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DC-S1 Firmware Update

DC-S1 Firmware Update

Panasonic offers firmware update program for DC-S1 to enhance the performance and usability

DC-S1 Firmware Update

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).

The S Series Firmware

DC-S1 Firmware Update

Improved operational stability
• There were cases the focus cannot be properly set on the touched subject when using a Touch AF. This bug has been fixed.
• There were cases the focus cannot be properly set on the subject or flickering occurred when LVF Frame Rate was set to [120fps].
This bug has been fixed.

DC-S1 Firmware Update

1. Improved AF performance
• Tracking and recognition performance of AF have been improved with an addition of head recognition.
• Recognition performance during video recording in V-Log has been improved.
• Human/Animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area] or [1-Area+].
• [AF+MF] can be used during video recording.

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

3. Other added functions
• 4K video files can be transferred to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

DC-S1R Firmware Update

1. Expanded media compatibility

- Prograde Digital CFexpress Type B card can be used.
* Learn more: https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/cfe/

2. Other added functions

- 50p/25p video frame rate option is available on all LUMIX S1R cameras including models for the NTSC broadcast format regions (Japan, North America, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Republic of the Philippines).

3. Changed of operating specifications

- 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.

DC-S1 Firmware Update

1. Expanded media compatibility

• CFexpress Type B card can be used. A CFexpress Type B card boasts a theoretical performance of a maximum of 2,000 Mbps. Realizing an approximately 300% higher transfer speed than that of a conventional XQD card, it supports large-volume photos and videos. 

DC-S1 Firmware Update
DC-S1 Firmware Update

*When recording on a CFexpress card under the test conditions specified by Panasonic.
*The CFexpress Ver2.0 Type B is a trademark licensed by the CompactFlash Association.

2.Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters
• Profoto wireless transmitters "Air Remote TTL-O/P" and "Profoto Connect-O/P" can be used, enabling wireless connection and control of external strobes for professional shooting.
* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

Profoto

First impression using Profoto wireless transmitters "Air Remote TTL-O/P" and "Profoto Connect-O/P“ with a LUMIX camera from LUMIX US Ambassadors

3.Improved compatibility with Sigma interchangeable lenses and mount converter
• 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.

4.Improved compatibility with Panasonic interchangeable lenses
• 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.

5.Improved AF performance
• It is possible to set [AF+MF] in AFC mode.
• It is possible to set continuous AF on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording mode when the video recording area is displayed.

6.Improved performance of High Speed Video
• It is possible to manually set the exposure according to the video exposure mode (P/A/S/M) in High Speed Video mode.

7.Other added functions
• 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].
• [Forced Flash OFF] can be selected in iA mode.
• [AF Assist Light] has been added to the Focus tab of the [Video] menu.
• [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.

8.Other improvements
• There were cases where F value control failed depending on the maximum F value when non-Panasonic L-Mount lens is mounted. This bug has been fixed.
• Luminance level of photos (including 6K/4K Photo and Post Focus images) can be set when playing back them over HDMI output.
• AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
• Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.

9.Improved operational stability
• There were cases where Backup Recording using the Double Card Slot Function stopped during writing. This bug has been fixed.
• AF operation following the pressing of [AF-ON] in MF mode was unstable when the LVF Frame Rate was at 120 fps and the camera was under dim lighting. This bug has been fixed.
• There were cases where the images shot vertically did not rotate on playback. This bug has been fixed.
• There were cases where [Image Stabilizer] was set to OFF when the battery was reinserted. This bug has been fixed.
• Operational stability of image stabilizer has been improved. (When [Image Stabilizer]>[E-Stabilization(Video)] and [Boost I.S.(Video)] is ON. )
• There were cases where blue clipping effect occurred in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.
• There were cases where afterimage occurred in V-Log recording. This problem has been improved.

DC-S1 Firmware Update

1. Improved performance of the Body Image Stabilizer

• The correction performance of the Body Image Stabilizer has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops.*¹
• The correction performance of the Dual I.S.2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops.*²

*1 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.]
*2 Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used.]
Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.]

2.Improved AF performance

• [AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.

DC-S1 Firmware Update
DC-S1 Firmware Update

• The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved.
• Live view display during auto focusing is now easier to see.

3.Function Enhancement with Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2

An [Activate] function has been added which enables the use of extended functions using the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2. The following functions will be added by activating the Upgrade Software Key.

• The video recording modes [MOV]

DC-S1 Firmware Update

* PAL area only.
• HDMI 4K60p/50p* 4:2:2 10bit output
* PAL area only.
• V-Log will be added in Photo Style.
• The [V-Log View Assist] function will be added, which enables viewing the V-Log file with LUT(Look Up Table) when recording video in V-Log.
• The [Read LUT File] function will be added, which allows users to install and apply their favorite LUT.
• A WFM (Waveform Monitor) display function.
• A [Luminance Level] adjustment function that complies with 10-bit.
• An [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] function that enables high-res sound recording using the XLR Microphone Adapter DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).*
* MOV only

4. Improved operational stability

• Operational stability when using an XQD card has been improved.

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