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Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Our support team will be available as normal on Tuesday, May 28th.

How to Shoot Slow Motion on the Panasonic GH5

The Panasonic GH5 is a slow motion beast in a tiny form factor. For general use cases, you can shoot 4K up to 60fps through the frame rate/resolution menu. But if you want to really push the outer limits of the possible, you need to use VFR mode - Variable Frame Rate.

1 - Select a Base Frame Rate

In the frame rate/resolution menu, select a 1080p option that is noted as “VFR available.” The frame rate you choose here is what the slow motion footage will be conformed to inside the GH5. 

2 - Open VFR Settings

In the second camera menu, find VFR and click on it to reveal three options: On, Off, and Set. Choose Set, and then select the frame rate you want. Options range from 2 to 180 frames per second. When you are finished, press the center button to lock it in and automatically turn VFR on.