First video sample shot on the upcoming S1H ProRes RAW

Shot using early versions of firmware version 2.0, “A Drummers Treasure” will tell the story of a musician and how far he will go to get the sound he is looking for in a drum. This is a teaser if a soon to be completed film by Director of Photography sheriff Mokbel. Shot with a combination of Atlas Orion Anamorphic lenses, this piece shows many scenes with tremendous dynamic range while maintaining the character often associate with Anamorphic lenses. Firmware version 2.0 for the critically acclaimed S1H unlocks features never before available in a “Mirrorless” styled camera, including the first every implementation of 12bit 5.9K RAW video delivered over HDMI. Combined with the powerful and compact Atomos Ninja V and the flexibility of Apple ProRes RAW, you have image quality ordinarily reserved for cinema cameras costing 10’s of thousands of dollars more than this potent combination. Firmware version 2.0 will be available as a free download on May 25th, 2020.

Panasonic Releases Firmware Update Program for LUMIX S1H

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Panasonic has announced that the company will release the firmware update program for the LUMIX S1H Full-Frame mirrorless camera to enhance its performance and usability, as stated last September. Working together with Atomos, a global company that creates video equipment for professional film creators, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K* RAW video data over HDMI to save it as Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor-recorder. In addition, it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3. Panasonic commits to provide innovative solutions for professional film creation by enabling all S1H users to receive this firmware for free of charge.

The program will be available at LUMIX Global Customer Support website on May 25, 2020.

* 4128×2176(17:9), announced as “C4K” at IBC2019. Corresponding to C4K (4096×2160) as defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).

LUMIX S1H Firmware Version 2.0

1.    RAW video data output over HDMI

  • [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI.

    The Apple ProRes RAW can be recorded on Atomos Ninja V.



Frame Rate


HDMI Output






Super 35mm

4K (4128×2176)




Super    35mm

3.5K (3536×2656)




  • V-Log or Rec.709 is selectable on Live View monitor during RAW output.
  • Shooting assist functions including WFM (Wave Form Monitor), Vector Scope, Luminance Spot Meter, Zebra Pattern can be used during RAW output.

2.    Enhanced video functions / improved performance

  • Downconverted output over HDMI during [6K]/[5.9K]/[5.4K] video recording is available.
  • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to disable the operation of starting/stopping video recording by pressing a shutter button.
  • In Creative Video mode, it is possible to set [Rec Quality(My List)] from the control panel.
  • The value of noise reduction in [V-Log] in Photo Style has been expanded to [-1]. It suppresses afterimages previously occurred in some situations.
  • It is possible to prevent the enlarged view window of MF Assist to be output over HDMI.
  • There were cases where color banding appeared in 4:2:0/10-bit video recording in some situations. This bug has been minimized.
  • There were cases where the REC RUN time code did not count up when the video was not recorded on an SD Memory Card but was recorded on an external device over HDMI. This bug has been fixed.

3.    Other added functions / improvements

  • It is possible to set [AF+MF] in AFC mode.
  • It is possible to assign functions to the lens’ Fn buttons when the Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. (S-E70200) is mounted.
  • It is possible to assign function to the Fn buttons of Sigma L-Mount interchangeable lenses.
  • When attaching a lens using the Sigma MC-21 mount converter and [Image Stabilizer] > [Lens] is set to ON , Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) suppresses roll movement.
  • [Backlight Illumination Period] has been added to the menu of Status LCD. [ON1] prevents the LCD backlight to be turned off.
  • It is possible to select the card slot to save the JPEG images developed by in-camera RAW processing.
  • [0.5 SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
  • [Off (Disable Press and Hold)] can be assigned to the Fn button. It disables operation when the button is long-pressed.
  • Fn button can be used for checking aperture effect while the button is pressed.
  • To prevent improper operation, touch-control is disabled for [Delete All] operation in playback mode. Only cursor buttons can be used for [Delete All] operation.
  • There were rare cases where the camera froze during [Segmented File Recording] or during recording at 400 Mbps under a particular set of conditions including the type of SD Card used. This phenomenon has been improved.
  • Aperture and shutter speed can be controlled using front/rear dials when the rear monitor is set to OFF.
  • There were cases where F value control failed depending on the maximum F value when non-Panasonic L-Mount lens is mounted. This bug has been fixed.
  • Ninja V / ATOMOS are registered trademarks of ATOMOS Limited.
  • Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
  • All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.
  • Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Panasonic S1R at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic S1H at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens at Amazon, BHphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. Park UK.
Panasonic 50mm f/1.4 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.
Panasonic 70-200mm f/4.0 S at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Calumet DE, ParkCameras, Jessops.


Panasonic S1H Color Matching Workshop | B&H Event Space

Join Director of Photography Nick Dabas as he discusses how the Panasonic Lumix S1H fits into an advanced workflow with color matching to a wide range of cameras. As a Panasonic Varicam operator, Nick has an advanced approach to his filmmaking projects and is now adding Lumix to his kit to have lightweight mobility with a stabilized platform. Utilizing all of the capabilities of the cameras system, matching color with footage from other cameras provides maximum quality in the results.