Panasonic’s Firmware Update Ver.2.2 for its LUMIX GH6 mirrorless camera brings support for direct recording to SSD (solid-state drive) over USB.
The new firmware supports direct recording and playback of video/photo using an external SSD connected via USB. It is possible to record high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ (maximum 1.9Gbps) or high-bitrate, large-volume 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra directly to a USB drive (SSD) with maximum 2TB capacity. Data files recorded on the SSD can be easily transferred to PC via USB, which minimises backup work, making the post-production process more efficient.
Aaron Waters, Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said: “We’re excited to see this release, which was a highly anticipated update flagged at the initial launch of the GH6, and will further streamline workflow for creators. Through its strategy of offering regular firmware updates, Panasonic supports G Series users now and in the future, providing innovative and flexible solutions for creative filmmaking.”
Panasonic says users should note:
- High frame rate video exceeding 60.00p cannot be recorded to an external SSD.
- It is not possible to record video and images on the SD card or CFexpress card simultaneously while also recording it to the external SSD.
- Use an external SSD no more than 2 TB in size that is compatible with USB Type-C. We recommend using an external SSD whose operation has been confirmed by Panasonic. Note that this is not a guarantee of operation on all devices.
Information on the external SSDs is also available at the following support site.