May 22, 2020

The Wait for Panasonic S1H ProRes RAW.... Is NOT Over...

Stop the presses. 

The Panasonic LUMIX S1H is a beloved camera option for video shooters because of its versatility and lucrative recording formats. The full-frame sensor can record 6K 24p, 5.9K 30p, and both 4K DCI and UHD 60p with internal 4:2:2 10-bit sampling.

In August of last year, Atomos stepped up to announce that it would develop ProRes RAW over HDMI for the LUMIX S1H, and more recently set a date for its release on May 25th. Well, that has been changed. 

The ProRes RAW capability has been pushed back to an undisclosed date as Panasonic and Atomos aim to "ensure the highest possible level of RAW recording." While the delay is unfortunate, it's better than receiving flawed firmware that will need additional updates right out of the gate. 

Atomos says that "an unforeseen technical issue has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping." Both companies are working together to complete the development as soon as possible. 

When released, the Atomos Ninja V is expected to capture ProRes RAW over HDMI at 5.9K 29.97p in full-frame, or DCI 4K up to 59.94p in Super 35. A Super 35 anamorphic option will offer 3.5K (3536 x 2656) recording. 

Panasonic will still release version 2.0 firmware for the LUMIX S1H, but it won't include the planned RAW HDMI output. Version 2.0 will be made available May 25th on the Panasonic support page.      

Your Comment

5 Comments

I'm happy about a hopefully thorough release, rather than just rushing to market and cleaning up the mess after.

May 22, 2020 at 5:47PM

4
Reply
Matthew Macar
DP
118

It was announced summer of 2019. To say the release hasn’t been rushed is an understatement. I actually don’t believe any prores raw announcement until it’s out, it’s been a disastrous rollout (look at Nikon z6). A good lesson for anyone who buys specific gear with announced future updates.

May 22, 2020 at 7:02PM, Edited May 22, 7:04PM

0
Reply
cee dee
179

Not only a disastrous rollout for the Z6 (paid upgrade and so on), but once it is here, people are complaining about Pixel binding on the Z6... I am really concerned here as well for the SH1. I believe that we will have to wait for the next generation of cameras with beefier hardware to be sure that it will work nicely.

For the time being, and despite being forced to use Resolve, I will stick with BRAW, at least no need to add an additional 1000 USD on top of the camera, more cables, and have to carry another set of batteries. Internal RAW or DIE.

May 22, 2020 at 7:08PM

4
Reply

And the lesson is......Buy your products WHEN they have the actual features you require.

May 23, 2020 at 4:04AM, Edited May 23, 4:04AM

0
Reply

In August of last year, Atomos stepped up to announce that it would develop ProRes RAW over HDMI for the LUMIX S1H, and more recently set a date for its release on May 25th. Well, that has been changed

May 24, 2020 at 8:04AM

4
Reply
avatar
Hút Bể Phốt Tại Thanh Hóa
Hút bể phốt tại Thanh Hóa | Dịch vụ hút bể phốt chuyên nghiệ
171