Anybody hacked G2 firmware?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Promit, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Real Name:
    Promit Roy
    Not GH2, G2. The nice mid level one. I gather it is -- rather, was -- compatible with the PTool hack at some point. Has anyone tried it out?
  2. m0nsieur2

    m0nsieur2 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    I loaded it onto my G2. I can set ISO now when recording videos, and also added in the Lpowell Fast action 3-frame GOP standard patch v2 (increase video bitrates). AVCHD Video does look more detailed than stock FW, but I haven't really had a chance to play around with it much. I've also noticed that my camera seems to randomly switch from photo to video mode when I'm changing settings (such as aspect ratio, color). Perhaps I'm unknowingly pushing another button. If I switch modes (M to P back to M for example) the problem goes away.

    Have you tried it? I haven't seen much feedback online with this firmware.
  3. chrith

    chrith Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2010

    shot at ~70 mbps. all the artifacting is from having a 6 year old computer trying to edit ginormous HD files
  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    That looks pretty good for G2 video
  5. bryan

    bryan Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Nice! Was this shot with the Panasonic 14-140?