What are the Lumix G9 best video settings for YouTube and online course videos? I get asked this question a lot. In this video I'll show you how I optimize my video settings and give you some extra tips on creating video for the web, including tips about 4K video.

Learn about Video Shutter Speeds: https://youtu.be/pLzbb4355SY

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Comments

    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema

      Learn more about video shutter speeds in this tutorial: https://youtu.be/pLzbb4355SY

      about 1 year ago
    • andré Pondant
      andré Pondant In reply to Marlene Hielema

      Good evening madam. Thank you for your attention to my request.

      about 1 month ago
    • David Leigh
      David Leigh

      Always like your videos, Marlene. One comment I would make about shooting videos in 4k, is that you can extract very good quality still images. I sometimes shoot portraits in 4k (sounds mad, I know), so that I can give the client a huge range of images from which to make their selection. Only disadvantage is that you can't use flash while doing this.

      about 5 hours ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to David Leigh

      Hi David, That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing your technique. If you needed a larger file size, you could also shoot 20PM jpgs (if you're using a Lumix G9) at 20fps in high speed burst mode. That's still a lot of frames to choose from. Cheers, and stay healthy.

      about 30 minutes ago
    • andré Pondant
      andré Pondant

      Thank you for this video. What is the firmware version of your Panasonic G9. Thank you for your attention.

      about 1 month ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to andré Pondant

      This video was made previous to the firmware update of Nov 2019. Currently I’m using the latest firmware which is version 2.0. More info on that update is here: https://youtu.be/gib_CCt5rEU

      about 1 month ago
    • Half A Handyman
      Half A Handyman

      Could you do a video on picture profiles? I've noticed the AVCHD 1080 Standard profile on the G9 easily blows out the highlights in a high contrast scene. Now with the 2.0 firmware Ive been using the HLG profile and like it, but AVCHD has smaller files. I originally tried the Cine-D profile and it looked horrible. I had all the settings set to -5 so that probably had something to do with it. I'd like a detailed explanation of what these profiles actual do. I'm going to test if the natural profile save my highlights. BTW, this is not something commonly discussed, so a video on it might get a lot of views. Thank you for making all these videos, I've learned a lot.

      about 1 month ago
    • Half A Handyman
      Half A Handyman In reply to Half A Handyman

      @Marlene Hielema Thanks for responding. The profiles work for photos as well except the HLG. I've decided to adjust my highlight and shadow curves. Highlight to -2 and set to standard. We'll see how that works.

      about 1 month ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Half A Handyman

      I'll think about it. Not really my area of expertise. For my in stuido videos I have total lighting control so I don't have too many problems with tonal range that I can't just fix with better lighting. I'm definitely not a video capture expert as I just make videos for my online courses and youtube. I don't do any paid video work at all. So I'm not really the best person to ask. Check with Photo Joseph. He's a Lumix and Video expert for sure!

      about 1 month ago
    • KL Tah
      KL Tah

      Hi,

      1. I'm setting to auto-iso with full manual in creative video mode. As I increase the f-stop from wide open, I can see that the ISO compensates and I initially get the same exposure at the beginning. But as my aperture closes down, I come to a point where presumably it's already hit the max ISO and I can see the image in the lcd getting darker. But the exposure meter still stays at 0. I am expecting the exposure meter to read some negative value as the scene is darker now. What am I doing wrong?

      2. Is there a way to see the actually ISO which the camera has chose for me on screen when in auto-iso mode for either (or both) photos and video?

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to KL Tah

      I don't think you're doing anything wrong. You've just reached the limitations of the ISO and Camera. You can see the ISO that was used in playback mode.

      about 2 months ago
    • New Media
      New Media

      Thanks a lot Marlene, I was perfectly happy with my Canon M 50 and couple of the adopted EF lenses but after watching lot of your videos, for no reason, I am sure subconsciously there was one, I ended up buying LUMIX G9 lol

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to New Media

      @New Media I'm sure Lumix would love to hear this! Cheers!

      about 2 months ago
    • New Media
      New Media In reply to New Media

      Marlene Hielema with firmware version 2.0 the stabilizer is so good it feels like your camera is on a gimbal.

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to New Media

      That's awesome! Have fun. I switched from Canon to Lumix in 2013 and have never looked back!

      about 2 months ago
    • Crlthrn
      Crlthrn

      Hi Marlene. As the owner of a new, and newly upgraded, G9 I've been watching and re-watching your videos. Many thanks for them, and for making my learning curve that much less steep! Could you advise me if there's any way to completely switch off the audio? I'm using an Atomos Ninja Flame external recorder AND a Tascam DR 100 Mk III sound recorder. I wish to only use the superior sound from the Tascam, feeding it into the Atomos without the G9 'imposing' its sound into the video recording. Many thanks and all the best.

      about 2 months ago
    • Crlthrn
      Crlthrn In reply to Crlthrn

      @Marlene Hielema Many thanks for the very speedy reply, much appreciated. That's just 'what the doctor ordered'! Very helpful advice which WILL be used!

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Crlthrn

      I would recommend keeping the audio "on" as a reference track, so that you can sync the sound tracks when editing. You use the waveforms to visually see the audio, but most good video editing software does this sync automatically. You can turn the camera captured track off (or delete it completely) once you're in the editing software. Otherwise you're going to have a heck of a time matching your good audio to your video. Most video editors work this way. You will never hear the camera recorded audio once it's edited. It's just for reference. You can also plug one of those recording devices into the mic input. That's what I do. But pro videographers usually plug their mics into a mixer or pre-amp to get better quality. I just don't have the expertise nor the budget.

      about 2 months ago
    • Denny Yohanes
      Denny Yohanes

      In my opinion, G9 is aimed for the professional photographer which sometimes trying to shoot video and the quality is still proper. GH5 is aimed for the professional videographer/filmmaker which sometimes trying to take a photo and the quality is still proper.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Denny Yohanes

      Sounds about right, Denny.

      about 3 months ago
    • Dan Sherman
      Dan Sherman

      Appreciate you videos. Clear, concise and Canadian. Thx

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Dan Sherman

      Thank you very much, Dan. Happy Holidays to you.

      about 3 months ago
    • OneEyedPhotographer
      OneEyedPhotographer

      My G9 has both PAL and NTSC settings. And then there's the new firmware....


      Thanks.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      @OneEyedPhotographer I know, but Canadians don't complain as much. ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • OneEyedPhotographer
      OneEyedPhotographer In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      Canadians are in the same boat.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      @OneEyedPhotographer Good to know this. Thank you. I'll let the Americans do that complaining. ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • OneEyedPhotographer
      OneEyedPhotographer In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      You can shoot to North American TV standards, but not those of (most of) Southern America, Africa,, Europe, Asia (Except Japan and maybe South Korea), Oceana. I think Americans are short-changed and should complain.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      Nice! International version.

      about 3 months ago
    • Cafe
      Cafe

      Thank you for the video! I learned a lot!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Jim Bean
      Jim Bean

      Such informative videos! Never understood the pros and cons of 4k before. Thank you

      about 4 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Jim Bean

      Thanks for watching Jim!

      about 4 months ago
    • Max Antonio Teixeira
      Max Antonio Teixeira

      Your video was amazing! I learned a lot of things in about 9 minutes. Thanks a lot!

      about 4 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Max Antonio Teixeira

      Thanks for watching Max! Glad to hear it was helpful for you.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ruben Brinkhuis
      Ruben Brinkhuis

      Great Video, can the 4k 60ps be recorded internally? Or do you need a external recorder for that?

      about 4 months ago
    • Ruben Brinkhuis
      Ruben Brinkhuis In reply to Ruben Brinkhuis

      @Marlene Hielema thanks a lot!

      about 4 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Ruben Brinkhuis

      Yes, internally. But get yourself a large capacity, fast memory card.

      about 4 months ago
    • Tariq Lacy
      Tariq Lacy

      Hi Marlene, it seems like you're shooting at a 360 degree shutter angle considering you're set at 60fps and 1/60. I'm wondering how you would compare that with 30fps at 1/60 or 24fps at 1/50. Would you ever consider these settings for 1080p, or even 4K? Thank you in advance!

      about 5 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Tariq Lacy

      @Tariq Lacy I typically use a shutter speed of 1/60s or 1/125s, and I've even gone higher in cases where I didn't have an ND filter with me and I was shooting outdoors on a bright day. Most people wouldn't know the difference unless you were shooting high speed motion.

      about 5 months ago
    • Tariq Lacy
      Tariq Lacy In reply to Tariq Lacy

      @Marlene Hielema Got it! Thank you for your reply. Yes, this camera doesn't seem to have shutter angle settings but it's a simple conversion (360°=1, and 60fps@1/60=1). I think your video looks great so I might just use what you've outlined in your video. Again, your guide videos are much appreciated!

      about 5 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Tariq Lacy

      I'm not a professional videographer, I just create my YouTube and online course videos. I've kept these settings for simplicity of my workflow and I want my clips to match each other so I'm not in the habit of mixing up my fps settings. I'm not looking for the slower cinematic effects (of 24fps) that pros like to use in filmmaking. Plus, this camera doesn't have any shutter angle settings. If it does, I'm not aware of it. That's more in the realm of pro video.

      about 5 months ago
    • Patricia Shetler
      Patricia Shetler

      Thank you for this video! I am so excited to have found you. You speak so clearly and at the perfect speed!

      about 6 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Patricia Shetler

      Thank you Patricia. I’m happy to hear my delivery style works for you. Cheers 😀

      about 6 months ago
    • Mark Jacobs
      Mark Jacobs

      I really appreciate you posting this, I am a stills guy but am wanting to play around with video and this was very helpful. I do have a question though concerning microphones, I will be traveling to Europe in October and do want to shoot some video, I do not want a lot of extra gear so would the internal microphone be sufficient?

      about 6 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Mark Jacobs

      @Mark Jacobs Make sure it has a shock mount and take headphones so you can monitor the input coming into the camera.

      about 6 months ago
    • Mark Jacobs
      Mark Jacobs In reply to Mark Jacobs

      Marlene Hielema thanks for the reply, I am not wanting to carry much so I believe I will try a shotgun microphone first.

      about 6 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Mark Jacobs

      Likely not. The quality of the built in mic isn't really that great. Definitely do some research on microphones. I'm no expert in that area and am constantly wrestling with audio issues myself. Thanks for watching!

      about 6 months ago
    • Mohammad AlManazer
      Mohammad AlManazer

      Hi . Dear as always your videos are very good. I need your advice regarding cinematic videos setting. Also please let me know which which is the best lense for cinametic videos...

      about 7 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Mohammad AlManazer

      Depending on where you are in the world, cinematic means different things. But you can start with shooting at 24fps and a shutter speed of 1/48s (closes being 1/50s). Lenses have more to do with the focal length and f/stop required. But my favourite is the 15mm f/1.7 for my Lumix cameras. This might be too wide for you though at 30mm equivalent focal length. I don't do a lot of cinematic video so I suggest you check out the work of some other YouTubers on the topic. Thanks for your question. Cheers.

      about 7 months ago
    • Ahsan Raza
      Ahsan Raza

      Hi Marlene. Really Nice and Help full video. I owned LUMIX G9. You said for Indoor (Studio) use EXPOSURE MODE TO S. I have issue when I shoot outdoor Everything get to Bright. How I'll control it.

      about 8 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Ahsan Raza

      Great question. You need to stop down your lens (f/16), lower your ISO or use Neutral Density filter for outdoors if you want to maintain the slower shutter speed needed for video. Basically, you need to cut down the light in the other area(s) so that you can keep a slower shutter speed.

      about 8 months ago
    • OneEyedPhotographer
      OneEyedPhotographer

      My G9 also does 25,50 and 150 FPS. It seems Panasonic uses regional variations that may restricts users' choices.

      about 8 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to OneEyedPhotographer

      Yes that is true. Seems like the difference is between North America and basically the rest of the world. Thanks for adding to the conversation.

      about 8 months ago
    • In Motion
      In Motion

      Thank you so much ! I just bought a G9 and I was a little lost, a lot of options you see, And a different system since I am coming from Nikon Soooo, I can’t thank you enough for the series. I learn so much and that because you explained it so well.

      about 10 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to In Motion

      Great to hear it. Have fun making videos with your Lumix G9

      about 10 months ago
    • Jorge Martinez
      Jorge Martinez

      Hi Marlene! Great video. I have a question about the shutter button in video mode. Do you know how to disable it in video mode? It's super sensitive and I find myself always pressing it by mistake. Thank you.

      about 10 months ago
    • Jorge Martinez
      Jorge Martinez In reply to Jorge Martinez

      @Marlene Hielema I'd rather use the actual record button rather than the shutter button. Often times I find the camera already recording because I accidentally pressed the shutter button by mistake. Yeah I'll check out the manual. Thank you

      about 10 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Jorge Martinez

      Thanks for watching Jorge. If you disable the shutter button how would you start and stop your video recording? I guess a deep dive into the advanced camera manual is your next task. You can find it here: ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camera/om/dc-g9_en_adv_om.pdf

      about 10 months ago
    • Drew Saphetiger
      Drew Saphetiger

      So I've been shooting some video in controlled lighting circumstance. I've run into this phenomenon with my Lumix where the meter will say that it's under exposed, the lighting nor the settings on the camera haven't changed, but the footage is over exposing. I'm guessing there is some sort of compensation going on where the camera is trying to be helpful. Any ideas?

      about 10 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Drew Saphetiger

      Hard to say without being right beside you in the moment to check your settings. Are you watching the "live" histogram? Are you taking test clips or photos? That's what I usually do.

      about 10 months ago
    • JettySplash
      JettySplash

      Hi Marlene. OMG, my birding photographs are coming out beautiful since you gave me advice on settings (aperture and ISO to get a good shutter speed). My videography? Not so good. As a matter of fact, bad. The only way I get any video in focus is dumb luck with no idea how it happened. My idea of preparing the settings for video is to ignore them and just push the red button and hope for the best. LOL. I will be checking out your link for video shutter speeds. Looking forward to learning something! I was ready to give up on my G9 and 100-400 Leica until your advice clicked, and even now I still am not using the full potential of the camera and have much to learn.

      about 11 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to JettySplash

      Video and photography have completely different shutter speed considerations, especially when it comes to bird photography. Of course it also depends on the light available to you on any given shooting day. Hang in there. It's early days. One thing you might do is just work with the G9 video for a couple of hours and play with all the focus mode settings. You might even need a "model" (kid, dog, willing friend) to work with you on this. That's what I usually do at the skatepark. And trust me, I have hours of crappy video to show for it. Cheers and thanks for following up. Keep going!

      about 11 months ago
    • Amy Wong
      Amy Wong

      Hello, Marlene, I got my G9 and trying to watch all your videos so I can get start playing with my new camera. Thank you so much.

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Wong
      Amy Wong In reply to Amy Wong

      @Marlene Hielema Thank you for making these videos related to Lumix G9. really appreciated.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Amy Wong

      Exciting day for YOU! Enjoy.

      about 1 year ago
    • phil doodler
      phil doodler

      Question: After you've set continuous auto focus to ON in the menu, does the physical rear focus switch still work to override it or is it redundant when using video? Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • phil doodler
      phil doodler In reply to phil doodler

      Marlene Hielema thank you. Look forward to it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to phil doodler

      Good Question Phil! I'm actually doing tests right now on that button for a future video.... Back Button Focus, as it's called. I'll definitely include this scenario in my tutorial. But in my initial testing just now, the back button seems to work. I pushed it several times during a video clip where I was moving around, and the focus area showed a green square when I pushed it. I'll test some more of course, but that's the short answer.

      about 1 year ago
    • UK Night Hunting Vision
      UK Night Hunting Vision

      Good advice thankyou from a Lumix G9 owner

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to UK Night Hunting Vision

      Thanks for letting me know. Hope you love your G9 as much as I do!

      about 1 year ago
    • MMMA
      MMMA

      Sorry about my question, but I'm looking to buy one camera to shooting videos. I was thinking about Sony FDRAX53/B or PANASONIC LUMIX G9, which one do you think is a better deal? I already have a photo camera, my old Pentax G3.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to MMMA

      I can only speak for Lumix. But the G9 is a great camera. It will work for both photos and video.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lawrence Poon
      Lawrence Poon

      Would you consider LUMIX g9 a commercial video production camera?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Lawrence Poon

      No, but I consider the Lumix GH5 to be. You can get really far with the G9 though, and it's a great camera for photographers who like to shoot video. I use the G9 for my own YouTube videos, and it's excellent for those, but I don't shoot videos for clients.

      about 1 year ago
    • Malachi Smith
      Malachi Smith

      thanks for doing these videos!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Malachi Smith

      Thanks for watching Malachi.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shetaut Neter Egyptian Yoga
      Shetaut Neter Egyptian Yoga

      Hi what is the recording time limit on the videos with the G9?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Shetaut Neter Egyptian Yoga

      Depends on if its 4K, 1080p as well as the recording format and size of your memory card. All the specs are here: https://www.panasonic.com/ca/consumer/cameras-camcorders/mirrorless-cameras/micro-four-thirds/dc-g9kk.html

      about 1 year ago
    • hum al
      hum al

      I like ask question, u said 60 frs is 120 shutter speed? U uses here 60??

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to hum al

      Watch the next video in the series please. https://youtu.be/pLzbb4355SY

      about 1 year ago
    • Motion Mad Media
      Motion Mad Media

      Hey Marlene. I also own the G9 but I can't seem to select the Exposure Mode option within the creative movie mode (2:41). This is where I would be given the option to select between P / A / S / M. Do you think I first need to change some other settings in order to make this option available in my camera? I would love to have the option of setting my shutter speed at twice the speed of my chosen fps rate. Thank you for posting all these great videos and chat soon.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Motion Mad Media

      Great to hear it. Happy filming.

      about 1 year ago
    • Motion Mad Media
      Motion Mad Media In reply to Motion Mad Media

      @Marlene Hielema Hey Marlene. You were right!!! I reset my record settings which allowed me to access the menu option I wanted. You're the best. Thanks heaps 👍👍😎😎

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Motion Mad Media

      Yes, definitely something going on with your camera settings. I've never had any of these settings greyed out. Without having your camera right in front of me, I'm unable to diagnose. Double check that the mode dial is set up right (on Creative Video) for starters.

      about 1 year ago
    • Thomas Hilditch
      Thomas Hilditch

      Holy bandwidth batman!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Thomas Hilditch

      You caught that did you Thomas? ;)

      about 1 year ago
    • Ray Jenkins
      Ray Jenkins

      Question : Why not have ' metering ' set to center weighted ? The camera will be on a tripod ( not moving ) & focused on yourself in the middle of the frame. Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Ray Jenkins

      Hi Ray, I feel that Centre weighted is the least useful metering method. (But I think you're talking about focus, right?) I'd have to always be in the middle of the frame and I typically try to be on one side (try to). There are so many ways to focus with this camera that it would depend on what situation you were in. Plus, with custom multi you can just tap the LCD on your subject or where you anticipate your subject will be, and it will follow your subject through the frame, or yourself as you walk backwards. Focussing is not my issue. Check out my next video on Shutter speed for video. https://youtu.be/pLzbb4355SY I used 'focus tracking' on those clips of me skateboarding. I think it did a great job. Thanks for your question!

      about 1 year ago
    • Dave King
      Dave King

      Seems like your shutter speed should be 1/120 instead of 1/60 since you are shooting at 60fps. Right? Also why do you not use the eye/face detection mode for focusing? Great stuff as usual!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Dave King

      Hi Dave, I just published a video today on the topic of Shutter Speed. You'll have to check it out next: https://youtu.be/pLzbb4355SY I use different methods for focussing, but custom multi, and focus tracking are my favourites. They work for me. I'm used to them, and I find that the G9 focusses so quickly that I don't worry too much about it, even with fast moving subjects like skateboarders. I'm not a fan of face detection. It's too precise for moving targets in my opinion and I don't like when it hunts around. Guess it just comes down to what you're used to. Thanks for watching!

      about 1 year ago
    • Justin Watson
      Justin Watson

      Camera Conspiracies brought me here, I really enjoy your channel 👍

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Justin Watson

      Sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

      about 1 year ago
    • Video Natur
      Video Natur

      Hi Marlene, what function have the red "knobs" left and right at the backside of the camera? (Min 06:31)

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Video Natur

      Yes! Here you go! https://amzn.to/2GawzZQ

      about 1 year ago
    • Video Natur
      Video Natur In reply to Video Natur

      @Marlene Hielema do you have a link, where I could find them. Or a key word to search, thanks...

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Video Natur

      Those are just touch pads stuck on so that I can easily find the buttons without having to look for them.

      about 1 year ago
    • BlackIjs
      BlackIjs

      Why do you have the audio limiter 'off'?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to BlackIjs

      So that my mic doesn't pick up and increase the level of room tone "hiss" when I'm not speaking. It' keeps the volume at the same level. If it's ON your volume will bounce around. You just have to be careful that you're close enough to your mic, so that your levels don't go too low.

      about 1 year ago
    • justyjust
      justyjust

      Hi Marlene just wondering if you can help me, I've tried following you tutorial on changing the manual video exposure modes.
      But for some reason it's greyed out and tells me this menu item cannot be set. To be honest this is the reason I've only used the red record button as I never been able to work it out. I appreciate the help thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to justyjust

      Keep me posted! And if I can think of something else, I'll let you know.

      about 1 year ago
    • justyjust
      justyjust In reply to justyjust

      @Marlene Hielema thanks I appreciate the response, I've changed all the switches thinking it would work but had no luck I'm going to have to read the manual again like you said . Thanks Justin

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to justyjust

      That's hard to say without having your camera right in front of me. I assume you've checked everything and you have set the mode dial on the M Video mode. One thing that happened to someone else, is he had the lever on the front of the camera set up in such a way that he locked out the M Video mode settings. Check that. It's on the same side of the camera as the mode dial but on the front facing lower corner of the camera body. Try that first. If nothing changes, maybe check the camera manual to see if you have something else set up that is stopping the video functionality.

      about 1 year ago
    • Oattz bdkone
      Oattz bdkone

      Im g9 lover as well .Nice clean and easy to understand. Great job 👍🙏🏻

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Oattz bdkone

      Thanks for stopping by to let me know. 😊

      about 1 year ago
    • Tattoo Billy Von
      Tattoo Billy Von

      I set shutter by FPS. So 60fps I do shutter at 120, 30fps 60

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Tattoo Billy Von

      Yes, that works for North America, and is typically recommended by trainers. But it's not a hard rule. I often go faster with my shutter speed, especially if it's super sunny out.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tattoo Billy Von
      Tattoo Billy Von

      That jacket is sweet.

      about 1 year ago
    • birdie399
      birdie399

      Once again thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills. Panasonic lumix cameras really set high standards of performance. I think other manufacturers are lagging behind all the features of lumix e.g. flip out screens (Sony).

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to birdie399

      Yes, the flip out screen is a must for vloggers and others who do training videos where they are on camera. That was the most frustrating thing with my Canon 5DMk2 and is one of the reasons I switched to Lumix, 6 years ago! I still can't believe companies are making cameras without the flip around screen. Even my 10 year-old handy-cam has one.

      about 1 year ago
    • cjtvtube
      cjtvtube

      Thank you Marlene for your always very clear and easy to understand videos. When I set the dial on Ai, M, S, A or P I can still record video ... I don't quite understand why? It says in the manual to set it to [video camera]M but... as mentioned works in the other modes too. I set it on Ai and it filmed very nicely without having to adjust anything. I understand the S, A and M modes in [video camera]M but... what exactly is "P" (program). Well, too many questions:)

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to cjtvtube

      I did some tests on this very topic today. I'll have your answer in my next video, which will be out on Tuesday.

      about 1 year ago
    • cjtvtube
      cjtvtube In reply to cjtvtube

      Thank you for your reply Marlene. I have been checking out your other videos, great:) I don't want to go on and on and take up your time but one quick question... so, is [video icon]M > set to A mode (as the Exposure Mode in the menu system) the same things as setting the dial to just strait A mode and pushing record?? It's a bit confusing.@Marlene Hielema

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to cjtvtube

      I typically use Creative Video mode M when I'm in the studio under controlled lighting conditions. But in the G9 you have a choice of P, A, S as well. I show that early on in the video. Sometimes when I am shooting outdoors, I choose S, and raise the Shutter speed to 1/250 second, if it's a bright day and I don't want to over-expose. You can also control depth of field (just like with photos) by choosing A. But you have to remember that the shutter speed (in general) should be in the range of 1/50 to 1/500s for video. So keep an eye on your settings no matter what mode you use. In Creative Video mode (used in this demo), you can use the regular shutter button to start and stop the video recording. If you want to shoot jpgs in iA mode, you can shoot video in iA mode too, by pushing the red video button. This puts you in automatic video mode. And it's just like using your cell phone.

      Anyhow it's a big topic, and I'll be covering more about G9 video again soon. The best thing you can do is start taking some test clips and see what happens.

      about 1 year ago
    • David Francis
      David Francis

      Thanks for another excellent video as a g9 owner these are invaluable to me ..

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to David Francis

      Great to hear it David!

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Glasgow
      Michael Glasgow

      Great video 👍! I have watched all your videos and love the tech information you give on the G9! I have just gotten back into photography and video after a decade or 2 off. Keep up the good work! Thanks 😊

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Michael Glasgow

      @Michael Glasgow I agree with you about the ISO! I don't miss that from the days of film. Glad you're shooting jpgs and getting things right "in the camera". Cheers and thank you for watching my videos.

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Glasgow
      Michael Glasgow In reply to Michael Glasgow

      @Marlene Hielema the basic principles of photography have not changed. I love the flexibility of being able to change ISO on the fly. I also love hybrid shooting. I do a lot of traveling and being able to shot excellent photos and excellent video with one setup is fantastic! I do no post production at this point and shoot JPEG. I have had some people think that I did all this Photoshop. Not yet!!!! Again keep up the good work!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Michael Glasgow

      Thank you Michael. That’s a big break. How are you finding the digital learning curve?

      about 1 year ago
    • mike Kay
      mike Kay

      Thanks, as always. I'm just going to make these settings and give it a go. Notwithstanding the comments below re custom setting, would it be a good idea to save my settings to, say C-2? Hope you can advise.
      Mike in Oz

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to mike Kay

      Hi Mike, Up to you about the C-Modes, but you need to keep in mind that your exposure will/may change every time you shoot. But once you set up the video settings, (such as MP4, 1920x1080, etc.) you don't have to go back in there and change anything. Just pop it onto the Creative Video Mode and it will keep all the video settings you previously set up in the menus. All that leaves is WB, ISO and f/stop and shutter speed to set up. And that's going to change depending on the day/amount of light. In my studio, things don't change much each time I shoot. But at the skatepark, I make those exposure (ISO, f/stop, shutter) and WB decisions during the shoot.

      I'd use the C-Modes if I was shooting both stills and video at the same location and time, and I wanted to flip back and forth between the two quickly (as long as the light doesn't change too much during the shoot) you shouldn't have a problem. If it does change significantly, then you'll need to re-save the C-settings or you'll get the problem described by others when using them. I see the C-settings as a custom adjustment for a specific time/location. Not something I set and forget. If you don't want to think too much about video exposure, then you could use Shutter priority in the Creative Video mode (In my demo I used Manual), put it on 1/125 second (or some where between 1/60 and 1/500s), ISO at 200 for outdoors sunny day, and let the f/stop fall where it may. Just keep an eye on your exposure that you aren't over or under exposing. A 3-second test clip will show you that. Sorry to be so long winded. Hope that helps!

      about 1 year ago
    • Steven Harte
      Steven Harte

      This was a great one Marlene! I'm definitely in the camp of a stills shooter who will sometimes be doing video. Absolutely wonderful to see the settings up close like that. I am sure I'll be watching this many times. Looking forward to more video tutorials!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Steven Harte

      Thanks Steven. Keep in mind that the exposure will change depending on the day and how much light you're shooting in. The principles of ISO, WB, f/stops and shutter speed all remain the same as when shooting jpgs.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shakteem Om
      Shakteem Om

      Great video series! Which hand strap do you use for your G9? It looks well made and of perfect size!

      about 1 year ago
    • Shakteem Om
      Shakteem Om In reply to Shakteem Om

      Marlene Hielema Thank you! Loving your channel and your instructional videos, and love my G9! 👍

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Shakteem Om

      I love that wrist strap! It's called a Gordy's Wrist Strap. It's leather and I got it at The Camera Store. So if you're in Canada, you can find it there. But I found a similar one on amazon, also leather, for half the price and slightly better design on amazon. https://amzn.to/2WbAEBs I have to say I really like it, and I can use it with my camera grip without having to remove the strap. It never seems to get in the way. Thanks for watching!

      about 1 year ago
    • John Moorfield
      John Moorfield

      Thank-you. One area where I am at a loss. Your video is clear and very helpful.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to John Moorfield

      Great to hear it John! Thanks for watching.

      about 1 year ago
    • datapro007
      datapro007

      At 6:14 you show a shutter speed of 1/60. Since the rule of thumb is 2x the fps, I'm wondering what you like about the slower shutter. Thanks.

      about 1 year ago
    • OneEyedPhotographer
      OneEyedPhotographer In reply to datapro007

      The purpose of the (relatively) long exposure is to allow some motion blur, softening moving subjects and reducing jitter. The ratio comes from film, where cameras need time to move the film between frames but having it motionless for the individual shots.

      If stuff isn't moving, the frame rate doesn't matter. For action, you might consider higher frame rates and faster shutter.

      about 8 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to datapro007

      It's common to use 2x, but many shutter speeds will work for video. I typically use the range of 1/60s to 1/250s, and sometimes even higher if I'm outside on a bright day. Since I'm working in low light here in the studio, (compared to outdoors) I chose 1/60s. Thanks for asking!

      about 1 year ago
    • datapro007
      datapro007

      Informative video, as always, Marlene. Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to datapro007

      Thanks for watching, as always!

      about 1 year ago
    • Riet van den Berg
      Riet van den Berg

      Thank you Marlene, now I can use my video also.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Riet van den Berg

      You probably have enough info to make a hybrid!

      about 1 year ago
    • Riet van den Berg
      Riet van den Berg In reply to Riet van den Berg

      Yes I'm going to make a hybrid video and I wait for your next video.@Marlene Hielema

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Riet van den Berg

      There is a bit more to the topic of shooting video, but it's a start. I'll make a couple more videos soon. Hopefully you will start experimenting right away though! Thanks for watching!

      about 1 year ago
    • Video Natur
      Video Natur

      I learned so much, thanks for sharing!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Video Natur

      Great to hear it. Thanks for stopping by!

      about 1 year ago
    • Andras Varga-Fekete
      Andras Varga-Fekete

      Thanks Marlene for your videos! I am a G9 owner and sometimes here in EU I have difficulty with flickering, I need to choose shutter speed 100 or 50. Also there is flickering with high speed video. Maybe you can warn your viewers in the next video. Also can you talk about the resolution output on the full size HDMI while recording video and while playing back photo/video. Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • Bikeo Matic
      Bikeo Matic In reply to Andras Varga-Fekete

      Marlene Hielema I would recommend checking @PhotoJoseph and his g9 v gh5 comparison or some other video of his where he explains that in greater detail and sens than my attempt here. Having said that I noticed same flicker on my EU model. Interetingly enough matching the shutter with recording mode on g9 kind of-ish gets rid of the flicker (from the kitchen lights in my kitchen) going 180degree rule makes flicker more visible. So in 4k60p going with 60 shutter keeps it ok anything above not really. On my g80 I go double and flicker is less visible so 4k24p - 50 shutter.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Andras Varga-Fekete

      @Bikeo Matic Thanks Bikeo. I never thought about that! Andras, with this in mind, check your PAL and NTSC settings.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bikeo Matic
      Bikeo Matic In reply to Andras Varga-Fekete

      Andras Varga-Fekete if im not mistaken your camera can be the NTSC model where in europe is PAL and thats all due to way and frequency the voltage in sockets is delivered, therefore gear from NA is set up to be aligned with the frequency of light in the US, if you have eu which lights they have different frequency and youll have some waves showing on your footage. The camera might have an option to mitigate that (i believe gh5/s might have this built in) not sure about g9.

      about 1 year ago
    • Andras Varga-Fekete
      Andras Varga-Fekete In reply to Andras Varga-Fekete

      Thank you all for the answers! I have encountered one more thing which I could not figure out. My daughter use to make toy unboxing videos, usually on a tablet, but this time I suggested to shoot it with the G9 in 4K 24p. This was a statis shot on a tripod with no camera movement, I have connected the tablet via direct wifi facing her to see herself not to go off camera by mistake, and I had the G9's lcd facing me behind the camera in case I need to tweak something. To my surprise the lcd vent off after a couple of seconds after the recording started, the image on the smartphone continued displaying. We have stopped the shoot and I did turn off everything in the Economy section, but same happened. I could not figure out what setting determined the G9'a lcd to turn off while connected through wifi to smartphone image app and recording. I would be very grateful if you would make a video on the remote capabilities of the G9 connected with a smartphone and usb tethered with laptop. Thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Andras Varga-Fekete

      Thanks for sharing these resources! Video settings can be a bit overwhelming for photographers. You're correct, the G9 doesn't support shutter angle. I'm okay with that.

      about 1 year ago
    • Brandon Mount
      Brandon Mount

      Hi Marlene. Good beginner video, and I am a beginner for sure, being an old time still photographer. One thing you should clarify to your users was your image stabilization settings. You had OIS enabled, perhaps even dual depending on your lens. The EIS is what you did not enable, which is generally not recommended, at least so I am told from my short research on Google. Do you use OIS for all your videos when tripod mounted? You don't need to, unless you expecting a train to roll past 🙂. Maybe you should do a video on just stabilization? I love my g9 just like you do yours. Happy shooting!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Brandon Mount

      Thanks for your questions, Brandon. I try avoid using any stabilization at all when I use a tripod, whether for stills or video. There really is no need for it. And in some cameras it can cause your photos to be out of focus. (This has happened to many of my students in the classroom when shooting night photos on tripods.) I usually use my G9 "off tripod" when I'm at the skatepark for shooting video or still photos. So I apologize if my stabilization settings confused anyone. Happy to hear you're loving your G9.

      about 1 year ago
    • Art Johnson
      Art Johnson

      Thanks for this video Marlene. If I shoot in 4K so that I can take advantage of being able to "punch in" occasionally, can I then upload to YouTube in 1080P?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Art Johnson

      Yes! To do that you should edit your 4K files at 1080p (especially if combining with other 1080p clips) and then render and export at 1080p for YouTube. You can set the editing dimensions to 1080p within your editing software.

      about 1 year ago
    • theBemusedOne
      theBemusedOne

      Thank you! :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Lee Hepburn Photography
      Lee Hepburn Photography

      Marlene, great video- you are wonderful. Thanks for all you do 
      Consider this G9 anomaly. Place your movie mode settings into a custom setting (i.e. C3-1). Go to that custom setting and then do a custom white balance (say WB1). Everything is great, until…
      If you step away from the camera for a second and it goes into sleep mode, as soon as you “wake” the G9, it reverts back to the original WB1 not the newly set WB1 you made on location.

      I share this because just yesterday I was caught recording a lecture and when I started the 2nd take, I luckily saw the WB reverted back to the original. If I didn’t catch it – I would have had a fun time in Premiere trying to get it balanced. Just thought I’d share and hopefully save others from this quirk.

      about 1 year ago
    • Scott in Pollock
      Scott in Pollock In reply to Lee Hepburn Photography

      Yes... the "C" modes in Lumix cameras drives me nuts, and make them pretty much unusable if you want to avoid any potential "gotcha" moments. I sure wish Panasonic would fix this... but in the meantime I used saved camera settings instead of "C" modes to load major changes in settings. It is obviously more button mashing than a simple mode dial turn, but at least I don't get bit by settings reverting after waking from sleep.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Lee Hepburn Photography

      You are not the first person to comment on this situation with the C modes. Glad to hear you avoid a big editing mess. To avoid it, you'd just have to re-save those C settings again with the new custom WB. Which I'd advise people do. Another option is to lengthen the time it takes for your camera to go to sleep. But I think the first option is probably better, as I think you probably learned from this experience. Thanks for adding your experience to the discussion!

      about 1 year ago
    • Derk-Jan van Vugt
      Derk-Jan van Vugt

      And so it is....!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • segrad1
      segrad1

      GREAT video as usual Marlene🙂📸

      about 1 year ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to segrad1

      Thank you so much for watching!

      about 1 year ago