Updating a firmware

30-Mar-2017 09:44

You should first try the newest information above but if you run into problems the additional info below may be helpful.It’s listed as the GH4_V25and has a Download Button for both Mac and Windows.This was the first step however so you should have this done. Next, navigate to the folder you put the file in, most likely the downloads folder and copy that file on to the SD card.Keep in mind, the file we are talking about could be either a or a or a file.Once you have downloaded this file you have to GO BACK to the page you chose the GH4 from. Scroll about half way down this same page to begin seeing directions for both Windows and Mac.These directions talk about downloading the file to the proper place and making sure it downloads correctly. Type the device’s user name and password in the appropriate boxes – if you have not changed the setting, please use the default values of ‘admin’ (in lowercase and without the quote marks) for both the user name and password.

To prepare the SD card for this file, I always Format the SD card in the camera prior to loading the new update to the card. Next, make certain the file on your computer, the one that showed up after unzipping the compressed/zip file, is the same size as it shows on the Downlaod page.

Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used A. If you scroll down from the top you will see a heading tab What’s New. To get to the GH4, you have to first scroll all the way down to the bottom of this web page. Below that is the option to select either Accepted or Not Accepted. You now are taken to a page that actually does list and has the firmware updates for the GH4. Next, click on the Download Link for the GH4 in the far right column which takes you to the next page. As I mention above, this is just a screenshot of the TOP of the page you need.

Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer. Turn the Camera power on and press the “Playback” button. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on. This page is confusing since it shows not only the newest GH4 update but it also shows a list of all prior updates.

So the above explains how you get the file to your computer and in a place you know where to find it, preferably the Downloads folder.

Next we have to get this file onto an SD card to load to your camera.

To prepare the SD card for this file, I always Format the SD card in the camera prior to loading the new update to the card. Next, make certain the file on your computer, the one that showed up after unzipping the compressed/zip file, is the same size as it shows on the Downlaod page.Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used A. If you scroll down from the top you will see a heading tab What’s New. To get to the GH4, you have to first scroll all the way down to the bottom of this web page. Below that is the option to select either Accepted or Not Accepted. You now are taken to a page that actually does list and has the firmware updates for the GH4. Next, click on the Download Link for the GH4 in the far right column which takes you to the next page. As I mention above, this is just a screenshot of the TOP of the page you need.Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer. Turn the Camera power on and press the “Playback” button. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on. This page is confusing since it shows not only the newest GH4 update but it also shows a list of all prior updates.So the above explains how you get the file to your computer and in a place you know where to find it, preferably the Downloads folder.Next we have to get this file onto an SD card to load to your camera.Click on either Mac or Windows, depending on the computer you’re using and the download will begin.