Panasonic Releases Firmware Version 2.1 for LUMIX S1H
Supporting RAW Video Data Output
Panasonic has announced the LUMIX S1H firmware update program version 2.1 that supports RAW video data output. 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.
The program is available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/
*4128x2176(17:9), announced as “C4K” at IBC2019. Corresponding to C4K (4096×2160) as defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).
LUMIX S1H Firmware Version 2.1
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.
･V-Log or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
･Shooting assist functions including WFM (Wave Form Monitor), Vector Scope, Luminance Spot Meter, Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.
･A LUT (Lookup table) exclusively designed for RAW video recorded on NINJA V is available on the following customer support website to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut. It is easy to match colors between the footages recorded with Panasonic Varicam, EVA1 and GH5 series cameras to combine them. https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/index.html
* Firmware update of Ninja V is also required and selectable recording mode depends on its version. All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
** Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with Ninja V.
RAW video data output over HDMI function was originally announced to be included in the firmware version 2.0 but it has been separately provided as firmware version 2.1 due to technical issue. Check all features of S1H firmware update program. https://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/s1h_firmware.html
•Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
•Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
LUMIX S1H Apple ProRes RAW Film “A Drummers Treasure”
Shot with LUMIX S1H in Apple ProRes RAW using an early version of firmware 2.1, “A Drummer’s Treasure” tells the story of musician restoring a vintage drum set. Portrayed as a visual journey narrating his passion towards the craft of bringing life back to the old and forgotten musical instrument. Shot and Directed by cinematographer and filmmaker Sherif Mokbel, using the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470) and the LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 (S-X50)lenses. The scenes were mostly captured in a dark setting to deliver a low key mood, exhibiting the S1H’s Dual ISO feature ability to handle low light situation without compromising the dynamic range.
*This video was filmed adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols.