V Log L GH4 vs External Recorder

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You can get the V-Log L Profile here:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/oYe9s0
Adorama https://goo.gl/0PfC8x

Also here you can buy the camera and various external recorders:

Atomos Ninja Flame 4K Recording Monitor on:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/1p70d6
eBay https://goo.gl/EtlgCS
Adorama https://goo.gl/3xWWGs
Amazon http://amzn.to/2kOyFku
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2lqhCIG
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2ksS7lT
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/2katrNY

Atomos Shogun Inferno 4K Recording Monitor on:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/GohxBN
eBay https://goo.gl/8LhcE6
Adorama https://goo.gl/AZuJcx
Amazon http://amzn.to/2kyu9YW
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2lqpkT1
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2kOD1rQ
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/2lqpLfX

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K Recording Monitor on:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/0JLnbN
eBay https://goo.gl/zygVOj
Adorama https://goo.gl/1LVZra
Amazon http://amzn.to/2kV35UL
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2kyCpI4
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2kOq9SE
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/2k9UzRZ

Panasonic Lumix GH4 on:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/SJxWb7
eBay https://goo.gl/URJmVk
Adorama https://goo.gl/59g4SC
Amazon http://amzn.to/2luOY53
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2ka8nqW
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2luVoBi
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/2kVf4S5

Panasonic GH5 on:
BH Photo Video https://goo.gl/ZN2rMA
Adorama https://goo.gl/l4b6sf
Amazon http://amzn.to/2ksSRXT
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/2k9KSmO

I have been busy testing the V-Log L image profile on the Panasonic GH4 ever since I first got it. It is a true flat image profile on the GH4 and also on the new GH5 camera which allows you to capture 12 stops of dynamic range instead of the 10 stops you get with the built in image profiles that both these camera offer.
Having the ability is always great, but it’s important to know how to properly use this new function. From my tests I found that recording internally on the GH4 using the V-Log L profile just wasn’t worth it because it drastically increased the noise in the shadows and also the compression artifacts were more visible.
However those problems did not exist when using V-Log L with an external recorder that allows you to capture in 10bits instead of just 8bits internally. Also the external recorders can all capture in 422 color space versus 420 internally.
I used the Atomos Assasin recorder because that’s what I have but now there are newer recorders on the market that offer even more functionality. The best deal out there right now for a 4K recorder and monitor is the BlackMagic Design Video Assist. If you have more money to spend and want the absolute best then the Atomos Shogun Inferno 4K Recording Monitor is the way to go. If you want something in between then Atomos also offers the amazingly functional Ninja Flame.

Of course if you are planning on buying the new Panasonic GH5 camera then you don’t even need an external recorder since that camera now records 4K video in 10bits and 422 color space internally. So once you get the GH5 just buy the V-Log L function from B&H for $97.99 and you are good to go.

Here is my video explaining my experience of using the V-Log L function

Here you can watch my V-Log L tests in full 4K resolution both recorded internally in-camera and externally

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