A Horrible Decision: V-Log for the Panasonic GH4 for $99

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We are probably being a bit hard on Panasonic as we generally like this company and their video offerings.  But to charge $99US for a firmware update that should have been there at that start for an aging camera is a poorly played move on Panasonic’s part.  Contrast this to Samsung who has offered many amazing and free upgrades for their NX1 model (which we prefer is some but not all ways over the GH4, especially  for resolution and overall look).

This firmware is expected mid-September.

From Panasonic:

  • LUMIX GH4 function enhancement for film production/professional videographers
  • Increases dynamic range from 10 stops to 12 stops
  • Makes color grading easier with improved compatibility between LUMIX GH4 and Panasonic Varicam
  • V-Log / V-Log L were developed to feature similar characteristic to Cineon