Anneke & Reghard Wedding. Panasonic GH5 with Zhiyun Tech Crane 2.

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It was an absolute privilege to shoot the wedding of Anneke & Reghard. The wedding took place at Uitsig, a farm style wedding venue in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa.

This entire video was shot on the Panansonic Lumix GH5, with the Zhiyun Tech Crane 2. Instead of using my usual Fujifilm XT2 as I always do, I was given the opportunity to try my hand at the Panasonic GH5 for this wedding. I seen so many people use the GH5 on Youtube and other platforms that I reall wanted to give it a shot.

Off the bat I was impressed with the GH5's in-body stabilization and sharp image quality. I loved the 4K 60 frames per second that the camera offered and the Cineline D color profile was what I used to shoot this wedding, which is great on the skin tones and offers good options for color grading. I enjoyed the flip -out screen and quick button access all over. However after using it all day I started to notice a few issues that for me as a run and gun wedding filmaker wasn't ideal.

I was really excited to finally have a camera that shoots 120fps, however the Lumix GH5 only offers this speed in manual focus. Anything over 60fps has to be manually focused. Which on a Zhiyun Crane Gimbal isn't ideal. So I was limited to 60fps. The IBIS was also great in the beginning however for a few handheld shots I could see the sensor sway a little from time to time, making the shots jump a little at the end.

Lastly the Lumix GH5 is a micro four thirds sensor, which cuts a lot of that great depth of field that bigger sensors offer. I had to shoot either 17mm, 1.8 to get what a normal f2.8 lens would give me on a crop sensor Fujifilm.


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