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Here is a screen grab from a 4K video made with the GH4. The quality is sweet.

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Here's the resulting video that I did for testing the variable frame rates (at 96 fps)
http://youtu.be/oq3vw8KdF1I

Edit: Here's a link to the original: http://clients.ericcote.net/img/s5/v130/p856348591.jpg

Another Edit: Here is the printed version (13" x 19")
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The only issue is that YouTube makes every video look as if it was shot on an early 00's smartphone! I find Vimeo to offer much better videos in terms of codec quality, whereas YouTube is just terrible.
I will upload it to Vimeo when I have the chance. What are the bitrates you are using for Vimeo?
 

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Looks very sharp. You woudn't happen to have the full size capture handy, would you? 12-35/2.8 lens? It's stuff like this that makes me teeter on the edge of biting the bullet already and just getting the GH4, even though in the grand scheme of things I don't really need it.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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I will upload it to Vimeo when I have the chance. What are the bitrates you are using for Vimeo?
I'm not really sure to be honest. I've watched videos on both YouTube and Vimeo and have always found that the Vimeo ones retain a lot more of the original quality. Vimeo do have a charging model though, but casual users can upload the occasional video for free.
 

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You can actually upload quite a lot onto Vimeo for free, but what throttles you is the upload/conversion time, which typically takes 45mins for free users.
 

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Here is a Vimeo version. Vimeo is limited to 720p on the free version though

[video=vimeo;99463395]http://vimeo.com/99463395[/video]
 

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Thanks Amin. I will try to print it in 13 x 19 to see how it looks. I'll update this post after that to tell you how it is :)
 

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I just printed it and I'm even more impressed. 13" x 19" without any special manipulation.

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Here is a screen grab from a 4K video made with the GH4. The quality is sweet.

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Another Edit: Here is the printed version (13" x 19")
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I think you should also print the second one. And so on . . .
 

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I suggested this before, but if I were still shooting sports, I'd probably get a GH4 just for the video, so that I could get still shots of the action and never miss the peak of action. And with current editing software, it wouldn't take any longer to extract stills than it would take to go through hundreds of stills after a days shooting.
 

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I suggested this before, but if I were still shooting sports, I'd probably get a GH4 just for the video, so that I could get still shots of the action and never miss the peak of action. And with current editing software, it wouldn't take any longer to extract stills than it would take to go through hundreds of stills after a days shooting.
It could be applied to many things I think, not just sports. Family sessions with young kids for example. One thing for sure, it will lead to interesting discussions. :)

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It could be applied to many things I think, not just sports. Family sessions with young kids for example. One thing for sure, it will lead to interesting discussions. :)

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Absolutely! But it will require more work than some are willing to do. For a sports photographer covering regular events such as our AFL and other similar games, that happen every weekend, shooting video and taking stills of the video would offer a lot of potential. It especially allows for short video to be embedded in news web sites.
 

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I am not quite sure what I am seeing here. Sorry about that but I know very little about video and even less about the GH4.

I understand that the photo is a screen grab from 4k video. Does the video shoot jpegs/RAW or something else entirely which you then convert a still into a jpeg?

Then the video which you show at 96fps. Looking at the GH4 specs I assume this is HD (2k) rather than the 4k that you took the still from. Is that right? Again is it outputting RAW/jpegs something else?
 
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