LUMIX FIRMWARE UPDATE

LUMIX Firmware Update

7 October, 2021

Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for 
the LUMIX G Series Cameras G9, GH5S and BGH1

Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX G Series mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability. The firmware program version 2.5 for DC-G9, version 2.2 for DC-GH5S and version 2.3 for DC-BGH1 will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ at UTC 1:00 on 4 November, 2021.
Panasonic is committed to addressing further to enhance the G Series lineup and performance of conventional Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and lenses through firmware updates as the LUMIX’s prominent value-added service.
The cameras and the programs to be updated are as follows.

G9 Firmware Version 2.5
1. Added functions
-[Focus Ring Control ] function has been added.
Compatible lenses: H-XA025, H-ES200, H-E08018, H-X1025, H-HSA12035, H-ES12060, H-FS12060, H-X2550, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200, H-ES50200, H-FSA100300 and H-RS100400

GH5S Firmware Version 2.2
1. RAW video data can be output over HDMI to save Blackmagic RAW on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.

-V-Log L or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
-Shooting assist functions including V-Log L View Assist, WFM (Wave Form Monitor), Vector Scope and Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.
*Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and edit Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to deliver projects using Blackmagic RAW data in resolutions over 3840x2160.
*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

2. Added functions
-[Focus Ring Control] function has been added.
Compatible lenses: H-XA025, H-ES200, H-E08018, H-X1025, H-HSA12035, H-ES12060, H-FS12060, H-X2550, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200, H-ES50200, H-FSA100300 and H-RS100400

BGH1 Firmware Version 2.3
1. RAW video data can be output over HDMI to save Blackmagic RAW on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.

-V-Log L or Rec.709 is selectable on the external monitor through SDI during RAW output.
-Shooting assist functions including V-Log L View Assist, Luminance Spot Meter, and Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.
*Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and edit Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to deliver projects using Blackmagic RAW data in resolutions over 3840x2160.
*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

2. Added functions
-[Focus Ring Control ] function has been added.
Compatible lenses: H-XA025, H-ES200, H-E08018, H-X1025, H-HSA12035, H-ES12060, H-FS12060, H-X2550, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200, H-ES50200, H-FSA100300 and H-RS100400
-It is possible to assign [HDMI RAW data output] function to the Fn button and users can directly turned it ON or OFF from the camera.

3. LUMIX Tether for Multicam software Version 1.3.
-[Photo Style] filters can be used for still image shooting.
-Zoom operation of the LUMIX G power zoom lenses can be controlled.

•‘Blackmagic Design’, ‘Blackmagic RAW’ and ‘DaVinci Resolve’ are registered trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd.
•Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
•All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

23 June, 2021

Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for the LUMIX S Series Camera S1, S5 and S1R

Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability. The firmware program version 2.1 for DC-S1, version 2.3 for DC-S5 and version 1.9 for DC-S1R will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/ at UTC 1:00 on 13 July, 2021. A plug-in software to manage HLG photos shot by S Series cameras on Adobe Photoshop CC will also be released at the same time.
The cameras and the programs to be updated are as follows.

S1 Firmware Version 2.1
1. New functions and options to be available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2.
*Users who already have DMW-SFU2 do not need to purchase extra DMW-SFU2. There is no need of upgrading the camera with DMW-SFU2 if upgrading with DMW-SFU2 was once done before.
-RAW video data output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR
[5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Full-frame

5.9K (5888x3312)

29.97p/25p/23.98p

16:9

12-bit

APS-C

4K (4128x2176)

59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

17:9

12-bit

APS-C Anamorphic

3.5K (3536X2656)

50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

4:3

12-bit

*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back the Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to edit the Blackmagic RAW data.

2. Other added functions
- [L.ClassicNeo] and [L.Monochrome S] have been added in [Photo Style].

S5 Firmware Version 2.3
1. Added function
-RAW video data output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR
[5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Full-frame

5.9K (5888x3312)

29.97p/25p/23.98p

16:9

12-bit

APS-C

4K (4128x2176)

59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

17:9

12-bit

APS-C Anamorphic

3.5K (3536X2656)

50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

4:3

12-bit

*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back the Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to edit the Blackmagic RAW data.

S1R Firmware Version 1.9
1. Added functions
- [L.ClassicNeo] and [L.Monochrome S] have been added in [Photo Style].

LUMIX HLG Photo for Adobe Photoshop (For all S Series Cameras)
Panasonic will also release a plug-in software for Adobe Photoshop CC. By installing this plug-in software in the PC, the HLG photo (HDR still image) shot by LUMIX S Series cameras can be read, edited and saved with Photoshop CC. It is possible to play back the saved image files as HDR photos on the HLG-corresponding monitor over an HDMI connection with the LUMIX S Series camera.
For the specifications and details, please refer to the following download page.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/lumix_hlgphoto.html

•‘Blackmagic Design’, ‘Blackmagic RAW’ and ‘DaVinci Resolve’ are registered trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd.
•Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
•Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
•All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

25 May, 2021

Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Programs for
the LUMIX G Series Camera GH5S, G9 and G100

Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update programs for the LUMIX G Series mirrorless cameras to enhance the functions and usability. Upon announcing the release of new LUMIX GH5M2 and the development of GH6, Panasonic is committed to addressing further to enhance the G Series lineup and performance of conventional Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and lenses through firmware updates as the LUMIX’s prominent value-added service.

The firmware program version 2.0 for DC-GH5S, version 2.4 for DC-G9, and version 1.2 for DC-G100 will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ at UTC 1:00 on 9 June, 2021.

The cameras and the programs to be updated are as follows.

GH5S Firmware Version 2.0
1. Improved AF performance
- It can detect the eyes / face at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and human / animal at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed. These subjects can be detected even they appear in approximately half the size.
*Comparison between before and after updating the firmware.
- Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
- Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area]. 

2. RAW video data output over HDMI function
-The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V.
- [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.7K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Micro Four Thirds

4K (4096x2160)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

17:9

12-bit

Micro Four Thirds
Anamorphic

3.7K (3680X2760)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

4:3

12-bit

• 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 cameras to combine them. https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/index.html

*Atomos Ninja V Ver.10.66 will be required to support the RAW video data output function of the LUMIX GH5S.
*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.

3. Added video functions
- [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
- It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
- 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.
- [Video Guide Line] function has been upgraded with more options.

4. Other added functions
- [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor(DMW-AC10, sold separately). 

G9 Firmware Version 2.4

1. Improved AF performance
- It can detect the eyes / face at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and human / animal at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed. These subjects can be detected even they appear in approximately half the size.
*Comparison between before and after updating the firmware.
- Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
- Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area].

2. Added video functions
- [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
- It is possible to play back vertical videos vertically.
- 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.

3. Other added functions
- [Frame Maker] function has been added.
- [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor(DMW-AC10, sold separately).
- The camera can be recognized when it is connected to the PC via the USB power supply port.

G100 Firmware Version 1.2

1. Added functions
- 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.
- The camera can be recognized when it is connected to the PC via the USB power supply port.

• 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.
• Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

18 March, 2021

Panasonic Announces Firmware Update Programs
for the LUMIX S1H, S1, S1R, S5 and BGH1
to Further Enhance the Performance and Usability of Cameras

Panasonic is proud to announce the release of firmware updates for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras DC-S1H (Ver.2.4), DC-S1 (Ver.2.0), DC-S1R (Ver.1.8), DC-S5 (Ver.2.2) and the Micro Four Thirds box-style mirrorless camera DC-BGH1 (Ver.2.0) to further enhance their functions, performance and usability. As firmware updates are a key component of the value-added service of LUMIX, Panasonic is committed to addressing and continuing to offer them as much as possible.

The firmware will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support Site https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html along with the following time schedule

Model

Firmware Version

Release Date

Ver.2.4

31 March, 2021

Ver.2.0

6 April, 2021

Ver.1.8

6 April, 2021

Ver.2.2

6 April, 2021

Ver.2.0
Ver.1.1

24 March, 2021

LUMIX Firmware Update

LUMIX S1H Firmware Version 2.4 to be released on 31 March, 2021

As a video-centric flagship camera of the S Series, the LUMIX S1H has been evolved with several firmware updates in the past. In addition to Apple ProRes RAW recording, the S1H complies with 5.9K RAW video data output and recording as Blackmagic RAW on Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR as a full-frame mirrorless camera for the first time in the industry*. Providing two alternatives for RAW workflow, the S1H corresponds more to the wide-ranging creative needs. This firmware will also be available for free of charge.
* As of March 18, 2021.

・RAW video data output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR
   - [5.9K] / [4K] /[Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Full-frame

5.9K (5888x3312)

29.97p/25p/23.98p

16:9

12-bit

Super 35mm

4K (4128x2176)

59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

17:9

12-bit

Super 35mm Anamorphic

3.5K (3536X2656)

50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

4:3

12-bit

-V-Log or V709 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.

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
* Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Video Assist 12G HDR.
* DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back the Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to edit the Blackmagic RAW data.

・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.
・[Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately).

LUMIX Firmware Update

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 2.0 to be released on 6 April, 2021

Features and functions available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2 include*:
*Users who already have DMW-SFU2 do not need to purchase extra DMW-SFU2.
There is no need of upgrading the camera with DMW-SFU2 if upgrading with DMW-SFU2 was once done before.

・6K(5952x3968) / 5.9K(5888x3312) / 5.4K(5376x3584) video recording mode in MOV format *¹
   -6K 24p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *¹
   -5.9K 30p/25p/24p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *¹
   -5.4K 30p/25p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *¹

・C4K(4096x2160) video recording mode in MOV format
   -C4K 60p/50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *²
   -C4K 60p/50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM *²
   -C4K 30p/25p/24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM

・4K(3840x2160) 10-bit video recording mode in MOV format
   -4K 60p/50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *²

・Anamorphic(3328x2496) video recording mode in MOV format
   -4K-A 50p, 4:2:0 10bit LongGOP, 200Mbps, LPCM *²
   -4K-A 50p, 4:2:0 8bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM *²
   -4K-A 30p/25p/24p, 4:2:2 10bit LongGOP, 150Mbps, LPCM

*1 Maximum continuous recording time is 15 minutes.
*2 Maximum continuous recording time is 29 minutes 59 seconds.

・RAW video data output over HDMI function
   -[5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data output can be output over HDMI.
   -The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos NINJA V.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Full-frame

5.9K (5888x3312)

29.97p/25p/23.98p

16:9

12-bit

APS-C

4K (4128x2176)

59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

17:9

12-bit

APS-C Anamorphic

3.5K (3536X2656)

50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

4:3

12-bit

*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.
*Apply the LUT (Look up table) available on the following customer supports site to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/

・[Time Code] function

Features and functions available without the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2 include:
・[Dual Native ISO Setting] function has been added.
・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.
・[Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately).

LUMIX Firmware Update

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.8 and LUMIX S5 Firmware Version 2.2 to be released on 6 April, 2021

・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.
・[Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately).

LUMIX Firmware Update

LUMIX BGH1 Firmware Version 2.0 to be released on 24 March, 2021

The BGH1 is the LUMIX’s first box-style camera 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.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect

HDMI Output

Micro Four Thirds

4K (4096x2160)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

17:9

12-bit

Micro Four Thirds Anamorphic

3.7K (3680X2760)

23.98p/25.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p

4:3

12-bit

・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.

LUMIX Tether for Multicam Ver.1.1 to be to be released on 24 March, 2021
・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.
LUMIX Tether for Multicam Download Program

(https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_lumixtether_multicam.html)
Panasonic further addresses technology development and its achievement shall be applied not only to the new products but also to those already released via firmware update.


• Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
• ‘Blackmagic Design’, ‘Blackmagic RAW’ and ‘DaVinci Resolve’ are registered trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd.
• Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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