Panasonic LUMIX GH4R. Panasonic has announced the Lumix last night with a GH4R advanced version of GH4. The new features are manageable and are essentially limited that the GH4R now "V-log L" is compatible. Thus it is able to record video with a very soft gamma curve. For the previous GH4 there will be "V-log L 'compatibility as a paid firmware update for retrofitting. Panasonic Lumix called the GH4R as another version of GH4 that is on the market since the spring of 2014th The GH4R aimed increasingly at videographers who value "V-log L" compatibility. The other technical data have apparently not changed compared to GH4. The Lumix GH4R should be available and costs 1,499 euros (recommended retail price) according to Panasonic starting in November 2015th
Externally, the Panasonic GH4R not differ from the GH4. Even the nameplate is identical. Owner of a GH4 can the "V L-Log" feature soon retrofitted via firmware update. The update will not be contrary to the customs, however free, but will cost around 100 euros.
Press release from Panasonic:
LUMIX GH4R: The 4K photo and -Video hybrid can now even more. With V- Log L compatibility update the LUMIX GH4 paves the boundaries between photography and videography.
Hamburg, September 2015 - At IFA 2015 Panasonic presents the LUMIX GH4R, an enhanced version of LUMIX GH4, and an extensive software update for current users. The LUMIX GH4R meet the increased demand from the film production and dominated unlimited * 4K recordings (Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24fps and QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30fps in MOV / MP4) and the V-log L Video function - in addition to the high performance scope, for the LUMIX G flagship is already appreciated by amateurs and professionals.
The new V-log L Video feature is also available for existing users of GH4 a paid software upgrade. When purchasing a license key for the DMW-SFU1 software upgrade and a firmware update to version 2.3 will also benefit users of GH4 of the V-Log L-function. **
The update for the LUMIX GH4 Panasonic has a camera continued to improve, which is perfect for both professional as well as amateur filmmakers. The 4K technology allows all users to record high-definition videos, while Log Recording provides greater flexibility and accuracy for professional users.
In addition to the outstanding flexibility ceilings Log-shots from a greater dynamic range - ideal for color grading in post. V-log L uses the advantages of the Four Thirds sensor of GH4R to allow a 12 f-dynamic range. Thus, for very dark scenes record and avoid "fading" of details in very bright environments.
The LUMIX GH4R is the ideal extension to Panasonic Varicams, which are used in TV and film sets. The V-Log function of Varicams and V-Log L curve are similar in their properties to the Cineon curve, the industry standard for film digitization.
Main Functions of LUMIX GH4
The LUMIX GH4 stands for the highest image quality for photographs and video clips. The 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor combined with the Venus Engine image processor and a maximum ISO of 25,600 satisfies even the highest demands. The GH4 convinces with professional video features such as 4K recording at 30p and Full HD recording at 60p and a bit rate of 200 Mbps. Videos in the highest quality to a 4: 2 color sampling, and are output to external media or 10 bit monitors:. 2 The GH4 allows high speed burst shooting with 12B / s or 7B / s with autofocus to capture even fast moving objects sharp. The DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology provides a high-precision Contrast AF system, thus shortening the response time of the Ultra High Speed AF of approx 0:07 seconds. In addition, extremely short shutter speeds of 1 / 8000s. For flexible connection and transmission capabilities can be integrated WiFi module along with NFC use. Numerous signal inputs and outputs as 3.5mm microphone jack, two AV outputs and 2.4mm jack are also on board. The various functions are packaged in a rugged magnesium housing that is both splash and dust resistant. A powerful flash, an external microphone and the video interface DMW-YAGH for efficient video and audio streaming are available as an option.
The LUMIX GH4R is available at a price of 1,499 Euro (RRP) from November 2015 (body only). The license key for the V-Log software upgrade DMW-SFU1 is available for owners of GH4 at a price of 99.99 euros (RRP).
* In combination with SDXC / SDHC memory cards with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) for video recording at high bit rates of 100Mbps or higher
** V-log L activation for LUMIX GH4 owners
Buy the license key for the software update DMW-SFU1
Update the firmware to version 2.3 GH4
Export the serial number of GH4 on the SD Memory Card as "SERIAL.LST"
Download the "SERIAL.LST" file along with the purchased license key to the intended URL address to an activation code as "ACTIVE-LST" to get high file
Save to import them to the GH4 the "ACTIVE.LST" file on the SD card
Confirm that V-log L is available in "Photo Style" on the GH4