Panasonic AU-EVA1 Firmware Update 2.0 Now Available for Download

Panasonic has just released the much anticipated Firmware update ver. 2.0 for the Panasonic AU-EVA1 for download to the masses. Expected at the end of March, Panasonic reps made an announcement over the weekend via their Twitter/FB social media channels that Panasonic engineers are working hard on testing the final version of the firmware and that they’d be releasing the firmware on April 2nd, as Japan HQ prefers they release the firmware on a week day so as to people have support in case they need it. Some sort of Panasonic policy, which I get totally.

You can see the details of the firmware update below, but in essence this is a pretty big deal for EVA1 as Firmware 2.0 unlocks the 4K and 5.7K raw potential of this camera, in addition to adding beefy ALL-I Intra 10bit codec support. Support for 4K Raw and 2K Raw is pretty much handles by Atomos and Convergent Design (mainly in their top end models – Shogun Inferno and Odyssey7Q+) however, both companies have been quiet as to support for the 5.7K Raw. At BVE I spoke to a couple of Atomos reps, who said they are working on it, but cannot say officially when and how.

Someone has to support it eventually, so I think it is just a matter of time before either Atomos or Convergent Design announce support for the full Raw output of the Panasonic EVA1.

Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 2.02 Details

New Additional recording formats

  • Raw Output via SDI:
    • 5.7K Raw at 30p
    • 4K/60p Raw (M4/3 crop)
    • 2K/240p Raw (M4/3 crop)

New All-I Intra Frame Recording Formats:

  • 4096 x 2160 (4K)
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 400Mbps – 29.97p/24p/25p/23.98p
  • 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 400Mbps – 29.97p/24p/25p/23.98p
  • 2048 x 1080 (2K)
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 200M – 59.94p/50p
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 100M – 29.97p/24p/25p/23.98p
  • 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 200M – 59.94p,50p
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 100M – 29.97p/25p/23.98p/59.94i/50i
    • 10bit 4:2:2 LongGOP 50M – 59.94i/50i

Support for VFR

  • 4K/UHD
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 400M max 30fps
  • 2K/FHD
    • 10bit 4:2:2 Intra 200M/100M max 120fps (equivalent to 400M)

Support for Interval REC

Output of CAMERA metadata (info about sensor, lens, etc.) superimposed on SDI

Output of information displayed on LCD so as to be able to use HDMI output for VF purpose

  • (Focus Assist and HOME Screen)

Improvement in HOME Screen operability

  • Switching of VFR ON/OFF, SHUTTER ON/OFF and ISO/GAIN

Improvement of WFM

  • Transmittance of WFM display is lowered for improvement in readability.
  • WFM can be switched directly from Focus Square.

Compatibility with 3rd-party wired remote controls

Improvements in Firmware 2.02:

  • When SDI OUT menu is at OFF, mounting/dismounting of LCD causes REC S/S button on the Grip to no longer work. This problem is fixed.

Panasonic EVA1 Firmware update 2.0

Firmware version 2.0 for the Panasonic EVA1 is a free download available via this link here.

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