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Panasonic Lumix Camera Tutorials

Panasonic Lumix Camera Tutorials

I have been using the Panasonic cameras since the launch of the GH5 in 2017 and I just wanted to create some Panasonic Lumix tutorials to help people use the cameras. I have tried to break that down and share some of the features I find most useful. I also have some starter guides for video and photography that you might find useful if you are new to the system.

Panasonic Lumix Camera Accessories (contains affiliate links)
Cards CF Express Type B Cards
SD Cards
CF Express Type B Card Readers (Make sure it is Type B compatible)
Variable ND Filters 
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Panasonic GH6 / GH7 Cage (always check compatibility – GH5/5s cages will not fit) 
External Monitors / Recorders Atomos Ninja V 4K up to 60fps
Atomos Ninja V+ 4K up to 120fps
External Microphones
Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Full Frame L Mount Lenses

Stock Audio
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Stock Video
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Flicker and noise reduction
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Below is the Panasonic Lumix Camera Tutorial YouTube playlist I have created and it contains the following videos with more being added all the time –

Panasonic Lumix Camera basics

Setting Up a Lumix Camera 

Panasonic Lumix Camera Focus Modes

Panasonic Lumix Camera Shortcuts

Panasonic Lumix Photography Features

Panasonic Lumix Video Features

Using the Panasonic Lumix Camera Playback Menu

Panasonic Lumix Camera Workflow

How To Do Firmware Updates on Panasonic Lumix Cameras

You can download the latest Panasonic camera firmware updates from here – https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html

Panasonic Lumix Camera Accessories

SSD Recording for Panasonic Lumix Cameras

Power Solutions for Panasonic Lumix Cameras

Using the Lumix Sync App with Panasonic Cameras

Panasonic Lumix Camera Maintenance 

Panasonic Lumix Camera Troubleshooting

You can view all of the Panasonic Lumix Camera Tutorials below. If there are any specific things you would like to see a tutorial for, please feel free to leave a comment on my Youtube channel and I will add it to my list.

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Panasonic Lumix FAQs

I can't hear sound when playing back video on my camera

If the sound is disabled for playback then you are likely in the cameras ‘Silent Mode’, make sure this setting is switched off and try again.

Audio and Autofocus not available on my camera

If you have both muted audio and autofocus disabled then it is likely you are using a VFR (Variable Frame Rate) mode, switch this off and then try see if they are now available.

Can You Charge the Panasonic cameras over USB?

More modern Panasonic cameras like the GH6, GH7, G9m2 and S5m2 can be charged over USB, you can even use a power bank to charge the camera, find out more here

Can you record to SSD with the Panasonic cameras?
Yes, when using the Lumix GH6, GH7, S5m2 and G9m2 you can record to supported SSD drives. These include the Sandisk Extreme E61, Sandisk Extreme E81, and the Samsung T5 (Up to 2TB supported).
Can the Panasonic Cameras Shoot Raw Video?

Only the Panasonic GH7 is able to record RAW video internally, to shoot ProRes Raw on other cameras you will need an external HDMI recorder like the Atomos Ninja V+ or Blackmagic Video Assist which will allow you to shoot up to 120fps in 4K.

Do you get sound with slow motion video on the Panasonic cameras?

Yes and no. Shooting HFR or High Frame Rates will allow you to capture audio but when you step up to VFR Variable Frame Rates audio is not longer available. You can find out more about this topic here.

Can't access high video frame rates and high resolution video modes on the Panasonic GH6

This could be due to you using an old GH5 battery that is limiting you to 60fps or using DR Boost which would also limit you to 60fps. Shooting video in photo modes also has some restrictions, so try switching in to the Manual Movie Mode on the top of the camera. Some shooting modes will also require a CF Express card which the data demand is too high for an SD card.

Can you power the Lumix cameras over USB without a battery in the camera?

No. The Lumix cameras require a battery to be in the camera to power it and the USB C port is simply supplying charge to the internal battery. You can find out more here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W8_b-ldWBs

What LUTs can I use on Lumix cameras
How do I resolve a Card Write Protection Error in the camera?

To resolve this you need to switch the card out of the locked state, you can find out how to do that here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG7GxWX18Uw

Why isn't my rear screen working on my camera?

This is likely to do with you LVF settings, you can find out more here 

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