Along with the announcement of its two new lenses Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 and Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH in July, Panasonic also disclosed its plans to launch the technology labeled Post Focus, which would be implemented into Panasonic cameras that deliver 4K video footage via a firmware update. The latest statement from this Japanese company says that the new firmware is ready and it will be available from tomorrow, November 25 at 01:00 GMT.
Post Focus utilizes Panasonic's DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology to capture 4K-resolution video at 30 fps while focus is shifted through the frame. While reviewing the captured footage, with a simple touch of the LCD screen, the user can 'set' focus on a particular point, and the camera will extract a still image with the specified plane of focus, regardless of the fact where the original focus area was. In this way, you first shoot the subject, and only after the subject has been captured you focus segments that you find important. This means that users can lay stress on different details within one and the same image by changing the subject with a simple shift of the focus position, which will result in separate photos being produced. What all this looks like in practice you can see in the following video.
The Post Focus feature represents a further evolution of the 4K Photo technology and its goal is to prevent out-of-focus errors, as well as to additionally stimulate overall creativity. It is aimed at different types of photography - portrait, landscape and especially macro.
As it has already been said, the new firmware with the Post Focus technology will be available to download at 01:00 GMT on November 25 on Panasonic's official website.
The news was taken from PANASONIC.