Panasonic launches new cameras at CABSAT

Varicam 35 and Varicam HS unveiled at CABSAT 2015 in Dubai
Panasonic's new Varicam HS.
Panasonic's new Varicam HS.

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Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) has launched its 4K VariCam 35 and high speed Varicam HS at CABSAT.

These Varicams are the third generation cameras that arrive in two new variants, the super 35mm 4K Varicam 35, and the 2/3 type, high speed HD Varicam HS.

Hayashi Noriyuki, senior manager, security & broadcast, systems solutions department, Panasonic Marketing MEA, said: “Inherited from original Varicam, the Varicam 35 features a V-Log gamma to cover a wide latitude - an impressive 14 plus stops. What is more, the ability to simultaneously record in two different formats and codecs together with its in-camera colour grading function means, for instance, that it is possible to record 4K master and HD simultaneously and begin colour grading on site. This will greatly help production companies to streamline their workflows."

“The Varicam HS will provide smooth slow motion effects, by recording in 240fps HD, without a cache memory,” he added.

The Varicam 35 incorporates a newly-developed super 35 mm image sensor and the images can be handled in variable frame rates up to 120 frames per second. It will deliver a variety of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and 1080p HD in AVC-Intra 100.

Future firmware upgrades will allow HD recording with Apple ProRes and V-RAW recording with a Codex V-RAW Recorder, meaning a wider variety of creative choice for image creation and a faster workflow.

With high speed 1080p image capture at up to 240fps, the Varicam HS camera is aimed at the production of high-definition imagery, for the most demanding documentaries, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.

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