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Intro image for article VariCam Firmware Updates
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This week Panasonic released firmware Version 7.0 for the VariCam 35 and HS, and Version 5.0 for the VariCam LT. These updates feature expanded ProRes recording, including higher bit rate Apple ProRes codecs and VFR to allow for more internal recording options to support your production's needs.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Recording RAW to Odyssey 7Q From VariCam LT
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The Panasonic VariCam LT offers a legendary look in a compact digital cinema camera. Combining the VariCam LT with the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ recorder opens up the ability to capture Raw files.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Panasonic VariCam Exposure Tools
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Panasonic's VariCam cameras are capable of capturing a wide dynamic range. In order to do this, Panasonic has their own Log recording codec, V-Log. V-Log is a gamma response designed to capture the full dynamic range off the sensor.
Intro image for article Chicago Fall Tech Expo Recap
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On Saturday, October 8, AbelCine held its first Fall Tech Expo. Taking place in our Chicago location on the Cinespace Studios lot, the expo featured a number of manufacturers displaying new gear for attendees to get their hands on.
Intro image for article First Look: Panasonic VariCam LT
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Panasonic recently announced their new VariCam LT. This little brother to the VariCam 35 is more compact and designed for run-and-gun operation.
Intro image for article Panasonic VariCam 35/HS Camera Simulator
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Haven't been able to get your hands on a new VariCam 35 yet? Or curious about the fastest frame rate and highest codec you can do in V-RAW? Panasonic just released a VariCam Camera Simulator for their VariCam 35, VariCam 35 with Codex V-RAW recorder, and VariCam HS. This is a great tool to familiarize yourself with the VariCam's functions before a shoot, troubleshoot a question from on set, or simply study up on the camera's functionality.
Intro image for article Live Color Grading with the VariCam: Part 1 - Camera Setup
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One of the great features of the Panasonic VariCam 35 is its built in color management. The camera can record in VariCam Log while applying look up tables (LUTs) to all outputs, including the viewfinder.
Intro image for article In the Field: Testing the PLx1.4 and PLx2 Optical Adapters
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Recently I had the opportunity to test the brand new IBE Optics PLx1.4, which just started shipping this month, out in the field. I chose to test it alongside the PLx2 in a pure run-n-gun situation in various spots around Chicago.
Intro image for article VariCam Technology Explained
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