Panasonic Lumix has announced new firmware updates are on their way! These updates are to further enhance the functions, performance and usability of the Lumix S1H, S1, S1R, S5 and BGH1!!
Lumix S1H Firmware Version 2.4 to be released on March 31st, 2021
As a video-centric flagship camera of the S Series, the Lumix S1H has been evolved with several firmware updates in the past. In addition to Apple ProRes RAW recording, the S1H complies with 5.9K RAW video data output and recording as Blackmagic RAW on Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR as a full-frame mirrorless camera for the first time in the industry. Providing two alternatives for RAW workflow, the S1H corresponds more to the wide-ranging creative needs. This firmware is available free of charge! For more information, click here!
Lumix S1 Firmware Version 2.0 to be released on April 6th, 2021
Features and functions available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2 include the ability to record 6K video in 24p, 5.9K video in 24/30p, along with the ability to record in Apple ProRes RAW up to 5.9K 30p over HDMI. This upgrade does require the purchase of DMW-SFU2. Users who already have DMW-SFU2 do not need to purchase extra DMW-SFU2. There is no need of upgrading the camera with DMW-SFU2 if upgrading with DMW-SFU2 was once done before. For more information, click here!
The two minor updates include the ability for users to choose to add or not to add camera orientation information in Vertical Position Info (Video) menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback, as well as Power Save Mode can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor. For more information, click here!
Lumix BGH1 Firmware Version 2.0 to be released on March 24th, 2021
The BGH1 is Lumix’s first box-style camera exclusively designed and developed for professional use. To support a growing need for live streaming, the BGH1 will provide an IP streaming function that enables distant, high-quality image transmission to the social streaming platform online with PC connection over wired LAN. Notably, the Lumix BGH1 is a unique camera that can stream 4K 60p (50p) video in H.265. The H.265 realizes half the bitrate while keeping the image quality the same as H.264, which means it can provide 2x higher image quality at the same bitrate as H.264. Streaming in ultra-high definition 4K at low bitrate is possible even in cases where the bandwidth is not broad enough. For more information, click here!
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