Well the GH4 is likely to be called the GH5, and may be 6K video.. A good report gives good reason to think the next step will be 6K for Panasonic, and that makes sense. I saw 8K video at IBC in Amsterdam in 2015, and many in the high end areana are already discussing 8K as a standard and even 16K.. I have no idea where the pixel count will end, but many more are looking at the HDR aspects which still shave had for many years...and its now making its way into video.
You got some BIG hard drives or could storage for all that data?
Here is a pert of what i saw...The GH5 will have those specs:
– 6k recording at 30fps and 4K at 60fps
– Each 6K frame has 18 Million Pixels. this means you can screen grab 18MP photos from each 6K recorded frame
– If the camera records 6K than the Four Thirds sensor will have 20+ Megapixels in “normal still photo mode”..
If you want to read more then take a look...
Best. John Keedwell
Hi Timothy, it really depends of what style of video you will be shooting. You say you are on a tripod a lot of the time, so you can go for longer lenses. It really does depend on the subject and your budget, of course!
You have a BM pocket cine camera, and that's a lovely small camera, I have one myself. The beauty of that camera is the lens mount being MFT means you can put most lenses on there with an adaptor. You dont need to but a metabones unless you want the speedbooster on there. They are great but perhaps you want put money into lenses rather than converters.
As there is a great deal of lovely glass from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Samyang (Rokinon), Zeiss and many more, you have a huge choice. You may even be able to pick up a Zeiss 11-110 mm zoom for S16mm cameras, there are a few out there now, and you could pick up a nice one. They are a beautiful lens, I have shot on them with S16mm Aatons and Arri SR cameras for many years in the past.
I would personally go for cine style lenses with declicked apertures, gear rings and are specifically designed for cine cameras, as lenses for still don't have the same features. For example, most cine lenses are not prone to "breathing" when you focus, they also have bigger markings and diameters ( more precise control), smooth de-clicked apertures, and the mechanisms for pro gear such as matte boxes and follow focus.
That's why they tend to cost more....
If you had an endless budget its easy, go for Zeiss cine lenses. Build quality and functions are superb, and they connect with all the pro bars and focus units. I guess you haven't an unlimited budget, so perhaps the Samyang (Rokinon) primes are a good compromise right now...
I hope that helps. I have done a great deal of research and personal experience of lenses and what they should do on a movie, and I have done webinars for Stage 32 , so if you want to get in touch I would be happy to send you stuff to help you.