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  • PTool v3.64d released

    1. You'll need to download firmware from

    2. StreamParser by Chris Brandin as help tool to analyse AVCHD streams -

      Other good idea is also use trial version of Elecard StremEye -

    3. Remember that Testers section patches are for testers. Use simple bitrate patches.

    4. How can I make encoder hold better in low detailed scenes? Use Auto Quantizer patches.

    5. How to update firmware:

      • Load your camera firmware, see 1. how to get it.
      • Check all necessary patches, Version increment must be always checked.
      • Save firmware. Just change last digit to any number you want.
      • Copy firmware to root of SD card. Fully charge you battery. Do not even attempt to use AC coupler!
      • Power off your camera if it was on.
      • Power on camera. After this press (not hold) green play button.
      • You'll see hourglass and prompt to update.
      • Press down arrow and after this Menu/set.
      • Wait until upgrade will be completed.
    6. How to provide reports in this topic?

      • Post here only problems and questions about new patches. For all else we have special topics.
      • Use systematic approach (one-two changes at a time with careful thinking).
      • Shift-Click on round button in PTool to save your particular settings.
      • Attach here settings with detailed observation + MediaInfo screenshot + StreamParser screenshot in case of troubles.
    7. Read FAQs at

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  • The calm before the storm.

  • Thankyou VK! much appreciated.

  • Ay Caramba!

  • Toing, wham, and boing, did not expect it before this weekend, thx...............

  • A new life starts for GH2 and all the master testers.Panny is watching closely...Thanks VK.

  • Awesome, thanks Vitalily (and everyone testing the alpha/beta + developing settings etc).

  • Many Many Thanks Vitaliy!!!!

  • WOW! awesome, can't wait to try it!

  • Just loaded "Driftwood GOP1 AQ2 'AQUAMOTION' Experimental patch" in ptool v3.64d.
    And saved as firmware GH2__V12.bin
    The gh2 is updating to firmware v1.1 without problems...

    And that auto iso bug is Gone, nice job and well done! thank you.

  • Sweet - just trying it with 1.1, but I'm not seeing any 25p specific patches. Are 25p settings shared with 24p? ie. will old 24p patches work for 25p too?

    • Well done.
  • @_gl i think so.
    just did a quik test and..

    Video "Driftwood GOP1 AQ2 'AQUAMOTION' Experimental patch"
    ID : 4113 (0x1011)
    Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.0
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
    Codec ID : 27
    Duration : 41s 80ms
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 60.7 Mbps
    Maximum bit rate : 102 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.170
    Stream size : 297 MiB (96%)

    Media info:

  • So, you can use settings designed for the v1.0 firmware on the v1.1 firmware? I suppose they will not be optimized for the 25p/30p framerates though?

  • Thanks @mozes, I'm about to try balazer's Cake 1.1 (which sounds exciting).

  • but I'm not seeing any 25p specific patches. Are 25p settings shared with 24p?

    Look closely and read hints. 25p is shared with 1080i settings. This is how firmware is designed, it can't be done other way.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev, just found a small bug in all PTools versions: they cannot open the firmware file if it's set to read-only (I just did this after I accidentally saved over the stock firmware).

    "Error opening file, or wrong format!"

  • hai vitality u mean i can update my camera to v1.1 and work with the hacks????

  • @rajamalik

    No, Vitaliy just created a new Ptool so we can't alter the settings at all. ( ' _ ' )

  • @_gl

    Redownload and check now.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev yep it's fixed, awesome.

    Just tried Cake 1.1 (patched & flashed fine) and it seems to be working in 24H with the expected bitrates.

  • Vitality, is it possible to get native 24p in the future for the gf2?

  • Vitality, is it possible to get native 24p in the future for the gf2?

    I think answer is no. While all encoder code fro 24p is present, sensor is not up to it.

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