Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 2.5 and “Share Your Vision” Contest

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 Atomos Shogun Kit

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”.


    • -> ISO800/ISO2500:
    • SMOOTH, NORMAL2, NORMAL1, OFF(Factory default setting is OFF.)
  • Additional compatible lenses
    • Canon CN-E lens: ONE PUSH AF operation verified
  • Other verified lenses:
    • Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS Ⅱ USM
    • Canon EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM
    • Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
    • Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
  • Other Improvements and Fixes:
    • Default setting of FOCUS EXPAND MODE is changed from “HOLD” to “10SEC”.
      • (To prevent users from falsely believing that their cameras are malfunctioning while they are simply in the EXPAND mode)
    • Improvement in COLOR SETTING menu display.
      • It is improved so that not only SCENE FILE numbers but also SCENE FILE names are displayed.
    • A particular lens may not have its IRIS working at high-speed fps settings. This problem is fixed.

Head over to Panasonic’s support page to download Firmware 2.5 for the Panasonic EVA1 for free.

Panasonic EVA1 Firmware update 2.0

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!

Submission Period: 1 June 2018 – 24 August 2018

  • Step 1.Fill in the form via this link. 
  • Step 2. Submit the link to your video* shot on the EVA1 to compete in one of two categories:
    • Fiction and Non-Fiction;
  • Step 3. Submit the evidence that the video was shot on EVA1 (BTS video or photo);
  • Step 4. Subscribe to our Varicam&EVA1 channel, where all approved videos will be published: 

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.

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