First Footage from Panasonic 4K VariCam 35

Written by Neil Roberts

PanasonicFirst Footage from Panasonic VariCam 35

Panasonic revealed it was developing a 4K VariCam Cinema Camera at NAB. The first footage has just been posted to Vimeo and it looks gorgeous.

Although the camera was announced at NAB there were only mock-ups on the stand, now a pre-production unit has been placed in the hands of Michael Cioni and he has directed a beautiful piece showcasing the camera's capabilities.

The VariCam 35 boasts an all-new super 35mm MOS image sensor and uses Panasonic's AVC-ULTRA codecs for internal 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD recording. The camera is also capable of external 4K raw recording, provides 14 stops of dynamic range, and features a standard PL lens mount.

Because the camera head can be separated from the recorder it will be of particular interest for shooting on cranes or in tight spaces, even the control panel can be mounted remotely.

If these images are anything to go by Panasonic have a serious competitor to the Arri Alexa and the Sony F55. 

Tags: Production


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