony Fixed Lens Camcorders

  1. Sony HXR-MC88 Full HD Camcorder - $1,298.00
  2. Sony PXW-X70 - $1,798.00
  3. Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM - $2098
  4. Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM - $2,598.00

Sony Mirrorless Cameras

BlackMagic

  1. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K - $2,495.00
  2. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - $1,295.00

Z CAM

Red

Studio Camera Rigs

  1. Glide Gear OH 150 Modular Overhead Camera/Light Rig $299.00
  2. Glide Gear OH 75 Overhead Portable Pole Rig - $159.00
  3. Peripheral Logix PhotoExtend Articulating Camera Arm - $279.00
  4. Camera Wall Ceiling Mount Boom Arm - $44.99

Comments from Colleagues and Mentors

Allen Ross

Allen Ross
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Without knowing too much about the GH5 family, I would always recommend spending more on the lens than on the camera body. Lenses are like microphones in that they keep their value over time. Camera bodies are like computers in that there will always be something better coming out next year and they lose value super fast.

For lenses

  1. Get the “fastest” lens you can afford (aka f1.4 or at least f1.8 or better in most cases)
  2. Get a fixed aperture lens, never variable for real videography work.
  3. F2.8 works for an all purpose lens if you’ll use it in a variety of ways
  4. F1.4 prime lenses are best for video and have the best quality while sacrificing zoom options. Light and color renders best with these lenses opened pretty wide.

For camera body

  1. Make sure the camera does 60fps or more with at least 50mbps bitrate
  2. If the camera does UHD (3840x2160) internally then you’re solid
  3. In camera stabilization is great but not necessary for tripod shots at focal lengths less than 135mm
  4. With an f1.4 lens you can get away with ISO’s less than 1000…
    • The slower the lens the more your ISO boost above 800 will introduce noise
  5. The most important difference between camera A and camera B when choosing which to purchase is the dynamic range at usable ISO’s.
    • The better the dynamic range (which is mostly based on the sensor) the more useful the recording comes out and the more you can push the images.
    • Is there a big difference between the dynamic range of the GH5 and GH5S? If not, I’d buy the cheaper one.

Ronnie Lee Pattania

Ronnie Lee Music

I have been shooting with the GH5 for the last year and a half and have got great results, often times making people think I am shooting on a high-end cinema camera. I still use it occasionally as a B cam when shooting with the Red Scarlet as my A. I should also mention that I use a fairly expensive Metabones adapter and cinema lenses. With all that said it is still a small sensor and there are definite limits. It is not a great low light camera (this is where the speed booster and glass come into play). Also, I have had issues with finding reliable SD cards that can consistently perform. The GH5 can record 4096 x 2160 10bit at 150Mbps. This is their cinema 4K setting that is my go to setting when shooting at 23.98 fps. It requires a V90 sd card and I've tried them all. None of them have been 100% consistent. You can go with a Atomos Ninja Inferno and that would allow you to film 10bit 4:2:2 at 60p.