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