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Panasonic GH5 Firmware V1.1 coming on April 24 with 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 video

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Panasonic to release a new firmware update version 1.1 for the Lumix GH5 MFT camera on April 24.

The firmware v1.1 for the GH5 will bring 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD video capture and a series of enhanced capture options for anamorphic shooters.

The firmware brings 4:2:2 10-bit IPB capture at 100Mbps to 1080/59.97p resolution. Anamorphic shooters also get 10-bit 4:2:2 IPB capture but with the larger, 3328 x 2496 shooting region encoded at 150Mbps. The update also includes two minor bug-fixes.

The Panasonic GH5 is the world’s first camera that records 4K 60p / 50p and 4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10-bit video. The Micro Four Thirds shooter features a 20.3MP Live MOS image sensor with no optical low pass filter.

The video-centric prodct is selling for $1,999. It has a bundle with the new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens in overseas markets.

Panasonic GH5 Firmware V1.1 to be released on April 24 with the expansion of 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording Mode

Panasonic GH5 Firmware V1.1 to be released on April 24 with the expansion of 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording Mode

The camera delivers a high-end, hybrid performance to photo enthusiasts and professional videographers looking to capture moments in 4K 60p / 50p video and 6K PHOTO.

4:2:2 10-bit FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV]

Item System frequency Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit Image compression
[FHD/10bit/100M/60p] 59.94Hz

(NTSC)

1920 x 1080 59.94p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/30p] 1920 x 1080 29.97p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/24p] 1920 x 1080 23.98p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/50p] 50.00Hz

(PAL)

1920 x 1080 50.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/25p] 1920 x 1080 25.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[FHD/10bit/100M/24p] 24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

1920 x 1080 24.00p 100 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP

・When [Miniature Effect] is selected for Creative Control Mode, you cannot select the items used for 4:2:2/10 bit motion pictures.

4:2:2 10-bit Anamorphic (4:3) mode

Item System frequency Size Frame rate Bit rate YUV/bit Image compression
[4K/A/150M/30p] 59.94Hz

(NTSC)

3328 x 2496 29.97p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/24p] 3328 x 2496 23.98p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/25p] 50.00Hz

(PAL)

3328 x 2496 25.00p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP
[4K/A/150M/24p] 24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

3328 x 2496 24.00p 150 Mbps 4:2:2/10 bit Long GOP

・[Anamorphic(4:3)] is available only when the camera is set to Creative Video Mode.

The firmware version 1.1 also includes following firmware fixes that reflect customer feedback:

  • A problem in which the exposure adjustment did not operate properly during live view standby under specific conditions using [Variable Frame Rate].
  • A problem in which afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings in using [V-LogL]

The new DC-GH5 firmware Ver 1.1 is scheduled to be released on 24 April, 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

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