We are happy and surprised to see Panasonic release firmware so quickly that appears to have solved the issue. This new version 1.1 firmware is available here.
Various sources and users have reported this firmware has resolved the issue (that is, at the same level of the GX85 which is not perfect but far better than the G85 on release) and these two videos have been released:
You can download the new firmware here. his new firmware 1.10 purports to
- Improves overall stability and operability of the camera
- Improves stability in picture shooting mode by optimizing temperature control (effects vary according to temperature)
So far most users have been reporting an improvement but we have seen two reports of no difference. It’s too early to tell but we will update you once there has been more data gathered.
If you had the app installed to remove the limit to recording times, you will have to reinstall it after applying this update.
This user with the new firmware was able to record for 2 hours and 51 minutes without overheating. This wasn’t straight recording as the recording still stopped at the 30 minute mark and had to be manually restarted, which this user did several times in a row.
A welcome improvement.
Firmware 3.0 was released on December 18, 2015 and it improved 4K recording time with the vertical grip attached or when using Super 35mm mode, improved picture quality, and improved automatic chromatic aberration correction. You can download these firmware from Sony for your Sony A7r II or Sony A7s II.
You can now download firmware version 1.25 for the Panasonic AG-DVX200.
The release notes mention the following improvements:
- Addition of the fast scan mode to minimize skew image.
• New mode (Fast Scan) is added to 4K24p, UHD29.97p, UHD23.98p and UHD25p.
- Reduction of black dot noise in 4K/UHD modes.
- Improvement of playback image aspect ratio.
• Recording method is improved so that playback image is correctly in 16:9 when a 480i/576i SQUEEZE video is played.
- Correction of ISO gain value display in High-sensitivity mode.
These improvements are welcome but not as big as we were hoping but we should reserve judgement until video reviews are done with the new firmware.