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With the April, 2014 introduction of the Panasonic GH4 photographers and film makers have been given a very special tool. Indeed the GH4 is, for the moment at least, the most advanced DSLR style video camera available, not to mention a highly featured and versatile stills camera as well. It is a true pro-grade hybrid camera.

But, before looking at what the camera can do in the video realm, and how it does it, we need to have a some jargon defined. This is not an attempt to explain in detail and in theory the many intricacies of video technology. What I will attempt to do in a few paragraphs is to take the major jargon and describe what it means, particularly with regard to video settings on the GH4. These descriptions will be short of theory, but rather more focused on how to set them so that the camera will produce the kind of results that you want.

What Does The Jargon Mean?

FPS

Frames Per Second. Movies, whether on film or video, are created by taking a large...

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