I have a GH5 and need to get an external recorder. Looks like Ninja 5 is a solid choice, but I am concerned about what formats I should record/edit in with Premiere. I am also building a brand new heavy-duty 4K editing system, so my resources should not be an issue.
The Ninja will record various flavours of Prores and DNx. I would match my Premiere Pro projects to whichever format you choose out of those two. For my business (Mac based) I choose Prores. At the TV network I also work at (Windows based) we use AVC Intra and DNx.
Since Covid delayed the GH6 and I'm ready to upgrade from my GH4, can anyone update this thread? There were some issues with the GH5 and certain file types for PR in 2019 or so. I'm also interested in the Ninja and there were issues with log optionsand DNx? Also, does the Ninja play any role in whether I need an XLR input accessory?