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How do I get my hands on GH5 VLOG upgrade?


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I'm a bit confused -- my GH5 should arrive in two or three days, but I can't seem to find any info on how to activate VLOG (my info is that this will be a paid upgrade as with the GH4). At least the German Panasonic online shop doesn't seem to yield any results. I'd love to shoot VLOG with it from the start, and have a major project starting in about 10 days...

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5 hours ago, manueldomes said:

I'm a bit confused -- my GH5 should arrive in two or three days, but I can't seem to find any info on how to activate VLOG (my info is that this will be a paid upgrade as with the GH4). At least the German Panasonic online shop doesn't seem to yield any results. I'd love to shoot VLOG with it from the start, and have a major project starting in about 10 days...

The vlog activation is same physical card as GH4 and other Pana cameras. Packaging doesn't need to mention "GH5" to work fine. Some of your local shops should have one sitting around? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1182741-REG/panasonic_dmw_sfu1_vlog_v_log_l_function_activation.html 

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Just to clarify, if I pucrhase this from the Panasonic website (it only mentions the GH4), it needs to be posted out to me???

I have a shoot next saturday and would like to use it but if it takes while to arrive then, well....im screwed!!!

Can this not simply be bought and downloaded????

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9 hours ago, Charlie said:

Daaaaaaamn 1980's style!!! hhahahaha.........How long did yours take to arrive?? its definitely the same GH4 V-Log?

Yes yes yes, same thing. SAME thing. One Code Rules Them All. But only for one camera. ONE code, MANY cameras, ONE activation ONLY. Check you local stores if they have one.

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Here's some pointers, search for 'DMW-SFU1':

e.g. both Digifoto and Fotokoch seem to be sending stuff abroad. No stock yet though. https://geizhals.eu/panasonic-dmw-sfu1-updateschluessel-a1567852.html . Might wanna shoot a msg in direction of these guys too: https://www.panasonicstore.ie/about-us/ . Or https://eng.faq.panasonic.com/app/ask/p/5 , does say 'UK & Ireland', so they must gotta have some info for you on how to get a hold of one. Gd luck.

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Yeah, flippin' ridiculous. Welcome to 2017, where we have no better delivery systems for codes than friggin' snailmail. :sweat_smile:

I'm kinda waiting out for a 12-35mm f/2.8 II kit to arrive (?)... and the 400Mbps update, but might as well get a code in, just to make sure atleast that's already here and not running scarce.

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18 minutes ago, JordanWright said:

Stock not expected until October 3rd!! (Uk) does anyone know of anywhere else to buy it UK?

Says 'In Stock' here though: http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/camera-accessories/others/dmw-sfu1gu.html . Otherwise, as said:

On 3-4-2017 at 9:08 PM, Cinegain said:

Here's some pointers, search for 'DMW-SFU1':

e.g. both Digifoto and Fotokoch seem to be sending stuff abroad. No stock yet though. https://geizhals.eu/panasonic-dmw-sfu1-updateschluessel-a1567852.html . Might wanna shoot a msg in direction of these guys too: https://www.panasonicstore.ie/about-us/ . Or https://eng.faq.panasonic.com/app/ask/p/5 , does say 'UK & Ireland', so they must gotta have some info for you on how to get a hold of one. Gd luck.

Pricerunner.co.uk points towards: https://www.foto-koester.de/zubehoer/buecher-und-software/39431/panasonic-dmw-sfu1gu-v-log-l-firmware-upgrade-gh4 .

If you are really in desperate need and can't find no joy in finding one, I expected this shortage to hit every now and again and prepared myself by getting one in advance, eventhough I haven't upgraded my GH4 (already with V-Log L on it) to GH5 yet (waiting for reviews on the summer (uh... I thought it was summer already?) updates and perhaps a 12-35mm f/2.8 II kit, although it seems people say the older performs better). As I don't need to use mine quite yet... I could send you mine and order another. But again, the whole idea was to have one at home the moment I dropped the hammer on the GH5, so please first exhaust your other posibilities.

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