GH2 Firmware v1.11 hack!

The GH2 just keeps getting better and better!

 Vitaliy Kiselev has just released a new version of PTools, which allows the  Panasonic V1.11 firmware bitrate to be manipulated, among other things. Turn your $900 GH2 into a professional camera, complete with the ability to use the AVC-Intra codec! This puts it on par with cameras of much higher price, and even allows it to compete with the RED Scarlet(!)

This newest version of PTools includes improved AVCHD settings, improved noise reduction, and support for the latest Panasonic firmware, which in itself includes many improvements. One of the most noticeable is full screen touch focus!

This newest version is constantly being improved, so keep an eye on the development thread for updates. If you do use Vitaliy’s tools to modify your GH2, consider supporting his hard work by donating here.