Keep in mind, the screenshot above is just a portion of the instructions since I can’t fit all of them in a screenshot sample.DO NOT just follow these screenshots—they don’t have all of the info 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.The Camera’s LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to “Update” the firmware. Even though the update you are after is described at the top of this page, you actually have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this same page to see the Download option you’re after.If you want horror stories about Olympus camera firmware updates which are caused by a direct download from a web page directly to camera, take a look at this thread on DPReview.The SD card is the way to go even though this whole process is painful. But the email below is pretty typical of many folks I’ve heard from. I should tell you, your work and explanations of the Panasonic cameras helped nudge me away from full frame (after 45 years); it was time for something new (video) while continuing to enjoy stills. Had this been the only email I’ve ever received on the pain Lumix users feel when firmware updates are released, I wouldn’t even be writing this post.
When you download a Windows file it always comes through as a file.
If yo didn’t do the first thing I mentioned at the very top of this post, now is a good time to do it.
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.
It’s listed as the GH4_V25and has a Download Button for both Mac and Windows.
Click on either Mac or Windows, depending on the computer you’re using and the download will begin.