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DC-S1H Firmware Update

DC-S1H Firmware Update

Panasonic offers firmware update program for DC-S1H to enhance the performance and usability.

DC-S1H Firmware Update

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).

The S Series Firmware

DC-S1H 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.

DC-S1H 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
• 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.
• [Horizontal Image Flip(Monitor)] / [Vertical Image Flip(Monitor)] enables to reverse or not to reverse the monitor image when the free-angle monitor is rotated.

4. Improved operational stability
• There were cases low contrast images were not properly saved. This bug has been fixed.

DC-S1H Firmware Update

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.

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 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.

S1H Firmware Version 2.1 Tutorial Video

•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.

DC-S1H Firmware Update

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 suppress 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.

2.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 solved.
・Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.
・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.

• 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.
• All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

DC-S1H Firmware Update

1. Improved Performance

• There were cases where block noise increases depending on the subject in HFR (High Frame Rate) mode. This bug has been fixed.

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 

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