There are 3 ways to shoot video on the GH3 (and GH2, G5, probably others). The first is iA which is the most automated, next is P-S-A-M, which is somewhat automated and third is Manual Movie Mode. The first 2 use the “red” button and the third uses the shutter release. We explore the ramifications of each, their likely uses and how to set up to use each one. There’s a lot of information here and many interdependent settings, so this post is a bit long.
This is the third in a series of Video posts where Mark Toal, expert on the GH3 explains the many nuances of video on the GH3. Although each post stands on its own, the series is a complete look, in 4 stages, at the GH3′s video settings. In the first 2 we talked video concepts via a guided tour of the Motion Picture menu and discovered the differences/uses for the video recording modes (MP4-AVCHD-MOV). In the next (and last) of this marathon session we will investigate the settings for each mode which include frame rate, progressive vs interlaced and Mb/second transfer rates.
So, grab a beverage and snack, and your camera. Then start up the video and take in some great information!