Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 2.0 – Watch Our NAB Interview on All the New Features

The new EVA1 firmware 2.0 is finally here. We’ve met with Panasonic’s Mitch Gross here at NAB 2018 who runs you through all the new features of the Panasonic EVA1 cine camera.

EVA1 firmware
This firmware upgrade transforms the already very popular EVA1 camera into a whole new device. Read all about this update in our already published article here. Mitch Gross of Panasonic talks you through the whole thing – and it’s really a lot!

Panasonic EVA1 firmware upgrade

In order to get you up to speed, here is a list af all new recording formats the Panasonic EVA1 camera is capable of once it’s upgrades to firmware version 2.0:

ALL-Intra codecs 4:2:2 10bits

ALL-Intra codecs for High Frame rate

Broadcast codecs

  • FullHD (1920×1080) – ALL-Intra 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 @59.94i/50i
  • FullHD (1920×1080) – LongGOP 50Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 @59.94i/50i

EVA1 firmware
That’s it in terms of codecs, but there’s more. Panasonic now fully supports a lot of the popular Sigma lenses for the EVA1 camera. These are the latest additions to the list of supported lenses:

  • 12-24 F4 DG HSM
  • 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM
  • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM
  • 30mm F1.4 DC HSM
  • 85mm F1.4 DG HSM
  • 35mm F1.8 DG HSM

As a final addition to this firmware update, Panasonic and Atomos have joined forces to enable RAW recording on Atomos monitors/recorders. In 4K you can either record to Apple ProRes / Avid DNxHR in up to 60fps or straight to CDNG RAW at up to 2Kp120 or 4Kp30. Slow motion, anyone? The Shogun Inferno can record the RAW output of the EVA1 at up to 240fps in 2k/HD, direct to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR.

Pricing and Availability

The upgrade to version 2.0 is free of charge and you can download it right away. Head over to Panasonic in order to get your copy. If you’re unsure how to install the upgrade, please make sure to read this manual (PDF) for a safe and sound update process.

Links: Panasonic | Download Firmware v2.0 | full changelog of firmware 2.0 | update instructions (pdf)

Did you already update your EVA1? Any troubles with it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!