Panasonic has just released the 2.0 firmware for the Lumix GH6. This new firmware adds ProRes RAW (external) recording, new ProRes 422 (internal) recording options in additional to the existing ProRes 422 internal recording and other H.264/265 recording options, so I thought this would be a good time to do a video and talk about what is the actual difference between some of these video formats and how to choose the best one for your work. Camera gear used to film this video: Panasonic Lumix S5 | Lumix S 24mm f/1.8 Synco D2 Microphone: 🤍link.syncoaudio.com/Richard-D2 Zeapon Micro2Plus Slider + PONS Panhead: 🤍🤍zeapon.com/products-detail/i-46.html Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/photo_by_richard/ Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/PhotoByRichard/ 0:00 Introduction 3:23 What is ProRes RAW? 4:40 File Size 6:14 Recording Media 8:32 Image Sharpness 9:04 Dynamic Range 10:27 Editing Performance 12:13 In-Camera Correction 15:20 Crop or No Crop 17:25 RAW Adjustments 20:03 Editing Software 22:15 Final Thoughts Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): 🤍uppbeat.io/t/prigida/holding-you License code: GVZF7PPRBISPULZU Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): 🤍uppbeat.io/t/hartzmann/to-the-future License code: 5O8WA1OUEYWWT070 Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): 🤍uppbeat.io/t/sanchii/aurora License code: AT9MBQYQUU4XA112
great video, very informative. Thank you
After years of being obsessed with Raw/Logs it’s much much easier to mess something up than it is to let the camera do its thing especially for anything that’s not controlled. I wasted a good year or two of my life editing videos in the color tabs to now just simply shoot everything standard lol
Thank you for your detailed explanation! I wish i seen this earlier. I just bought a z9 and i think i shot myself in the foot.
Just recently switched to ProRes workflow. Not going back lol. Even my wife's MacBook Air is absolutely crushing it. I also think ProRes has a huge advantage over H.265 (even All-I) whenever something is moving. Like when camera is moving through a room following someone, H.265 falls apart in my opinion. I'm actually having a lot of trouble with my drone because of this.
how are you using davinci resolve to denoise prores raw?
Most cameras shoot on H.264 these days. H.265 is use only for lowest quality for example Sony XAVC HS, the best quality on Sony is XAVC S-I H.264. Canon use H.265 for XF-AVC Long GOP and H.264 for XF-AVC all intra
With my GH5, I use h.265 for shots involving a lot of camera movement, for slow motion shots 1080p All-I 60fps and for critical detail shots with little to no camera movement C4K 24fps All-I. I take all of this and convert it to ProRes 422/LT and Proxy for editing. I seem to be able to recover up to 2 stops of exposure one way or another, which is fantastic in my opinion. Could I get GH6's or S5iiX's for SSD, yes I could, but there's still hope within slightly older models too.
Very well done. Very informative. Thanks!
great video thankyou
Hi Richard. That was an excellent run through the differences, with relevant examples that showed the differences clearly. Finding the best balance between file formats, codecs, file size, quality, NLE load, etc is a complex one, which puts a lot of pressure on correct equipment purchase before you buy a new camera. The last thing anyone wants to do is invest thousands into new cameras (and lenses) only to discover after a few months that the gear you bought isn't optimal to your workflow. Thank you for taking the time to produce this thorough and well presented comparisons, and you conclusions. As someone who does a lot of Greenscreen work, I really appreciated what you said about the Bayer sensor and 422 vs RAW. As a Lumix camera user and Apple computer user I found this video extremely helpful, as with your other Lumix camera review and comparison videos. Keep up the good work, I'm sure others are finding your content as helpful as I do.
Very helpful. Thank you!
I can record 422 Prores on my SSD. So no external recorder needed. FW 2.2.
Actually the GH6 is quite nice to record for cheap: Some All-I formats (afaik <=600Mbit/s) and everything up to 60FPS can be recorded on SSD.
In regards to ssd: OF COURSE you can choose whatever you like - as an USB 3 controller is a dumb device and has no clue if there is an recommended Samsung whatever or, in my case, a selfmade case with a M2 2280 SATA III(important) behind it.
Still learning all these formats, i shoot on a fuji hx2 and a blackmagic 6k……. I have an atomos ninja v but am thinking to get a blackmagic recording screen to use braw …… right now I am learning davinci but feel it may be cheaper to use my current kit with final cut…. Mostly shoot with the fuji you see
wow. extremely thorough and helpful. great job.
Hello again Richard. This is the 3rd time I've watched this and it gets better each time. That is a lot of great info to examine. I wanted to ask you this... Does 4K intra take more computer resources to edit then 4K ProRes? I often wonder? Is the pro res easier to edit then INTRA. If so, buy how much?. Is it a big difference?
I couldn't have asked for a better answer to precisely this question. One question, though: I noticed you did noise reduction in davinci resolve on your ProRes Raw footage. Since Resolve doesn't support ProRes Raw directly, what program did you use to convert your file to something Resolve can handle? Did you convert it to Adobe DNR?
What a superbly-explained video - so much so that after watching Youtube videos for years, I've actually signed up to leave a comment! Well done.
great video thankyou!
Not sure if you will know this. But is it more taxing on the camera itself to film in h265 or prores. Or say for example 50mbps or 720mbps 1080. We know the larger the file the better after but im curious if the opposite applies for the camera filming it the lower the bitrate the easier or harder it is on the camera?