Video Performance of the LUMIX GH5M2
Unlimited video recording, multiple modes
The LUMIX GH5M2 offers the multiple recording modes utilized for cinema, broadcasting, and other professional applications. In addition to C4K/4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit and C4K/4K 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra 400Mbps recording, unlimited recording is offered on all settings.* This camera delivers all the quality, flexibility, and creative options required in the widest possible range of video production environments.
* On condition that the camera is under the environment where the operation is guaranteed and is running on the battery. Recording time depends on the capacity of the battery and the SD Memory Card. Recording may stop in C4K/4K 60p/50p 10-bit and Anamorphic mode automatically to protect the camera.
C4K/4K 60p/50p 10-bit internal/external rec
10-bit video recording capability provides robust color profiles for an advanced post-production workflow. The LUMIX GH5M2 offers simultaneous C4K/4K 60p/50p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording and C4K/4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit live output for external recording via HDMI. This compact, lightweight camera offers all the quality you would expect from a high-end digital cinema camera.
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Pre-installed V-Log L / V-Log L View Assist
V-Log L comes pre-installed for 12 stops of dynamic range. Users will enjoy impressively accurate color reproduction with subtle gradations from dark areas to highlights. Since V-Log L has the same V-Gamut characteristics as V-Log, LUTs used with V-Log can be used in color grading. And footage from VariCam series cameras can be seamlessly included in the edit.
The LUT in use is displayed in both the viewfinder and rear monitor images. When the LUT is applied to HDMI output, it can also be confirmed via an external monitor. In addition to preset LUT Vlog_709, custom LUTs can be loaded and used. These features make getting video deliverables just right that much easier.
V-Log/V-Gamut and LUTs
6K anamorphic recording
6K anamorphic video (4992x3744) or 4K anamorphic video (3328x2496) is captured in the 4:3 aspect ratio. Designed to accommodate anamorphic lenses in a wide range of magnification rates, including 1.3x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.8x, and 2.0x, the Anamorphic Desqueeze Display function means you can shoot while confirming the cinemascope-size image on a monitor.
7.5x slow motion / 30x quick motion
VFR (variable frame rate) functionality supports both overcranking and undercranking. Users have access to 2.5x slow (24p/60 fps) in C4K/4K and 7.5x super-slow (24p/180 fps) in FHD. It is also possible to capture sequences of footage to show the accelerated passing of time by up to 30x normal speed (60p/2 fps). Auto focusing is possible before recording.
4K HDR video
In all the 10-bit recording modes, you can shoot HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) format for HDR footage. When the content is replayed on HDR-compatible devices, users will enjoy a video experience with ultra-fine gradations from light-to-dark and an incredible dynamic range.
Whether you need delivery-ready shooting or just want to minimize post-production, this camera enables you to create distinctive video and still images using a range of styles, including the cinema-like shadows and warm skin tones of Cinelike D2/Cinelike V2; the nostalgic, film-like coloring of L. Classic Neo; and the gentle, portrait-suitable touch of L. Monochrome S.
Focus Ring Control (LINEAR/NONLINEAR)
Choose the focus ring control setting that feels right to you: either NONLINEAR, which accelerates the focus movement in accordance with the speed of the focus ring, or LINEAR, which moves the focus at a constant speed in accordance with the rotating angle of the focus ring. When LINEAR is selected, you can set the focus ring rotating angle, enabling you to focus intuitively and accurately in the manner you are accustomed to.
• Compatible lenses: H-E08018, H-X1025, H-ES12060, H-ES50200, H-RS100400, H-XA025, H-ES200, H-HSA12035, H-FS12060, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300
The firmware programs will be available at the LUMIX Global Customer Support site on June 8, 2021.
Frame Indicator (Red/Blue)
A red border indicating video recording and a blue frame indicating streaming can be displayed around the frame, so you will always know the status, helping you to avoid mistakes. This feature can be turned ON or OFF.
The frame marker is useful when vertical/horizontal cropping in post production is anticipated. Displayable aspect ratio frames include 2.39:1 and 2.35:1 for cinema and 1:1 and 4:5 for social media, providing a total of 10 patterns to select from.
Vertical video shooting
The camera detects the vertical orientation of video, so the image will rotate automatically when you play it back on your smartphone or other device. This can be turned ON or OFF.
Luminance Spot Meter
A subject can be selected with the frame and its luminance displayed as a percentage. When recording in V-Log, the camera displays luminance in stops. Setting 18% gray to equal 0.0 stops is helpful in selecting the optimal exposure value.
Two zebra patterns with two different threshold values are displayed, corresponding to user-set upper and lower luminance limits. This feature allows users to monitor for blown-out highlights, adjust for 18% gray during V-Log L recording, set a luminance range for human faces, and otherwise assist in achieving an optimal exposure level.
Allows you to precisely check the luminance and chroma color balance when shooting.
Display modes to support videography
In Creative Video mode, a control panel is displayed that is similar to that of a professional cinema camera. There are three display options for Shutter Speed and Gain (Sensitivity): Sec/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Sec/dB. Providing access to familiar controls is another way to support smooth and convenient videography.
XLR microphone adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
This accessory allows you to connect an XLR microphone and achieve high-quality stereo sound. High-res sound recording at 96 kHz/24-bit is also selectable in MOV recording. This accessory also supports the use of plug-in power.
Tripod grip DMW-SHGR1 (sold separately)
The DMW-SHGR1 is both a grip and a tripod. Compact and lightweight for shooting on the go and long shoots. Incorporates record, stop, shutter and sleep controls.