DP Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 4K cinema cameras


VariCam LT Key Features:

  • Utilizes the same Super 35mm 4K native sensor and superb imaging capabilities as the VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range in V-Log, plus the renowned VariCam image quality and color science.
  • Dual native 800/5000 ISO imager. With ISO5000, you see more detail than the human eye at low light levels (without adding noise).
  • Image handling in multiple formats ranging from 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and HD ProRes, all fully capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.
  • New Codecs: AVC-Intra2K-LT and AVC-Intra-LT for capturing frame rates up to 240fps.
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VariCam 35 Key Features:

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Ready
  • S35MM 4096 X 2160 Advanced MOS Imager
  • Native ISOs of 800 and 5000
  • 14+ Stops of Latitude
  • Variable Frame Rate — 1 to 120 fps in 4K
  • Dual Recorder
  • Records Simultaneous 4K/ 2K/Proxy, or UHD/HD/Proxy + Raw to Codex (Optional)
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VariCam HS Key Features:

  • Newly Developed 1920 x 1080p 3MOS Imagers
  • 240fps Variable Frame Rate Recording — 1 fps to 240 fps
  • Dual Recorder
  • 14 Stops of Latitude
  • Apple ProRes 4:4:4:4 and ProRes HQ Built-in
  • 2/3-inch B4 Bayonet Mount
  • High-quality recording formats including AVC-Intra Class100 (recording at 1080/24p, 30p or 60p format with Variable Frame Rates (up to 240p), AVC-Intra Class200 (up to 30p/60i) and AVC-Intra Class 4:4:4 (up to 30p)
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VariCam Pure Key Features:

  • Smaller lighter RAW only option for VariCam
  • Integrated VariCam 35 camera head and Codex V-RAW 2.0 recorder
  • Features 4K Super 35 sensor, offering 14+ stops of latitude and integrated Codex recording to Capture Drive
  • New compact and lightweight body for better on-set versatility
  • Captures uncompressed 4K RAW recording at up to 120-fps
  • With Codex’s Production Suite and with the Codex Virtual File system, transcode to multiple file formats of choice, including VRAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR
  • Native ISOs of 800 and 5000
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) ready)
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