July 28, 2020

The Panasonic S1H Can Now Somewhat Officially Shoot RAW Externally

RAW comes to the Panasonic DC-S1H. 

With some setbacks, Panasonic and Atomos have released firmware updates to allow the Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H to record RAW externally. The S1H receives firmware version 2.1 and Atomos has released beta firmware 10.52 for the Ninja V

The firmware was supposed to be originally released May 25th, but was delayed due to a technical issue. With the Atomos firmware in beta form, the company is asking anyone interested in downloading it to email them for the software. The one caveat is that Atomos is currently not supporting the Super 35mm anamorphic mode yet. 

Supported RAW formats: 

  • 5.9K (5888 x 3312) full-frame 16:9 at 23.98, 25, 29.97fps - 12-bit
  • 4K (4128 x 2176) Super 35mm 17:9 at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94fps 12-bit
  • 3.5K (3536 x 2656) Super 35mm anamorphic 4:3 at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50fps 12-bit (not available)

The familiar shooting functions including waveform monitor, vectorscope, zebra, and others can be used with RAW output. While shooting ProRes RAW, the Ninja V V-Log or Rec 709 can be selected during Live View. Additionally, Panasonic has released a new LUT designed for the Ninja V that allows you to color match the grading with V-Log/V-Gamut2.

Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe6a1Ff2uX

The final release of the Atomos software that will include 3.5K anamorphic is expected to arrive in August. You can download the Panasonic software here and find the Atomos release here.      

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I spent some of the day shooting in ProRes RAW with my S1H. One of the things I really noticed straight away is how fast the Ninja V battery depleted. Expect like half as much battery life!

July 28, 2020 at 8:52PM

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I just created a crude spreadsheet with the S1H, A7Siii, R5, and BMP6K. I sharpied out the R5 - can't contend - not a viable usable option. BMP6K makes sense, but I love FF. Now with this new S1H RAW update that includes 4K among others!!! Man! It's at the top of the list. The A7Siii is in 2nd place.

PANASONIC: Just PLEASE fix your auto-focus! It's the one negative quality and it's so FREAKING CRUCIAL.

July 29, 2020 at 2:17AM

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