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Panasonic Adds HDR Recording To GH5 Camera

Panasonic is adding a number of improvements to its GH5 camera via a software update, including the ability to record HDR video.

Firmware Version 2.0 for the Panasonic GH5 will include new features and performances enhancements, including some that were teased when the camera was released earlier in the year.

“At the launch of the GH5, we announced further key updates to come. Not only are we delivering on this functionality, but we have also added a number of other major improvements via this firmware release that we’re sure will satisfy our key GH5 customers,” said Doug Campbell, Category Manager AV and Imaging, Panasonic.

“These videographers and photographers won’t need to wait for the next camera generation to see their feedback realised. They are able to update their GH5 with new functionality from tethered shooting to 18-megapixel Anamorphic video – giving them even greater scope and performance as a working professional.”

4K HDR video recording will be enabled via a ‘Hybrid Log Gamma’ profile added to the Photo Style menu and will allow the camera to capture a wider dynamic range for HDR video.

Other major upgrades include improved autofocus performance, support for tethering to a PC over USB for shooting, and new Anamorphic and All-Intra video recording modes.

More information about the update, which is set to be released at the end of September, can be found on the Panasonic website.

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