I’m sorry to hijack this conversation, but I am currently building my own budget work and storage solution, and I have one question: I’m planning on working off of two 1TB hard drives in a RAID 0, backing up to one 2TB hard drive. Is there any specific format that I should use? Obviously FAT32 has the 4GB limitation, so that’s not an option. But I’m unsure whether it matters or not which one I use other than that (I’m currently working on a 2013 Macbook Pro).
Again, sorry for hijacking this post.
If you already went with the GH2, you will be well served. Look up the Personal View website for some patches for it. I heard Lee Powell's Flowmotion patch is very good and stable.
Just one thing: you say the G7 has "the ability to shoot flat 4k without noise until 1600 iso". I own a G7, and can tell you that that's not true. At 1600 ISO, you'll always get a bit of noise, and if you shoot in Cinelike D (the flattest profile), you'll get very ugly noise in the darker areas of your image. You can get a very usable image out of it at 1600 ISO, but you'd be better off shooting on Natural profile (which isn't very flat), and you'd still have to denoise in post.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply. I just decided to post this because I know it's been asked a lot before and so far it hasn't been implemented. Glad to know it's coming!
What do you mean?
The Sony a6000 is also a great option, as the price is around the same as the G7. The a6000 doesn't record UHD, but it has an APS-C sensor. Also, it records 60fps 1080p at 50mbps, while the G7 only does 60fps 1080p at 28mbps (which is only good if you don't plan on doing much grading). And it might get a little cheaper, now that the a6300 came out. Depends on your priorities.
If you go with the G7, the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens is a very good place to start. Just keep in mind that the minimum aperture is terrible (f/4.1 at 18mm, f/5.3 at 25mm, f/5.5 at 35mm). Other than that, it covers a useful range and it's pretty good to begin with.