4K Production Camera with award-winning Super 35mm MOS sensor and dual-native ISO settings of 800 and 5000
The Varicam line of broadcast cameras has been used on a wide variety of movies, commercials, and TV programs, and is renowned for its colour reproduction, look, and for bringing progressive workflows to the production industry. Drawing on the traditions and concepts of the original Varicam line, this camcorder helps its users create emotion with its amazing latitude, wide color gamut, and 4K resolution, and also revolutionises workflow with the addition of dual-codec recording, in-camera colour grading, and a modular design. The Varicam 35 4k camcorder is packed with features.
Sophisticated and Versatile 4K Broadcast Camcorder
The Varicam 35 4K camcorder incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.
The Varicam 35 innovative design, includes the 4K camera module unit (AU-V35C1), recording module unit (AU-VREC1), which is also interchangeable with Panasonic’s new 2/3 type camera module unit (AU-V23HS1). Enabling professionals to switch between s35mm and 2/3 type camera heads to best suit their creative needs.
The Varicam 35 4K Broadcast Camcorder has already been utilised for many professional applications
The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder utilises a new Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture; this imager when combined with the AVC-ULTRA codecs for 4K enables very manageable and practical 4K production file sizes. The new imager boasts an impressive 14+ stops of latitude, and faithfully captures high-contrast, wide dynamic range imagery without compromise. Powerful colour management capabilities provide a much extended colour gamut for impeccable image fidelity, and permit support for an Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.
Among the 4k camera/recorder’s top-level production features are real-time, high frame rate, variable speed 4K recording up to 120fps*1, proving the capability for master level 2K/FHD recording; and advanced workflows with parallel simultaneous 4K/ UHD, reference 2K/HD and proxy recordings for in-camera on-set colour grading and monitoring / editing ease. The 4k broadcast camcorder also features a newly-developed OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with optical zoom functionality. Lastly, 24-bit LPCM audio is added for in-camera audio master recording.
The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder will deliver an unprecedented breadth of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and FHD in AVC-Intra 100/200*2. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange, the camera encodes proxy files in parallel with 4K and 2K production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ*3 support for HD recording. The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.
The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder will use Panasonic’s new expressP2 card for high frame rate and 4K recording. The camera is equipped with a total of four memory card slots, two for expressP2 cards and two for microP2 cards. 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.
*1 Future Firmware Upgrade.
*2 AVC-Intra200 is available only for FHD recording.
*3 The Apple ProRes format is licensed from Apple Inc.
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|Power||DC 12 V(11.0 V – 17.0 V)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C|
|Power Consumption||69 W (Body only) 99 W(with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 85% (relative humidity)|
|Weight||Approx. 5.0kg (Excluding protrusion)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||179 mm×230.5 mm×347 mm (7-1/16inches x 9-1/16inches x 13 -21/32inches) (Body only, excluding protrusion)|
|Storage Temperature||−20°C to 60°C|
|Gain Settings||[ISO] mode: ISO 800 to 12800 [dB] mode: 0 to 24 dB (3dB step)|
|Pickup Devices||super35 mm MOS 8.9 million pixels|
|Shutter Speed||[deg] mode: 1.0 to 358 deg (0.5deg step) [sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (When 24p mode)|
|Lens Mount||35 mm PL mount|
|Optical Filter||ND filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND|
|Recording Media||expressP2 card, P2 card, microP2 card|
|Recording Format||Main Recorder: AVC-Intra4K444/AVC-Intra4K422/AVC-Intra4K-LT/AVC-Intra2K444/ AVC-Intra2K422/AVC-Intra444/AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/ProRes422HQ/ProRes4444 Sub Recorder: AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC Intra 100, AVC LongG 50, AVC LongG 25|
|Recording Video Signal||4096×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 3840×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 2048×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 1920×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p|
|Recording Resolution||4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2048×1080, 1920×1080|
|Memory Card Recorder|
|Recording Framerate||Maximum 4K/UHD 100p/120p, HD 100p/120p|
|System Frequency||59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p|
|Recording/Playback Time (Main Codec) (when Express P2 Card 256GB is used)*2||Approx. 45 min. (AVC-Intra 4K444, 24p) Approx. 90 min. (AVC-Intra4K 422, VFR OFF, 24p) Approx. 36 min. (AVC-Intra4K 4:2:2, VFR ON, 50p/59.94p) Approx. 32 min. (AVC-Intra 4K-LT VFR:ON, 100fps/120fps) Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 100, VFR ON, 100fps/120fps) Approx. 60 min. (ProRes 422 HQ, VFR:ON, 60fps) Approx. 110min. (ProRes4444, VFR:OFF, 24p)|
|Recording/Playback Time (Sub Codec) (when Micro P2 Card 64GB is used)*2||Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 2K422, 25.00p/29.97p) Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra100, 25p/29.97p) Approx. 128 min. (AVC-LongG50, 25p/29.97p) Approx. 256 min. (AVC-LongG25, 25p/29.97p|
|Quantizing||12bit(AVC-Intra 4K444), 10 bit (Other than AVC-Intra 4K444)|
|Video Compression Format||AVC Intra 4K444, AVC Intra 4K422, AVC-Intra 4K-LT, AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC-Intra100：MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile AVC LongG50, AVC LongG25：MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 ProRes 422 HQ、ProRes4444|
|Audio Compression Format||LPCM|
|Recording Time (1GB)*2||Approx.25 min.|
|SDI Out||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω (1 set, 4 pieces)|
|MON Out1||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|MON Out2||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|VF SDI||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|DC In||XLR 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)|
|Genlock In||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|DC Out||2 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A|
|Speaker||20 mm diameter, round x 1|
|Phones||Stereo mini jack|
|TC In/Out||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|DC Out/RS||4 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A|
|Audio In: (CH1/CH2)||XLR x 2, 3 pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V/AES switchable|
|USB 2.0 (Device)||Type B connector, 4 pin|
|USB 2.0 (Host)||Type A connector, 4 pin|
|Control Panel (LCD)||3.5-type QHD color monitor (Approx. 1.56 million dots)|
|Electronic HD Color View Finder (AU-VCVF1G)|
|Display Panel||OLED, 0.7-type, 2.76 million dots|
|Signal Input||1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p|
|General (Combination of AU-V35C1G and AU-VREC1G)|
|Camera Module (AU-V35C1G)|
|Recording Module (AU-VREC1G) When used with AU-V35C1G|
|Recording Audio Signal||48 kHz/24 bit, 4ch Head room 18 dB/20 dB menu switchable|
|Video Compression Format (Proxy)||H.264/AVC High Profile|
|EXT||50 pin (for external recording only)|
|*1: Specification is as of July 2015. Specification subject to change upon firmware upgrade. *2: These are reference values for continuous recording. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.|