The significantly advanced in-body 5-axis image stabilisation system enables stable movie recording even during active camera work. The compact, lightweight OM-D does not intimidate subjects, letting you capture the most natural expressions. OM-D Movie achieves cinema-quality recordings with amazing maneuverability.
With the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation included on the E-M5 Mark II, the VCM magnetically levitates the image sensor constantly for smooth hand-held movie recording similar to dedicated cinematic image stabilisation equipment used in feature-length films. The M-IS1* image stabilisation mode for movie recording combines both the 5-axis VCM image stabilisation and electronic image stabilisation for more powerful effects, and M-IS2 uses 5-axis VCM image stabilisation only.
The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with movie-exclusive AF/AE control technology, helping it achieve top-class interchangeable lens camera movie performance.
Multi Frame Rate (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) and High Bit Rate that exceeds 50 Mbps are now supported. These features let you select the optimal recording method based on your needs. Shooting in ALL-Intra format is also supported for pro level movie editing.
This function lets you use HDMI output for the Live View screen. You can use an external monitor display while recording movies.
Focus peaking is possible while shooting movies. In addition to the traditional black/white peaking indicators, red/yellow is now selectable. You can use the Fn button to turn peaking on and off, and the INFO button to set parameters such as colour and intensity during Live View shooting. This allows you to quickly adapt your use of peaking to the situation.
It is possible to record a time code, which is useful for editing movies. The following options are available: Rec Run and Drop Frame/Non-drop Frame. The starting time for the time code can be set by the actual time or manually.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)
The dedicated movie picture mode, Muted Colour, is included in this upgrade. You can purposely lower the contrast, reduce highlight blowouts and loss of shadow detail, and express rich tones after editing or colour grading.
When the Olympus linear PCM recorder is connected, high-quality audio recording is possible. Since the HLD-8G external camera grip (separately available]) is equipped with a headphone jack, you can shoot movies while listening to the audio being recorded. Audio recording levels can also be adjusted in 21 steps, and when the audio input from the microphone is too loud, the microphone input limiter function can automatically adjust the volume.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)
It is now possible to synchronise the start/stop of high-resolution audio recording on a linear PCM recorder with the start/stop of recording movies on your camera. You can also add a slate tone while shooting a movie to make synchronising video and audio easier when editing movies.
You can start and stop movie recording using the separately available RM-UC1 Release Cable and the OLYMPUS Image Share smartphone app.
The Fn lever can be customized to switch between stilll photography and movie shooting. Simply adjust the lever to instantly switch between still image and movie modes.
During movie recording, you can pull down the silent operation tab to mute the operation sounds produced when adjusting electronic zoom, aperture value, shutter speed, exposure compensation value, ISO speed, headphone volume and microphone volume.
Clips is a movie shooting and editing feature that lets you shoot and link multiple short clips, and add effects and background music to produce a single movie.
All Art Filter options can be used when recording movies. Partial Colour creates a unique color execution, and Vintage produces a sentimental atmosphere.
The Movie Effect feature adds effects to HD movies. Enjoy a variety of expressions with touch operations.
Simply customise the movie mode settings to record a slow motion movie, which captures movie at a higher frame rate than the playback frame rate, and quick motion movie, which captures movie at a lower frame rate than the playback frame rate.