Panasonic Firmware 2.2 allows the GH6 to record directly to an SSD

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September 20, 2022

Panasonic has released a small update for its Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera. Panasonic firmware version 2.2, announced today, will allow GH6 users to record video directly to an SSD via USB.

According to Panasonic, the new feature will support even high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording (up to 1.9 Gbps) and high-bitrate, high-volume 4:2:2 10-bit All -Intra directly to an SSD disk with a maximum capacity of 2TB.

Direct reading from the SSD drive will also be possible. This update should prove useful for those looking to streamline their workflow, especially those who don’t want to worry about transferring card sequences to readers.

Panasonic Firmware Update 2.2 will be available for download from September 27th. Visit Lumix customer support for more.

Read Panasonic’s full press release below.


Firmware version 2.2 for GH6

Panasonic announces the release of firmware version 2.2 for GH6 to support direct SSD recording via USB

Wiesbaden, Germany, 09/19/2022

Panasonic has announced the release of Firmware Updater Ver.2.2 for its LUMIX GH6 to support direct video/photo recording and playback using an external SSD connected via USB.

With the latest firmware, it will be possible to record high-quality, low-compression Apple ProRes 422 HQ (maximum 1.9 Gbps) or high-bitrate, high-volume 4:2:2 All-Intra 10-bit directly to the USB (SSD) with a maximum capacity of 2TB. Data files saved on the SSD can be easily transferred to a PC via USB, which minimizes the backup work and makes the post-production process more efficient.

The firmware program will be available for free download from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on September 27, 2022.

Panasonic continues its philosophy of continuous improvement through the implementation of future-ready firmware solutions for its mirrorless cameras to provide more flexible film production workflows.

• High frame rate video over 60.00p cannot be saved to an external SSD.
• It is not possible to simultaneously record videos and photos to the SD card or CFexpress card while recording them to the external SSD.
• Use an external SSD with a maximum size of 2 TB compatible with USB Type-C. We recommend that you use an external SSD whose operation has been confirmed by Panasonic. Note in advance that this is not a guarantee of operation on all devices.
• The latest information on external SSDs will be available on the following support site along with the firmware version: https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/connect/index.html
• Apple and ProRes are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
• The USB-IF logos are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum, Inc.
• Other trademarks and trade names belong to their respective owners.
• Not all functions may be available depending on the situation.
• Design and specifications subject to change without notice.


Further reading

The best Panasonic cameras to buy in 2022

How to connect your camera to your smartphone

Panasonic Lumix GH6 firmware v.2.0 update video


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