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Interesting update to this, one of my readers Ron Evans thinks this might be down to the type of software you use to download the firmware.

The PC version has the POWER SAVE LVF SHOOTING mode in the OFF position while the MAC version which is the one I used is at the ONE SEC position. That would account for at least 50% of users not having this problem.

Since this post I have been informed a PC user had the same problem, meanwhile this note has appeared on Panasonic’s download page.

I love the fact that Panasonic tell you to restore the setting but not telling you to restore it to what ???


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “GH5 FW v2.0 problem might be in the MAC version only

  1. Why not try downloading it on pc machine and reinstall from there.
    You never know your luck.
    No problems at all at this end using pc

    HDW : No need if you follow my post on setting the switch to off.

  2. Dear Philip,
    You are probably right because I downloaded the Mac version of the v.2 firmware and it set the Power Save LVF Shooting to 1 sec too.

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