Panasonic EVA1 Adds 4K60 with Firmware Update

Version 3.0 of the firmware for the Panasonic AU-EVA1 will now support shooting 4K at 60fps. The update was announced at the annual BSC Expo in London and will add a few other features as well. Here’s the breakdown.

The update enables EVA1 users to not only shoot 4K60p in 10 bit 4:2:0 in HEVC H.265, but since it’s a Long-GOP native codec, it can more efficiently preserve extra frames, as well. Up until recently, though, Long-GOP has been a notorious codec to use in your workflow, but more NLEs are starting to support it with widespread adoption of H.265 in more cameras.  Moreover, firmware 3.0 update includes a nifty Quick/Switch presets for customization option that will allow the cinematographer to switch between frame rates with a touch of a button, and support for third party USB Lan adapters for remote control.

Other features include:

  • New 4K/60 HEVC support:
    • 4K/UHD 60p/50p 4:2:0 10bit at 200Mbps
    • 4K/UHD 30p/25p/23p/24p 4:2:0 10bit at 150Mbps
  • IP Live Control
    • EVA-LIVE – ability to paint/match multiple EVA1s remotely in live/near-live productions via CyanView panel
    • support for various 3rd party USB-LAN adapters to connect tablets to the EVA1 to enable hardwired remote control of the EVA1 over Ethernet from Android and iOS devices running the free EVA ROP app.
  • Capturing function (still image [jpg] from video)
  • While recording or playback on HLG mode, Camera can convert HLG to SDR and then output it. This works on LCD/SDI/HDMI respectively.
  • OSD displays Focusing point (m/ft switchable)
  • 2nd AWB option for A/B Switching between WB
  • Support for Canon lens CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S with extender.

EVA-1 users can download the update here.

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