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Panasonic GH5S and Ninja Inferno - Low light 4K 10-bit unleashed

January 20, 2018

Watch behind the scenes of the recent 'First steps in the dark' shoot in London with the Panasonic GH5S and Ninja Inferno 4K HDR monitor / recorder.


Shot in almost total darkness at 4Kp50 in 10-bit. See that shoot here:


The full potential of the camera is unleashed by combining it with the Ninja Inferno - recording up to DCI 4Kp60 10-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI 2.0 directly into production-ready Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR on SSD drives.


Enjoy saturated colours and capture sparkling shots even when shooting in V-Log format in the dimmest conditions. Colours are rich and deep even in super low light and reds are really red.

Huge amounts of colour information are retained with 10-bit. This technological advance puts paid to the widespread assumption that you should never shoot Log in low light with mirrorless cameras because of excess noise.


Now you can get the full benefits of a wider dynamic range and punchy colours and enjoy a clean image while staying in Panasonic’s V-Log, giving you a greater ability to manipulate your image in post-production. This is all made possible with the 10-bit pipeline and data rates of up to a whopping 1880 Mbps when shooting in 4Kp60 and ProRes HQ, far in excess of the camera’s internal capabilities.


This makes an incredible difference, especially at ISOs of 3200 and above. The combination can also be used to shoot the HLG form of HDR at DCI 4Kp50 and 60.


Additionally, it will add the correct metadata tags for display on Youtube and HDR screens.


The unique AtomHDR mode on the Ninja Inferno allows for quick and easy setting of exposure when shooting Log or HLG images for HDR or regular Rec.709 shooting.


BTS shot by: Daniel Peters

Camera: Dan Chung

Helix operator/technician: Rizwan Wadan

Camera assistant: Audain Thompson


Music: On My Own by Stefano Mastronardi on

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