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Panasonic Announced Firmware Update for LUMIX S5II and S5IIX

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Panasonic has recently announced firmware updates for Lumix S5II and Lumix S5IIX mirrorless cameras. The update streamlined workflows, offering time and cost savings. It will be available for free download on 22nd April 2024.

Firmware version 3.0 is set to enhance the S5II, while version 2.0 will bring improvements to the S5 IIX. These updates will introduce several new features, such as pre-shot buffering, proxy recording, and direct uploading to Adobe’s Frame.io collaboration platform.

Panasonic Lumix S5 II body: $1,997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 II with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX body: $2,197.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX with 20-60mm Lens: $2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Enhancement of Production Workflows

New Native Camera to Cloud Integration with Adobe’s Frame.io

Compatibility with Adobe Camera to Cloud is now supported, enabling images and videos to be automatically uploaded, backed up, shared, and worked on jointly via the cloud. Recorded content is sent to the Frame.io platform through an internet connection via Wi-Fi or USB tethering, enabling seamless sharing of captured photos (JPEG/RAW) and Proxy videos. This empowers creators to receive remote real-time feedback during capture and enables collaborative editing among production teams using their preferred creative software. Frame.io Camera to Cloud streamlines the workflow from shooting to editing, enhancing overall efficiency in the creative process.

Proxy Video Recording

This new feature simultaneously records a low bit-rate proxy file when recording video. Recording a proxy file that is linked with the original video recording enables quicker and smoother and data transfer, editing, and other postproduction processes.

Improved Basic Perfomance

Real-time Auto-focus Recognition (Animal Eye, Car, Motorcycle Recognition)

The improved real-time auto-focus system enhances the highly accurate Phase Hybrid auto focus of the S5II and S5IIX, efficiently recognizing people amongst multiple subjects. It also features an animal eye recognition function, to focus on and follow animal eyes, as well as a car and motorcycle recognition function, which is ideally suited for shooting motorsports.

Enhanced E.I.S. Performance

In addition to Standard, High mode is newly added to E-Stabilization (Video) function, which electronically corrects large shakes when shooting on the move. A perspective distortion correction has also been added to correct distortion that tends to occur during video shooting when using a wide-angle lens. Combined with Active I.S. Technology, it is now possible to achieve even more stable footage when shooting on the move.

Expanding Creative Options

SH Pre-Burst Shooting

The newly introduced SH pre-burst shooting function records bursts before shooting begins. When set to the SH PRE mode, the camera begins burst shooting from the moment the user half presses the shutter button, allowing retroactive burst shooting up to the moment the shutter button is pressed down fully.

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For more information, visit the Panasonic’s website.