Panasonic GH4 firmware v2.1 finally released

By site editor Dan Chung:

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After a few weeks delay, Panasonic have today made their latest v2.1 firmware for the GH4 available. It has a range of performance enhancements mainly geared towards better operation with the Atomos Shogun 4K external recorder. A start/stop signal can now be embedded into the HDMI output allowing for easier simultaneous recording to camera and recorder. In FHD mode you can output 30 and 25P signals via HDMI while recording internally at those frame rates.

As we were previously told, one thing missing from this release is the V-log gamma curve that was spotted recently by our technical editor Matt Allard at the InterBEE trade show in Japan. There is still no official confirmation of when, or if, this is going to be released.

You can download the new firmware here.

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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