Panasonic Preps LUMIX S1H Firmware Update with 5.9K/29.97p & C4K/59.94p RAW Video Data Output Support

Panasonic has announced plans to release a firmware update for its upcoming LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, adding support for 5.9K/29.97p and C4K/59.94p RAW video data output to an Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder. Though an exact release date has not been set, the update is expected to arrive in early 2020.

With the firmware update, the LUMIX S1H will be capable of RAW video functionality, enabling the camera to output video data at 5.9K up to 29.97p and C4K up to 59.94p in RAW via HDMI to an Atomos Ninja V with support for recording in the Apple ProRes RAW format. A prototype of the camera running the new firmware with an Atomos Ninja V is now on display at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.

Panasonic Lumix S1H & Atomos Ninja V

The LUMIX S1H features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor, Dual Native ISO, and signal processing via Panasonic's Venus Engine. Borrowing capabilities from the company's pro VariCam cinema cameras, the S1H can support video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K (4096×2160) -- making it the first camera of its type to offer such capabilities.

Pre-orders for the LUMIX S1H are now live for $3,997.99. Meanwhile, the Atomos Ninja V Recording Monitor is now available for $695.

Source: Panasonic