LUMIX GH5S and BGH1 Firmware Update to Output Blackmagic RAW

Panasonic announced that in a future firmware update both the LUMIX GH5S and BGH1 will be able to output Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Video Assist 12 HDR.

We’re surprised but happy to see these updates coming this late in game.  Panasonic is one of the better manufacturers when it comes to firmware updates and new features.

These new firmwares will be launched on November 4, 2021.

FiLMiC Pro Provides ProRest Support for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

We believe that FiLMiC Pro as of version 6.17 is the first app for the iPhone to provide ProRes support.

Under the Settings and then Resolution menus, there will be options for:

  • ProRes 422 HQ
  • ProRes 422
  • ProRes LT
  • ProRes Proxy

These codecs vary from approximately 735Mbps to 170Mbps.

It’s nice to see higher quality codecs coming to mobile devices and we can only hope this will force other manufacturers to do the same.

Fujinon GFX 100 and GFX 100S to Get Blackmagic Raw (BRAW)

This is exciting news for owners of the Fujinon GFX 100 series owners. The 102MP, 43.8×32.9mm medium format CMOS sensor shared by both of these cameras provides a different look as compared to smaller sensors and may help set your film apart if the look suits your purposes. The GFX 100 has already been shooting ProRes RAW via the ATOMOS Ninja V recorder but BRAW will be very useful in some workflows and is a welcome edition. You will need the Blackmagic Video Assist recorder to record the BRAW.

External recording in Blackmagic RAW will be made available in October, 2021 via a firmware update.

Here is an example of the Fujifilm GFX100 and the Ninja V shooting in Pro Res Raw: