GH5 Premiere Editors Rejoice – Premiere Pro 11.1.2 Adds Panasonic GH5 10-Bit Compatibility
Labeled as a “critical update”, the most noteworthy change is that the issues with editing GH5 footage from the previous version has been fixed. I Love to bash Adobe but they released this update on schedule so bravo.
The Panasonic 10-bit 4:2:2 Long GOP files are a custom implementation by Panasonic and the previous MPEG importer couldn’t process the HD or 4K files if they were shot in 10-bit.
The other big change concerns the Media Cache Management feature added in 11.1. While 11.1.1 restricted cache management preference to be applied to files within the Media Cache folder structure, 11.1.2 will only apply the preference to media cache files of a known file type (such as *.pek, *.ims and *.cfa). Only those files will be deleted according to the cache management preference. The folders they are in will remain on the system. Additionally, the Media Cache management will be off by default.
Oh and if you want to see the difference between the 10-bit recording on the GH5, compare it to the GH4’s 8-bit footage with this footage from Slashcam. You’ll want to fullscreen it but you’ll see the color banding in the sky easily.
Visit Adobe to see the full changelog.