DC-BGH1 Firmware Update

DC-BGH1 / LUMIX Tether for Multicam Firmware Update

Panasonic offers firmware update program for DC-BGH1 and LUMIX Tether for Multicam to enhance the performance and usability.

DC-BGH1 Firmware Update

The BGH1 is the LUMIX’s first box-style amera exclusively designed and developed for professional use. To support a growing need of 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 the cases where the bandwidth is not broad enough.

  • IP streaming with PC (RTP/RTSP protocol)
    4K/60p  (3840x2160)  H.265 : 50M, 25Mbps H.264 : 50M, 25Mbps
    4K/30p  (3840x2160)  H.265 : 25M, 12.5Mbps H.264 : 25M, 12.5Mbps
    FHD/60p  (1920x1080) H.265 : 20M, 16Mbps H.264 : 16M, 8Mbps
    FHD/30p  (1920x1080) H.265 : 12M, 6Mbps H.264 : 6M, 3Mbps
  • RAW video data output over HDMI function
    -The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V.



Frame Rate


HDMI Output

Micro Four Thirds

4K (4096x2160)




Micro Four Thirds Anamorphic

3.7K (3680 X 2760)




  • V-Log or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
  • Shooting assist functions including 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

* Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V.
* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

  • Genlocking status display
    -Synchronization status can be shown on the external monitor connected with HDMI or SDI when the camera is under Genlock synchronization.
  • SD Memory Card formatting via PC connection
    -It is possible to format the SD Memory Card from the camera menu on the live view display of LUMIX Tether while the camera is connected with the PC.
  • Users can choose to add or not to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.
DC-S5 Firmware Update
  • Settings and controls over the BGH1 during IP streaming are available.
  • Rec.Quality options corresponding to RAW video data output will be displayed when [Menu]>[Video]>[Image Format]>[HDMI RAW Data Output] is turned ON.
  • It is possible to start/stop recording on the external device with the BGH1 during HDMI/SDI output.
  • When [HDMI Recording Control] and/or [SDI Recording Control] is/are ON, Rec button is available even if the SD Card is not inserted. The connection method, either HDMI or SDI, is also displayed.

* For settings and controls over the BGH1 via PC during IP streaming, LUMIX Tether for Multicam PC software should also be updated to Ver.1.1 or higher.

  • Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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