This is a test I shot at the LA River for the different Slow Motion options for the GH4. 1080 FHD 100Mbps 24.00 Overcrank at 48fps, 60fps, 96fps and FHD 200Mbps ALL-I at 60p. I shot with a 50mm SLR Magic lens. All settings the same, but I shot three different profiles, Cine-D (Regular), Dragon, and Film Convert Low Contrast. I show the settings that I use for each on screen.
iDynamic/iResolution is off for all shots. All shots are 0-255 and converted to 16-235 in post. Graded with Lumetri Looks Cinematic 2 in Premiere Pro CC, and steep RGB curve to see what I could get out of the footage.
It's amazing how much of the highlights you can save by bringing them down, but it seems that each of the settings really compare equally.
It's hard to tell which is better, clearly FHD 200Mbps ALL-I has a better color response and image quality than the 100Mbps, but sometimes 96fps looks better than 48fps, so it seems to be a case by case basis.
Though many say you need to get the look in camera as close as possible, especially for this slow mo footage, I felt that it graded pretty well. There's definitely some macro blocking going on, but it will probably get the job done. Better to do shallow DOF with the slow mo, rather than deep focus, as the camera doesn't do a great job of that huge detail.
What do you think? Which looks best?