April 15, 2016 at 11:13PM
I've just bought the Panasonic GH4 after some discussion at Nofilmschool and I am amazed by that image qulitay I'm getting out of that little tiny camera body that just costs me about 1.100 €.
But here is the thing:
After shooting some footage (in cine 4K) of course I wanted to watch what I've shot on my computer. But my Mac failed playing it. It opened the files with QuickTime and after a few seconds the playback wasn't in realtime anymore. With VLC Player the files coninued playing in realtime but after about 20 to 25 seceonds there were some artefacts created by the decompression progress (I think it's the decompression because the artefacts were gone after playing the same part again, so my new camera isn't broken, puh).
I played 4K ProRes422 files on my Mac and they played just fine. This is the first time something like this happens. So I think it's definitely the decompression progress.
So what can I do to let the GH4 files play normally?
I use a Mid 2011 21.5" iMac with 2.5 GHz Intel Quad-Core i5, 12 GB RAM and AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB.
Thank You for your help!