Panasonic Rolls Out GH6 Firmware Version 2.0

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As announced back at the beginning of June, Panasonic has released today firmware version 2.0 for their latest flagship GH6 Micro Four-Thirds camera. The update opens up support for the Atomos Ninja V and V+ external monitor recorders and will capture 5.8K 30p 3:2 ProRes externally.

In addition, it enables capture of 5.7K 17:9 at up to 59.94 fps and C4K at up to 119.88 fps. The camera will also record ProRes 422 and 422HQ internally for both 4K and 1080p.

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Since its launch earlier this year, the Panasonic GH6 has been a popular upgrade for M4/3 shooters looking to take their footage to the next level.


With a 25MP image sensor that offers 6K 10-bit video downsampled from 8K, the GH6 has been on a steady upgrade roadmap to further expand its capabilities.

The new firmware 2.0 update further expands its feature set by also adding an anamorphic micro four-thirds option, capturing 5.8K at up to 30p with 12-bit color to the Atomos Ninja V/V+.

With the added look-up tables, Panasonic users can match video footage to the Panasonic Varicam and EVA 1 more easily.


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The addition of support for the Atomos Ninja V/V+ external recorder means that the GH6 will be able to send the ProRes Raw video data directly to the Ninja platform over HDMI as a 12-bit video file and greatly expand the rich color gamut and dynamic range of the video signal.

There is a limitation, however. While the GH6 will be able to capture 5.7K 17:9 and 5.8K 4:3 Anamorphic video files, it cannot extend the same to 4K video.

Finally, GH6 version 2.0 firmware has also expanded compatibility with the Active Track Function available on the DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 which is another nice touch for all GH6 shooters using those particular gimbals.

The firmware update is available for download now from the Panasonic LUMIX Support webpage.

[source: Panasonic]

Order Links:

  • Panasonic GH6 Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
  • Atomos Ninja V 4K HDMI Recorder (B&H)
  • Atomos Ninja V+ 5.28K HDMI H.265 Raw Recording Monitor (B&H)

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