Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Ok so it’s a mock-up but Panasonic are committed to producing a 4K GH4 and available at the end of February for just under $2000.

So what’s the big deal, depending on quality this camera has the capability to out sell every 4K camera on the market today including the BlackMagic version.

I regularly use my GH3 on smaller corporate jobs now because it serves two purposes, video and photography, only today I was filming in a hospital and was asked to take photographs of the item we were filming.

The 4K GH4 has been rumoured to be able to film and photograph at the same time and have a plugin XLR and SDI unit as well as 10 bit processing.


This photograph courtesy of Photography Bay is the new SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card. PB says it will offer a minimum write speed of 30MB/s (equivalent to 240Mbps). Accordingly, the new Speed Class 3 cards will accommodate the rumored 4K 200Mbps .mp4 capture.

I was not aware of a new high speed SDXC card and question why Panasonic don’t adopt the new CFast card at a blistering speed of 450MB/s.

This is an exiting year…I can’t wait for NAB to see what the video boys in Japan have up their sleeves.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

5 thoughts on “Official from Panasonic’s stand at CES 2014

  1. Hope it records with a decent codec internally (broadcast 4.2.2 HD as well as 4K) and that the viewfinder is improved over the GH3. IBIS would make it a best seller.

  2. Your comment about wishing for bulkier CF cards makes no sense. You already acknowledge that the most needed for the 4K 200Mbps footage is 30MB/s, for which there is a huge abundance of SD cards already.

  3. Even though the DSLR form factor is a huge turn off for me, you’re spot on about it being good news for everyone, as it continues to force other manufacturers to keep up.

    I have some well priced Transcend 32GB UHS1 SDHC cards and they’ll easily handle 45MB/s write and 75MB/s read.

  4. No mentioning of the new Panasonic camcorders that were announced at CES as well? HC-W850 and HC-V750 will be able to record 100 fps at HD for slow motion. With smart interpolation even viewing at 200 fps at HD is possible. To my knowledge these are the first cameras under 1000$ which are able to do this.

  5. Nothing exciting about the the new Panasonic card… SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC and SDXC cards have been giving give **real world tested** 75MB/s write & read speed on USB3, and were available about a year ago. These are the only cards I use in camera, regardless of what the specs call for. Offloading a big job is done in a snap with a cheap USB3 reader.

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