Working with Wi-Fi and the Panasonic GH4

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Wi-Fi in the Lumix GH4 is far superior to the one in the GH3, connecting is a breeze and its almost lag free.

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Firstly you need to download Panasonic Image App from the Apple iStore (Android store) to your iPad, iPhone, Smartphone or Android.

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Press the Fn1 button for about 4s till the WiFi LED turns blue.

When you turn on Wi-Fi open the Panasonic IMAGE APP and your iPad will give you 2 options for a password or QR code, the simplest way is to choose the QR code.

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Point the iPad to the QR code on your GH4s LCD screen, you will have to put it almost 25mm away from the code then slowly pull back from the code till your iPad reads it.

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Then come out of that and go into SETTINGS you will see this INSTALL PROFILE screen and press install.

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Make sure you choose the GH4 from the CHOOSE A NETWORK settings then re-start Panasonics IMAGE APP

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This is the screen you are presented with on your iPad from here you can set White Balance (WB), f stops and Shutter Speed (F/SS), Peaking OFF or ON, Touch Screen AF and record.

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If you have one of the two power zoom lenses you can zoom in and out via iPad.

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What a far better way to browse your pictures on the iPad via Wi-Fi not only that you can delete them as well.

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Apart from viewing your pictures you can also play video footage a great way to impress your client.

The downsides to the tablet are don’t expect to use it on sunny days, small lag in the picture and you can lose the Wi-Fi signal.

Upsides are browsing both video and photographs, deleting media, zoom control via specific power zoom lenses, ability to use the camera in remote control like a wildlife situation and it’s cool to show clients your footage.

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Don’t forget the Power Zooms

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Turn your GH4 into a sudo video camera with the aid of two special zoom lenses. The 14-42 and the 45-175 have built in power zooms very useful if you want a true servo zoom video look.

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The first lens is the Lumix 14-42 f3.5-5.6 HD lens (28-84mm = 35mm) this is probably one of the most useful zoom ranges but starting at f3.5 is a handicap and not very useful in low light situations without increasing the ISO. The price point of £279 makes this a very useful lens to have in your bag and by all accounts is a very sharp wee lens.

45-175-PZ

The Lumix 45-175 f4-5.6mm with Power Zoom (90-350mm = 35mm). This is almost a 4x zoom and very useful for compression shots or someone presenting a speech in a conference. Once again starting at f4 and stopping down further to f5.6 is not helpful and will certainly be a handicap in lower lighting conditions.

Both these lenses can be remotely controlled via your iPhone, iPad or Android making the physical zoom a lot smoother especially the 45-175.

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