Panasonic EVA1 firmware update version 2.0

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.EVA1

Released in late 2017, the EF-mount AU-EVA1 is a 5.7K cinema camera containing a Super-35mm sensor that features 14-stops of dynamic range, Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2500, and the same colorimetry as the renowned VariCam camera system. Due to its small size and weight, the EVA1 is ideal for gimbal and drone work, as well as handheld shooting.

The free Firmware upgrade (Ver. 2.00) will be available at the end of March and can be downloaded here for free.

This new upgrade means the super 35mm sensor camera will now support Panasonic ALL-Intra codecs1, RAW output2, time lapse recording as well as a new HD 422 interlaced codec3, for TV applications.

In addition, remote operation is now possible using third party wired controllers, allowing focus and iris control for diverse lens options, as well as zoom control for Canon compact cine servo zoom.

Additionally, six Sigma ART lenses4 are also newly supported.

LCD signal cloning to HDMI, as well as additional home screen indicators improve monitoring in the camera. To improve the workflow, Panasonic has also added the capability to output ancillary data for RAW such as time code, RAC flag and also VANC metadata on SDI.

Since it’s release in late 2017, EVA1 has been used extensively in independent filmmaking, commercials, documentary and live events. Featuring a native EF and optional third-party PL mount, EVA1’s small form factor makes it ideal for gimbal and drone applications, while the colour science and dual native ISO adopted from the VariCam makes it a great B camera for bigger productions utilising the VariCam.