Panasonic is showcasing a new version of its VariCam camera product line in its NAB Show booth. Launched earlier this year, the company calls its new VariCam LT the “next generation” of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder is a smaller, lighter version of the company’s VariCam product line, with the same super 35mm sensor and superior imaging capabilities of the VariCam 35, and at a lower pricepoint.
The VariCam LT (model AU-V35LT1G) delivers 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log, and the cinematic VariCam image quality and color science, as well as the VariCam 35’s dual native ISOs of 800/5000.
The LT targets handheld, SteadiCam, jib, crane, drone, gimbal and overall cinema verité work, and is likewise tailor-made for owner/operators, independent filmmakers, documentary makers and corporate production creators.
The VariCam LT delivers superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from 4K, UHD, 2K and HD, and like the VariCam 35, it features HDR field capture. It offers Apple ProRes 4444 (up to 30p) and ProRes 422 HQ (up to 60p) support for HD record- ing, as well as Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA family of advanced video codecs.
New codecs introduced in the VariCam LT include AVC-Intra LT and AVC-Intra 2K- LT, both designed to offer capture rates up to 240fps in imager crop mode, ideal for sports and other fast-motion footage.