Panasonic Announces the Release of New Significant Firmware Update for GH6

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Panasonic announced the releases of a new major fw upgrade for the GH6. This is the press text:

NEWARK, N.J., June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update program Ver.2.0 for the LUMIX GH6 to enhance performance and usability. The firmware program will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website at UTC 1 a.m. on July 5, 2022.

Together with ATOMOS, a global company that creates innovative technologies and cloud services for filmmakers everywhere, Panasonic created new firmware which enables the output of up to 5.8K / 29.97p and C4K / 119.88p RAW video data over HDMI to be recorded as Apple ProRes RAW on ATOMOS NINJA V and NINJA V+ devices.

First introduced in February 2022, the highly-regarded LUMIX GH6 has been recognized for its exceptional video performance and handling among existing and new GH users worldwide. Over time, the GH6 will evolve with firmware updates to further enhance its performance and usability to meet the changing needs of creators.

GH6 Firmware Version 2.0

1.  RAW video data output over HDMI function
-Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on the ATOMOS NINJA V/V+.

・A LUT (Lookup table) exclusively designed for RAW video recorded on NINJA V/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.

*Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of NINJA V/V+.

*Please refer to the ATOMOS website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of NINJA V/V+.

*Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V/V+.

*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

2.  Internal recording C4K 60p/FHD 60p in ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422 are available.
With this update, it is possible to load low compression and high-quality data directly to the PC without transcoding for smooth NLE (non-linear editing)

Major Apple ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 422 Recording Modes

*PxP = Pixel by Pixel

•Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

•ATOMOS, Ninja V+ and Ninja V 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.



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