Panasonic G85 Video Guide

Master video on the Panasonic G85 | taught by Caleb Pike
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Sabur Karim-Kincey

Awesome course!!!

I've had my G85 for over 10 month and was never confident using it. Caleb's course was awesome and what I've learned is priceless,

Jesse Radford

G85 Video Guide Review

WOW! Caleb really knows his stuff! He actually gave me the confidence to step out and learn this art form. I'm not looking to monetize (yet) but the satisfaction of knowing what to do, what to look for and how to solve problems is so amazing! I've...

Jason Hughes

Great Guide

Great course

Sabur Karim-Kincey

I've had my G85 for over 10 month and was never confident using it. Caleb's course was awesome and what I've learned is priceless,

Jesse Radford

WOW! Caleb really knows his stuff! He actually gave me the confidence to step out and learn this art form. I'm not looking to monetize (yet) but the satisfaction of knowing what to do, what to look for and how to solve problems is so amazing! I've...

Jason Hughes

Great course

james gianturco

Jordan Misner

The course was put together logically and covered all of the basic areas I needed information on.

george michael parker

I can yo fin this course through the DSLR Video Shooter Youtube page. If you are familiar with the content over there then you know what's in store. I am hard pressed to think of another resource as good as this academy, especially considering ...

Nikolay Zhitkov

Susana Williamson

I learned so much not just about the G85 but about filming with the camera. The training was clear and easy to understand. It was in smaller, bite-size pieces so I didn't feel overwhelmed. Also, the section notes with the links were super helpful...

Justin Smith

Parker Smith

Jonathan Hendricks

Kip Meacham

I have watched DSLR Video Shooter on YouTube for years and love Caleb's knowledgeable, approachable style of instruction. This is my first course from the Academy, and I've really enjoyed it. Coming from Canon, I was a little intimidated by the qu...

Theerapong Santhaveesuk

Brandon Geiling

Christopher Duran

Caleb's class is easily worth the $20 you pay for it, and is worth way more! His extensive knowledge and research of this camera really shows, and is extremely beneficial to anyone trying to get the most out of the video capabilities of this camer...

João Balsa

kerry miller

Really delves into settings and explains reasons for using or not using features.

Lynn Dobbs

My knowledge of photography and cameras was pitiful and I've never been all that excited by photographs. I bought the camera for the HDMI port and now know that I will never use it. :) This guide, though, had me simply fall in love with it. Th...

Hieu Hoang

Overall this guide has been a great help in getting started with the camera. Coming from the G7, I wanted to make sure my settings here were good to go and this guide really helped me to set up my G85 to be more than my G7 ever was. Thanks so much...

glenn collns

Szabolcs Hant

Ethan Hull

For the price there is nothing that even comes close to teaching you as much as this guide does. It's all right there in a great layout to guide you through the steps.

Abir Eka

Neil McElmon

Tom Sain

I like the style of these videos and the presentation of the material is easy to understand.

Elizabeth Cleminshaw

I am totally new to video, and this course took away so much of the mystery. Caleb explains things really clearly and thoroughly. I highly recommend it.

Kenneth Armenta

I spent a lot of time trying to learn my camera strictly from YouTube, but the way this course is laid out made it easier to digest. Having knowledge in your equipment gives you more confidence when shooting. Thank you for this course.

Andy Killian

For only 20 dollars?!? As a beginner, my knowledge of videography has quadrupled after this course. Not only is this course an absolutely incredible "here's all you need to know" for the camera, but also contains articulate explanations, clear dem...

Josh Park

Grant Crowell

Loved following his YouTube video series and I'm so glad I purchased this course. I'm using it for a book launch I'm doing in a week at a coffee shop venue, so it will be a huge step up for me from my iPhone 6sPlus!

Dominic DeMariano

As a absolute beginner and the G85 is my first camera, this is course was so helpful. Been watching this over and over until i understand each section correctly. However my opinion is you talk way to fast and navigate the menus way to fast to fo...


I purchased my G85 this past June based on the recommendation of one of my profs in my Journalism program. There are so many settings I felt a bit overwhelmed. I came across a video of yours on YouTube about it, and that took me to your website an...

Ricky Anderson II

This guide was exactly what I was hoping it to be. Its a hands on straight forward guide that gets you setup to actually USE the camera!

pablo lamont

great! do you have any recommendations for streaming? thx in advance great course ..


If you want to know everything single things in your G85 and learn a lot in video settings, this is perfect !

Gyula Soos

I enjoyed this course a lot. Being completely new not only to Panasonic, but video recording as well, it sped up my progress a lot. Would recommend Panasonic to include this course to come with the camera.

anthony holka

In- depth, to the point, and defiantly more useful than the booklet that came with the camera. Defiantly saved me from a few mistakes as well.

David Harris

Nya Mantor

This is my first ever camera, and this guide has given me a great boost as a complete beginner and noob.


This guide is the most efficient way to speed up the time to configure properly this camera for video shooting. The four sections are very complete and well organized, and the fourth one regarding gears and external devices is a great extension. F...

Gyasi Adams

This review helped me learn things about my G85 that I probably would have overlooked. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to videography so I used this course to help me build some confidence in my work. Now I know how to create a proper w...

Kristian Toft Rasmussen

gian lanzafame

I loved it!! Caleb goes right to the point and keeps it simple. I have beed doing mainly post work for the past 6 years and this helped me a lot with getting back to shooting with a new generation of cameras. Excellent job and highly recommended.

Christopher Ryan

Alison Exenberger

It was so complete, everything I could think of was answered! Everything single dollar was so worth it. Perfect complement if you recently bought the G85. Thank you so much!

Brandon Brown

Robert Jeeves

Purchased G85, tried reading the advanced user guide. Far too dry and boring for me to absorb. Purchased this and have learnt all I need to get started. Definitely not a deep dive but doesn't claim to be. So worth $30 AUD !!! Found Caleb's pace sp...

Mohammad Zoha

Jeramiah Bolton

I purchased the G85 through Amazon, and before it arrived my very next step was to get your guide. I have your guide for the G7 from 3 years ago and it was the best resource I could have hoped for to get me going on that camera. I didn't even h...

Chris Mayer

Caleb knows what he’s talking about and he’s a really good teacher. The course is worth every penny, and then some.

William Beasley

Well worth the 20 bucks!


Michael David

Knowing Caleb had a guide for the G85 is what convinced me to get the camera. The only downside is after the lessons, you'll be craving for more.

Susana Bort

I think if you are new to the Panasonic cameras and to shooting video this is a fantastic course, well worth the money. Easy to follow and to the point so you don't get confuse with all the different options. I'm glad I've got it.

Kostas Moura

Roderick Leverett

Raymond Bleth

Ian McDonald

Josip Cindric

Really great guide, learned a lot, I had this camera for about a week before purchasing this guide and after watching all the videos I really started to understand how to properly set this camera for certain use. Saved myself a lot of searching a...

Slobodan Dabovic

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Jesse Anderson

Thanks Caleb for all the hard work and amazing results. I love your stuff and was happy to throw you a few bucks for an in depth guide like this (not to mention your YouTube stuff)!

Donald Clementin

This is the best training on how to use the camera and how to get started I can imagine. The training videos are first rate and easy to follow. You can return to any previous lesson for review. The explanations are clear and concise. This brought ...

Otis Woodard

This is the second course I've taken with Caleb. Wow, the guy sure knows his stuff and he sure knows how to convey with he knows. Honestly, this course on the G85 is worth 4x what he charges for it. Saved me hours and hours of time... and I still ...

Preston Thomas

Very efficient and informative overview of the G85's settings, as well as some of the fundamental concepts of cinematography. (The applications of shutter, aperture, and ISO to cinematography are explained far more effectively here than anywhere e...

Josue Rodriguez

I knew about the guide for a while as I'm a subscriber to the Youtube channel. Finally I wanted to get more serious about using my G85 and this was the logical choice. While I found that I learned various things it felt a bit light. Maybe I consum...

Carsten Merz

Excellent Guide! It is exactly what I was looking for and saved me a lot of time. Right to the point, easy to understand and not too long. Thank you Caleb, good job. Best regards from Germany

Christopher Talley

Kevin Mitchell

Great course I watched all 29 in one go, so I will probably watch it again many more times to get it all in my head.

Todd MacDonald

Very well done by someone passionate AND knowledgeable. Can't ask for more than that. One note...the Discuss system used for the Discussion area failed to load (tried several times)

Daniel Clem

watched it Top to bottom bout 3 times, first 2 to be sure didn't miss anything, and 3 after almost a year for a refresher. always enjoyable.

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Sam Gabriels

This guy is a masterful teacher. I'm 21 and used to learning from YouTube videos, and this guy was the perfect speed. He didn't skip anything or talk too fast, and I found myself not wanting to stop watching the videos. VERY well done. However, be...

giovanni rivera

Thanks Caleb for this awesome job you did with this guide. You when far and beyond with it. So many things that helped me not just with the G85 but also with the Lumix FZ300. Once again thanks! If anyone is thinking on getting this guide, pleas...

Waldo Lavaut

This was a great course for me starting in the DSLR world and knowing nothing about video, cameras, lenses, etc I am so happy that I found it!

Mike Burke

As always, very good. Thank you Caleb. You are doing a good job. Please keep it up. It really helps noobies like me get up and running with high tech gear.

Todd Wheeler

Kent Gravelle

I thought the course was excellent. It really helped in getting me ready to shoot with my new Lumix G85 camera. Thanks for a great job!! Kent Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Andrew Jarnagin

I have used many types of cameras for video and having an in-depth course tailored to my specific camera is really nice. The information is accurate and very precise. I feel like watching this course has actually helped me make better videos.

Mhd Abdo Roumani

Straight to the point, compact and very smooth. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could because I only have one small complaint about 'Photo Styles' in Mastering video settings, which was a bit too brief. And, it would have been nice if different fra...

Walter Ringleb

Gabriel H Guedes

Thank you for this awesome guide, and well produced/thought videos. I wish you talked about another functions of this camera such as shadows and highlights curve and the 0-255 or 16-255 luminance level thing but I know this camera has a lot to cov...

Richard Fee

This has been exactly what I needed to get up to speed on video and with the G85's capabilities and optimum settings. Highly recommended.

khuram malik

I must admit, I dodnt have high expectations going into this. Many online courses by so-called experts with plenty of "experience" that tend to be awful. Not the case with this. Content was great and comprehensive and the Caleb has really good del...

malcolm peak

Hi im Malcolm from germany and i am really happy to buyed this guyed and have contiious acces to the informations. thank you very much, you are doing great work.


I'm glad I came across this course. If you want to learn how to produce a professional product you have to (pay to play). This course was worth the money.

Lautaro Lipani

Really enjoyed the guide. Full of usefull tips and recommedations even if you own other Panasonic mirrorless. If you like Caleb Pike's Youtube channel you won't regret buying this guide.

Stephen Hain

Great job, I found this series of videos incredibly useful. The G85 was more complex than my previous cameras and it was the positive Utube reviews that convinced me to buy it. Then the challenge was to quickly learn how to access all the features...

MIchael Maneage

I can title this review "Great for Beginners" because I am, indeed, a beginner. For years I've loved film, and have written and acted in friends' material. But I've always been super intimidated about picking up a camera because it seemed too comp...


Tom Bagiotas

All I can say is thankyou. You're videos are pleasant to watch, clear and concise and also helpful. Please enjoy your life

mark Wilson

I bought a G80/G85 3 days before a wedding shoot to use as a backup camera, up to now we have always used Canon but not for long! After watching the tutorial from Video shooter acadermy I was up to speed in a couple of hours. It could be more i...

saeed mohammed

powerful guide , organized content with additional text details and download options , detailed informations and in depth look of the g85 for video work thank you Caleb i ordered the European version of the camera (g80) from uk amazon while w...

Jeff Zack

This course took me from clueless DSLR nube to making great video in one afternoon. As to the comment about the fast talking Caleb, well, that is what pause is for. Great job Caleb, thank you for the helpful course. Four explainer vids this week f...

Erich Keser

There is a lot of good material in this course, however as a long-time Communications, Reports and Presentations and Technical Writing Teacher, it became painfully obvious that Caleb's technical skills and enthusiasm greatly outstrip his pedagogic...

James Garner

I learned in a weekend what would've taken weeks to figure out for myself. Having used DSLR's and HD camcorders in the past I know a little about the concepts but having them explained and specific to the G85/G80 was well worth the money. Now rat...

Daniel Nienhuis

The guide was informative and engaging – well worth the asking price. I'm an experienced Panasonic shooter, but still found it extremely useful. I appreciate the way everything is broken down into manageable sections, as it makes it easy to go t...

Sean Elliott

I have had a G85 for about 4 months now and should have signed up for this course sooner. It really fast tracks working out the best settings. There are so many options in this little camera that it can be hard trying to work out whats the best. ...

Jeffrey Cook

This was a great reveiw with extras. I come from the Canon world and found this review very to the point. I actually rented the camera and needed this to test the camera out. What is the point of renting a camera that you have no idea how to work,...

Jeffrey Meholic

This guide is easily worth its money and then some. Having delt with old DSLRs, mostly Canons, the G85 was a little intimidating. Not only is it a mirrorless camera, but it's also a Panasonic, which I wasn't to familiar with. After watching this g...

Andre Gaulin

Amazing guide and useful content as usual from Caleb. Well worth the $20 investment.

Pedro Gama

Nathanael Wyttenbach

Thx for this guide, was very helpful! The only thing that i, as a german speaking person wished sometimes, was just a few little breaks between sentences😉 But for native english people no problem i guess. Support from switzerland

Grahame Day

I have been using SLR Photo Cameras for years and have really enjoyed doing this course to learn the more complex world of using an SLR Camera specifically to do video production. I particularly liked all the examples in the videos and while I hav...

Brian Blancaflor

I learned videography basics from a Canon G7X and 70D. Wanting to step up my game and dive into 4K, I chose the Panasonic G85. This guide is a must for G85 videographers and vloggers. Caleb's recommendations were spot on. Well organized materi...

Petros Chatzianastasiou

Very well filmed, very well explained and although I already knew most of the stuff it was a pleasure to get the confirmation that I do things right. Also very neat hints and tips and budget recommendations in equipment. Enjoyed every minute, than...

michael pascar

This is a great training! Got a lot of information, wish I can get even more later one day... Big thanks mike

Janis Schibalski

Despite failing to deliver what the advertisement has promised, the course is quite worth the money. Learned some details and get more confidence in stuff I've did before.

Simon Zdrenka

Dragan Ruzic

This is the second camera guide by Caleb Pike that I've purchased and I'm now even more convinced this guy knows his stuff. I started by following the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube channel and enjoyed Caleb's easy going style and lots of nifty tip...

Brian Salisbury

As a newbie to the G85 I found the course to be very informative. I have been busy putting the recommended video settings to use over the past day. I am glad I made this purchase and can that recommend others do the same. I am sure that even mo...

Dejan Simic

Excellent done tutorial for camera Panasonic G85 Definitely enough of essential information, good tips

Frank Grygier

Caleb Pike
Caleb Pike

About the Instructor

Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and youtuber. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material.

Mastering Video on the G85

This guide is aimed at anyone looking to get the best possible video quality out of their Panasonic G85. By the end of this guide, you’ll know your camera front to back and how to wield it in any shooting situation.


With a little tweaking, this camera is the perfect capture device for youtubers, vloggers, DPs, and wedding filmmakers. Don’t be fooled though, this guide isn’t just a list of recommended settings, we will be going through some film/video theory to master the cinematic image on this little camera.


You will also know what gear you need/don’t need to get great image quality, audio, stabilization and power. Gone are the days of large rigs. Welcome to the age of mirrorless cameras.

Ready to take a good camera and make it great? Check out the guide outline below, and lets get started.

Course Contents

22 Videos
5 Texts
1 Disqus
1 Download