For Release on September 15,2014 12:00 GMT/ 8:00am
Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX
DMC-FZ1000 Featuring 4K Photo Mode
The 4K Photo is a new method of Hybrid Photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in a high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame from 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out.
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE and Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android will also be updated to support these functional upgrades.
The new firmware program is scheduled to be released at the Panasonic LUMIX Support Site at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ in the beginning of October, 2014.
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