Panasonic have announced that the paid firmware for the Panasonic S1 full-frame mirrorless camera will be released in July 2019. This update will enable 4:2:2 10bit 4K 30p recording, 4:2:2 10bit 4K 60p HDMI output, and V-Log recording on the Panasonic S1.
Prior to this upgrade, V-Log was only available on professional Panasonic video cameras, such as the EVA1. V-Log provides an extra 2-stops of dynamic range compared to V-Log L found on the GH5/GH5S, which should result in improved highlight retention in high dynamic range scenes.
Pricing has yet to be determined, though Panasonic says that it will be announced sooner than July.
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Panasonic Releases the Software Upgrade Program for LUMIX S1 in July 2019 to Expand Its Video Performance
Newark, NJ (March 28, 2019) – Panasonic has announced that the company will release a software upgrade key for the full-frame mirrorless camera LUMIX S1 in July 2019. As scheduled, this paid firmware upgrade is to further expand the video performance of the LUMIX S1 for advanced video recording. The optional Software Update Key will be available for purchase from authorized Panasonic dealers.
Functions available with the upgrade program are as follows.
- 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 24p/30p internal video recording
- 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p HDMI output
- Full V-Log recording
- Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
To learn more about Panasonic’s line of LUMIX Digital Cameras and other consumer electronic products, please visit www.shop.panasonic.com and www.lumixlounge.com. You can also follow Panasonic on Twitter (@mypanasonicNA) and Facebook.
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