New Panasonic GH4 Update Adds HDMI Record Trigger For Odyssey Q7+ & Shogun, But What About V-Log?

January 25, 20152 Comments

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Panasonic release new firmware update for the Panasonic GH4 but the heavily rumored V-Log isn’t included in this update. Oh well….

What is included is record trigger and for me thats a BIG DEA! because Panasonic has been late to the party with this feature for a long time. This means you can now trigger the Odyssey 7Q+ and Atomos products with the updated firmware.

Here is what we get with the new firmware.

  1. Time code can be embedded to the HDMI output signal.
    – Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [Time Code]>[HDMI Time Code Output]
    * Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd..
  2. RSS (Recording Start/Stop) signal can be embedded to the HDMI output signal.
    – Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [HDMI Rec Output]>[HDMI Recording Control]
    * Available when DMC-GH4 or DMW-YAGH are connected with the products of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd. or the products complying with the extended specifications of ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd..
  3. FHD at 30p/25p native output via HDMI is available while recording video in FHD at 30p/25p.
    – Selectable in Motion Picture menu : [HDMI Rec Output]>[1080/30p Set.] or [1080/25p Set.]
  4. Playback performance of recorded 4K video is improved.
  5. [Time Lapse Shot] Program is fixed to start recording at the designated time even when [summer time] is set.

I sure was hoping for the V-Log profile but I guess we will have to wait and see if that will ever come to GH4, Until then I’m very pleased with record trigger via HDMI for external recorders.

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  1. Greg Kozlik says:

    Hi Eric,

    I enjoy your website. I tried the GH4 update and it won’t work. Did you actually update your firmware from 2.0 to 2.1? I don’t see how it could work with the Panasonic files posted. I used a Mac – they seem to favor Microsoft – I didn’t try on a MS machine.

    Greg

  2. Bill Gill says:

    http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/index2.html

    This is the link. Format an older, smaller card in-camera, then copy this file (after unzipping) to the root directory of the sd card. You should be good to go…

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