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.

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    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema

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

      about 3 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 17 days 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 17 days 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 month 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 month ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Amy Wong

      Exciting day for YOU! Enjoy.

      about 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • phil doodler
      phil doodler In reply to phil doodler

      Marlene Hielema thank you. Look forward to it.

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • UK Night Hunting Vision
      UK Night Hunting Vision

      Good advice thankyou from a Lumix G9 owner

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Lawrence Poon
      Lawrence Poon

      Would you consider LUMIX g9 a commercial video production camera?

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Malachi Smith
      Malachi Smith

      thanks for doing these videos!

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Malachi Smith

      Thanks for watching Malachi.

      about 2 months ago
    • Shetaut Neter Egyptian Yoga
      Shetaut Neter Egyptian Yoga

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • hum al
      hum al

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to hum al

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Motion Mad Media

      Great to hear it. Happy filming.

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Thomas Hilditch
      Thomas Hilditch

      Holy bandwidth batman!

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Thomas Hilditch

      You caught that did you Thomas? ;)

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • Justin Watson
      Justin Watson

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Justin Watson

      Sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

      about 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Video Natur

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

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • BlackIjs
      BlackIjs

      Why do you have the audio limiter 'off'?

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • burn gang
      burn gang

      You're always great in explaining new techniques for lumix cameras, keep up with the good works.

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to burn gang

      Thank you so much for letting me know. More to come!

      about 3 months ago
    • Oattz bdkone
      Oattz bdkone

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to Oattz bdkone

      Thanks for stopping by to let me know. 😊

      about 3 months ago
    • Tattoo Billy Von
      Tattoo Billy Von

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

      about 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • Tattoo Billy Von
      Tattoo Billy Von

      That jacket is sweet.

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • David Francis
      David Francis

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to David Francis

      Great to hear it David!

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • John Moorfield
      John Moorfield

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Marlene Hielema
      Marlene Hielema In reply to John Moorfield

      Great to hear it John! Thanks for watching.

      about 3 months ago