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Panasonic Varicam LT 4K Camera

Now with 12 bit RAW capture if using Odyssey 7Q/7Q+ recorder

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Panasonic Varicam LT 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and PL/EF lens option.

The same look, wide colour gamut, dual ISO settings and high sensitivity as the Varicam cinema camera but in a smaller body, lower power consumption and slow motion of up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K.

This is a complete newly designed Panasonic Varicam 35 Camera with true 4K 4:2: capability with up to 60p 4K Slow Motion capabilities.

The mount is offered either as native EF or native PL for maximum versatility.

We are also including the ARRI Pro Set to allow for standard film accessories to be fitted. The ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for single shooter operation.

Dual Native ISO settings

Traditionally, cameras only have a single ISO setting which they are optimised to work at but this camera is designed to have dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000.

The native 5000 ISO allows for clean shooting in very low light situations - See more

Dual Record Capability

In common with the larger Varicam 35, the LT has a dual codec recording function that allows the user to record a primary or “main” codec as well as a smaller proxy file. In addition, each camera offers an in-camera color grading function and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes*2 codecs.

New Look and colour pallete

The Varicam LT uses a new chip (super 35mm single-chip MOS sensor developed especially for the VariCam 35) which offers true 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with high sensitivity, low noise, & wide dynamic range.

The most important consideration of this camera is the very pleasing look and fleshtones which give you access to a new colour palette not offered by competing camera systems.This sensor received The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award 2015.

14 Stops of wide Lattitude, Scene Files and V-Look

The "V-Log" gamma curve offers 14+ stops of dynamic range and facilitates advanced color grading adjustments in post production. The five position scene file function is new to the VariCam LT. The VariCam-LOOK (V-LOOK) mode is a newly developed setting for creating cinematic 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.

Storage

VMI kits are supplied with 2 x 512GB P2 Express memory cards which will allow up to 180 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with AVC-Intra 4K 422 per card.

This is an incredible amount of storage on one card and 2 x 512 high speed cards are provided in the standard kit and more are available at an additional charge.

P2 Express Workflow

AVC-Intra 4K is a 4K-compatible version of the AVC-Intra, intra-frame compression codec that is suitable for cinema production. Using this codec, the VariCam LT can record 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. For 2K recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 2K444/2K422/2K-LT. For HD recording, the VariCam LT supports AVC-Intra 444/422/100/LT and Apple ProRes 4444/HQ.

Slow Motion - up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K

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. Variable frame rates are available from 1 to 120 fps in AVC-Intra 2K422 and from 120 to 240 fps in AVC-Intra 2K-LT. The frame rate can be changed while recording.

Removable IR Filter to permit IR shooting on demand

The Cinema VariCam LT has an integrated, detachable IR cut filter. User can do the IR shooting to record 4K images in dark unlit nightscapes. This is ideal for capturing nocturnal wildlife and other scenes with no illumination. Also, the IR filter can be used in daylight as a creative tool for achieving a unique look.

Tough, durable and reliable

  • The lens mount is made of stainless steel, and designed to prevent flange back deviation due to temperature changes.
  • The camera body is made of strong rigid magnesium.
  • The full ARRI Pro set is supplied in VMI's basic kit package with standard viewfinder bracket and many mounting holes on both sides as well as on the handle for convenient mounting of accessories.
  • The top and bottom panels have been made flat for easy installation of various plates and accessories.

Compatible Memory Cards

VMI Varicam LT Package

  • Panasonic Varicam LT 4K Camera
  • 2 x high speed 512GB P2 Express Cards 
  • P2 Card Reader
  • ARRI Pro Set
  • Native EF or PL mount (please specify mount required)
  • Anton bauer 5-way battery set.

 

Panasonic Varicam LT 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and PL/EF lens option.

The same look, wide colour gamut, dual ISO settings and high sensitivity as the Varicam 35 cinema camera but in a smaller body, lower power consumption and slow motion of up to 240p in HD and 60p in 4K.  2 x 512GB P2 Express cards are supplied as standard and more are available on request.

Please read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

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