Panasonic will further enhance the film production capabilities of the LUMIX DMC-GH4 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera, with a software upgrade that will allow the camera to comply with V-Log L video recording.
With the purchase of the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 and the camera’s firmware update Ver.2.3, users will be able to activate the V-Log L function.
In Australia, consumers can purchase the V-log Activation Code DMW-SFU1GU for $149 RRP from specialist camera retailers.
The upgrade will be available in mid-September.
Panason senior product manager, Doug Campbell, said the LUMIX DMC-GH4 already offered outstanding and highly flexible 4K recording for moviemaking professionals, and that this upgrade would provide them with even greater creative scope in post-production.
"Log recording, which Panasonic currently offers on its Varicam digital cinematography cameras, offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process," he said.
"V-Log / V-Log L has been developed by Panasonic to feature a similar characteristic curve to Cineon which is a characteristic curve of film digitalisation. Taking full advantage of the Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts the log characteristic with 12 stops. Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table) can be utilised in common.