LUMIX S1H firmware update enables RAW video data output over HDMI

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Panasonic has announced that it will be releasing the latest firmware update (ver. 2.0) for the LUMIX S1H Full-Frame mirrorless camera on May 25, 2020. The firmware update offers new features and improvements designed to enhance its performance and usability.

Panasonic Lumix S1HPanasonic News Release April 20, 2020 – Working together with Atomos, a global company that creates video equipment for professional film creators, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to save it as Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor recorder. In addition, it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3. Panasonic commits to provide innovative solutions for professional film creation by enabling all S1H users to receive this firmware for free of charge.

You can read more about the May 25, 2020 firmware ver. 10.5 update for the Atomos Ninja V in our blog post here.

What’s new and improved in LUMIX S1H Firmware Version 2.0

  1. RAW video data output over HDMI
    • [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI.

The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos Ninja V.

AreaResolutionFrame RateAspectHDMI Output
Full-Frame5.9K (5888×3312)29.97p/25p/23.98p16:912-bit
Super 35mm4K (4128×2176)59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p17:912-bit
Super 35mm Anamorphic3.5K (3536×2656)50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p4:312-bit

 

  • V-Log or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
  • Shooting assist functions including WFM (Waveform Monitor), Vectorscope, Luminance Spot Meter, Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.
  1. Enhanced video functions / improved performance
  • Downconverted output over HDMI during [6K]/[5.9K]/[5.4K] video recording is available.
  • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to disable the operation of starting/stopping video recording by pressing a shutter button.
  • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to set [Rec Quality(My List)] from the control panel.
  • The value of noise reduction in [V-Log] in Photo Style has been expanded to [-1]. It suppresses afterimages previously occurred in some situations.
  • It is possible to prevent the enlarged view window of MF Assist to be output over HDMI.
  • There were cases where color banding appeared in 4:2:0/10-bit video recording in some situations. This bug has been minimized.
  • There were cases where the REC RUN time code did not count up when the video was not recorded on an SD Memory Card but was recorded on an external device over HDMI. This bug has been fixed.
  1. Other added functions / improvements
  • It is possible to set [AF+MF] in AFC mode.
  • It is possible to assign functions to the lens’ Fn buttons when the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is mounted.
  • It is possible to assign function to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.
  • When attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter and [Image Stabilizer] > [Lens] is set to ON , Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) suppresses roll movement.
  • [Backlight Illumination Period] has been added to the menu of Status LCD.  [ON1] prevents the LCD backlight to be turned off.
  • It is possible to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.
  • [0.5 SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
  • [Off (Disable Press and Hold)] can be assigned to the Fn button. It disables operation when the button is long-pressed.
  • Fn button can be used for checking aperture effect while the button is pressed.
  • To prevent improper operation, touch-control is disabled for [Delete All] operation in playback mode. Only cursor buttons can be used for [Delete All] operation.
  • There were rare cases where the camera froze during [Segmented File Recording] or during recording at 400 Mbps under a particular set of conditions including the type of SD Card used. This phenomenon has been improved.
  • Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.

The firmware update will be available on LUMIX Global Customer Support website starting on May 25, 2020.

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Mirrorless Body – Vistek Canada

Digital Single Lens Mirrorless system camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. The LUMIX S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.

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