Testing the Panasonic GH4 and Olympus 7-14/2.8 on the DJI Ronin M
I am currently working on a film project that involves uninterrupted tracking shots, in which I plan to use an extreme wide angle lens to situate a character in the landscape. The documentary will be filmed around Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, and is part of the larger Living the Weather project headed by Prof Jennifer Mason (Sociology department, University of Manchester) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I will post updates on the filming in the next few months, but for the moment I have shot a simple test with the equipment I plan to use for the tracking shots, walking around my house. I used a Panasonic GH4 with the new Olympus 7-14/2.8 lens, flying them on a DJI Ronin M 3-axis gimbal. It is the first time I use this type of stabiliser, and I am quite happy with the results considering my lack of experience with balancing and walking it. The camera was set on the Cine-D profile, shooting in DCI 4K at 800 iso. I then cropped and resized the footage in Premiere Pro, adding also a light grading. No software stabilisation was applied.