Gear Update: Panasonic Releases Firmware Update for AU-EVA 1
(Newark, NJ, February 22, 2018 – News to USTimes) Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.The firmware upgrade (Ver. 2.00) will be available at the end of March.
4K 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
UHD 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
2K/FHD 200Mpbs 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94p/50p
2K 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
FHD 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
New Variable frame rates:
4K/UHD VFR up to 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-30fps
2K/FHD VFR up to 200Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-120fps
And Version 2.00’s expanded recording capabilities include two additional interlaced codecs: 1920 x 1080, All-I, 10-bit 4:2:2, 59.94I/50I; and 1920 x 1080, LongGOP, 10-bit 4:2:2, 59.94I/50I.
In addition, remote operation is now available through 3rd party wired controllers that will allow focus, iris and zoom control of Canon Compact Cine Servo zoom lenses (18 to 80mm and 70 to 200mm). Remote operation of these lenses will be available wirelessly through the EVA ROP application. Interval recording (timelapse) is now available for both LongGOP and ALL-I.
For monitoring, a new feature is partial cloning of the LCD signal to HDMI, as well as improved file playback in LongGOP and ALL-I. There are also new Home screen controls.
About the AU-EVA1
The AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera is distinguished by a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range. The newly-designed EVA1 sensor is Super-35 sized (24.60mm x 12.97mm) with 5.7K resolution. With an active resolution of 5720 x 3016, the EVA1 delivers more than 17.25 million photosites, nearly double the 8.8 million for 4K DCI (4096 x 2160). Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” H x 5.31” W x 5.23” D) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications. Because of its compact form factor, it can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves.
For more information about the AU-EVA1, visit http://business.panasonic.com/products-professionalvideo, or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.