A reliable source told me something our reader will not like very much:
You’ve been hearing that you can get an extra stop or 2 of dynamic range with the new V Log L color profile on the GH4. That may be true. However, my source says that they are holding back. The broadcast division of Panasonic is forcing them to dial it back. Apparently you would get 2 more stops of dynamic range out of the V Log if it weren’t a V Log L (lite). But the broadcast division is forcing the LUMIX divisions hand to tone down the V Log to a Lite version.
Also this source tells me that they will be charging $100 for the firmware update.
The source itself is not from Panasonic. Therefore I really hope that we he heard will NOT become true. Firmware updates should always come for free. And please Panasonic, never cripple down the potential of the GH4!
P.S.: The GH4 firmware update without V-LOG Lite will be released on April 22.
GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto.
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
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