Atomos unlocks the Panasonic Lumix S1

Written by Andy Stout

Atomos / Wise GuysAs part of a full shooting rig, the Lumix S1 / Ninja V combo is a nicely balanced one

Atomos has previous form when it comes to helping unlock features in Panasonic kit, and is doing it once more by unlocking 4Kp60 10-bit 422 recording over HDMI on the .

While the upcoming V-Log gamma update for the is not due until this July, Atomos is making sure it gets out of the starting gate early with the announcement that it’s fully supporting the format. A firmware upgrade to the camera will unlock the shooting of V-Log 10-bit 4:2:2 4Kp60 footage directly to the 5-inch HDR monitor/recorder from the camera via HDMI.

This means that users will be able to record Apple ProRes and AVID DNx editing formats direct from the Lumix S1’s sensor using the And the company is at some pains to point out that this is the full Panasonic V-Log and not the V-Log L variant found on some other Lumix cameras.

In terms of price/performance, that makes a Lumix S1/Ninja V combination an undoubtedly attractive one. You can pick up a for around $2500 and the Ninja V will set you back $695. It’s not just the either; the new Atomos Shinobi SDI 5in monitor (and the original Shinobi) can also accept the V-Log footage and display it correctly in either HDR or SDR for users who want a slightly cheaper option and to record in-camera.

HDR display on the Ninja V is one of the big draws here though, its 1000nit display being able to show the V-Log gamma images correctly processed into either HLG or PQ HDR standards, as well as REC.709. LUTs can also be loaded to the Ninja V memory and instantly applied to view creative intent on set.

Worth a mention too is the upcoming wireless sync that will be enabled via the AtomX Sync module. This will let users run multi-cam Lumix S1 shoots via the Ninja V if they so desire, with an advertised range of up to 300m on the same network.

Have a look at what the combination of the Lumix S1 and the Ninja V can already produce below in this new short ‘Tuning’ shot by UK-based filmmakers Wise Guys. It was shot using the current S1firmware which already supports 4Kp30 10-bit 4:2:2 recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) to the Ninja V. And there’s a BTS below it.

Tags: Production


Related Articles

2 August, 2020

This is how the first DV cameras changed video production forever

The 1980s were the decade when video began to encroach on film – certainly for TV, if not for cinema. The 1990s was the decade when digital cameras...

Read Story

1 August, 2020

This is one of the biggest influencers on modern video you might not have heard of

If you’ve started using cameras in the last few years you might not be aware of just how far cameras have come. For some time one of the go-to...

Read Story

31 July, 2020

Why do we keep thinking in 35mm for focal lengths?

Replay: Do we really need to keep using 35mm as our baseline for focal lengths, or is there a much better way?

Read Story