With V2.2 firmware on the GH6, it will add support for direct recording and playback of video/photo using an external SSD connected via USB. The update enables recording directly on a 2TB capacity USB drive (SSD) high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Maximum 1.9Gbps) or high-bitrate, large-volume 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra. Data files recorded on the SSD can be easily transferred to a PC via USB.
What it can’t do
With the good news comes some limitations.
- High frame rate video exceeding 60.00p cannot be recorded to an external SSD.
- It is not possible to record video and photo on the SD card or CFexpress card simultaneously while recording it on the external SSD.
- Use an external SSD no more than 2 TB in size that is compatible with USB Type-C. Panasonic recommends using an external SSD whose operation has been confirmed by Panasonic. Note beforehand that this is not a guarantee of operation on all devices.
- Latest information on the external SSDs will be available at the following support site at the same time as the firmware release:
The firmware will be available on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website at 9 p.m. EDT on September 27, 2022.