As announced back at the beginning of June, Panasonic has released today firmware version 2.0 for their latest flagship GH6 Micro Four-Thirds camera. The update opens up support for the Atomos Ninja V and V+ external monitor recorders and will capture 5.8K 30p 3:2 ProRes externally.
In addition, it enables capture of 5.7K 17:9 at up to 59.94 fps and C4K at up to 119.88 fps. The camera will also record ProRes 422 and 422HQ internally for both 4K and 1080p.
Since its launch earlier this year, the Panasonic GH6 has been a popular upgrade for M4/3 shooters looking to take their footage to the next level.
With a 25MP image sensor that offers 6K 10-bit video downsampled from 8K, the GH6 has been on a steady upgrade roadmap to further expand its capabilities.
The new firmware 2.0 update further expands its feature set by also adding an anamorphic micro four-thirds option, capturing 5.8K at up to 30p with 12-bit color to the Atomos Ninja V/V+.
With the added look-up tables, Panasonic users can match video footage to the Panasonic Varicam and EVA 1 more easily.
The addition of support for the Atomos Ninja V/V+ external recorder means that the GH6 will be able to send the ProRes Raw video data directly to the Ninja platform over HDMI as a 12-bit video file and greatly expand the rich color gamut and dynamic range of the video signal.
There is a limitation, however. While the GH6 will be able to capture 5.7K 17:9 and 5.8K 4:3 Anamorphic video files, it cannot extend the same to 4K video.
Finally, GH6 version 2.0 firmware has also expanded compatibility with the Active Track Function available on the DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 which is another nice touch for all GH6 shooters using those particular gimbals.
The firmware update is available for download now from the Panasonic LUMIX Support webpage.
- Panasonic GH6 Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
- Atomos Ninja V 4K HDMI Recorder (B&H)
- Atomos Ninja V+ 5.2″ 8K HDMI H.265 Raw Recording Monitor (B&H)
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