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.

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Technologies that support OM-D

Movie image stabilisation with 5-axis optical IS and digital IS

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.

  • Angle of view changes.

Movie-exclusive AF/AE control technology

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, High Bit Rate shooting supported

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.

HDMI monitor connection

This function lets you use HDMI output for the Live View screen. You can use an external monitor display while recording movies.

  • GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available

Focus peaking

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.

Time code settings

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.

Dedicated movie picture mode, Muted Colour, is perfect for colour grading movies.

(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.

Beginning February 28, 2018, an LUT file is supplied for colour grading when converting files recorded in Flat mode to BT.709 using Blackmagic DaVinciResolve.

Full-featured audio functions

1. Headphone jack 2. When headphones are connected to the camera, the rear dial can be used to control the headphone volume

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.

Support for efficient movie editing

(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.

  • Compatible model: LS-100

Remote control to start and stop movie recording

You can start and stop movie recording using the separately available RM-UC1 Release Cable and the OLYMPUS Image Share smartphone app.

One-touch switching between still image and movie modes

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.

Silent touch operation

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 lets you shoot and edit short movies with ease

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.

Features that complement OM-D Movie

How to create a movie with Clips

  • 1. Set the mode dial to movie mode and choose Clips from the movie mode selections.
  • 2. Shoot a clip with the single press of a button
  • 3. The new clip will automatically be saved in My Clips.
  • 4. Select See All My Clips from the movie preview screen.
  • 5. Change clip order and delete clips.
  • 6. Add effects and music, and save as a single movie file.

Art Filter Movie for a variety of expressions

All Art Filter options can be used when recording movies. Partial Colour creates a unique color execution, and Vintage produces a sentimental atmosphere.

Movie Effect for a variety of expressions without editing

The Movie Effect feature adds effects to HD movies. Enjoy a variety of expressions with touch operations.

Art Fade uses natural fade effects to switch between Art Filter options

The Old Film Effect lets you enjoy recording video that looks like old movies shot on film

Movie Tele-converter instantly enlarges the desired location

* Cannot be used together with Art Filter.

One Shot/Multi Echo expresses movement with residual images

Slow/Quick motion movie

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.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


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