The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 is a micro four-thirds type (4/3 type) digital camera, with interchangeable lenses, that is capable of recording 720p HD video in the AVCHD Lite video format (MTS file, 1280 x 720 resolution), as well as in the Motion JPEG video format. Some sample unedited HD video is shown below, for outdoor and daytime recording conditions, as a resource for new or potential owners looking to compare video quality for this camera with others. Unedited here refers to video that not has any video effects applied to it to change the video’s appearance.
The Panasonic GF1 HD video samples below cover a wide range of conditions, but are focused on outdoor videos shot in the daytime:
- a lot of movement in the video and very little movement in the video
- sunny and cloudy conditions
- focusing and auto-focus
Keep in mind that although the original videos may be at 720p HD quality video (1280 x 720), uploading to online video sharing sites (YouTube, Vimeo) causes the video to be resized and quality downgraded compared to the original file.
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Panasonic DMC-GF1 HD Video Samples: Outdoor, Daytime
Video Features Highlighted: Unedited video (straight from GF1), outdoors, day time, sun light, low light, natural light, motion, close-ups, focus.
Video Features Highlighted: Unedited video (straight from GF1), outdoors, face-detection, auto-focus, day time, natural light, people.
Video Features Highlighted: Unedited video (straight from GF1), outdoors, strong wind, cloudy, low light, day time.
Video Features Highlighted: Unedited video (straight from GF1), outdoors, auto-focus, natural light, day time.
Video Features Highlighted: Unedited video (straight from GF1), outdoors, natural light, sound quality, day time, cloudy.
Converting AVCHD Lite Video
The Panasonic GF1 records AVCHD Lite video, which can be difficult to view on some computers, and to edit without paid software programs. A method is described here to convert and edit AVCHD Lite video files using free software tools.