Recreating the Goodfellas with a Panasonic GH5

Our friend and colleague Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from the Camera Store decided to do a cool reenacting project using the brand new Panasonic GH5. They picked a famous scene from Scorsese’s classic the Goodfellas and had some fun.

This isn’t a review of the GH5 by any means (that is coming later on) but more of a behind the scenes look at an actual professional type use case scenario for the camera for a production. The interesting part is when the DP and editing people talk about the actual expirience of using the camera and footage (and from what we can tell are quite pleased).

An interesting side note – the team was able to trigger the smoke alarm in the entire building and had to wait for the fireman to come and give the all clear – our lesson – be really careful with smoke machines in confined spaces.

Just in case you forgot and need a reminder – here are some of the main features of the new GH5:

  • Sensor: 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor (no AA filter).
  • Processor – a new Venus Engine Image Processor.
  • Video resolution:  4K/60p – no crop (Output Only).
  • Internal 4:2:2 – 10bit (available April, 2017).
  • ISO – up to 25600.
  • Continuous shooting – 12 fps.
  • 6K Anamorphic Video Mode (4:3) – Available Summer, 2017
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2.
  • Slow motion (Variable Frame Rate): Max of 180fps/23.98 in FHD
  • Improved Auto Focus (0.05 sec AF, 9 FPS AF Burst)
  • Full size HDMI (Type A/USB 3.1)
  • 3.2″ 1,620-dot Free Angle touch monitor.
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 4K Hybrid Log Gamma (4K HDR Video) – Available Summer, 2017
  • SD Card Slota: dual UHS-II U3.
  • No Recording Time Limit (at least on the U.S. version).
  • Waveform Monitor Display + separate video menu mode.
  • Formats – .MOV, MP4 (AAC, LPCM) AVCHD Progressive; H265 encoding for 60/50p.
  • Body – Splash, Dust, Freezeproof Upto -10 Degrees Celsius
  • Bluetooth + WIFI.
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs / 900 grams.
  • Power: Same batteries as GH4 (but with a new , smaller optional external XLR unit).
  • Price: $2000 (available – March 2017).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. You can find many of The Camera Store videos here on LensVid.

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