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Stunning New Infrared Footage from Panasonic VariCam LT1 min read

12 July 2016 < 1 min read


Stunning New Infrared Footage from Panasonic VariCam LT1 min read

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The Panasonic VariCam LT has been impressing shooters since its announcement back in February, including NFS community member Ben Meredith, who did an extensive review on it. But the 4K camera does come with a price tag: depending on the flavour, it can range from US$16,000 to US$28,000 off the shelf. The LT, as we now know, is the little brother to the VariCam 35, as it uses the same super 35mm sensor for its imaging but on a smaller form factor in terms of weight and size. Releasing compact versions of first generations has become more common; another more recent example is the URSA Mini. It’s one reason why many of us wait to jump on board to that next “new” thing-we know it’s going to be replaced by something better and more intuitive soon.

One of the features on the LT that’s been getting some attention is its integrated and detachable IR cut filter. Infrared photography is nothing new, but it’s becoming more of a relevant tool in film work as cinematographers look for different ways to tell stories. (Roger Deakins used infrared for the tunnel scene in Sicario and Richard Mosse shot on 16mm colour infrared film for The Enclave, to name a few.)

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via: No Film School

Image and Video Credit: 26 Inch Productions

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