ProRes RAW on the Panasonic S1H is now go!

Written by Simon Wyndham

It has been the subject of delays for unspecified reasons, but the final firmware to allow ProRes RAW recording on the Panasonic S1H has now been released to the public.

Panasonic S1H ProRes RAW released
The Panasonic S1H in use with an Atomos ninja V monitor/recorder. Image: Atomos.

Panasonic S1H users have been waiting with baited breath for what now seems like an eternity, but the ProRes RAW firmware update that allows the format to be recorded from an external HDMI device has now been released.

The update let’s S1H users record raw video in Super 35mm up to 59.94p in 4K DCI, full-frame up to 29.97p at 5.9K (5888x3312) resolution, along with 3.5K(3536x2656) anamorphic video.

Area

Resolution

Frame Rate

Aspect ratio

HDMI Output

Full-Frame

5.9K (5888x3312)

29.97p/25p/23.98p

16:9

12-bit

Super 35mm

4K (4128x2176)

59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

17:9

12-bit

Super 35mm Anamorphic

3.5K (3536x2656)

50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p

4:3

12-bit

 

V-Log or Rec.709 is viewable on the Live View monitor on the rear of the camera during recording, as are assist functions such as the waveform, vector scope, luminance spot meter, and zebra patterns.

 

The update is available now from this link while a LUT is also available to allow users to match the colour with V-Log/V-Gamut for easy matching to the Varicam, EVA1 and GH5. The LUT is downloadable from here.

While it has been a while coming I am sure users will appreciate that both Panasonic and Atomos wanted to get this right. And on that subject readers will most likely want to know when the final firmware for the Ninja V is available for download.

On that note Atomos has announced that users can register to download a beta of the Ninja V firmware. This will be able to record the 16:9 RAW formats with the anamorphic abilities becoming available in August when the final release is made.

Atomos has also released a series of films with examples shot using the firmware along with instruction on how to install the updates.

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