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All You Need to Know About the Panasonic Varicam LT2 min read

9 May 2016 2 min read


All You Need to Know About the Panasonic Varicam LT2 min read

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B&H held quite a few live seminars during NAB 2016, one of them was focused particularly on the new Varicam LT. For those yet unfamiliar with the camera, it was announced earlier in February and it represents a more compact and one-piece Super35 4K camera design compared to the Varicam 35. Despite featuring the same sensor and colour science, the Varicam LT is a bit different and way more usable for single shooters from an ergonomics perspective. Much like the its bigger bro the Varicam 35, the Varicam LT will record 4K, but up to 60fps (the Varicam 35 goes up to 120fps), however in 2K the slow-motion has been upgraded to 240fps on the LT.

The Varicam LT also features that unique to the Varicam Dual Native ISO feature (800 and 5000), which basically enables the cameras to shoot in very light starved environments without a huge image noise penalty. Check out some amazing low-light night footage from the LT here.

Panasonic Varicam LT Highlights:

– 4K Super35 CMOS Sensor (same sensor as Varicam 35)
– Native Canon EF mount (PL mount extra option ““ easily user swappable)
– 2K/Full HD 240fps Slow-Motion (uses sensor crop)
– 4K/60p and Full HD ProRes 4444 & 422HQ
– 4K/60p Raw to Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+
– Built-in ND filters: 0.6/1.2/1.8
– User Removable IR Cut filter
– Single ExpressP2 card Slot for Main 4K/2K/HD recording
– SDXC Card slot for Proxy Long GOP recording
– Dual Native ISO ““ 800/5000
– Optional OLED viewfinder ($5,400 at B&H)
– 3 x SDI Out (dedicated one for Viewfinder)
– Support for 3rd Party Viewfinders like Zacuto Gratical and BMD URSA Viewfinder
– 2 x XLR inputs ““ 4 x Channel Audio 24bit/48kHz LPCM
– PreRec / Interval rec / One Shot Rec
– V-Gammut ““ exceeds BT.2020 HDR colour space
– 14+ Stops Dynamic Range with V-Log
– V-Look and BC-Look Presets ““ similar to WideDR on Canon C300 (mix between V-Log and Rec.709 for faster turnaround)
– Weight: 2.7 kg / under 6 lbs.

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via: 4K Shooters

Image Credit: Panasonic

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