Panasonic reveals 4K Varicam and Varicam HS for the Indian market

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).

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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).

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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.


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