This is my first uploaded footage that I shot with the GH5 pre-production model I got just recently. I shot the footage handheld at ISOs between 3.200 and 10.000, quick grade with FilmConvert Pro in FCPX. No grain added, I just used Filmconvert for the grade.
(I re-uploaded this clip because previously I had added subtle matching grain between 0:17 and 0:28 as someone noted it's no good for reference).
Since I don't have V-Log activated just yet on the camera, I was shooting this with a tweaked CineLike V profile, see below for details. I discovered to my surprise while goofing around with my anamorphic lens that the camera seem to deliver even cleaner looking footage at the highest ISO settings by shooting in any of the 4K 8bit 24/25/50/30/60p Anamorphic 4:3 modes. I really don't know the reason behind this difference, but the footage in anamorphic mode is downscaled to 3328x2496 from full readout resolution, and there may be some sort of sweet spot for the internal processing. Here I just cropped and upscaled the footage to a custom 3840x1620 2.35:1 timeline in FCPX. No de-noising, film grain or stabilisation was applied in post. I was not using anamorphic lens shooting this. :)
Download the ProRes Proxy "Original" from Vimeo if you want to have a closer look with slightly higher bitrate and less compression artefacts.
I am hoping this will put an end to all the low-light, dynamic range and sensor-size related criticism that a bunch of non-users of the camera have been discussing lately on social media. The GH5 is a major improvement over the GH4, the G80 and any other Micro Four Thirds camera produced to this date, and in all kinds of ways. While this footage is not all clean, it's a way of showing what you can do in reality with this camera.
This was shot with the new LEICA DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 that will also be available as a kit lens with the GH5. I encourage you to imagine what you can shoot with this camera at these ISO levels with a really fast prime, such as the Voigtländer Nokton f/0.95 set of manual lenses or Metabones SpeedBooster Ultra adaptor and fast Canon/Nikon glass (all of which will benefit from the 5-axis sensor IBIS).
Picture Profile: CineLike V 0/-5/-5/-5/0, Master Pedestal +10, Luminance Level 0-255.
Music: Kai Engel - Shining Dawn (CC License, see below)
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this was shot with an early pre-production model of the Lumix GH5, none of this footage may be representative in any way or a measure of performance from the finished full production units of this camera when they hit the market. All images Copyright © Martin Wallgren Photography 2017.