How to set up your new Panasonic GH5 for Filmmaking

4/16/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

How to set up your new Panasonic GH5 for Filmmaking Griffin Hammond

Griffin explains all the Panasonic GH5 settings filmmakers need to know to optimize their new camera.


Skip to 2:53 for Save/Restore Camera Setting

1:15 How the GH5 menu system works
2:32 Save your settings in Menu \ Setup \ Save/Restore Camera Setting
3:53 How to operate the GH5 exterior

4:45 Griffin’s settings
beginning in Creative Video menu—

Menu \ Creative Video \ Exposure Mode \ M
Menu \ Creative Video \ SS/Gain Operation \ ANGLE/ISO
Also explained in the Creative Video menu: Variable Frame Rate (VFR), Synchro Scan, WFM/Vector Scope, and Focus Transition

6:11 Motion Picture menu—
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Rec Format \ MP4 (LPCM)
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Continuous AF \ OFF
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Photo Style \ Natural
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Luminance Level \ 16-235
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Mic Level Limiter \ OFF
Menu \ Motion Picture \ Sound Output \ REC SOUND
Also explained in the Motion Picture menu: Stabilizer, Ex. Tele Conv., Mic Level Adj., HDMI Rec Output

10:58 Custom menu—
Menu \ Custom \ ISO Increments \ ⅓ EV
Menu \ Custom \ Extended ISO \ ON
Menu \ Custom \ Shutter AF \ ON
Menu \ Custom \ AF Assist Lamp \ OFF
Menu \ Custom \ Peaking \ ON
Menu \ Custom \ Guideline \ Rule of Thirds grid
Menu \ Custom \ Zebra Pattern \ 95%
Also explained in the Custom menu: Fn Button Set, Video Button, Highlight

15:10 Setup menu—
Menu \ Setup \ Beep \ Beep Volume (OFF), E-Shutter Vol (OFF)
Menu \ Setup \ Live View Mode \ 30fps
Menu \ Setup \ Monitor Luminance \ 1
Menu \ Setup \ Eye Sensor \ LVF/Monitor Switch \ MON
Menu \ Setup \ System Frequency \ 59.94Hz (NTSC)
Menu \ Setup \ Double Slot Function \ Relay Rec
Also explained in the Setup menu: Cust. Set Mem., Wi-Fi, Format

19:00 My Menu


DOWNLOAD GRIFFIN'S GH5 SETTINGS FILE griffinhammond.com/gh5

About Griffin Hammond:

Griffin Hammond is a documentary filmmaker covering political narratives at Bloomberg TV in New York City. Director of the award-winning documentary "Sriracha." Let's Get Connected: Filmmaking blog |  Twitter |  Instagram

Text, image and video via Griffin Hammond



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