Why is video zoomed on G5?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by dhewie84, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. dhewie84

    dhewie84 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    OK, dumb question about video on the G5. I've had it a few months, but just started trying it for video. The technical term is escaping me at the moment, but why is it that when turning on the video, the scene is zoomed in compared to stills? Is this normal or is there a setting I'm missing? It's a bit annoying having to be 10 feet from an 18 mo old to get all of her in the scene.
  2. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    digital TC is turned on probably

    I dont have a g5 but look through the uaer manual and it will give u instructions on turning it on or off.
  3. dhewie84

    dhewie84 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Nice, that was it! thanks
  4. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    There's also an aspect ratio change when switching from still mode at 4:3 aspect ratio to video at 16:9 ratio, as soon as you press the video button. When setting up a scene for video, I will switch the camera's still mode to 16:9 so I can preview the scene at the same framing as the video.