Amazon.com Widgets
Firmware Updates
Firmware Updates

Panasonic: LUMIX GH4 V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit DMW-SFU1 for All Existing GH4 Users + New Photo/Video 4K Hybrid Camera LUMIX DMC-GH4R is Only Available in Europe for Both Professional & Amateur Videographers: GH4R Has Unlimited 4K Recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4*) and V-Log L Video Capability

Tue September 1, 2015

The following silent video presents Panasonic LUMIX GH4 VLog L & Firmware 2.3 Update Process:

FOLLOW 8 STEPS BELOW:

1.
Purchase the key code kit DMW-SFU1 from this page. This is not for immediate download, as its kit that will be shipped to you.

2.
Update a fully charged LUMIX GH4 with firmware Version 2.3 from the Global Joint Update Service

3.
Export the camera’s serial number to an SD Memory Card by inserting the SD card into the camera and press Menu – Setup – Activate – Export Serial Code to save serial code as SERIAL.LST file.

4.
Upload the SERIAL.LST file by inserting the SD card into your computer. From the Update Portal Web Page use BROWSE to find and select “SERIAL.LST” file on the SD card. “SERIAL.LST” is saved in folder of PRIVATE – PANA_GRP – PAVC – LUMIX – ACTV – “SERIAL.LST then press Upload to proceed.

5.
Input “Key Code” from the kit you purchased in “Upgrade Software Key” to this website to get activation code.

Alphabet on key code must be big letter to input. Please be careful with misspelling such as 1 “one” and I “big letter of “i”” or 0 “zero” and O “big letter of “o”” Please input key without hyphen “-“. Click Register

6.
ACTIVE.LST should auto download from the site. Save this file to the SD card in the folder PRIVATE – PANA_GRP – PAVC – LUMIX – ACTV .

7.
Insert the SD card into the same fully charged LUMIX GH4 and press Menu – Setup – Activate – Import Activation Code

8.
When prompted power cycle the camera. You will find your new V-LOG L feature under the Menu Photo Style.

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic Press Conference for IFA 2015 on September 2 + Panasonic Live@IFA Winning Game for European Economic Area & Switzerland: Register Before 23:59 CEST September 20.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4R

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4R

At IFA2015, Panasonic Europe is showcasing the new LUMIX DMC-GH4R, an advanced version of the LUMIX DMC-GH4, as well as a comprehensive software update for all existing GH4 users.

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit DMW-SFU1

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit DMW-SFU1

V-Log L Video Capability

  • Log shooting enables wider dynamic range for colour grading in post-production. Taking full advantage of the LUMIX DMC-GH4R’s Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts log characteristics with 12 stops, allowing videographers to capture the darkest scenes and avoid ‘bleaching out’ details in very bright environments.
  • The LUMIX DMC-GH4R is the ideal camera to support Panasonic Varicams used on TV and movie sets. This is due to the Varicam’s V-Log and the LUMIX DMC-GH4R V-Log L curve both being developed with similar characteristics to the Cineon curve, the industry standard for film digitalisation, resulting in being able to use the same LUT (Look Up Table) for reference.
  • V-Log is also available to existing LUMIX DMC-GH4 users, via a paid software upgrade. By purchasing the DMW-SFU1 Upgrade Software Key and updating the camera’s firmware to version 2.3, users of the original LUMIX DMC-GH4 can also enjoy the benefits of V-Log L functionality for a one off cost of £79 (Panasonic Europe).
"In response to the demand from the film production market, log video recording (V-Log L) is now available for the LUMIX GH4, and offers exceptional flexibility as well as wider dynamic range for color grading in post-production process. V-Log / V-Log L were developed to feature similar characteristics to Cineon, which is a characteristic curve for film digitalization. Taking full advantage of Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops. Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve, and LUT (Look Up Table) can be utilized." Image Courtesy of Panasonic

“In response to the demand from the film production market, log video recording (V-Log L) is now available for the LUMIX GH4, and offers exceptional flexibility as well as wider dynamic range for color grading in post-production process. V-Log / V-Log L were developed to feature similar characteristics to Cineon, which is a characteristic curve for film digitalization. Taking full advantage of Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops. Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve, and LUT (Look Up Table) can be utilized.” Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic North America: LUMIX GH4 V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit DMW-SFU1: US $99.99

Features


You can pre-order / buy the Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for Lumix DMC-GH4 at B&H:


Panasonic Europe‘s LUMIX DMC-GH4R Photo/Video Hybrid Camera meets the growing demand from the film production industry.

  • The photo/video hybrid now offers unlimited[1] 4K recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4*) and V-Log L video capability.

The GH4R will be available only in Europe from 7th September 2015 at RRP (Recommended Retail Price) £1199.

Compact, rugged and lightweight, the LUMIX DMC-GH4R retains all of the LUMIX DMC-GH4’s specifications, making it the ideal tool for photographers and videographers who want to capture stunning imagery on the move.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4R: Dimensions & weight

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4R: Dimensions & weight

PRESS RELEASE

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4R: The ultimate photo/video hybrid just got better

Sep 01, 2015 14:00 BST

Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Image Courtesy of Panasonic

1st September 2015 – At IFA2015, Panasonic is showcasing the LUMIX DMC-GH4R, an advanced version of the LUMIX DMC-GH4, as well as a comprehensive software update for existing users.
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Fujifilm Firmware Updates (Aug. 27, 2015) for Cameras X-E2 (Ver.3.01), X-Pro1 (Ver.3.41), X100T (Ver.1.11), X100S (Ver.1.21), X30 (Ver.1.02), X20 (Ver.1.03) and XQ2 (Ver.1.01): Support for Microsoft Windows10

Sat August 29, 2015

The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm XQ2 – First Look:

  • The Fuji Guys give you a first look preview of this camera.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The firmware updates (Aug. 27, 2015) incorporates the following issue:

  • Support for Windows10
    The phenomenon is fixed that images in a camera cannot be transferred to a Windows10 PC via a USB cable.

This phenomenon is fixed (Aug. 27, 2015) for the following Fujifilm cameras:

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-PRO1

Fujifilm X-PRO1

Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100S

Fujifilm X100S

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X20

Fujifilm X20

FUJIFILM XQ2

FUJIFILM XQ2

More info and the links to download the firmware updates are provided in the news release below.

NEWS RELEASE

Support for Microsoft Windows10

August 11, 2015
Updated:August 27, 2015

The new OS of Windows10 has been released from Microsoft. We have confirmed that images in a camera cannot be transferred to a Windows10 PC via a USB cable because the camera doesn’t recognize OS information of Windows10.

Note

  • This symptom happens only when a PC is connected to a camera via a USB cable. So, there is no problem when you use a memory card slot in the PC or a card reader.

We will provide upgraded firmware for models with the symptom by posting the firmware on the Global website.

Applicable Models and Schedule to Release the Upgraded Firmware
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T10 Camera Body: New Firmware Update Ver.1.01 (Aug.11 2015): Improvements Include “Eye detection AF” Speed When Used with XF90mm; Operation of Fn1 Function Button; Angle Difference Between JPEG Image and JPEG Image Converted from RAW File; Support for Windows10

Thu August 13, 2015

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T10 Promotional Video:

The FUJIFILM X-T10: a stunning addition to the X series.
FUJIFILM Corporation is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T10, the latest premium interchangeable lens model to join the world-renowned X-series digital camera line-up.

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Description of the Firmware Update Ver.1.01 (Aug.11 2015) for Fujifilm X-T10

  • Improvement of “Eye detection AF” speed when used with XF90mm.
  • Operational improvement of Fn1 Function button (Default setting : movie shooting).
  • Angle difference between jpeg image and jpeg image converted from RAW file.
  • Support for Windows10.

FIRMWARE UPDATE

X-T10 Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.1.01

Please read the followings and update the firmware.
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 / DMC-TZ58 / DMC-ZS45 Camera Models: New Firmware Update (Aug. 4, 2015) Ver.1.2

Tue August 11, 2015

Here is the latest firmware update for the following camera models:

Panasonic LUMIX ZS45: Monitor tilts up by 180-degrees, triggering the self-shooting mode

Panasonic LUMIX ZS45: Monitor tilts up by 180-degrees, triggering the self-shooting mode

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS45

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 or DMC-TZ58 (in certain countries), brown

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 or DMC-TZ58 (in certain countries), brown

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 or DMC-TZ58 (in certain countries), brown

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 or DMC-TZ58 (in certain countries), brown

Firmware Update Contents

Model Number DMC-TZ57, DMC-TZ58, DMC-ZS45
Update Version Ver.1.2
Update File Name / Size
  • For Windows:
    DMC-TZ57:
    TZ57_V12.exe / 7,271,080 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
    DMC-TZ58:
    TZ58_V12.exe / 7,271,080 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
    DMC-ZS45:
    ZS45_V12.exe / 7,271,080 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
  • For Macintosh:
    DMC-TZ57:
    TZ57_V12.zip / 8,909,692 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
    DMC-TZ58:
    TZ58_V12.zip / 8,909,692 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
    DMC-ZS45:
    ZS45_V12.zip / 8,909,692 bytes (After self-extract, FPUPDATE.DAT)
Update Date Aug. 4, 2015

Improvement

Date/Version Description
Aug. 4, 2015
Ver. 1.2
  1. Improved to stability of iHDR burst mode.
  2. Fixed problem of indication in baby mode.

The DMC-TZ57/TZ58/ZS45 firmware update service is available at: http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/TZ57_TZ58_ZS45/index.html


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS45: Panasonic Wink-Activated selfie feature with a unique flip up LCD for fun hands-free selfies: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS45: Panasonic Wink-Activated selfie feature with a unique flip up LCD for fun hands-free selfies: Image Courtesy of Panasonic


Firmware Updates

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Firmware Update (Aug.4, 2015) Ver. 2.2

Tue August 11, 2015

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000:

The flagship bridge camera with 1-inch large high sensitivity MOS sensor and high quality 16x optical zoom lens DMC-FZ1000 has been unveiled, featuring 4K Video Recording Capability.

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic DMC-FZ1000

Here is the latest firmware update for Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.

Model Number DMC-FZ1000
Update Version Ver.2.2
Update File Name / Size
  • For Windows:
    DMC-FZ1000:
    FZ1K_V22.exe / 40,390,864 bytes (After self-extract, FZ1K_V22.bin)
  • For Macintosh:
    DMC-FZ1000:
    FZ1K_V22.zip / 40,209,603 bytes (After self-extract, FZ1K_V22.bin)
Update Date Aug.4, 2015

Improvement

Date/Version Description
Aug.4, 2015
Ver. 2.2
  1. Fixed the program which occasionally returns wrong aperture value.

For more info and to download the firmware update, please visit http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/FZ1000/index.html.


The following video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with Colin Witherill in 4K:

Beautiful natural landscapes captured with the new DMC-FZ1000 in stunning 4K definition by Colin Witherill.


Firmware Updates

Fujifilm: FinePix XP80 Firmware Update Ver.1.01 (Jun. 29, 2015): Two Improvements

Fri July 31, 2015

Fujifilm FinePix XP80

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera

The following video presents Fuji Guys – FinePix XP80 – First Look:

  • The Fuji Guys give you a first look preview of this camera.

FIRMWARE UPDATE

Jun. 29, 2015

FinePix XP80 Firmware Update Ver.1.01

Please read the followings and update the firmware.

Notes

  • · Please read this update after refreshing this page.
    • * In case of Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, hold down the control key and press the F5 key.
    • * In case of Safari, hold down the control key and press “R” key.
  • · The firmware upgrade is not required if its version is 1.01.
    • * Refer to “2) Firmware version checking procedure” in the “Detail of firmware update steps” below to check the firmwawre version.

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver. 1.01 from Ver. 1.00 incorporates the following issues:
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Fujifilm Software Updates (Jun. 29, 2015): Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows Ver.1.1a and Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ver.1.1a

Fri July 31, 2015

This is an update to the following blogs:

SOFTWARE UPDATES

Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.1a Updater for Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1

Overview

Only the user who has CD-ROM “Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5” can use this updater.
This updater updates HS-V5 Ver.1.1.

Precaution

  • To use the software, you need a Windows PC installed with “Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 Ver.1.1”.
  • The firmware of “FUJIFILM X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition” needs to be upgraded to version 3.11 or newer.

System Requirements


Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Canon: New Update Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 (DPP 4.3.0) RAW Processing Software 07/16/2015 at No Cost: DSLR Support Includes Certain EOS Cameras, and PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II Cameras

Tue July 21, 2015

The following video presents Why a Canon PowerShot G7x?:

  • Canon PowerShot G7x
  • Scott Kelby gives a quick overview of the high-quality and compact PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera.

Canon USA: Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0 for Mac OS X

  • Changes for Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.3.0 for Mac OS X :
    • – Newly supported EOS Kiss X70 / EOS REBEL T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, EOS M, EOS 60Da, EOS 60D, PowerShot G7 X, and PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
    • Supported Models:
      EOS Kiss X70 / EOS REBEL T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, EOS M, EOS 60Da, EOS 60D, PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D, EOS Kiss X8i / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D, EOS-1D C, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS REBEL T5i / EOS 700D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS M3

Digital Photo Professional 4 is a genuine, Canon-made application for browsing, selecting, and developing RAW images. It is equipped with various image adjustment functions in the Picture Style format and allows the user to make speedy image adjustments with freedom.

Canon Europe: Digital Photo Professional 4.3.0

canon-digital-photo-professional

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for EOS digital cameras and PowerShot models with RAW capability.

  • Using DPP you can perform basic and advanced editing and printing of RAW images.
  • An example of the available editing functions are image rotation, white balance adjustment, dynamic-range adjustment, colour adjustment and fine-tuning of tone curve characteristics.
  • DPP supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, Wide Gamut RGB and Colour Management System (CMS) using the International Colour Consortium (ICC) Profile.
  • You can download the latest version of DPP or an update for your current version by selecting your product from the EOS camera or PowerShot range page.
  • A helpful user manual for DPP is also available for download from the same location by selecting the manuals tab.
  • Digital Photo Professional is included in the initial software setup for your Canon camera.

Canon recently released an updated version. the DPP 4.3.0 which incorporates critical fixes including:

  • a phenomenon in which the picture style set on the camera is not transferred to Digital Photo Professional properly and
  • a phenomenon in which the copy and paste command using keyboard shortcuts cannot be used for the folder name.

New key features of DPP 4.3.0 are listed in the Canon Europe press release below.

You can download DPP 4.3.0 now, FREE of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here.

PRESS RELEASE

July 2015

Canon has released an updated version of its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP 4) RAW processing software, which expands the support of its DSLRs to include EOS 1200D, EOS 60Da and EOS 60D as well as its PowerShot G7 X and PowerShot G1 X Mark II premium expert compacts and EOS M2 and EOS M Compact System Cameras…
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Canon: New Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 for XF205 / XF200 Camcorders is Available at No Cost: New Features Include IP Streaming, Slow & Fast Motion Recording, Improved Zoom Operation

Mon July 13, 2015

The following video presents Canon XF200/205 Camcorder Tutorial Series: Camera Optics:

Join Jem Schofield in this tutorial series for Canon’s XF200 and XF205 Professional Camcorders.

In this episode, Jem discusses the optics of the camera including the optical/digital zoom, autofocus modes and powered image stabilization.

Canon XF205

Canon XF205

Canon XF200

Canon XF200

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon Firmware Upgrades at No Charge for XF205 and XF200: Available in Mid-April for Image-quality Setting & Late-June 2015 for IP Video Streaming.

Product Advisories

Original Posting Date: June 29, 2015

Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 incorporates the following additions and improvements:

  1. IP streaming has been added, which is an image (video) transmission method.
  2. Slow and fast motion recording function has been added for the MP4 format.
  3. Improved zoom operation when using the Browser Remote application.
  4. Improved the user interface to simplify configuration of the camcorder network settings.


Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Panasonic: New Firmware Ver 4.0 Update (July 6, 2015) for VariCam 35 & VariCam HS Professional Cameras is Now Available: New Features Include Support for AU-VEXT1 Extension Unit

Thu July 9, 2015

This video presents Panasonic VARICAMs: From 4K to High Speed #NAB2015.

  • Details on VARICAM 35, VARICAm HS and ISO5000.
  • Discussion of feature sets and applications.
  • Panasonic at NAB2015.

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic: Five-meter Extension Cable Unit for Its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS Professional Camera/Recorders is Now Available: Permits Operational Separation of Camera Head from Recorder for Mobility, Agility & Reduced Weight.

Panasonic recently released the VariCam Software (Firmware) Update for VariCam AU-V35C1G / V23HS1G / AU-VREC1G on July 6, 2015.

Last Update July 6, 2015
Model: AU-V35C1G, AU-V23HS1G, AU-VREC1G, AU-VCVF1
Registered Name/Size: VSI6060L / 156MB, VSI6043G; Expected Time for Update Approx. 60min

Ver 4.01-00-0.0x
CAMERA(35):4.01-00-0.00
CAMERA(HS):4.01-00-0.00
RECORDER :4.01-00-0.01
Viewfinder
AU-VCVF1 :1.07-00-0.00 (VSI6043G)

The following functions are added:
Continue Reading »


Apps, Firmware Updates

Ricoh Will Release: “THETA+” App for iPhone & Android for Editing Images Shot Using RICOH THETA Spherical Image Camera + New Firmware Version 1.30 to Increase the 360 Degree Video Recording Time to 5 Minutes: At No Cost

Wed July 8, 2015

RICOH THETA (Model: RICOH THETA m15)

RICOH THETA (Model: RICOH THETA m15)

This video presents【RICOH THETA】Concept movie 90sec ver.:

RICOH THETA is the world’s first ultra-small camera that takes spherical images with two lenses. Capture the entire world around your RICOH THETA with a simple push of the shutter, and share easily on social networking services.

Ricoh recently made the following announcements:

  • Ricoh is planning to release the “THETA+” app for iPhone and Android, which is specially designed for editing images shot using the RICOH THETA spherical image camera. The new application will be available for download soon.
  •  Also, a new firmware version 1.30 will be released, which increases the 360 degree video recording time  from the current 3 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Two new accessories, a water resistant case and handy portable soft case will also be available.

NEWS RELEASE

Spherical images are now even more fun and useful!
Release of the newly developed image editing app “THETA+”
Expanded product line includes new RICOH THETA accessories such as a water resistant case and increased app functionality!

Jul. 7, 2015
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

TOKYO, July 7, 2015—Ricoh Company, Ltd. and Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. are planning to release the “THETA+” app, which is specially designed for editing images shot using the RICOH THETA spherical image camera. The new application will be available for download soon.
Continue Reading »


Firmware Updates

Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Series Firmware Update Ver 27.74- (July 2, 2015): Improvement of the FAST ZOOM Function

Fri July 3, 2015

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

This video presents Discover Panasonic’s Compact AJ PX270 Camcorder.

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73-: Enhanced Network Functions Include FTP Transfer for P2 Cast & Streaming for LiveU: May 20, 2015 (JST) .

Panasonic released the AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld professional camcorder Firmware Update Ver 27.74- on July 2, 2015.

AJ-PX270 series Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: July 2, 2015
  • Model: AJ-PX270 series, AJ-PX298MC, AJ-PX285MC
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI5951K / 48.9MByte

Improvement
Continue Reading »


Older Entries »