Panasonic’s Lumix S1, a new $2,500 full-frame mirrorless camera, is set to get new 10-bit 4:2:2 4K options with the release of an optional paid upgrade in July 2019.
Out of the box, the camera records 4K 60p (with a cropped sensor area) as well as oversampled 30p. With the paid software upgrade, the camera will gain V-log recording, as well as the ability to record 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p internally, with 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p available via HDMI output.
Atomos said today that it will support V-Log 10-bit 4:2:2 4K 60p recording directly from the Lumix S1 to the Atomos Ninja V five-inch HDR monitor-recorder via HDMI. Files will be recorded as Apple ProRes or Avid DNx, and the Ninja will monitor the V-Log gamma, processing it using HLG or PQ for HDR display as appropriate.
Curious how it looks? U.K. filmmakers Wise Guys made a short film, “Tuning,” using the Lumix S1 with its current firmware shooting in HLG HDR mode and recording out to an Atomos device. Watch it, below.
Panasonic has not yet revealed the price of the forthcoming optional update.