Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update program Ver.2.0 for the LUMIX GH6 to enhance performance and usability. Together with ATOMOS, a global company that creates innovative technologies and cloud services for filmmakers everywhere, Panasonic created new firmware which enables the output of up to 5.8K / 29.97p and C4K / 119.88p RAW video data over HDMI to be recorded as Apple ProRes RAW on ATOMOS NINJA V and NINJA V+ devices.
First introduced in February 2022, the highly-regarded LUMIX GH6 has been recognized for its exceptional video performance and handling among existing and new GH users worldwide. Over time, the GH6 will evolve with firmware updates to further enhance its performance and usability to meet the changing needs of creators.
Panasonic points to a specific Lookup Table (LUT) that was designed for RAW video recorded on either the Ninja V or Ninja V+ to make color grading similar to what is produced when shooting in V-Log or V-Gamut and easily. match the colors between footage recorded with the Panasonic Varicam or EVA1. That LUT can be downloaded on Panasonic’s website.
Secondly, internal recording also sees improvement thanks to the firmware update, namely it sees several new internal ProRes 422 HQ and 422 recording codecs available at lower resolutions than the 5.7K internal recording option that was available at launch. Namely, the camera will be able to record cinema 4K or Full HD at up to 60 FPS. The lower Full HD resolution and lower bitrate options can be captured to an SD card as well as CFexpress, while the higher resolutions and bitrates must be written to CFexpress. The GH6 launched with only the ability to write to CFexpress in ProRes, so this update does provide users with a bit more flexibility.
Firmware v2.0 for the Lumix GH6 will be made available for download on 5th July.
More info on Panasonic’s website.