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Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camera

February 11, 2016

 

 

 

 

The Next Generation in Digital Cinema Innovation

  • 35mm Single-Chip MOS Sensor

  • Lightweight & Compact design

  • 14+ Stops of Wide Latitude

  • Dual Native ISO of 800/5000

  • Native 4K/60p Shooting / 2K/HD 240p Slow Motion

 

 

 

Super 35mm Image Sensor

With its Super 35mm image sensor, the VariCam LT offers native 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, and boasts high sensitivity, low noise, wide dynamic range and cinematic depth of field.

 

14+ Stops of Dynamic Range with V-Log

To maximize the dynamic range, the V-Log gamma curve offers 14+ stops of dynamic range and facilitates advanced color grading adjustments in post-production. The VariCam LT also permits the assignment of various LUTs to individual recording channels and camera outputs.

 

Dual Native ISO of 800/5000

The unique dual native 800/5000 ISO setting offers true innovation for cinematic image capture. Use ISO 800 for shooting at conventional light levels, but shoot ISO 5000 in low light levels where conventional lighting setups are impractical or not permitted. At ISO 5000, the VariCam "sees" better in the dark than you. With lighting needs much reduced, you'll work faster and more efficiently, saving setup time and enabling faster turn-around.

 

Native 4K/60p Shooting

The LT records in 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840x2160) resolution at 60p (60 fps) to produce smooth, high-resolution images when recording fast-moving action scenes

 

Multiple Codec 4K/UHD/2K/HD Recording

The VariCam LT delivers superior image handling in multiple formats ranging from 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes, and like the VariCam 35, is fully capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) field capture. The new 4K camcorder offers Apple ProRes 4444 (up to 30p) and ProRes 422 HQ (up to 60p) support for HD recording, as well as Panasonic's AVC-ULTRA family of advanced video codecs Using the 256 GB expressP2 card, the camera can record about 90 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with AVC-Intra 4K422.

 

Expansive Color Gamut

The camcorder is equipped with "V-Gamut," giving it a wider color gamut than that of film. V-Gamut also encompasses the entire Rec. 2020 Color Space. Powerful color management capabilities are combined with VariCam's extended color gamut and support for the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) workflow allow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.

 

V-LOOK and User Scene Files

The five-position scene file function is new to the cinema VariCam LT. The default setting scene file is the VariCam-LOOK (V-LOOK) mode, a newly-developed setting for creating cinema-like images without color grading. A newly-designed gamma curve that allows detail to be maintained over a greater tonal range within the Rec. 709 Color Space has also been included in the VariCam LT. The "V-709" gamma setting provides a tone suitable for viewing on standard monitors while the "BC-Look" creates a look that mimics traditional TV broadcast images.

2K/HD 240p Slow Motion

When shooting in 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920x1080) resolution, high-speed 240 fps recording can be used to produce an extreme slow-motion effect. This is achieved by cropping the image sensor recording area in order to achieve a faster scanning speed.

 

Power Consumption

47 W (body only) / 77 W (with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)

 

Weight

5.95 lb (2.7 kg) (body only)

 

Sensor

S35 mm 1MOS (same as V35)

 

Dimensions (W x H x D)

7-1/4 inches x 9-1/8 inches x 9-3/4 inches (184 mm x 230.5 mm x 247 mm) Body only, excluding protrusion

 

Lens Mount

EF mount*1 (PL mount option)

 

Optical Filter

ND Filters: CLEAR/0.6/1.2/1.8 | IR cut filter removable

 

Media Slot

expressP2 Card Slot x 1 / SD Card Slot x1 for Proxy/Meta Data

 

Connectors

3G-SDI OUT x3 (SDI OUT 1/SDI OUT2/VF-SDI)
Genlock IN
TC IN/OUT
LAN
USB HOST (for Network Connect)
USB DEVIVE (miniB)
XLR 5 pin x1, XLR 3 pin x2
DC OUT 4 pin Hirose x2
Lens/Grip Connector 12 pin
12 V DC-IN 4 pin
Head Phone x1 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Jack

 

Video Format (MAIN) 4096 x 2160

59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p

 

Video Format (MAIN) 3840 x 2160

59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p

 

Video Format (MAIN) 2048 x 1080

59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p

 

Video Format (MAIN) 1920 x 1080

59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p, 59.94i, 50i

 

Rec Format (4K/UHD) AVC-Intra 4K422

up to 30p

 

Rec Format (4K/UHD) AVC-Intra 4K-LT

30p to 60p

 

Rec Format (2K) AVC-Intra 2K444

up to 30p

 

Rec Format (2K) AVC-Intra 2K422

up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped)

 

Rec Format (2K) AVC-Intra 2K-LT

120p to 240p (cropped)

 

Rec Format (HD) AVC-Intra444

up to 30p

 

Rec Format (HD) AVC-Intra422

up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped)

 

Rec Format (HD) AVC-Intra100

50i/59.94i

 

Rec Format (HD) AVC-IntraLT

120p to 240p (cropped)

 

Rec Format (HD) ProRes 4444

up to 30p

 

Rec Format (HD) ProRes 422HQ

up to 60p

 

Rec Format (Proxy) AVC-Proxy G6

up to 60p

 

Audio Format (Main)

4ch 48 kHz/24 bit LPCM

 

Audio Format (Proxy G6)

2ch 48 kHz/16 bit AAC

 

V-Log/preset Scene File x5

1) V-Log Mode: MAIN Color = V-Log, Proxy Color = V-Log/V-709/Grading 2) Preset Scene File Mode: always MAIN Color = Proxy Color / Image Preset with Scene files Parameters: Image control parameters (only in preset Scene File mode)
- WHITE
- BLACK
- GAMMA
- KNEE
- WHITE CLIP
- MATRIX
- CHROMA
- DETAIL (Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
- SKIN TONE DETAIL (Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
- COLOR CORRECTION

 

ISO

Native 800/5000 push up/down

 

WB

2000 K to 15000 K, GMg -10 to +10

 

Shutter

deg & /s, synchro scan

 

FPS

4096/3840: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 240p (Cropped)

 

Other Functions

Focus Assist
Expand (x2, x3, x4, 9 positions)
Focus in Color (RED/WHITE/GREEN)
Focus Squares
EI assist - Zebra/WFM/FALSE COLOR/Y-GET
Anamorphic Lens Desqueeze
Lens Meta Data: EF, LDS, Cooke/i, B4 lens
Special REC function: PreRec / Interval rec / One Shot Rec
Built-in GPS
Shot Mark
Text Memo
IP Control with AK-HRP200
Proxy FTP
In Camera Color Grading: 3D LUT / CDL
IR shooting
Power Hot Swap

 

 

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