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Panasonic DC-S1H Lumix Cinema Camera - S1 with fan and articulated screen
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  • Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update program for the LUMIX S1H Full-Frame mirrorless camera to enhance its performance and usability, as stated last September. Working together with Atomos, a global company that creates video equipment for professional film creators, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K* RAW video data over HDMI to save it as Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder. In addition, it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3. Panasonic commits to provide innovative solutions for professional film creation by enabling all S1H users to receive this firmware for free of charge.

    The program will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website on May 25, 2020.

    LUMIX S1H Firmware Version 2.0

    RAW video data output over HDMI

    • [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI. The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos Ninja V.
      • FF 5.9K (5888x3312) | 29.97p/25p/23.98p | 16:9 | 12-bit
      • S35 4K (4128x2176) | 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p | 17:9 | 12-bit
      • S35mm Anamorphic 3.5K (3536x2656) | 50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p | 4:3 | 12-bit
    • V-Log or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
    • Shooting assist functions including WFM (Wave Form Monitor), Vector Scope, Luminance Spot Meter, Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.

    Enhanced video functions / improved performance

    • Downconverted output over HDMI during [6K]/[5.9K]/[5.4K] video recording is available.
    • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to disable the operation of starting/stopping video recording by pressing a shutter button.
    • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to set [Rec Quality(My List)] from the control panel.
    • The value of noise reduction in [V-Log] in Photo Style has been expanded to [-1]. It suppresses afterimages previously occurred in some situations.
    • It is possible to prevent the enlarged view window of MF Assist to be output over HDMI.
    • There were cases where color banding appeared in 4:2:0/10-bit video recording in some situations. This bug has been minimized.
    • There were cases where the REC RUN time code did not count up when the video was not recorded on an SD Memory Card but was recorded on an external device over HDMI. This bug has been fixed.

    Other added functions / improvements

    • It is possible to set [AF+MF] in AFC mode.
    • It is possible to assign functions to the lens' Fn buttons when the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is mounted.
    • It is possible to assign function to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.
    • When attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter and [Image Stabilizer] > [Lens] is set to ON , Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) suppresses roll movement.
    • [Backlight Illumination Period] has been added to the menu of Status LCD. [ON1] prevents the LCD backlight to be turned off.
    • It is possible to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.
    • [0.5 SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
    • [Off (Disable Press and Hold)] can be assigned to the Fn button. It disables operation when the button is long-pressed.
    • Fn button can be used for checking aperture effect while the button is pressed.
    • To prevent improper operation, touch-control is disabled for [Delete All] operation in playback mode. Only cursor buttons can be used for [Delete All] operation.
    • There were rare cases where the camera froze during [Segmented File Recording] or during recording at 400 Mbps under a particular set of conditions including the type of SD Card used. This phenomenon has been improved.
    • Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.
    • There were cases where F value control failed depending on the maximum F value when non-Panasonic L-Mount lens is mounted. This bug has been fixed.
  • The Raw release has been delayed but the 2.0 firmware is coming out. Wonder what is up. Lot of complaints, lot of misinformation about ProRes Raw on the internet. Shooting PRR on the Eva1 was amazing, but big and clunky with the 7" recorder and larger camera.

  • @kellar42

    My version is that reason comes in present cameras sales numbers.

    So now Apple and RED cartel (who also control raw part of Atomos features) decided that they don't need one mroe competitor.

  • Interesting so you think it won't come out? Its funny because my experience with ProRes Raw enabled cameras has been exactly that...a real competitor to more expensive solutions for a Panasonic, Atomos and FCPX user. Everyone bitches and moans about it though so I don't think many others see it that way. So in other words no threat to Red and the like. Whole forums full of folks going 'I don't want raw anyways' with the S1H...

  • The firmware updates enabling the much-anticipated Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H RAW over HDMI combination have unfortunately been slightly delayed from the original 25th May release schedule, to ensure the highest possible level of RAW recording.

    An unforeseen technical issue has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping. The companies are working together to complete the development as soon as possible. We apologise to our mutual customers waiting for the functions this release enables.

    Please note that Panasonic will be releasing Ver 2.0 firmware on May 25th with various improvements to camera functions, however will not include the planned RAW HDMI output feature. Atomos will release its Ninja V AtomOS for LUMIX S1H HDMI RAW in-line with Panasonic’s RAW output firmware.

    It is interesting that Nikon had very similar history.

  • I’m pretty shure GH will have raw update.

  • Where did you hear that about gh5s? That would be great, isn't the dynamic range on the gh5s raw greater than the sh1 ?

  • At the end of the video the behave like sluts before something, when they mention about gh they don’t know but they do.

  • Richard Wong's video is pretty much a smoking gun that either NLE's don't support Prores RAW as true RAW for white balance or Prores RAW is partially debayered like Blackmagic RAW.