Quietly, this month, Panasonic launched a brand new replace to its LUMIX GH6, permitting the digital camera to document video within the Blackmagic Design RAW format, BRAW.
Model 2.3 of the firmware for the LUMIX GH6 provides makes use of entry to a extra versatile workflow. The firmware replace, launched mid-July, permits the digital camera to output to a Blackmagic Design monitor/recorder ‘Blackmagic Video Help 12G HDR’ over HDMI to be saved as Blackmagic RAW. The choice to do RAW video recording to a Blackmagic Design exterior recorder signifies that LUMIX GH6 customers now have two choices when it comes to RAW: the favored ProRes RAW and Blackmagic Design’s personal BRAW.
The firmware replace for the LUMIX GH6, obtainable on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website permits customers to output 12-bit RAW video in [5.7K],[C4K],[Anamorphic (4:3) 5.8K],[Anamorphic (4:3) 4.4K] to Blackmagic Design monitor/recorder. The firmware replace additionally introduces assist for 4K 120p/100p HDMI output.
Panasonic notes that these ought to seek advice from the Blackmagic Design web site for the knowledge on the corresponding firmware model of the Blackmagic Video Help 12G HDR and that DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play again and edit Blackmagic RAW knowledge.
Moreover, the corporate provides that “when the [Rec Quality] is about to 5.7K/60p (50p) or C4K/120p (100p) and recording to a Blackmagic Design recorder, it is strongly recommended to set the codec high quality on the recorder to the next:
– When recording to an SSD: fixed bitrate 5:1 or much less
– When recording to an SD card: fixed bitrate 8:1 or much less
The newest model of the firmware, now obtainable, confirms what Panasonic’s advertising and marketing says about this launch: “by means of the firmware updates, Panasonic delivers future-ready options for extra versatile filmmaking workflow utilizing mirrorless cameras.”