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.