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Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update Brings 4:2:2 10-Bit Full HD Video
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 19, 2017 @ 06:30 AM (EST)
Source: DPReview


Panasonic has released the first of two promised firmware updates for its brand new flagship Lumix camera, the GH5. The update (v1.1) allows users to capture 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD 60p video at 100Mbps, adding to the existing GH5’s 4:2:2 10-bit UHD 4K 30p and 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K 24p capability. 

The GH5 can also record 4K footage in anamorphic (4:3) mode, and the update brings 4:2:2 10-bit color capture here, too, at a bit rate of 150Mbps. The new firmware also squashes a couple of minor bugs.

Ver 1.1 of the GH5 firmware will be released on April 24 on the Lumix customer support website. To find out more about the significance of 4:2:2 10-bit color capture, read the DPG article, “First Impressions: Panasonic GH5.”
 



PRESS RELEASE

DC-GH5 Firmware Update Service Ver.1.1 for Expansion of 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording Mode

Panasonic is announcing the new firmware update program Ver.1.1 for DC-GH5 to further enhance its performance. The new firmware Ver.1.1 enables 4:2:2 10-bit video recording in either FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV] and Anamorphic (4:3) mode, in addition to the existing 4K video recording mode.

4:2:2 10-bit FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV]

Item

System frequency

Size

Frame rate

Bit rate

YUV/bit

Image compression

[FHD/10bit/100M/60p]

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

1920 x 1080

59.94p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[FHD/10bit/100M/30p]

1920 x 1080

29.97p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[FHD/10bit/100M/24p]

1920 x 1080

23.98p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[FHD/10bit/100M/50p]

50.00Hz

(PAL)

1920 x 1080

50.00p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[FHD/10bit/100M/25p]

1920 x 1080

25.00p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[FHD/10bit/100M/24p]

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

1920 x 1080

24.00p

100 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

When [Miniature Effect] is selected for Creative Control Mode, you cannot select the items used for 4:2:2/10 bit motion pictures.

4:2:2 10-bit Anamorphic (4:3) mode

Item

System frequency

Size

Frame rate

Bit rate

YUV/bit

Image compression

[4K/A/150M/30p]

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

3328 x 2496

29.97p

150 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[4K/A/150M/24p]

3328 x 2496

23.98p

150 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[4K/A/150M/25p]

50.00Hz

(PAL)

3328 x 2496

25.00p

150 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[4K/A/150M/24p]

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

3328 x 2496

24.00p

150 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

Long GOP

[Anamorphic(4:3)] is available only when the camera is set to Creative Video Mode.

The firmware version 1.1 also includes following firmware fixes that reflect customer feedback:

  • A problem in which the exposure adjustment did not operate properly during live view standby under specific conditions using [Variable Frame Rate].
  • A problem in which afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings in using [V-LogL]

The new DC-GH5 firmware Ver 1.1 is scheduled to be released on 24 April, 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/

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