Panasonic India has launched two new variants under its Varicam series of film production cameras – the Varicam HS and Varicam 35. The company has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam series products.
Specifically designed to capture 4K or high speed HD images, the expressP2 card offers transfer speeds (up to 2.4Gbps). The expressP2 card (AU-XP0256A) 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.
Inherited from original Varicam series, 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. The Varicam 35 incorporates a newly-developed super35mm MOS image sensor and images can be handled in variable frame rates up to 120 frames per second (fps). It can deliver a variety of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and 1080p HD in AVC-Intra 100.
Varicam HS 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, for the most demanding documentaries, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.