Panasonic were at Cine Gear Expo 2018 with loads of kit including their EVA1, and did announce a new firmware update for the camera. Firmware update 2.5 for Panasonic EVA1 5.7K cinema camera brings a new SMOOTH mode for noise reduction designed to enable cinematographers to capture low noise images without need for additional post processing.
In addition for those of you looking to save some money on the Atomos Shogun Inferno, which you’d need if you want to record 5.7K ProRes Raw soon (the Sumo19 can do it now), when you purchase it together with the EVA1 you can save some $$$ by buying the Atomos Shogun + EVA1 kit together at $8,635 (B&H / Adorama links). This kit also gets you 2 x free 64GB SD cards. Offer ends 6/30 and is ships to the US only.
Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 2.5
New “SMOOTH” Noise reduction mode for cleaner images
SMOOTH is added to the Noise Reduction (NR) menu.
The menu name is changed from “NR” to “NOISE REDUCTION”.
[Related Menu] CAMERA SETTINGS:
-> NOISE REDUCTION
SMOOTH, NORMAL2, NORMAL1, OFF(Factory default setting is OFF.)
Panasonic are also launching a “Share Your Vision” contest which will award €5000/$6000 for the best 5 minute or less Fiction or Non-Fiction videos shot on the Panasonic EVA1. The submission period opens June 1st and closes on August 24th. The winners will be announced in early September during the IBC 2018 trade show in Amsterdam and will be published on the official EVA1 YouTube channel.
See all the details on the contest below:
Enter the EVA1 Video contest and get a chance to win €5.000/$6.000!
Jury Screenings: 25 August 2018 – 10 September 2018
A distinguished panel of judges, including cinematographers Matthias Bolliger, William Wages, ASC, Elle Schneider, Johnny Derango will select two winners, one in the Fiction and Nonfiction categories.
Winners Announcement: 14 -18 September 2018
The winners will be announced during IBC 2018 in Amsterdam and published across Varicam/EVA1 YouTube channel and social media accounts.
The winner from United States will be awarded $6000 and the winner from Europe €5000, respectively.
*Participants can submit multiple videos, but each entry must be submitted separately.
To enter the contest visit Panasonic’s dedicated link here.