Panasonic, today extended its VARICAM series camera line up with the launch of two new production cameras – the Varicam HS and Varicam 35.
Panasonic has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam production cameras.
The expressP2 card is designed to capture 4K or high speed HD images, and offers fast transfer speeds (up to 2.4Gbps).
The card provides 72 minutes recording time in 4K/25p mode with high data reliability by containing a flash memory error correction system, equivalent to a RAID system, to recover from a failure.
The Varicam 35 features a V-Log gamma covering wide latitude (14+ stops). The camera also has the ability to simultaneously record in two different formats and codecs together with its in-camera colour grading function.
It sports the new super35mm MOS image sensor and images can be handled in variable frame rates up to 120 frames per second (fps).
It has a variety of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and 1080p HD in AVC-Intra 100.
The Vericom HS on the other hand provides smooth slow motion effects, by recording in 240fps HD, without a cache memory.
With high speed 1080p image capture at up to 240fps, the Varicam HS camera is aimed at the production of extraordinary high-definition imagery, documentaries, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
The introduction of these models defines Panasonic’s strategy to deliver superb image handling ability in multiple formats making it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.” said Rizkant Zha, director, system sales division, Panasonic.