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Panasonic VariCam 35mm Debuts at #NABShow Wrap Up

The unveiling of  Panasonic’s newly developed VariCam 35 is certainly designed to create superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD making this camera an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. The VariCam 35 will deliver several recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and FHD in AVC-Intra 100/200, and it addresses the need for high-speed file exchange, the camera encodes high-resolution proxy files in parallel with 4K and 2K production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing, at bit rates from 6 Mbps down to 1.5Mbps.  Wireless workflows for proxy streaming and metadata management will also be available. With its innovative design, the 4K camera module unit  (AU-V35C1) is separate but dockable to the recording module unit (AU-VREC1), which is also interchangeable with Panasonic’s new 2/3″ camera module unit (AU-V23HS1.

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 “Evoking the VariCam heritage of gorgeous, cinematic image rendition, this VariCam 35 establishes new standards for 4K production,” said Steve Cooperman, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With its expanse of formats ranging from flawless 4K RAW output to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K and HD capture, the  VariCam 35 represents a matchless option for premier digital capture.”

The VariCam 35 will utilize Panasonic’s new expressP2 card for high frame rates and 4K recording. The camera is equipped with a total of four memory card slots, two for expressP2 cards and two for mircoP2 cards. Note: The new expressP2 card can record up to 130 minutes of 4K/24p content.  The microP2 card is designed for recording HD or 2K at more typical production frame rates.  Professional interfaces include:  3G-HD-SDI x4 for 4K QUAD output; 3G-HD-SDI x2 for RAW output; an HD-SDI out for monitoring (down-converting from 4K); and two XLR inputs to record four channels of 24-bit, 48KHz audio. A multi-connector facilitates docking the camera head to the recording module. In another striking design innovation, the VariCam 35 boasts a removable control panel to facilitate real-time control and easy access when the camera is in a fixed position. The VariCam 35 features a standard 35mm PL mount.

The Panasonic VariCam 35 is set to be deployed this coming fall 2014, with pricing to be in the neighborhood of US $60,000.00

* From more information and fact finding please visit: www.panasonic.com/broadcast

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report (bit.ly/17ezCDI). As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

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