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Panasonic VARICAM LT Cinema 4K Camcorder is “The Next Generation in Digital Cinema Innovation” for Film Production & Single Operator Field Use for Documentaries: Sample Footages of Extreme Low-Light Capture at ISO 5000

Panasonic VARICAM LT with Grip Module (optional) and Shoulder Mount for Cinema Style (optional)

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Panasonic offers three VariCam cameras.

  • The new, one-piece cinema VariCam LT 4K and the top-of-the-line, two-piece cinema VariCam 35 4K, both featuring the same Super 35mm MOS image sensor for acquisition of movies, TV episodics, documentaries and live events.
  • The VariCam HS is a 2/3″ camera that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps for sports and slow-motion applications.

The following video presents Panasonic VariCam LT – Hands-On & Exclusive 4K Footage:

Narrated segment by Sebastian Wöber

Original VariCam LT Footage segment:
Resolution: 4K 24p, Codec: AVC-Intra 4K 4:2:2, Gamma: V-Log (graded)
DP: Matthias Bollinger (www.matthias-bolliger.de)

Panasonic designated the new Varicam LT as “The Next Generation in Digital Cinema Innovation.

This is the next generation of digital cinema innovation. Even in dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in film production, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise to picture quality.

We also see this being popular in the freelance market and with documentary camera operators, who require a true 4K camera that is designed for single operator field use.

Luc Bara, Technical Product Manager for Panasonic

http://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/news-and-events/panasonic-adds-varicam-lt-to-cinema-lineup#sthash

More Sample Footages Shot with ISO5000 on Panasonic Varicam LT:

The following video presents Shot on VariCam LT: “To Each His Dulcinea” from Cinema VariCam™ on Vimeo:

Shot on VariCam LT at NY and NJ.
All the dark scenes are shot with ISO5000.
Dejan Georgevich, ASC Cinematographer.

The new Varicam LT’s key features include:

Panasonic VARICAM LT: Super 35 mm Imager and EF Lens Mount* (* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.)

Panasonic VARICAM LT: Super 35 mm Imager and EF Lens Mount* (* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.)

  • 35mm Single-Chip MOS Sensor (same as V35, but it’s smaller, lighter and more affordable).
  • Cost efficient in both operation and workflow due to in-camera colour grading, AVC-Ultra codec and multiple recording formats (4K/UHD/2K/HD proxy).
Panasonic VARICAM LT with Grip Module (optional) and Shoulder Mount for Cinema Style (optional): Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VARICAM LT with Grip Module (optional) and Shoulder Mount for Cinema Style (optional): Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • Lightweight & Compact design:
     5.95 lb (2.7 kg) (body only)

    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

Panasonic VARICAM LT, body only

Panasonic VARICAM LT, body only

  • 14+ stops of dynamic range in V-Log, plus the renowned VariCam image quality and color science.
Panasonic VARICAM LT has 14+ Stop Wide Latitude: This wide dynamic range assures accurate image rendering over the entire image, from dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in movie production, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality. “V-Log” is capable of creating the 14+ stops of dynamic range offered by the VariCam LT image sensor, greatly enhancing look creation capability. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VARICAM LT has 14+ Stop Wide Latitude: This wide dynamic range assures accurate image rendering over the entire image, from dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in movie production, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality. “V-Log” is capable of creating the 14+ stops of dynamic range offered by the VariCam LT image sensor, greatly enhancing look creation capability. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • Dual native 800/5000 ISO imager. With ISO5000, you see more detail than the human eye at low light levels (without adding noise).
Panasonic VARICAM LT has Dual Native ISO of 5000: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VARICAM LT has Dual Native ISO of 5000: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • Image handling in multiple formats ranging from 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and HD ProRes, all fully capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.
  • EF mount accommodates a wide choice of lenses for smaller cameras; can be switched out to a robust standard 35mm PL mount.
  • XpressP2 card slot recording for all formats including high frame rate and HD/2K/UHD and 4K recording; SD slot for high-resolution proxy recording as well as proxy files for offline edit/color grading.
Panasonic VARICAM LT: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VARICAM LT: Image Courtesy of Panasonic

  • Optical Filter: ND Filters: CLEAR/0.6/1.2/1.8 | IR cut filter removable.
  • New Codecs: AVC-Intra2K-LT and AVC-Intra-LT for capturing frame rates up to 240fps.
  • FPS
    4096/3840: up to 60p (Full Frame)
    2048/1920: up to 60p (Full Frame)
    2048/1920: up to 240p (Cropped, allowing 240fps for slow motion in both HD and 2K.)
  • The VariCam LT supports both Panasonic and third party viewfinders and comes with a number of optional extras including shoulder mount, grip and PL mount.
Panasonic VARICAM LT: 2K/240p Slow Motion. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic VARICAM LT: 2K/240p Slow Motion. Image Courtesy of Panasonic

For more info and specifications of the Panasonic Varicam LT, please visit http://business.panasonic.com/VARICAM+LT.html .


You can pre-order / buy the Panasonic VARICAM cameras at B&H:

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