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Panasonic releases new firmware update: LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) for Mac and the development of LUMIX Webcam Software


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Panasonic announces new LUMIX firmware update and software programs

Including an update for LUMIX G Series cameras, ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)’ for Mac and the development of ‘LUMIX Webcam Software’

Panasonic has announced the release of a firmware update program for the LUMIX G Series mirrorless cameras, a new ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming’ beta software program for Mac, and the development of ‘LUMIX Webcam Software’ for Windows/Mac.

The latest firmware update for LUMIX G Series cameras improves compatibility with the new Tripod Grip (DMW-SHGR1) and operational stability with the LUMIX G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S (H-FS12032) lens.

The latest release of the ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming’ beta software program and development of ‘LUMIX Webcam Software’ increase flexibility for streaming and enhance home-working communications using LUMIX cameras.

Firmware update programs for GH5, GH5S, G9, G90, G80 and GX9

The firmware update program will be available from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on 21 July 2020.

LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) for Mac

Following the release of ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)’ for Windows, ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)” for Mac is now available. The beta program is derived from the conventional ‘LUMIX Tether’ (Ver.1.7) with an additional display option for the cases where this software is used for live streaming purposes. The new beta program includes a new display option designed for live-streaming, and makes it easy for the user to self-stream.

Originally, the ‘LUMIX Tether’ software program was designed for tethered shooting and therefore its GUIs, such as the focus area mark or control panels, are displayed with live view images on the PC monitor during USB tethering. However, in response to feedback from customers that these graphic items become a hindrance when the software is used to capture camera view for live streaming, LIVE VIEW mode has been added on ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)’. This update enables the display of camera-view only, making it easy for the separate streaming software read. Users can now choose to show or hide these graphic items during USB tethering according to the usage purpose.

‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)’ is provided as a pre-release version that is currently still under development. Please note that this software is not eligible for operation warranty and customer support.

Compatible models: DC-S1H, DC-S1R, DC-S1, DC-GH5S, DC-GH5, DC-G9

LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) is now available to download from:

How to live-stream with LUMIX camera and LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)

LUMIX Webcam Software

While ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta)’ is software for tethered shooting that can also be used to capture camera views for live streaming, the upcoming ‘LUMIX Webcam Software’ makes it possible to use a LUMIX camera as a webcam over a USB connection not only for live streaming, but also for video conferencing, etc.

Compatible models: DC-S1H, DC-S1R, DC-S1, DC-GH5S, DC-GH5, DC-G9

Available from the end of September 2020 for Windows, and end of October 2020 for Mac.

‘LUMIX Webcam Software’ compatibility with the new DC-G100 is in development and the release date is to be confirmed.

Panasonic is committed to continuous improvement with its LUMIX product line, including the Full-Frame S Series and the Micro Four Thirds G Series, by providing customers with valuable products and services, a part of which are these firmware and software update programs.


・Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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