DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

Panasonic offers firmware update program for DC-S5M2 (S5II) to enhance the performance and usability

DC-S5M2 Firmware Update
  • Compatible with Frame.io Camera to Cloud
    By connecting the camera to the internet via Wi-Fi, you can upload still images and proxy videos directly to the Frame.io platform.
    *This does not guarantee all of the functions of “Frame.io Camera to Cloud”.
  • [Proxy Recording] function has been added.
    •A proxy video with a low bit rate can also be recorded simultaneously during video recording.
  • [SH PRE] function has been added.
    •[SH PRE] function has been added, which enables recording of images for the set amount of time even between when the shutter button is pressed halfway until it is pressed fully when taking SH burst pictures.
  • Automatic detection function has been enhanced.
    •Tracking and recognition performance of human recognition have been improved.
    •It is possible to set [Target Parts] and detect eyes for [ANIMAL].
    •[CAR] and [MOTORCYCLE] have been added to automatic detection.
  • Enhancement of Image Stabilizer performance.
    •[HIGH] has been added to the E-Stabilization (Video) function, which electronically corrects large shakes when shooting on the move.
    •A perspective distortion correction has been added to correct distortion that tends to occur during video recording when using a wide-angle lens.
  • Other improvement
    •Operational stability has been improved.
    •There were cases where coloring such as reddish-purple occurs under certain conditions when shooting in Live View Composite mode.  This phenomenon has been fixed.

Operating Instructions for the Change of Specifications

Firmware will be available from UTC 1:00 am on April 22nd 2024.

DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

There were cases where vertical lines would appear in the image when capturing JPEG photos or JPEG photos processed from RAW format on the camera in i.Dynamic Range control. This bug has been fixed.

DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

1. Added functions

  • [AF-Point Scope] Function has been added

Added an AF point scope function that allows you to enlarge the focus position during AF.

  • High resolution mode function has been enhanced

It is now possible to set the shutter speed up to 8 seconds in the High Resolution mode. In addition, [Long Exposure NR] can be used.*
Thanks to the image stabilizer, [Handheld High-Res] mode has been added to enable recording pictures with higher resolution even without using a tripod.
*During [Handheld High-Res] mode, the shutter speed that can be set will be max. 1 second.

  • MF Assist Magnification setting has been added

It is now possible to magnify the full screen mode display in MF Assist up to approx. 20 times when recording pictures

2. Others

  • Improved the switching speed between LCD and EVF.
  • Improved viewfinder visibility between continuous shooting frames.
  • Improved operational stability.
DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

1.New functions and options to be available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU2.

An [Activation] 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.

  • BRAW Capability –
    [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to BlackmagicVideoAssist 5” 12G HDR and Blackmagic VideoAssist 7”12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.

* DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and DaVinci Resolve Studio to edit Blackmagic RAW data.
* Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of BlackmagicVideoAssist 5” 12G HDR,BlackmagicVideoAssist 7”12G HDRand DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of BlackmagicVideoAssist 5” 12G HDR andBlackmagicVideoAssist 7”12G HDR
• All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

  • Expanded compatibility of external devices
    ATOMOS Ninja V and ATOMOS SHOGUN CONNECT are also supported in addition to ATOMOS Ninja V+.
    [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to be recorded as Apple ProResRAW.

* All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
* Software that supports Apple ProResRAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V+andNINJA V.
* A LUT (Look-up table) exclusively designed for RAW video recorded on NINJA V+ and NINJA V is available on the following customer support website to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut.

2. Added functions

  • [Live View Composite] function has been added.
  • [Video Repair] function has been added.

3. Others

  • Improved quality when shooting with V-log.
  • Improved compatibility with some SD cards.
  • Improved operational stability.
DC-S5M2 Firmware Update

1.Live-view display settings while half-pressing the shutter button at Auto Focus Continuous can now be switched between "Speed priority" and "Image priority".

* The default setting will be speed priority after the firmware update.