Panasonic’s new firmware for the S1 cameras adds new features

Panasonic is now taking the opportunity to update its Lumix S1 models in the full-frame mirrorless segment. New firmware updates improve video workflows, among other things, and provide performance improvements.

0 # 5 # Lumix S1 cameras

Lumix S1H

The more video-oriented S1H now has two raw format workflow capabilities: Apple ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW 12-bit / 30p capability via HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR. V-Log or V709 can be selected for live view. The Wave FOrm, Vector Scope, and Light Spot Meter as well as zebra tags can be used with RAW over HDMI.

Firmware 2.4 will be released on March 31, 2021.

Lumix S1

Lumix S1 gets RAW video via HDMI, 6K (5952 x 3968) / 5.9K (5888 x 3312) / 5.4K (5376 x 3584), C4K (4096 x 2160), 4K (3840 x 2160) 10-bit video, video Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) in MOV format. Additionally, 5.9K / 4K / Anamorphic (4: 3) 3.5K in 12-bit RAW over HDMI and support for Apple ProRes RAW with Atomos NINJA V. As well as time code function.

Dual Native ISO has been added, as well as camera orientation in the menu and a choice of power saving mode.

Firmware 2.0 will be released on April 6, 2021.

Lumix S1R / S5

Camera orientation can be added to the menu as well as choosing a power saving mode.

S1R Firmware 1.8 will be released on April 6, 2021.

S5 Firmware 2.2 will be released on April 6, 2021.

Lumix BGH1

Supports RAW camera via HDMI, Apple ProRes RAW on Atomos Ninja V, and IP streaming with PC via RTP / RTSP protocol:

  • 4K / 60p, 3840 x 2160, H.265, 50M, 25Mbps, H.264, 50M, 25Mbps
  • 4K / 30p, 3840 x 2160, H.265, 25M, 12.5Mbps, H.264, 25M, 12.5Mbps
  • FHD / 60p, 1920×1080, H.265, 20M, 16Mbps, H.264, 16M, 8Mbps
  • FHD / 30p (1920 x 1080 H.265 : 12Mbps H.264 6Mbps 3Mbps
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V-Log or Rec.709 can be selected for RAW live view via HDMI, as well as movie assistants like Luminance Spot Meter and Zebra Pattern. The camera’s memory card can also be formatted remotely and connected to a computer.

Firmware 2.0 will be released on March 24, 2021.

Programmet Lumix Tether for Multicam v1.1 It was released on March 24, 2021 with a number of new features.

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