Panasonic has kept word, and the 2.0 firmware for the Panasonic GH5 planned for September has just been released for free public download. The much-anticipated 2.0 firmware version provides an impressive array of new features. This includes the new 10 bit and max. 400 Mbps ALL-I codec available in the following image sizes and frame rates:
In addition, the Anamorphic Mode has been maxed out and now works with max 18 MP effective pixels and offers 6K (approx. 6,000 (horizontal) x 3,000 (vertical) pixels) resolutions in HEVC. Here are the 4 and 6K anamorphic formats at a glance:
In addition, Hybrid Log Gamma has been added as a new log function, focus tracking has been improved, new sensor stabilization modes (I. S. Lock (video) and for anamorphic anamorphics are now included as well as many small improvements.
Yesterday we also had the opportunity to do a first small test shoot with the final firmware of the Panasonic GH5, which we will evaluate and explain in more detail. Here is our clip with the improved AF-tracking function, ALL-I versus LongGOP and Hybrid Log Gamma vs. V-Log L as a first look & feel for the central new functions of the 2.0 firmware: