I just got a new GH2 and it is sort of my first DSLR camera. Couldn't get the more sophisticated Canon camera because of money. Still a student. However, after much research, i saved up to get a Panasonic GH2 and i have read hundreds of review from people using the camera of how much they loved the camera. I have seen many sample videos of the camera too how they appear beautiful and lovely. However, when I made from first shot from the camera, this is the horrible video i got. Sky totally washed out.... Horrible colour, horrible wind noise, horrible everything. Please is there a setting i should have adjusted. I dint use automatic, i used manual but i think there were so many things i got wrong in the setting. This is my first DSLR camera and it made it look like DSLR are very complicated. Please help out. What should i have done. Dont worry about the shaking aspect, i know i could use a tripod to get a stable image, but the quality is extremely horrible. I don’t seem to like the colour and quality I am seeing. And I have seen many good looking, lovely videos shot with Panasonic GH2. Another problem, when I play the raw file on my system, I get to hear the audio but when I import it in to premiere pro, no audio. What was i supposed to do to get the best out of this camera and shoot good videos like I have seen other people do. Or is this video good? Or is it my eyes?. Please check the horrible videos here
I think it's just overexposed. Check shutter speed, aperture, and sensitivity (probably called ISO). Looks like it could be two F-stops over.
The built-in microphones on most stills cameras are very basic and you would probably want to use an external microphone for most work - wind noise is common. Most of the GH2 videos you've seen will almost certainly be using external mics, or no live audio at all.
Not sure if you're planning to shoot anything scripted but when I was a student and we shot on film, even our Bolex's were outfitted with accordion style matteboxes. Nothing super fancy. Most of them didn't even hold filters. Just something meant to protect the lens from light hitting it and washing out the image.
The one thing you would want on any camera if you're concerned about image quality is accessories for controlling the light hitting the lens. Mattebox, eyebrow, 4x4 filters etc.
Even 100 ISO can be too bright for some DSLR's on a sunny day. There are screw on variable ND filters but that still won't help with ambient light hitting the front of your lens and washing out your image. Best thing for lenses of 24mm or wider is to employ a mattebox 4x4 nd filters and hard mattes. If you're using 35mm or longer, you can get by with long lens hoods to help get rid of that light that may be hitting the glass and reducing your contrast,making the image look soft and flat.
That's the best solution but it costs a bit. One benefit to making your camera bigger and heavier with accessories is that you'll get a much more stable image when you handhold it.
Thanks evrybody. Will try checking my exposure. But I have a problem with the audio, when I play the raw file on my system, I can hear d audio, but immediately I import it to premiere pro, there is no audio atall. No audio track, nothing.
Also, if you bring in the video from the Source monitor, make sure you drag your footage to the timeline by grabbing the whole clip, because there's options under the monitor to drag only audio or only video, that may be the problem. Will it play back in the source monitor with audio or is it missing there as well?
You may need to install the 7-zip tool to open the downloaded file. Open the file, and copy the file called ffmpeg.exe to a convenient place (such as your C drive). Also copy an MTS file from the GH2 there.
Hit start (or the windows button in the bottom left), run, and type "cmd". You should get a black window with white text.
Assuming you copied ffmpeg.exe and your MTS file (such as myfile.mts) to your C drive, in that window, type:
Ok, Phil, I will try that out and let you know. Andrian, meaning with colour correction, I can get to tweak my production error in post production, alright, thanks.... I think my learning curve grows significantly daily especially with a good site like this. Thanks guys. Phil.."What I wouldn't give to be able to shoot in Nigeria", I don't get that....