Panasonic launches 4K Varicam and Varicam HS production cameras in India

Panasonic has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam series products.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2014 8:34 pm
Panasonic launches 4K Varicam and Varicam HS production camera in India Panasonic has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam series products.

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.

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