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31 Aug 2017

31/08/2017

Panasonic responds to user demands in firmware update

Enhanced functionality for professional users

Exceptional camera upgrades to improve imagery

Panasonic Lumix is announcing the new firmware update program Ver.2.0 for the Lumix DC-GH5 to further enhance its performance. After speaking with prominent photographers and cinematographers worldwide who have used the GH5, Panasonic examined which functions were in-demand by users and therefore what was required from the update. This has led to the enhancement not just being a firmware update, but an exceptional upgrade of camera performance to satisfy professional Lumix GH5 users.

The new firmware includes the following upgrades:

1. An additional ALL-Intra Video Recording mode

4:2:2,10bit ALL-Intra video recording mode is added to 4K/FHD video recording.

*Use of SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K ALL-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90.

New 4:2:2,10-bit ALL-Intra Recording Mode

Item

System Frequency

Size

Frame Rate

Bit Rate

YUV/bit

Image Compression

C4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

4096x2160

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/30p

3840x2160

29.97p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

3840x2160

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/60p

1920x1080

59.94p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/30p

1920x1080

29.97p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/24p

1920x1080

23.98p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/25p

50.00Hz

(PAL)

3840x2160

25.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/50p

1920x1080

50.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/25p

1920x1080

25.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

C4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

4096x2160

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

3840x2160

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/24p

1920x1080

24.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

2. 4K HDR video recording

[HLG] (Hybrid Log Gamma) is added to [Photo Style]. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both the bright part and dark part in an image, making it appear as the human eye would see. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and users can now choose Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) in [Photo Style].

A low bit-rate 4K HLG recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG has been added. This enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.

3. Enhancement of the Anamorphic video recording mode

High-Resolution Anamorphic mode, which enables video recording in 18-mega effective pixels, is added.

*Recorded in HEVC

New High-Resolution Anamorphic Mode

Item

System Frequency

Size

Frame Rate

Bit Rate

YUV/bit

Image Compression

6K/A/200M/30p

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

4992x3744

29.97p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

6K/A/200M/24p

4992x3744

23.98p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/30p

3328x2496

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/A/400M/24p

3328x2496

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

6K/A/200M/25p

50.00Hz

(PAL)

4992x3744

25.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/25p

3328x2496

25.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

6K/A/200M/24p

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

4992x3744

24.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/24p

3328x2496

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

[Anamorphic Desqueeze Display] has been added, which lets you view an enlarged image in Cinescope size while recording with 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lenses.

[Video Guide Line] has been added to display the image in a variety of aspects, such as Cinescope, 16:9 and 1:1 while recording video. It can be used not only in Anamorphic mode but also in other video recording modes.

4. Improved auto focus performance

Auto focus [AF] performance is improved for subjects with low contrast in photo shooting.

Tracking auto focus performance in video recording is improved.

The customised AF area can be continuously displayed in [Multi AF] and [Custom Multi AF] during live-view.

The AF area in [Multi AF] can be moved to the other edge (side, top or bottom) when it reaches one edge.

The start point of AF lock can be set on the live view screen in advance of [AF Tracking].

The AF area can be moved while the shutter button is half-pressed or while recording in [Burst Mode], [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO].

5. Compatibility with "LUMIX Tether" PC software

The new firmware enables GH5 tethered shooting via USB, using LUMIX Tether PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via a USB. It lets you view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of products and portraits etc where continuous confirmation is required. Using [6K PHOTO] or [4K PHOTO] users can start and stop video recording with the tethered shooting. It is also possible to choose the folder to save the image files to the PC.

6. Enhancement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer)

[I.S. Lock(video)] has been added. This compensates for handshake when the viewing angle is fixed.

A new handshake correction mode has been added, which provides optimum correction when using 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lenses.

7. Improved performance in [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO]

The waiting time to start the next burst shooting sequence after [6K Burst] and [4K Burst] is shortened to less than half the time.

[Loop Rec] is available in [6K PHOTO]

*Use of Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90 is recommended for [Loop Rec] of [6K PHOTO].

8. Improved usability of Time Lapse Shot

The time to finish shooting and the number of recordable pictures are displayed on the stand-by screen.

9. Improved usability of Power Save LVF

Power Save LVF can
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