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Panasonic AU-EVA1 Cine 5.7K Camera’s Firmware Upgrade Version 3.0 (January 31, 2019) at No Cost: New Features and Improvements

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

The latest firmware upgrade for the Panasonic AU-EVA1  series ( models AU-EVA1P, AU-EVA1PJ, AU-EVA1EJ, AU-EVA1EN, AU-EVA1ED, AU-EVA1AN) is Ver. 3.0 (aka EVA 3.0).

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1 firmware update Ver. 3.00 provides the following new feaures and improvements:

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Use of the EVA1 in dark environment: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Use of the EVA1 in dark environment: Photo by Charlie Ray

New Features

  1. Additional Recording Format
    4K/UHD 59p/50p 420_10bit@200Mbps
    4K/UHD 29p/25p/23p/24p 420_10bit@150Mbps

    HEVC
  2. IP Live Control
    Please refer to our Website concerning the updates about operation checked products.
  3. Capturing function (still image [jpg] from video) is added.
  4. While recording or playback on HLG mode, Camera can convert HLG to SDR and then output it.
    This works on LCD/SDI/HDMI respectively.

    [Related menu] OUTPUT SETTINGS >
    SDI OUT > SDI OUT HDR > [SDR/HDR] HDMI OUT > HDMI OUT HDR > [SDR/HDR] LCD HDR > [SDR/HDR]

    – Assignable to USER SW (LCD/SDI/HDMI respectively)
    – Status indication such as “HDR” or “SDR” on HOME MENU / EVA ROP

  5. OSD displays Focusing point. (m/ft switchable)
    “SDI / HDMI” and “LCD” can be set individually.

    [Related menu] OUTPUT SETTING > SDI/HDMI INDICATOR > FOCUS > [feet / m / OFF] OUTPUT SETTING > LCD INDICATOR > FOCUS > [feet / m / OFF]
  6. 2ch AWB MEMORY (AWB A/B switchable)
    [Related menu] CAMERA SETTING > WHITE > VALUE > [AWB MEMORY A / [AWB MEMORY B]
  7. Increasing ease of use on system setting
    Some functions assignable on USER SW

    – “SETUP FILE” list popping up on display with pressing USER SW
    – “VFR ON/OFF” switchable with USER SW

    Selectable from SLOT 1 or SLOT 2 when loading SETUP/SCENE FILE

  8. Canon lens “CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S” and EXTENDER can be used in combination.

Improvements

  1. SD card setting operability is improved to detect the card correctly.
    i. LED lighted as soon as inserting SD card
    ii. Message modified to encourage reseating SD card
    *「CHECK CARD」->「REINSERT or CHECK CARD」
  2. Though in rare cases, some TV monitors couldn’t display the camera HDMI output. It is improved.
  3. Audio menu configuration (CH1/CH2/STEREO/MIX) couldn’t be set to a built-in speaker output. This problem is fixed.
  4. The TIME ZONE information on CLIP was displayed with the plus time difference even if it is the minus time difference at TIME ZONE. This problem is fixed.
Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Charlie Ray

The following video presents Quick Switch | Panasonic:
“With the new EVA 3.0 firmware upgrade, Quick Switch adds User Button shortcuts, which allow fast changes to all camera settings. At the press of a button appears a menu of preset settings shortcuts one has saved to an SD card. Select one and in a few seconds all the camera settings can be reset, including frame rate, resolution, recording mode, color setting, and more. Another user button can switch the camera in and out of variable frame rate for slow motion.”

NEWS RELEASE

New Version 3.0 Firmware Upgrade for Panasonic AU-EVA1 Offers 4K60p 10-bit Capture And Hardwire Remote Control

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Operating the EVA1 outside: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Operating the EVA1 outside: Photo by Charlie Ray

NEWARK, NJ (January 31, 2019) – Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade, Ver. 3.0 (aka EVA 3.0), for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly improves the camera’s capabilities, including 4K60p 10-bit capture, hardwire remote control via USB-Ethernet adapters, and the addition of a user button function for quick switching of shooting modes and frame rates. EVA 3.0 is the seventh firmware upgrade since the EVA1’s release, with more upgrades planned for the future.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Released in late 2017, the EF-mount AU-EVA1 is a 5.7K cinema camera containing a Super-35mm sensor featuring 14-stops of dynamic range, Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2500, and the same colorimetry as the renowned VariCam camera system.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

“With its small size and weight combined with great features, the EVA1 represents the best value in its class,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager. “New features like 4K60p 10-bit and hardwire Ethernet connectivity for remote control expand the use for new clients, while Quick Switch between setup files is an improvement based on specific requests from current users. Panasonic is committed to continually improving and expanding the capabilities of the EVA1.”

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

Key Features of EVA 3.0

EVA 3.0 adds HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) H.265 recording for 4K 10-bit recording up to 60 frames per second. The EVA1’s other recording modes allow 4K 10-bit up to 30 frames or 4K up to 60 frames in 8-bit. HEVC H.265 has twice the efficiency of H.264, allowing 4K30p 10-bit recording at 150Mbps and 4K60p 10-bit recording at 200Mbps. 10-bit recording allows use of V-Log and HLG capture without banding or other artifacts. 4K60p 10-bit at 200Mbps can be recorded to V30-class SDXC cards. Most of the popular NLEs (Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, etc.) support the HEVC codecs, and computers using Intel Core i7 chips (7th generation or higher) can utilize hardware acceleration on HEVC files for efficient performance.

Panasonic AU-EVA1 rigged up for filming: Photo by Charlie Ray

Panasonic AU-EVA1 rigged up for filming: Photo by Charlie Ray

In addition to supporting the AJ-WM50 WiFi Adapter, the EVA1’s USB port now supports several inexpensive third party USB-LAN adapters. These enable hardwired remote control of the EVA1 over Ethernet from Android and iOS devices running the free EVA ROP app. Additionally, third party remote operation controllers can be used to integrate the EVA1 into Live and Near-Live multi-camera production. Panasonic has worked with CyanView to enable communication and painting of multiple EVA1 cameras with a single controller.

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Tomasz Gładys

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Tomasz Gładys

Quick Switch adds User Button shortcuts, which allow fast changes to all camera settings. At the press of a button appears a menu of preset settings shortcuts one has saved to an SD card. Select one and in a few seconds all the camera settings can be reset, including frame rate, resolution, recording mode, color setting, and more. Another user button can switch the camera in and out of variable frame rate for slow motion.

Additional Features of EVA 3.0 include

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Photo by Julien Geay

Panasonic AU-EVA1: Photo by Julien Geay

A Focus Position Indicator in meters or feet for the EVA1 On Screen Display. When recording or playing back HLG (Hyper Log Gamma) material, the LCD, SDI and HDMI video outputs can be individually set to display in HDR or SDR for proper monitoring. A second Auto White Balance memory position now allows quickly scrolling to two AWB selections as well as up to eight preset white balances. And Still Image Capture enables JPEG frame captures to an SD card during playback, along with an intuitive frame advance added to the playback controls.

EVA 3.0 is available now for free download at http://bit.ly/2RzEWUU.

For more information about Panasonic professional video products, visit http://business.panasonic.com/products-professionalvideo or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.

About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America

Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver customized experiences to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic designs and manufactures reliable, flexible and dependable products and solutions to help create, capture and deliver information of all types, especially where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, audio and visual systems (projectors, displays & digital signage) and professional video production. To learn more and Panasonic’s business products and solutions visit https://na.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Integrated Supply Chains and

Mobility Solutions to provide secure and resilient integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at Panasonic.com.


The following video presents Shooting the “Iron Lady” with AU-EVA 1| Panasonic:
“xOn 13 and 14 September 2018, during the Japonism 2018, the Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colors of Japan to celebrate 160 years of friendship between France and Japan. As part of the event, Panasonic Business provided its high-brightness video projectors and the unique light show on “The Iron Lady” was captured on film with its EVA1 camera by Solid Rusk Production.

The organization and production of this event were orchestrated by Motoko Ishii and Akari Lisa Ishii, both of whom designed and directed the show entitled “Eiffel Tower dressed in Japanese Lights”.


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