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Advantages of 4K Video

Advantages of 4K Video

4K video has now spread from TVs to other imaging products, such as camcorders and LUMIX digital cameras. Quadruple the resolution of Full-HD promises superb image quality, but that’s not all. Another highlight of 4K is exciting possibilities in editing. By cropping parts equivalent to Full-HD from 4K images, you can create zoom shots and panning from a single shot. The 4K Photo function allows you to capture a still image with 8-megapixel-equivalent resolution from a 4K video. Use of this function makes it easy to crop out individual video frames as high-resolution still images.In addition, using the newly incorporated 4K Photo Mode, you can easily make picture quality setting to the optimum parameter for photo shooting.

Four times the resolution of Full-HD

Four times the resolution of Full-HD
Four times the resolution of Full-HD
Four times the resolution of Full-HD

With 4K, you enjoy beautiful 3840×2160 images—four times the resolution of Full-HD. That’s why even on large-screen TVs,
images look clear and realistic, not pixelated.

Editing from 4K

Editing from 4K
Down-conversion [4K to 2K]


Down-conversion [4K to 2K]

Images that are down-converted from 4K to Full-HD have higher quality and greater resolution than images that are taken in Full-HD from the beginning.

Cropping 2K videos from 4K videos


Cropping 2K videos from 4K videos

By cropping parts equivalent to Full-HD from 4K images, which boast four times the resolution of Full-HD, you can create zoom shots and panning from a single shot.

4K can be use for Stabilization


4K can be use for Stabilization

When enlarging images several percent to apply the effects of editing software to hand-shake correction, the extra margin of 8 megapixels helps to prevent image degradation.

4K Photo

4K Photo

A Closer Look at 4K Photo Function

The 4K Photo is a new way of photography that Panasonic proposes. It encourages you to capture spur-of-themoment in high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame out of the 4K video. It is easier to get 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode*. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting.

Fleeting Moments

Imagine a bird on the shore, poised for flight. Capturing the moment the bird takes off would be hard on a normal digital camera, but video gives you a sequence of frames that’s sure to include exactly the shot you want.

Artistic Moments

4K Photo makes it easy to search for moments full of artistic flair. Find and print the most visually arresting moments in a video as 8 megapixel-equivalent images.

Don’t miss the perfect moment with 4K Photo Mode

Don’t miss the perfect moment with 4K Photo Mode


Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode*, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. This mode also offers a few convenient features for 4K photo.

Setting up for 4K Photo Mode

1. Set the mode dial


1. Set the mode dial

On LUMIX cameras, set the mode dial to Movie to switch to movie recording mode.

 

2. Activate 4K Photo


2. Activate 4K Photo

On the setting screen, set 4K Photo to On. In this mode, settings are optimized for extracting each video frame as a still image. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture would.

 

3. Set the aspect ratio


3. Set the aspect ratio

Switch to another aspect ratio if you wish. By choosing other aspect ratios, you can frame your 4K photos in several ways.

Supporting Features

Multiple Aspect Ratios


Multiple Aspect Ratios

You can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect in addition to 16:9 - all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

 

Bookmarking Video Frames


Bookmarking Video Frames

While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated part by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out.

 

Loop Recording (DMC-GH4 Only)


Loop Recording (DMC-GH4 Only)

4K video can be recorded continuously with Loop Rec function which keeps on saving 5 newest 2-minute video files. You can patiently wait for the perfect photo opportunity to comes as long as they want keeping the
camera recording without worrying about the capacity of the SDXC/SDHC Memory Card.

*Using 4K Photo mode on the DMC-GH4 and DMC-FZ1000 requires a firmware update.
The new firmware program is scheduled to be released at the Panasonic
LUMIX Support Site
in the beginning of October, 2014.

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