A Practical Guide to Shooting Video on Panasonic GH5 & GH5S
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A Practical Guide to Shooting Video on Panasonic GH5 & GH5S

Fast-track your way to recording video confidently on the GH5 or GH5S in a range of situations
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Created by Myles Fearnley
Last updated 6/2020
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • You will know how to approach filming with the GH5 / GH5S, cutting out all the testing, research and shooting that is normally required to get professional results.
  • You'll get a good understanding of its biggest features: how they work and how to use them.
  • You will be able to save money from the advice and examples given on a range of gear including microphones / lenses / power options etc.
  • Download the course videos for offline viewing
Requirements
  • Nothing is required. A basic understanding of filming video on a DSLR / mirrorless camera helps although fundamentals are explained.
Description

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Hello and welcome to this practical guide to the Panasonic GH5 and GH5S cameras!

I have spent two years shooting, testing and researching this camera and accessories. My GH footage has been shown on the big screen locally, on BBC Television and across the web.

In this course you are given the approach developed from that time that will enable you to get professional results in a range of scenarios: low light / event shooting / cinematic etc.

Whilst researching I felt like the educational content out there was a bit vague- they showed how to operate the camera but not how to get the BEST from it.

You will get the best settings to use and I will show you around the most important parts of the camera.


The course is packed with sample footage, explanations and testing to help give you the understanding you need to be confident.

It also includes:

- 5 free LUTs designed specifically to enhance the GH5's Natural, Cine-D and V-Log profiles

- Course notes, including my custom picture profile settings, my button configurations and checklists you can use in the field

- Course slides

- My own GH5's setup file that you can load on to yours to set up your camera for video with pre-loaded Custom buttons.


It's designed to be modular so that you don't need to watch everything before being able to go out and put it in to practice. For example you can quickly learn how to get the best out of the camera in low light and then come back to learn about how to use it in event-style shoots ('running and gunning') when it's relevant if you prefer to learn in chunks.

Many accessories and lenses are considered with examples given so you can make informed purchasing decisions and hopefully save money!


Thanks for your consideration and enjoy :)

Who this course is for:
  • People new to the Panasonic GH5 and GH5S cameras that want to know how to get the best out of them. Especially those without much experience filming video on DSLR or mirrorless cameras.
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 04:48:03
+ Introduction
2 lectures 27:46

This is an extended version of the landing page video, with the key message being that the course is designed to be modular.

Beginners should start with the Camera and Menu Tour in this section and then the Key Features section- that will give a good base for the rest of the course, where each section is designed to be standalone so that if you mainly want to know about shooting in low light (for example) you don't have to watch the rest of the course for it to make sense.


Attachments

I recommend you download the slides and Course Notes files in the download section in order to follow along.


GH5 Setup file

If you’d like a faster way to set up your GH5 for video, I have provided my own camera’s setup file. This is the file called ‘AD-LUMIX’ and is downloadable from this lecture.


Please note that my camera is in PAL mode, so if you are in the NTSC region I would suggest ensuring the frequency on the camera is still NTSC after loading, and that you all back up your own file before loading mine in case you don’t like the setup. This will likely only work if your camera is on firmware v2.6.


The settings are generally given in the Notes file, but obviously my file will update everything- from the zebras (60% and 100%) and peaking colour to the widescreen guidelines on the monitor. The custom button mapping is given in the Notes file, but I generally run: C1: 25P, C2: 50P, C3-1: 100P.


To install the file, we will download your own file, and then load mine:

  1. Insert an SD card in to Slot 1

  2. Go to the wrench menu on the GH5 —> Page 4/5 —> ‘Restore Camera Setting’

  3. Save

  4. Take out the SD card and save the 'AD_LUMIX' folder on to your computer for safe keeping.

  5. Delete your 'AD_LUMIX' folder on the SD card

  6. Download and unzip the 'AD_LUMIX' file given here and load it on an SD card’s root folder

  7. Insert in to Slot 1 on the GH5

  8. Go to the wrench menu on the GH5 —> Page 4/5 —> ‘Restore Camera Setting’

  9. Load


This will not work for a GH5S unfortunately, and while I've done this myself several times before, I accept no responsibility from any unforeseen firmware issues. Also note that your file names will now start with PMRF..... if you wish to change that you can go to the wrench menu on the GH5 —> Page 3/5 —> ‘File/Folder Setting’ and go to the bottom option to change to your own file name format.


Any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch!

Preview 02:44

Start here if you're brand new to the camera!

We take a look at the basic features of the body and go through the menus to help you understand the key bits and setup your own camera for video shooting.

This is a long lecture so that you can fully complete the setup of your camera in one sitting, from here on out it should be more concise and bite-sized!

Camera Tour and Setup
25:02
+ Key GH5/S Features
9 lectures 01:00:36
Section Intro
01:19
Ex Telephoto: A Free Lens?
12:51
Autofocus: Part One - How to Operate
05:47
Autofocus: Part Two - Best Settings
10:43

Links given in the Notes, given in Intro lecture (section 1)

Stabilisation: In-body and Dual I.S.
04:29
Slow Motion
08:06

Link for the hot shoe mount given in the Notes in Intro lecture (section 1)

Remote Operation: WiFi and Panasonic App
05:06
Key GH5S Differences
03:30

Please note, the guidelines here are likely to give you slightly over-exposed footage. This is to keep noise at a minimum and maximise dynamic range performance. In post, you will likely need to reduce the exposure back down to get the best result.

A summary is provided in the Notes, given in Intro lecture (section 1)

Great Exposure and White Balance
08:45
+ Accessories
5 lectures 21:43
Introduction
00:31

Links given in the Notes in Intro lecture (section 1)

Power Options: Value and Utility Compared
04:39
V-log: Worth the Upgrade?
06:46
Gimbals & Stabilisers with the GH5 and GH5S
04:55
Storage Media: Avoid Disaster
04:52
+ How To: Cinematic Footage with the GH5 and GH5S
5 lectures 23:08
Pulling Focus
05:07

The settings are provided in the Notes, given in Intro lecture (section 1)

Picture Settings for Cinematic Video
07:16
Wide Shots on Micro Four Thirds
01:54
+ How To: 'Run and Gun' GH5-style
5 lectures 24:11
Introduction
00:53
Audio on the Go
05:09
Lens Considerations
04:19
Before the Shoot: Camera Setup
10:10

The Checklists are provided in the Notes, given in Intro lecture (section 1)

Best Practices for 'Run and Gun'
03:40
+ How To: Low Light Shooting
5 lectures 16:13
Introduction
00:26
Gear for Low Light
03:21
Picture Settings
02:23
Exposure in Low Light
06:24
5 Tips for Low Light Video Shooting with GH5 and GH5S
03:39
+ Running a GH5 or GH5S on a Budget
5 lectures 23:01
Introduction
01:06
Audio Recording
05:02
Value Lens Options
08:42
Stabilisation Gear and the GH5 / GH5S
03:50

Links given in the Notes, given in Intro lecture (section 1)

5 Ways to Save Money
04:21
+ Colour Correction
3 lectures 26:38

We take a look at sample footage shot in the settings recommended in this course, and cover the issues faced shooting Cine-D. I refer to correction LUTs that can be downloaded for free as an attachment to this lecture.

A LUT is like a colour preset- you apply it to your footage in your video editor to either correct the colour (which is the case here) or apply a creative look.

This isn't to replace a fuller understanding available in my colour grading course on Udemy, but will give a flavour of the issues and the grading process.

Cine-d correction
11:10

Here we review footage shot with the Natural profile settings given in the course, and we use the attached free LUTs to make the colours more accurate.

This particular Natural LUT may need to be brought down in Intensity for the best results.

This isn't to replace a fuller understanding available in my colour grading course on Udemy, but will give a flavour of the issues and the grading process.

Correcting Natural Profile Footage
11:18

Access your free V-Log Conversion LUT attached to this lecture.

This isn't to replace a fuller understanding available in my colour grading course on Udemy, but will give a flavour of the issues and the grading process.

V-Log L Correction - Review of free options and link to my free LUT
04:10
+ Bonus Content
6 lectures 01:03:51

My approach to filming real estate videos, including planning, gear, settings and what to do on site.

How to Shoot Real Estate
12:48

Traditional time lapses / hyper lapses use still photos and require a lot of time to shoot and edit. This method will make life easier if you are happy to compromise on the ultimate flexibility the RAW photos give.

Timelapse / hyperlapse the fast way
06:22

The GH5 has a feature to record to the full height of the sensor so that you can attach anamorphic lenses for a super-wide look. However, even if you don't have expensive anamorphic lenses, you can still use this feature for 5K footage that gives added flexibility.

You gain more field of view vertically which can be helpful, and you gain resolution vertically and horizontally.

Cons: files can be intensive to edit, there is no HDMI output while recording and stabilisation can be a bit suspect for me even after turning off the anamorphic stabilisation.

Preview 07:34

In this video we look at slightly more obscure / advanced features and tools:

1. Save recording space and keep 4K / 10 bit

2. Get a deeper depth of field with ETC

3. Advanced exposure tool for v-log: false colour

4. Mono mode for better focus peaking

5. Change file name convention


Free false colour LUTs for GH5:  https://luts.iwltbap.com/false-color-lut/

Assorted hard-to-find tools and tips - focus, exposure and more
09:20

Checking out one of the biggest LUTs in the GH5 world, the GHAlex LUT, which promises Arri Alexa colour and highlight rolloff on your GH5.

Here we explore what that means, look at some test shots and I give my thoughts. TLDR; it's very nice but not easy :)

GHAlex LUT Test and Review
10:35

Here I give my workflow for filming and colour grading the GHAlex LUT. Even if you aren't interested in the LUT, you may still find this useful if you edit on FCPX. As a reminder- I am not affiliated with the LUT or creator!

How to Shoot and Grade GHAlex footage
17:12