LUMIX Announces V-Log Software Upgrade Kit for DMC-GH42nd September 2015     By: Panasonic Media

Panasonic has responded to requests from professional videographers and the film production market with a paid software upgrade service for the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4 to comply with V-Log L video recording.

From mid-September, users will be able to activate Ver 2.4 of the new GH4 firmware when purchasing the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1.

Log recording offers exceptional flexibility as well as wider dynamic range for colour grading in post-production process. V-Log / V-Log L has been developed to feature similar characteristic curves to Cineon, which is a characteristic curve of film digitalisation. Taking full advantage of Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts the log characteristic with 12 stops. Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve and LUT (Look Up Table).

V-Log L Activation Procedure Outline:

1.    Purchase Upgrade Software key DMW-SFU1*
2.    Update the GH4 firmware to Ver.2.4
3.    Export the serial number of GH4 to the SD Memory Card as "SERIAL.LST" file
4.    Upload the "SERIAL.LST" file together with the purchased Upgrade Software Key to the designated URL to get an activation code as "ACTIVE.LST" file
5.    Write the "ACTIVE.LST" on the SD Memory Card to import it to GH4
6.    Confirm that V-Log L is available in Photo Style on GH4










Ver 2.4 of the new DMC-GH4 firmware will be available from New Zealand LUMIX G retailers mid-September 2015 and from the following website:

Check out this video below on the update process for LUMIX GH4 and V-Log L:











*For more detailed information to activate this function, please refer to the installation guide bundled in the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1.

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