The Panasonic GH5S has two new audio features which make this camera a little easier to work with from an audio standpoint: Timecode input and line level inputs. What does this mean? First, with timecode, you can simplify the process of syncing your video clips to audio clips recorded with a separate audio recorder. This means you can get higher quality audio and still sync quickly and effortlessly in post. Second, you could instead use your audio recorder or mixer to capture sound and then from your mixer, send the audio to the GH5S at line level which also results in higher quality audio but in this case you don’t have to sync in post - it is already baked in to the video clip!
Let’s have a look at how well each of these new features work.
Links to gear discussed and used to record this session:
Panasonic GH5S Camera
Panasonic XLR1 Microphone Adapter - so that you can use XLR based microphones with the GH5S
Sound Devices MixPre-10T Audio Recorder - we used the MixPre-10T as the mixer/preamp but all of the audio was recorded with the GH5S in this episode
Oktava mk-012 Microphone - great budget microphone for indoor dialogue recording
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens - incredibly versatile lens that is on the GH5S most of the time
Lupo Superpanel LED Light Panel - Dual Color. Decided to try a harder light look just to see how it went. Not always my favorite look, but you never know unless you try!
Rosco 1/2 Soft Frost Diffusion gel - slightly diffuses the light, taped to the LED panel
Ambient Recording NanoLockit Timecode Generator with Wireless Sync
Ursa Mini Pro Cinema Camera - only for the shots of the GH5S, everything else shot with the GH5S
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 OS ART Lens
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