GH2 hacked: anamorphic footage 4:3 vs. 16:9

August 19th, 2011 Jump to Comment Section

The hack of the Panasonic GH2 camera has gotten a lot of attention and some people are pulling their hair out to test and optimize the hack settings.

So far I’d say the results haven’t been mindblowing. Here’s a more interesting test of footage with anamorphic lenses.

from the Vimeo description:
Here’s a side by side test for the two new GH2 Hacks :

. Using VGA mode for higher resolutions.
. Recording 42 Mb (or more) footage in 24p mode

Now we can use VGA(4:3) mode for 1920 x 720 resolution so we get a 2.66:1 image and it captures a wider image than the 16:9

Also 4:3 images have a little more contrast but unfortunately VGA mode can only record 30 fps and MJPEG where as 16:9 24p AVCHD has still better image quality especially in low light.

The best part you don’t have to do resizing or “interpret footage” in post, it comes ready to use :)

Thanks to vitaliy ( for the great job and for related posts.

Simple color correction done in Premiere.

Music : Jon Hassell

More to come soon…

Seems like a good thing that for everybody who sets his money on this camera that Panasonic will introduce new high end lenses.

via cinescopophilia

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