Quick Panasonic GH5 48fps VFR Sample with CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal

Here's a quick sample shot with the new Panasonic GH5 Camera using 48fps in VFR (variable frame rate) shot with the CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal and using the PVGear ND Filter Adapter with the Panasonic 7-14mm Lens. The ND Filter allows me to keep my shutter speed in control on bright days. I shot this using the 'Natural' profile in the GH5 at 4K 8bit. I later adjusted the color and exposure using just the basic FCPX Color Board.

Considering the low bitrate of internal 4K 8bit recording, I think the samples clip above held up really well pushing around the exposure and color. I can only imagine how much better the quality will be when the new Firmware with high bitrate 10bit drops this summer. The colors of the GH5 is much different than the GH4 camera, which always had a shift to orange/reds. It feels closer to Canon color science. The dynamic range seems to have improved and it's far better in low light and cleaner at high iso when compared to the previous GH4 camera, but still not as good as sony in low light conditions.

Panasonic GH5 Camera: https://cheesycam.tv/GH5 panasonic_dmc_gh5_mirrorless_micro_four_1483555100000_1283257
Panasonic 7-14mm lens: https://cheesycam.tv/714mm Panasonic_H_F007014_Lumix_G_Vario_7_14mm_1455561328000_630570
PVGear ND Adapter: https://cheesycam.tv/NDadapter pvgear nd filter adapter 7-14mm

10 thoughts on “Quick Panasonic GH5 48fps VFR Sample with CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal

  1. Post author

    @Joe Linde - Yes the Prophet would be more stable for cameras that are heavier, or too heavy for the Optimus. It's a bigger system, but not too big.

  2. Is the Prophet more stable than the Optimus that had some wobbles with cameras aproaching 1kg / 2-3 pound. Would you recommend it?

  3. Post author

    @Jeff Modjeska - You can fly that setup on the Prophet Gimbal, but the Optimus is a very tight fit. Not ideal because the GH5 body is larger than the GH4.

  4. Jeff Modjeska

    Can I fly the Panasonic GH5, Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 and the PVGear ND Filter Adapter for Panasonic 7-14mm F/4.0 on a came-TV optimus stabilizer? I know the Optimus max weight is 2.6 pounds have you flown this combination. Thank you for all your awesome reviews!

  5. Post author

    @Marc - 60p is great but I just like 48 as it's equal to 24p. Offers just enough slow motion, without too much extra data.

  6. Lainol

    Hi Emm! I'm in the market for a new "mini" gimbal, I own a Ronin, fantastic job with larger cameras, but sometimes it's too much for my a7s combo.

    Have you tried the Zhiyun-Tech Crane V2? Any advice between this two gimbals?


  7. Jarrod

    This looks pretty good! I had to watch it several times. After doing so I noticed some weird artifacts on the roofline and in the clouds..? Was this from YT compression or a warp stabilizer?

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