I've noticed that the GH2 is sharp, perhaps a little too sharp...
I have the 14-140mm Panasonic lens, and my videos look too much like camcorder videos,
even in "Smooth" or "Nostalgic" with -2;-2;-2;-2 settings on and a "Soft" hack (Apocalypse Now DrewNet version Soft 444 matrix).
Is there any other hack that could make my gh2 videos look like videos from Canon or Nikon DSLRs but still sharper than them ?
Hi Harvey - the problem is the 14-140. It is well known to produce the too-sharp camcorder "look". Another problem may be deep depth of field, especially if you are outdoors without an ND filter. I recommend you try a $13.60 variable ND filter first, to open up your aperture - and, if that doesn't work, try some old Nikon or Canon FD primes with inexpensive Nikon or Canon FD adapters.
A lot of the Canon "soft look" is lack of vertical resolution at 1080p (about 600 lines versus the Panasonic's 800). If your image is "too sharp" compared to Canon, it may simply be that your GH2 is simply out-resolving the Canon images you've seen. Perhaps you can try shooting a few scenes at 720p before buying new lenses?