Lumix GH4’s 4K Photo Mode Publishable Stills From Video is Finally Here

Posted Nov. 8th, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

Lumix GH4’s 4K Photo Mode. Panasonic is steamrolling the competition with their new 4K Photo Mode that’s available on three different Lumix cameras, GH4, LX100, and FZ1000. I’ve dreamed of this idea since the $50,000 Red One was announced nearly ten years ago and I first blogged about my prediction of the convergence of Video and Stills in a post from April 30th, 2009 titled Daniel’s First Film – A New Face in Town. Panasonic’s introduction of their new 4K Photo Mode finally makes this capability available to the masses. 4K Photo Mode gives  the photographer the ability to shoot video at 3o Frames Per Second and pull individual 8-megapixel still images from the video clip. I tried it for the first time this past week while working with Polar Bears International and the Arctic Documentary Project in Churchill and it is nothing short of incredible.

The video above was captured using a Lumix GH4 in 4K Video Mode. The lens was a 100-300mm zoom and it was NOT on a tripod. That’s the reason you see less than smooth video panning. Ideally I would have liked to have been on tripod but this opportunity came quickly and was a simple trial in my mind.  The test was impressive, even more so due to no tripod.

Below are two frames I captured from the video above using Apple’s Aperture. A post detailing how to grab a specific frame from Aperture will be coming in the future. But for now, notice how in the first image I’ve selected, the bear’s breath is highlighted in the shadow. I was able to scrub through the video clip to capture the exact moment the breath was exhaled and even the best frame from that one second opportunity that the camera caught 30 frames of.

This frame was specifically chosen for the breath being exhaled. I had almost thirty frames to choose from since the exhale last bout 1 second. I've captured things like this in the past with just timing my shot but to not have to worry about tripping the shutter at the exact moment that best shows the cold was very rewarding. Click on this image to be taken to a page where you can download a full sized JPEG of this image for your own private review.

This frame was specifically chosen for the breath being exhaled. I had almost 30 frames to choose from since the exhale lasted about one second. I’ve captured things like this in the past with just timing my shot but to not have to worry about tripping the shutter at the exact moment that best shows the cold was very rewarding. Click on the above image to download a full sized JPEG for your own personal review.

The second photo is again from the same video and I chose a frame where the bear’s head was at the top of the arc. A polar bear swings its head up and down as it walks which could make it difficult to get a razor sharp, still frame. By shooting at 1/500th of a second shutter speed and choosing a frame from when the bear’s head was at the top of the arc, where it’s perfectly still for a split second, I was able to obtain a very sharp image.

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This frame was chosen for all the right body language, paw up, head at the top of the arc, etc. Click on the above image to download a full sized JPEG for your own personal review.

The ability to shoot at a higher shutter speed than is typical for video gave me the ability to capture sharp still photos. Generally, when shooting video, you are shooting at a shutter speed of 1/30th, 1/50th, or 1/60th. of a second. These shutter speeds are actually essential when capturing video to be shown specifically as video and not still capture. The video I shot above was captured with the GH4 attached to a 100-300mm zoom and the lens was at about the 250mm range. That being the case, those who travel with us know that I regularly talk about the need to get your shutter speed up, equal to or greater than the length of the lens you are shooting. Higher shutter speeds provide sharper images which is essential when shooting in the 4K Video Mode.

Understanding 4K Photo Mode

Panasonic’s 2014 digital still camera lineup now includes three models that offer 4K video recording capability; the DMC-GH4, DMC-LX100, and DMC-FZ1000. Unfortunately, to a dedicated still photographer, 4K video may not initially seem like a feature that could compliment their still photography. To demonstrate “the power of 4K,” Panasonic created the 4K Photo Mode, a unique feature that allows 4K video to enhance still photography.

So What Is 4K Video?

With high definition video (FHD) we normally shoot at 30 frames per second. Each frame, which is exposed for 1/30th  of a second, is equivalent to a 2 MP still photo. The aspect ratio is usually fixed to 16:9 to conform to today’s TV’s. With 4K video, we still shoot at 30 frames per second, however, each frame is now equivalent to an 8 MP photo; four times the resolution hence the name “4K.” Soon after Panasonic released our first 4K camera we introduced the idea of extracting one frame from a 4K video clip and using it as a still photo. While the idea worked, we quickly realized that any rapid motion could blur the still image because each frame is only exposed for 1/30th  of a second. This limitation gave birth to 4K Photo Mode.

4K Photo Mode

Using 4K video, Panasonic created the 4K Photo Mode that now allows the user to set the aperture, shutter speed, aspect ratio, and several other settings just as they would with still photography. Allowing a faster shutter speed to be set, the camera still captures video at 30 frames per second but now with virtually no motion blur. Next, using either the in-camera feature or software such as Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop CS on your PC, the user can review the video, frame by frame, and extract the image that captures the true mood of that magical moment! Just consider that shooting just three seconds of 4K video in the 4K Photo Mode gives the user 90 images to select from!

Here’s a few examples of how 4K Photo Mode can enhance your still photography:

  • Young children seldom sit still for a photo. Capture some 4K video while talking to the child can allow you to capture those rare nuisances that traditional still photography might miss!
  • Nature photographers trying to capture a bird taking off or an industrial photographer who is trying to do some motion analysis will find 4K Photo Mode a welcomed feature!
  • Golfers can use 4K video mode to capture and analyze their swing.
  • Macro photographers can more easily deal with the extremely shallow depth of field by capturing a few seconds of 4K video while manually focusing across the depth of their subject. Extracting a few images from the 4K video and combining (stacking) them in Photoshop produces an end result with much more depth of field.

The cat is definitely out of the bag with 4K Video Mode. Competitors not offering something similar are going to be sucking wind in the near future if they don’t get moving. This is just one example of the emerging technological advantages a company the size of Panasonic can bring to our industry. Panasonic is on a roll and I predict it’s just the beginning. Now if they would just give us an updated 100-300mm F/4 in the same league as the wonderful 35-100mm F/2.8.

What are your thoughts on this new technology? Do you see any use for it? Does it make you rethink the still photographers lack of interest in video? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. bobOn Jun. 10th, 2016

    Have you found a workflow for processing 4k photo? I import all media into Lightroom for cataloging and so I know where everything is. But from there on, Adobe wants to fight me every step of the way.

    I’m currently going to Premiere Pro, make a new project, go frame by frame through video file and select images, go back to Lightroom and synchronize folder, and then proceed with normal image processing. I use Premiere Pro because Lightroom itself will only save a jpeg and not a tiff. Also, I can’t use the arrow keys to go through the video frame by frame- oh no, I have to use the mouse for everything (I’m not a fan of the rodent for anything).

  2. BobOn Jun. 7th, 2016

    Holy crap. I had no idea my camera could do this. I’ll be doing some serious playing with this today!

  3. hanifOn Jun. 4th, 2016

    hi daniel, i am a noob and still looking for the best camera i could get with affordable price. i still dont understand about 4k photo with 8mp. if we compare this 4k 8mp with another camera with for example 25mp camera, which one has better image quality if we magnify it? does 4k 8mp in photography mean 8mp x 4 = 32mp. thank you.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jun. 6th, 2016

      Hanif, 4K Photo Mode allows you to pull 8 megapixel stills from a video file. That being the case, 8 megapixels is definitely smaller than an image produced by a 25 megapixel sensor. However, whether you will see the difference between the two depends on the size of print you decide to produce. I’ve produced incredible images, photos that I’ve sold to calendar companies in Germany that publish calendars up to 16×24 inches, with cameras shooting a sensor of only 4.1 Megapixels. So the fact you’re getting an 8.1 megapixel image does not mean you won’t be able to print large prints. It just depends on how large you want to go. Keep in mind that you also have to set your camera to a shutter speed that will stop the action. That’s the beauty of 4K Photo Mode. Most professional video is shot at 1/30th or 1/60th of a second shutter speed, typically not fast enough to stop action. 4K Photo Mode allows you to shoot a shutter speed at whatever you have enough light for. If you have enough light you can shoot 4K Photo Mode at super high shutter speeds like 1/2000th or 1/4000th of a second. Shutter speeds this high stops all action and gives you a better quality image. 4K Photo Mode does this at 30 frames per second. The fastest Nikon or Canon is no faster than 14 frames per second. I’m sure you can imagine the possibilities.

  4. Neil MannOn May. 2nd, 2016

    Hi Daniel, I have the G7 and am wondering if this with the Panasonic 45-175mm would make a good combo for capturing outdoor Sports action including Football or Soccer as you call it! 🙂 Rugby, Cricket, Athletics and rowing to name just a few..

    I was looking originally at just taking traditional stills with a 40-150mm Olympus f2.8 but have been put off slightly due to issues with focusing sports and action in general and therefore wondered providing you are not looking at printing beyond A3 if 4k photo maybe the best solution for fast action with micro 43.

    I am wondering if you have any suggestions as to which auto focus option would work best or any other useful tips.. Many thanks for your time.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 2nd, 2016

      Neil,

      I’m not sure about how you want to use the G7 with 4K Photo Mode and it’s ability to focus fast enough for your action needs. It really depends on whether the action is coming straight at you or parallel to the camera. I have shot moving subject with the GH4 that are coming towards the camera with 4K Photo Mode and the camera did better than I expected but I’ve not done enough work of this type to give you a thumbs up. Unfortunately, I’m not a good source for this info. If you decide to give it a try I would love to have you stop back and let us know how it goes.

  5. Linda McMullinOn Mar. 27th, 2016

    Can you please tell me why the 4k photo mode requires more light than regular one-shot shooting mode? I am having trouble getting my shutter speed fast enough indoors, sometimes, in that mode (which I dearly love to use with birds and grandchildren), but sometimes have to raise the ISO up so high that the images are very noisy. Maybe it’s just one of those things because of the very fast 30 fps., I don’t know. Thanks in advance for your response!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Mar. 29th, 2016

      Linda, sorry for the delay in response to this question. I’ve been out of touch for a bit but am now checking on this. Will update this in a day or so. Hold tight and thanks for the question.

  6. STEVE BATCHELOROn Nov. 13th, 2015

    Thanks Daniel,
    I have been under the misapprehension that my digital stills would be 8Mb in size but as you have pointed out it is megapixels and indeed my images are 8.1 megapixels (3504 x 2336).

    Thanks a lot for your help

    Regards

    Steve

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 13th, 2015

      Happy to help Steve. It’s easy to get confused. I had to check myself with a couple of sources to make sure I was on track. It all starts sounding the same at times and then the confusion sets in. Happens to me too. Hang in there and you’ll get it all sorted out.

  7. STEVE BATCHELOROn Nov. 13th, 2015

    Hi Daniel, Thanks for your reply. I mostly grab still frames in camera during playback where you can pause then move frame by frame and save the image you want. This is giving me 3/4Mb JPEG’s. I have tried grabbing a frame in photoshop which also gives me a 4Mb JPEG. I have just tried grabbing a frame in Pinnacle 18 and this gave me a 5MB.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 13th, 2015

      Steve, I’m wondering if you and I are on the same page. In your comment above you talk about images coming out in sizes of 3/4, 4 and 5 MB’s. You do realize that MB’s stand for Megabytes and not megapixels? And based on your numbers and 8 megapixel jpeg would very likely show up in files sizes you mentioned. But this is the size of the file as far as the data it contains, not the size of the megapixels it’s made of. This is all very confusing and lots of us get this wrong. I did some research on the web and found a great source that helped me think about the differences in Megapixels, Megabytes and DPI and it’s called Everything You Want to Know About Megapixels, Megabytes, and DPI. I’ve been doing the same tests as you and have consistently getting 8.1 to 8.3 megapixel files from the 4K Photo Mode video. Hope this helps.

  8. STEVE BATCHELOROn Nov. 11th, 2015

    I have been trying to grab stills from the 4k photo but am only getting 3/4mb size images. I have queried this with Panasonic Customer Services who tried it on a GH4 with the same result. They could not offer any further help. How do you get an 8mb still?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 13th, 2015

      Steve,

      I’m able to get 8.3 megapixel stills when I select an image from the video clip in Aperture. One tool I’ve not tried is actually finding the still photo within the clip while still in the camera. I will be doing some further testing this weekend and will check back. What program are you using to extract the individual stills from the video clip?

  9. JamesOn May. 1st, 2015

    Does ETC work in 4K photo mode? Am I right in thinking there is 1.3 crop factor in 4k photo mode so 300mm converts to 390 plus the mft x2 equivalence makes it 780mm?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 1st, 2015

      James,

      Sorry but I’m not familiar with your ETC lingo. Can you please clarify. There does seem to be a 1/3 crop factor in the 4K Photo Mode. I never noticed it before but I just pulled my GH4 out and did a test and it does seem to be cropping more in 4K Photo Mode as opposed to the normal shooting modes. Good observation. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what the ETC stand for.

    • JamesOn May. 4th, 2015

      Hi Daniel, ETC stands for Extra Tele Converter and most Panasonic G cameras if not all have the function. In crops the sensor up to 2 times (eg. On the G5 you use the zoom lever). You therefore get crazy telephoto effect but smaller file. It’s not the same as a digital ‘zoom’. I use it quite a lot for bird photography.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 4th, 2015

      Now that you mention it I think I recall reading about this. Thanks for the reminder. I should give it a try. I kind of glossed over it thinking it was just another version of a digital zoom. Really appreciate you sharing your expertise.

  10. Rajat ghoshOn Apr. 27th, 2015

    Hello
    Good morning, the examples you showed did not show anything that one could not have shot using stills, use of 4K would benifit how?

    higher shutter speed- using 4K what kind of shutter speed raise do you do ?
    I understand ?1/50 will give a little softness to the image which works for video, on 4K what shutter speed are you finding works better?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 28th, 2015

      Rajat, I disagree that I “did not show anything that one could not have shot using stills”. I specifically pointed out “notice how in the first image I’ve selected, the bear’s breath is highlighted in the shadow. I was able to scrub through the video clip to capture the exact moment the breath was exhaled and even the best frame from that one second opportunity that the camera caught 30 frames of.” For best results shooting in 4K Photo Mode I use a minimum of 320th of a second. I like using such higher if possible. Hope this helps. For another post on the ability to select the exact perfect frame take a look at this http://naturalexposures.com/the-lumix-diaries-lx100-colorado-avalanche-and-nate-mackinnon/

  11. JeffOn Jan. 1st, 2015

    Looking forward to your follow-up post about this. You set the camera into Shutter priority mode so you can ensure a fast shutter speed. Do you happen to know if you put the GH4 into 4K-Photo mode and select (P)rogram or (A)perature modes, will it also try to select fast shutter speeds like it would in regular photo mode if there is lots of light available? Or do you need to put it on (S)hutter priority and explicitly set a fast shutter speed?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jan. 1st, 2015

      Jeff, I just did a test with the LX100 setting it to 4K Photo Mode using Program. The camera selected a shutter speed of 1/3200th of a second. I pushed the shutter button, the camera shot a few seconds of video and it all worked just fine. So yes you can shoot 4K Photo Mode in Program or any other normal (A,S,M,P) mode as far as I can tell. I recently did another post regarding 4K Photo Mode capture with the Lumix LX100. You might want to check that out as well. I also shot a ten mignonette How To video showing how I shot the footage and pulled the still frames from the clip. You can see that Blog post here: http://naturalexposures.com/the-lumix-diaries-lx100-colorado-avalanche-and-nate-mackinnon/

  12. LarryOn Nov. 26th, 2014

    Daniel,

    Thank you for the response. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to click reply to your posts.

    Anyways, I have no way of testing this myself as I don’t have a Panasonic camera. I thought you have one to test? I also use Lightroom so it’s not a problem. So let me put my question like this and I’m hoping either you or someone with experience can specifically address this for me. Assuming SD card capacity isn’t an issue, can you shoot a 1:1 video (1 min, 5 min, or 10 min, w/e) in 4K Photo mode. Then transfer the video to my computer. If I play the video in software like Quicktime, will the video play as a 1:1 video file since I set the aspect ratio to 1:1 (i.e. similar to Vine or Instagram video)? Then if I want to pull out frames, then I can import it into Lightroom and extract the frame that I want?

    Thanks!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 28th, 2014

      Larry, Will check this out for you this weekend. Check back for an answer. Sorry about not being able to click REPLY. I’ll check with your “web guru” and see what words of wisdom he may have. Thanks for the questions, will try to help you figure them out.

  13. LarryOn Nov. 26th, 2014

    Supposedly I can shoot up to 15 min. worth of video? So I can shoot a 1:1 video in 4K Picture Mode? Then transfer the 1:1 aspect ratio video file to my computer and then extract the frame myself with a program like Aperture? If so, what is the resolution of the 1:1 (square aspect ratio) video? Considering that the aspect ratio is user selectable, will other aspect ratios like 1:1 cropped from the default 16:9 videos?

    Thx!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 26th, 2014

      Larry, the amount of video would depend on the size of the SD card. I have to say I’m not sure about your assumption you can shoot video in a square format. That’s a good question. I’m going to pass your question on to a contact I have at Panasonic and see if he can answer this for us. Thanks for stopping buy to join the conversation. Will be back to you.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 26th, 2014

      Larry, here is additional info I’ve received from my contacts at Panasonic about shooting the 4K Photo Mode:

      -Unlike the normal video mode, in the 4K Photo mode you can select from the list of available aspect ratios 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 or 16.9
      -You can set the shutter speed, just as you would with still photography. I typically use shutter priority and use from 1/500 – 1/1000th
      -I do not use Aperture so I can’t explain how or if it can be done. I use Adobe Lightroom or do it in camera and it is so simple!
      -Check out this link that uses the FZ1000. LZ100 or GH4 are exactly the same. http://vimeo.com/102191243
      -The frame you capture will be equivalent to an 8 MP photo ( H pixels x V pixels = 8MB)
      -The video is captured in the selected format using an 8MP area of the sensor.

      Hope this helps.

  14. ScottOn Nov. 25th, 2014

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been wondering how well this would work in the real world. It is really nice to be able to see the video and then the resulting frame grabs. Slick and I look forward to seeing your workflow!

    • JeffOn Nov. 25th, 2014

      I have been playing around with this a little and in order to get sharp pictures of moving subject you want a fast shutter speed but you also need to make sure you have enough light or the ISO will get pumped up quite high to get to that shutter speed and result in very grainy photos pulled from the video frames. This seems like it would work best outdoors during the day where there is plenty of light.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 25th, 2014

      Yes, unfortunately the higher you go in ISO, the more noise you will see. That’s the case with any digital camera. The GH4 does fairly well up to 1600 ISO but there is always room for improvement which I’m sure will come in the next update of the GH series. The image i shot of the polar bear was at 400 or possibly 640 ISO. I’ll have to check my metadata to see for sure.

  15. JeffOn Nov. 22nd, 2014

    Thanks for the post, I have a new GH4 and looking forward to trying out Photo mode in video. Can’t wait to see your next post explaining how you complete the process. Sample settings would also be useful, such as the shutter speed you use and any other settings to get the most out of the mode.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 22nd, 2014

      Hope to get that together this next week. Thanks for stopping by to add you thoughts.

  16. George LambieOn Nov. 21st, 2014

    My wife & I are travelling with you next fall, Bear trip, and I think that might be a good reason to pick up one of these cameras. Pity the max zoom is 0nly 300mm. Just love these mirrorless cameras.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 21st, 2014

      George, I’m hopeful by next year we may the ultimate lens for the Lumix cameras which would be an updated, professional grade 100-300mm F/4 throughout the zoom range. It may be wishful thinking since Panasonic hasn’t said one way or the other but with threw the roof sales of the new 40-150mm Olympus, they must be understanding that there is a need for better longer glass for the MFT cameras.

    • Jim NiemannOn Dec. 3rd, 2014

      Look at the FZ1000, with a fixed Leica lens in 4K photo mode you can get a 1600mm equivalent shot from the 20mp sensor. I love mine, I bought it for the video and the long reach. This outfit can be had for 800 usd. Which is 1/12 the price of a similar lens for my Nikon D700, that can’t shoot video anyway.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Dec. 3rd, 2014

      The FZ1000 is a solid camera with superb image quality and lots of state of the art technology in a small, inexpensive package. I’m a little confused on your comment regarding 1600mm lens however. Are you factoring in an electronic crop mode? I know it has one but I’m not a big fan of electronic telephotos so I’m not aware of the exact specs. If you could clarify this I would be interested in knowing more. Quite frankly the technology we’re seeing in many of the new cameras from the likes of Panasonic, Sony, Samsung and even Olympus is what made me make the jump from the world of Nikon. I think Nikon and Canon are finally seeing that there is a market for mirrorless cameras and I wouldn’t be surprised to see something quite amazing from either of theses two dominant players soon. But it bette be close at hand or they will have missed this boat.

  17. Howard SteigerOn Nov. 12th, 2014

    i want to do this but i want usable video first and foremost. wont this increased shutter speed negatively affectvthe 29.970 video?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 19th, 2014

      Howard, yes, the video will be less quality but the stills will be amazing. I do understand your concern with this. Unfortunately a faster shutter speed that’s best for stills, is just the exact opposite for video.

  18. Howard SteigerOn Nov. 12th, 2014

    I absolutely love this feature on my gh4. i dont use the loop setting because i want to be able to use the video also but i have been told by various people that this is only for using frame grabs. i am a videographer first photographer second. i film in 4k at 30 fps, shutter priority set at 60. if i use 4k photo mode wont the increased shutter speed ruin the video?

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 12th, 2014

      Howard this is a good question and one I’m investigating myself. I’m going to reach out to my contact at Panasonic and se if he will either jump in here or fill me in on the correct answer.

    • ScottOn Nov. 25th, 2014

      The video Daniel posted to YouTube that these frames were taken from looks pretty good. While there is a bit of the “strobing” effect that you’d expect from the high shutter speed, it is hard to tell if that was what the original looked like or if this was an artifact of YouTube’s aggressive compression.

      I’d REALLY like to see this on Vimeo, with an opportunity to download the original to see how it looked.

      Anyway, as a disclaimer, I don’t have a GH4 (WANT one, but don’t have one), but if I were going to shoot video in 4K Photo Mode and wanted to output usable video I would try the following:

      1. Shoot the video at 4Kp30 with my shutter speed at 250+.
      2. Extract the frames I need from the video either in camera (David Thorpe has a great tutorial on this in his YouTube channel) or like Daniel has done here using Aperture, Lightroom, or Photoshop.
      3. Export the video from Premiere (video editor I use) at *** 24 fps ***, while selecting the “Use Frame Blending” option during export for the conversion from 30fps to 24 fps. I would expect this to give back some of the motion blur you want in the video.

      I have done this with 1080p60 (125th shutter speed) footage with my GH3 and I thought it looked as good as the 1080p24 footage.

      However, your mileage may vary…

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 25th, 2014

      Thanks for the info Scott. I do have a Vimeo account. Maybe I can get that over to Vimeo for you and others interested in seeing more details. I’m not an expert on any of this myself and I’m always open to others thoughts and suggestions so we can learn together. Let me see what I can do. Thanks for stopping by to add your voice.

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    Jane NorrisOn Nov. 11th, 2014

    Interesting technique, supported by excellent examples. Thanks, Dan, I hadn’t heard of this before! Looking forward to the “how to” post.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 12th, 2014

      Thanks for stopping bu to take a look. It’s an amazing new tool. Not something I will use as much as shooting the stills from the start but definitely a tremendous new way of shooting both video and stills for those who ned it.

  20. Dave GlatzOn Nov. 9th, 2014

    Dan thanks for your post. Very interesting. So it sounds like you are actually shooting the video at 1/500 shutter speed, and you are not necessarily doing anything different while shooting, in order to “grab” the still image. That is done in post-processing. Just want to make sure I have this right. Thanks again for the informative post!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 9th, 2014

      You have that correct Dave. Aperture allows me to easily select the exact frame I want after shooting the 4K Photo Mode in the Lumix GH4. I’m planning to do a “How To” video on the exact process of shooting the video and selecting the specific frame. Will probably get to that out this week, I hope. Will be in Montana tomorrow for a few weeks. Can’t wait to get home for a short stint.

  21. Bruce FaanesOn Nov. 8th, 2014

    Outstanding, Dan. You continue to do things I see no one else do. Excellent, as always!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Nov. 8th, 2014

      Thanks Bruce. My mother used to tell me that only she wasn’t so positive:) Actually just a joke. But yes I do like to push the envelope. Keeps life interesting. thats for adding your voice.

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