Superb summer scenes captured with a Panasonic GH4

Written by David Shapton

Balcony 9 mediaBoulder summer captured with a Gh4

Every time we see well-captured footage from Panasonic's little 4K wonder, we have to remind ourselves that this didn't come from a camera rig costing $60,000

This is yet more GH4 footage but we're showing it because there's a bit of everything here to show of this diminuatively-priced 4K camera.

Apart from the lovely summer light in Boulder, there's time lapse and effortless slow motion.

You can see that the camera has a deeper depth of field than full-frame models, but that's only a problem if you don't know how to use it to your advantage. In this film, it just lets you see more.

This is a great time to be a video maker. There's never been so much choice, and so much quality at this price level.

Production notes from Balcony Nine Media:


This is a tribute to the moments of summer and a glimpse into the community of Boulder, Colorado. Created for the 2014 TEDx Boulder conference by Balcony Nine Media.

Our two-person team shot and edited the piece in ten days. Filmed on the Panasonic GH4 in the Cinelike-D profile. Lenses included the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.8G, Nikon AIS 28mm f/2.8, & SLR Magic 12mm t/1.6. Metabones Speedbooster featured prominently. Motion shots were captured using the CAME-7500 3 Axis Gimbal. Edited in Adobe Premiere. Graded with FilmConvert.

Director | Producer: Katie Stjernholm
Cinematographer | Editor: Jon William Brumbaugh | | | | @balconynine

Music: "Echo" by Jordan Critz. Licensed via

Thank you to the local people and places that agreed to appear:
-Boulder Beer |
-Community Cycles |
-Dushanbe Teahouse |
-Fitness for Living Power Yoga |
-Hotel Boulderado |
-Izzio Artisan Bakery |
-Ozo Coffee Pearl |
-Pastures of Plenty |
-University of Colorado Athletics |
-University of Colorado Wind Symphony |

A very special thanks to: Marlene Stjernholm, Laurie Hiller, David Brumbaugh, Judy Stjernholm, Chris Stjernholm, Tom Shadyac, Harold Mintz, Annemarie Carzoli, Jeremy Barkoff, Mike Stjernholm, Cody & David Harrold, Gillian Pierce, Glenn Asakawa, Dave Plati, Clay Evans, Casey Cass, Don McKinney, Rudy Betancourt, Lissy Garrison, Maurizio Negrini and Andrew Hyde


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