FREE V-LOG for GH-4 users and its not a hack !

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FREE FW

I don’t need V-LOG but would like to try it out for journalistic purposes, at £79 many GH-4 users are hacked off that Panasonic are charging them for  the addition of V-LOG.

This morning I got an email from one of my readers telling me that Panasonic had goofed up the new v2.3 FW by allowing you to download it and by using Panasonics image App, you can store the V-LOG settings to C1 on your GH4. As usual I thought this was too good to be true but it works.

Needless to say FW v2.3 is no longer available at Panasonics web site but fear not its freely available at various web sites.


V LOG via GH4

Remember although the GH4 is set to C1 you can record video from this setting and it works in both HD and 4K mode.

V LOG corrected 800 v2

Had this been a hack I would not have publicised it but as it is a genuine cock up by Panasonic. I would like to thank the person who discovered this mistake and had the brains to try it out. Note: You load this into your GH4 knowing that the next FW from Panasonic will no doubt disable the free V-LOG V2.3 from working.

One of my readers makes a great point…”Glad I’ve had a chance to try the V-Log via the workaround. It’s certainly helping me decide whether or not I’d buy the official activation key. Why? Shooting Log is difficult. It’s harder to focus and expose correctly. Not only that – I’m having trouble finding any V-Log LUT’s that can be used with LUT Buddy in FCP7.
If Panasonic sold the activation code with a set of LUT’s then that would be a good incentive for those who do find V-Log useful – to pay up.”

The link that points you towards the software is here…Note: Use Firefox as Safari won’t work properly.

https://www.reddit.com/r/gh4/comments/3l1j2z/how_to_use_vlog_without_buying/

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3 comments on this post

  1. Tim says:

    I’m not interested in grading. Since I’ve tweaked the “Natural” profile to avoid blown highlights, I’m a happy camper.
    Nice to have a look though – kinda like trialware – try before not buying.
    I feel sorry for the poor engineer that made the mistake.

  2. Bill says:

    Sorry, Philip. Panasonic has already pulled it.

  3. Tim says:

    Glad I’ve had a chance to try the V-Log via the workaround. It’s certainly helping me decide whether or not I’d buy the official activation key. Why? Shooting Log is difficult. It’s harder to focus and expose correctly. Not only that – I’m having trouble finding any V-Log LUT’s that can be used with LUT Buddy in FCP7.
    If Panasonic sold the activation code with a set of LUT’s then that would be a good incentive for those who do find V-Log useful – to pay up.
    The biggest laugh I’ve had out of this is reading that the poster boy hacker of Panasonic cameras – notably the GH2 – tweeted “get the real version 2B safe.”
    Or what? My camera may unexpectedly be able to use V-Log forever. My zebras work fine by the way.

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