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New Firmware V2.1 for Panasonic GH4

26/01/2015 Post by

Panasonic have today made their latest v2.1 firmware for the GH4 available. It has a range of performance enhancements mainly aimed at improving use with with the new Atomos Shogun 4K external recorder (a product we will be getting soon).

With this firmware, time code and recording control signal can be embedded to the HDMI output signal. Now both FHD at 30p/25p native or at 60p/50p is selectable to output via HDMI while recording video in FHD at 30p/25p.

The Interface Unit DMW-YAGH will also be updated with the new firmware 1.1 to support these functional upgrades of GH4. Plus, over 60i/50i (30PsF/25PsF) or 60p/50p is selectable for the output via SDI.

Here is the info from the Panasonic:

Time code can be embedded to the HDMI output signal.
– Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [Time Code]>[HDMI Time Code Output]
* Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd..
RSS (Recording Start/Stop) signal can be embedded to the HDMI output signal.
– Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [HDMI Rec Output]>[HDMI Recording Control]
* Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd..
FHD at 30p/25p native output via HDMI is available while recording video in FHD at 30p/25p.
– Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [HDMI Rec Output]>[1080/30p Set.] or [1080/25p Set.]
Playback performance of recorded 4K video is improved.
[Time Lapse Shot] Program is fixed to start recording at the designated time even when [summer time] is set.

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