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Firmware updates for Panasonic Lumix G9, G100, GH5S

Panasonic firmware for G9, GH5S G100
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At the same time as it announced the Lumix GH5 II and GH6, Panasonic revealed that new firmware will be released for three of its G-series Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G9, G100 and GH5S on 9th June.

The firmware brings the following improvements:

Panasonic Lumix GH5S Firmware Version 2.0

Raw video data output over HDMI
Firmware 2.0 enables the GH5S to capture Apple Pro Res Raw video over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V.

  • Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on an Atomos Ninja V.
  • 4K / Anamorphic (4:3) 3.7K, 12-bit Raw video output via HDM.
  • A LUT (Look up table) designed for Raw video recorded on Ninja V is available on the Panasonic customer support website to enable the same colour grading as V-Log/V-Gamut. It is easy to match colours between the footage recorded with Panasonic Varicam and EVA1 cameras to combine them.

Improved AF performance
The GH5S gets the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5.

  • Eyes and face are detected at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and humans and animals at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed.
  • Tracking and recognition performance of AF are improved with the addition of head recognition.
  • Human/animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area].

Further added functions
The GH5S also gets the following improvements:

  • [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
  • It is possible to record and playback vertical videos vertically, the camera automatically detects the vertical orientation of the video.
  • Users can choose 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.
  • [Power Save Mode] can be selectable while the camera is powered with an AC adaptor (DMW-AC10, sold separately).

Lumix G9 Firmware Version 2.4

Improved AF performance
The G9 gains the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5.

  • Eyes and face are detected at a 2x faster recognition cycle speed and humans and animals at a 5x faster recognition cycle speed.
  • Tracking and recognition performance of AF are improved with the addition of head recognition.
  • Human/animal recognition can be set ON or OFF when the AF mode is set to [1-Area].

Further added functions

  • [Red REC Frame Indicator] function has been added.
  • It is possible to record and playback vertical videos vertically, the camera automatically detects the vertical orientation of the video.
  • Users can choose to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.
  • [Frame Marker] 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 is recognised when it is connected to a PC via the USB power supply port.

Lumix G100 Firmware Version 1.2

  • Users can choose to add camera orientation information in [Vertical Position Info (Video)] menu to prevent unintended image rotation in playback.
  • The camera is recognised when it is connected to a PC via the USB power supply port.

The new firmware will be available from Panasonic’s Global Customer Support website on 9th June.

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