V-Log L Update Process for the Panasonic DMC-GH4

As many of you may be updating your GH4 with your purchased V-Log L software key code, I thought I would put together an update blog post and video to help you successfully sync your key code with Panasonic and unlock it's awesome new V-Log L picture profile. If you're not a fan of written instructions I did a video here to help you along the way:

Before you begin this process make sure you have a fully charged battery!



  1. Update to firmware Version 2.4 from the Global Joint Update Service.
  2. Export the camera’s SERIAL.LST file to you SD card:
    • Menu > Setup > Activate > Export Serial Code.
  3. Upload the SERIAL.LST to Panasonic's Portal Web Page.
  4. Input and register the "Upgrade Software Key" to Panasonic's website; this will allow you to get the activation code.
  5. Download the "ACTIVE.LST" to on your SD card:
    • PRIVATE > PANA_GRP > PAVC > LUMIX > ACTV (i.e. the same location you SERIAL.LST is in). 
  6. Insert the SD card into the SAME fully charged GH4, head into:
    • Menu > Setup > Activate > Import Activation Code.
  7. When prompted power cycle the camera. You will find your new V-LOG L feature in your Photo Styles.

Enjoy the new picture profile, it's kind of a learning curve, but that's what creating content so fun in my opinion. If you have questions please feel free to drop me a comment down below. Thanks for stopping by, I hope this helped those of you that needed it.