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Panasonic Lumix G9II to Get 12-Bit RAW HDMI Video Output
By DPG Editorial Staff, December 6, 2023 @ 07:00 AM (EST)
Source: DPReview

Panasonic has promised a firmware update for the recently released Lumix G9II—version 2.0—that will allow the camera to output 12-bit RAW video over HDMI to either an Atomos external recorder in ProRes RAW or a Blackmagic Design external recorder in BRAW.

The G9II will be able to send 5.7K, C4K, 5.8K (4:3), and 4.4K (4:3) 12-bit RAW when connected to an Atomos Ninja V, Ninja V+, Ninja, Ninja Ultra, Shogun, Shogun Ultra, and Shogun Connect. Panasonic points out that software supporting Apple ProRes RAW will be required to edit recorded RAW video. Similarly, the G9II will be able to send the same resolutions to the Blackmagic Video Assist 5-inch 12G HDR or the Blackmagic Video Assist 7-inch 12G HDR external recorders. Editing Blackmagic RAW data will require DaVinci Resolve Studio, while playing back the footage will be possible using DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio.

In its press release below, Panasonic notes that a LUT (lookup table) exclusively designed for RAW video is available on its customer support website to allow the RAW footage to be color-graded as V-Log and V-Gamut.

Panasonic has not provided a date for when firmware version 2.0 will be available to download.
 



PRESS RELEASE

Firmware Version 2.0 for LUMIX G9II To Support HDMI RAW Data output for BRAW and Pro Res RAW recording.

Newark, NJ (December 4th, 2023)

Today, Panasonic announced the upcoming release of the Ver.2.0 firmware update program for the LUMIX G9II to offer more flexible workflow. The firmware program will be available on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website.

LUMIX G9II Firmware Version 2.0

*Details are still under development and subject to change.

RAW video output over HDMI to Blackmagic Design external recorder

[5.7K] / [C4K] / [5.8K(4:3)] / [4.4K(4:3)] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR and Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR, to be recorded as Blackmagic RAW.

*DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and DaVinci Resolve Studio to edit Blackmagic RAW data.
*Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for information on the corresponding firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR and Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR.
*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
*When recording in C4K 120p/100p or 5.7K 60p/50p, constant bitrate 5:1 or less is recommended for SSD recording and 8:1 or less for SD card recording.

RAW video output over HDMI to ATOMOS external recorder

[5.7K] / [C4K] / [5.8K(4:3)] / [4.4K(4:3)] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to ATOMOS “Ninja V” “Ninja V+” “Ninja” “Ninja Ultra” “Shogun” “Shogun Ultra” “Shogun Connect” devices, to be recorded as Apple Pro Res RAW.

*All functions may not be available depending on the situation.
*Please check here for compatible firmware versions of external recorders.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/index.html
*“Ninja V” “Ninja” “Shogun” does not support some RAW video data.
*Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded.
*A LUT (Lookup table) exclusively designed for RAW video is available on the following customer support website to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut.
https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/

 



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