Panasonic GH5 48fps VFR ISO 1600 Demo Tour

I like the look of slow motion with the GH5, so I wanted to try shooting an entire real estate demo in 50% speed. For this I used the 4K / 48fps VFR setting (conformed to 24p) on the Panasonic GH5.

Now because of the 48fps setting, I needed to set my shutter speed to around 1/100th to reduce too much motion blur. Finally when working with an F/4 Lens (Panasonic 7-14mm), this also cuts down on the amount of incoming light, so I needed to work with a minimum of ISO 1600.

To control noise, I shot the entire video in 4K and exported to 1080. By downscaling you can mask noise. Also I shot in CinelikeD and exposed to the right (slightly over exposed), which means bringing the exposure down in post and that helps to clean up any noise in the shadows.

Other items used:
The Drone shots were done with the DJI Spark and the Came-TV​ Prophet Gimbal for moving the camera.

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5 thoughts on “Panasonic GH5 48fps VFR ISO 1600 Demo Tour

  1. Anders

    I’ve seen that you usally prefer Portrait profile. Any specific reason you choose CinelikeD for the real estate video?

  2. Post author

    @Apostolos - I wanted slow motion. But the more you increase your framerate, the more you increase your shutter speed (because of motion blur), and all that starts to limit how much light gets to your sensor. When you're shooting indoors you need good light, and so 48 allows for more light than 60, and I can still get the same effect. I would reserve 60p for really fast movements, but here i'm just cruising slowly.

  3. I also love Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens. I was able to pick this lens up locally (Dallas) brand new for $997

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