The day is here! Panasonic has just released the long-awaited firmware version 2.1 for the S1H. This update has been previewed before, showing raw video output over HDMI at up to 5.9K at 29.97 fps or DCI 4K at 59.94 fps. If you just want to go grab it now go check out Panasonic’s Support Site.
To record this raw video output, you will need a compatible Atomos recorder, such as the Ninja V. These recorders will capture the raw data in ProRes RAW, a compressed raw format that captures a nearly lossless version of the sensor data while still remaining fast and versatile during editing. When launched, ProRes RAW was only available in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X on Mac, though Adobe has announced upcoming support for the format, and betas have opened up support for the format on Windows computers. It is well worth checking out and you can read more about it on B&H Explora.
Are you excited for raw support on the S1H? Will this convince you to pick up an S1H? Let us know in the Comments section, below!