The Panasonic GH6 will be capable of document on to a USB SSD one week from at present


Properly, that is one which’ll make plenty of Panasonic GH6 customers very joyful. Day-after-day within the Panasonic teams over the previous few months for the reason that digicam’s preliminary launch, I’ve been seeing folks asking “When will the GH6 be capable of document on to SSD?!?!?”. Properly, the reply is now. Wait, no, it’s not. Immediately is just not the precise launch. Immediately is the announcement {that a} launch is imminent. The reply is September twenty seventh, so that you’ll have to attend one other week.

The brand new Model 2.2 firmware helps direct recording and playback of movies and images utilizing an exterior SSD linked by way of USB. You’ll be able to document onto drives of as much as 2TB in capability utilizing Apple ProRes 422 HQ (Max 1.9Gbps) or excessive bitrate, 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra. There are some caveats, although!

The brand new replace limits the dimensions of the SSD to 2TB, which isn’t that a lot of a restrict, actually. 1TB is just about the usual as of late for USB SSDs and whereas 2TB drives are on the market, they’re nonetheless not that frequent but (they’re kinda dear). Bigger than 2TB drives do exist however they’re even much less frequent than 2TB, so the 2TB restrict most likely isn’t going to be that a lot of a problem for many GH6 homeowners.

There’s no choice to shoot excessive body fee video (quicker than 60p) to the exterior SSD, both. So, if you happen to have been hoping to shoot 4K120 or 1080p at 300fps to the SSD, then you definitely’re out of luck. Sorry! You’ll be able to shoot Apple ProRes 422HQ as much as a most bitrate of 1.9Gbps to the SSD, although, in addition to 10-Bit All-I 4:2:2 footage. So, it’s nonetheless fairly helpful.

One factor, although, and that is doubtlessly going to be a dealbreaker for some, is that you just can’t document to the SD card or CFexpress card slots concurrently whereas recording to the SSD. So, you’re not in a position to document backups or proxies as you go to a second storage medium. SSDs are fairly stable as of late, so it’s unlikely that you just’ll have one crash on you mid-shoot in regular operation, nevertheless, you’ll wish to guarantee your USB cables are effectively linked and safe. So, if you happen to don’t have a SmallRig GH6 cage or one thing already with cable locks, then you definitely’ll positively wish to get one!

The brand new Model 2.2 firmware is predicted to be launched on September twenty seventh and it is possible for you to to obtain it from the Panasonic Assist Web site.