Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0: 6K 4:3 Anamorphic and HLG

By Richard Lackey

GH5 Firmware 2.0

Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0 brings a host of new photo and video capabilities, including 6K true anamorphic (4:3) video and HLG support.

As if Panasonic hadn’t rocked the boat hard enough, the powerful GH5 has a few more tricks up its sleeve. GH5 Firmware update 2.0 is a major update that includes some expected and unexpected new features. It’s due for release at the end of September 2017.

Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0

  1. Compatibility with “LUMIX Tether” PC software
  2. Improved auto focus performance
  3. Improved performance in 6K PHOTO and 4K PHOTO
  4. An additional ALL-Intra Video Recording mode
  5. 4K HDR video recording
  6. New High-Resolution Anamorphic Mode
  7. Enhancement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer)
  8. Correction of white balance setting
  9. Improved usability of Time Lapse Shot
  10. Improved usability of Power Save LVF
  11. Wireless functions
  12. Other improvements

Video Highlights

ALL-Intra Video Recording

4:2:2, 10-bit ALL-Intra has been added to the 4K/FHD video recording mode. Available in 4K and C4K 24p/25p at a healthy 400Mbps, this should satisfy the needs of most color and post work. An ALL-Intra bit rate of 200Mbps is available in FHD.


The GH5 records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

6K Anamorphic Mode

“High Resolution Anamorphic Mode” records video with a 4:3 aspect ratio suitable for 1.33x and 2x anamorphic lenses. The “6K” pixel size for this mode is 4992×3744. Before you get too excited, this mode records Long GOP HEVC at 200Mbps only. However, ALL-Intra at 400Mbps is available in 4K Anamorphic (3328×2496).

Anamorphic Desqueeze lets you view a corrected image in Cinescope size while recording with 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lenses.

Video guide lines offer a variety of aspects, such as 2.39:1, 2.35:1, 16:9, and 1:1 while recording video. These can be used in all video recording modes.

I.S. Lock

I.S. Lock (video) compensates for handshake when the viewing angle is fixed. A new handshake correction mode provides optimum correction → continue…

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