Change FPS on Panasonic Lumix G7 - shooting at 30 fps instead of 25

Change FPS to Panasonic Lumix G7
Change FPS to Panasonic Lumix G7

What is a FPS change tutorial on the Panasonic Lumix G7?

In this tutorial I will show you how to change fps for shooting on Panasonic cameras Lumix G7 and GX8.

Changing the shooting profile from 25 to 30 frames per second cannot be done from the menu as in other cameras (Nikon, Canon, etc.), so we have to use a combination of buttons, a kind of hocus pocus.

Why shoot the camera at 25 frames per second and not 30.

The PAL standard says that filming is done at 25 frames per second.

In all countries where the PAL standard is used, televisions, recordings, equipment, etc., are all designed to operate at 25 frames per second or multiples of 25, ie 50, 100 or 200 for slow motion images.

Only in the USA, Japan and a few other areas does the NTSC standard apply, which says that everything is filmed at 30 fps or multiple for slow motion.

Why can't I film with the camera at 25 frames per second?

I can shoot without problems at 25 frames per second. The image is very good, just like on TV, where no viewer notices that he is watching at 25 frames per second.

The problem occurs when you have to mix footage shot at 25 frames per second, with footage at 30 frames.

As the phones do not allow us to change the shooting standard, and as they all shoot at 30 frames per second or multiple, I chose to change the standard of the Panasonic Lumix G7, with which I shoot.

The reason for mixing 25 fps footage with 30 fps is that I have to do a review where there will be mixed footage.

What happens when you mix PAL footage with NTSC footage?

In order to mix footage, it must be passed through editing software, which will convert all frames, regardless of resolution or fps, into a new video file, which must have a single resolution and a single frame rate. .

We set aside the resolution and focused on the frame rate, because that is our subject.

When you mix the footage in a video editor we have to make a new project from the very beginning, to choose the final fps.

If we choose one to finally have 25 fps, then filming at 30 will look ugly, jerky. The same will happen if we choose a project at 30 and put videos at 25.

Sometimes you will notice this jerking on TV, especially in movies.

If the movies that a television broadcasts are at 24, as is normal, cinematic, on PAL it looks relatively good.

The problem occurs when televisions broadcast movies at 30 frames per second in a PAL system, where only 25 or 24 (cinematic) content is broadcast.

If I missed something and there is a specialist among you in this area, please, if possible, bring any corrections and / or additions.

FPS shift key combination on Panasonic Lumix G7

  1. With the camera turned off, press the buttons simultaneously WB + Avail +AF / AE Lock
  2. With the buttons pressed turn on the camera
  3. With the camera turned on, press the button PLAY (the green one)
  4. With the camera turned on, press simultaneously ISO + AE / AF Lock
  5. With the two buttons pressed, turn off the camera
  6. Turn on the camera and enter the menu, you will have NTSC mode (30 fps) active.

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