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Panasonic AU-EVA1: 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera’s Firmware Update Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018): New Features and Improvements

This video presents Shooting with EVA1 by Cristian Ceoroiu | Panasonic:
Cinematographer Cristian Ceoroiu shares his experience while filming “Orpheus” with a Panason EVA1. Discover how the compact and lightweight camera was ideal for the night time lighting and outside environment during the filming of “Orpheus”. Learn more about Ceoroiu’s decision to shoot with an EVA1, and what shooting was like with the top-class cinema camera…

The latest product from Panasonic is the EVA1. The compact and lightweight camera features a newly-designed 5.7K Super 35mm Sensor in addition to the Dual Native ISO, making it perfectly suited for documentaries, events, commercials, and music videos. Explore your undiscovered creativity and capture the highest quality images for a truly cinematic film production…

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic’s Second Century of Innovation @ NAB 2018 Includes New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Studio Camera with 4.4K Native Resolution & High-Speed 240fps Capability; 5.7K AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Firmware Upgrade Ver. 2.02 (Apr.2, 2018) with RAW Support; VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Update (Mar.15, 2018) for New Features.

AU-EVA1 firmware was updated to Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018)

Panasonic recently announced a firmware upgrade to the Panasonic AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera.

  • Panasonic’s firmware update Ver. 2.50 (May 31, 2018) for the Panasonic AU-EVA1 series (Models AU-EVA1P AU-EVA1PJ AU-EVA1EJ AU-EVA1EN AU-EVA1ED AU-EVA1AN AU-EVA1PX AU-EVA1MC) compact cinema camera.

This firmware provides the following new features and improvements:
New Features

    1. Improvement to the noise in low light conditions “SMOOTH”, which has more NR effect, is added to the Noise Reduction (NR) menu.
      Also, the menu name is changed from “NR” to “NOISE REDUCTION”.
      [Related Menu] CAMERA SETTINGS
      -> ISO800/ISO2500: SMOOTH, NORMAL2, NORMAL1, OFF (Factory default setting is OFF.)
    2. Additional compatible lenses
      Canon CN-E lens: ONE PUSH AF operation verified
      Other verified lenses
      EF 24-105mm F4L IS Ⅱ USM
      EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM
      SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD
      SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD


    1. Default setting of FOCUS EXPAND MODE is changed from “HOLD” to “10SEC”. (To prevent users from falsely believing that their cameras are malfunctioning while they are simply in the EXPAND mode)
    2. Improvement in COLOR SETTING menu display It is improved so that not only SCENE FILE numbers but also SCENE FILE names are displayed.
    3. A particular lens may not have its IRIS working at high-speed fps settings. This problem is fixed.
      Lens: Canon EF17-40mm F4L USM
      75 fps or higher (frame rate) at 50 Hz (system frequency)
      90 fps or higher (frame rate) at 60 Hz (system frequency)

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The following video presents Climbing Everest – Shot on Panasonic EVA 1:
Cinematographer Karl Janisse worked with the new Panasonic EVA-1 and the full kit of Sigma CINE Prime lenses to capture the climb of Everest’s 29029. Participants had 36 hours to complete 17 summits and Karl was along for the ride with his team at Blackout Media.

“Working with the EVA1 was a dream. From the onset of this project we knew that any camera package we used would have to be lightweight, portable, ready for the elements and capable of pulling in a high resolution to give us breathing room in post production for doing movements that weren’t possible under the conditions. Climbing Stratton mountain 17 times over the course of 48hrs was no easy feat. The very lightweight body and built in stabilizer and NDs meant that we were able to keep the payload as low as possible for the climbs. Overall I think it fits perfectly between the compact but capable GH5 and the workhorse Varicam LT. We are so thankful to Panasonic Canada for allowing us to take the EVA 1 on this adventure.” –Karl Janisse, Cinematographer

Details of the film:
Production Co.: Blackout Media
Director/Editor: Zach Ramelan
Producers: Karl Janisse and Anna Jane Edmonds
Cinematography: Karl Janisse

The following video presents EVA1 Overview | Panasonic:
Filmmaker Barry Green, author of “A Guide to the Panasonic AU-EVA1 Camera”, gives a basic overview of the EVA1, including the EF-mount, getting quick white balance, using the camera’s user buttons, the Home Screen, and much more.

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