Does the BMD Pocket 4K Render the GH5 Obsolete?

There’s a lot of understandable excitement online surrounding the announcement of Blackmagic’s successor to the five year-old Pocket Cinema Camera. In their enthusiasm, many are still repeating the same tired BS that Panasonic’s GH cameras produce garbage, plastic looking footage, and that this marks the beginning of the end of the GH5 and GH5s. I… Read More

Has Panasonic Killed Off Cinema Lenses?

The primary reason for using cinema lenses is for pulling focus. Focus pulls have become a hallmark of the cinematic look. However, cinema lenses can run anywhere from around $1,000 to over $30,000 apiece. And that doesn’t include extra expenditures like rails, matte box, follow focus, a heavy duty tripod, an external monitor, batteries, cables and more. Not only… Read More

Get Consistently Good Exposures with HLG

I still see filmmakers struggling with exposure shooting HLG with their GH5. In order to get consistent results, be sure to set your zebras at 90% – this should help avoid clipping of the red channel. Next, using a white balance card like the X-Rite ColorChecker, reduce exposure just until the zebras disappear. You should… Read More