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) (see separate news release). This system flexibility can be expanded with an umbilical cable between the s35mm 4K camera and the AVC-ULTRA recorder, providing “box” camera functionality for jibs, cranes and other “remote” camera needs. This common recorder module is also interchangeable with Panasonic’s new 2/3” 1080p camera, enabling professionals to switch between s35mm and 2/3” camera heads to best suit their creative needs.
“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 utilizes 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 color management capabilities provide a much extended color gamut for impeccable image fidelity, and permit support for an Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.
Among the camera/recorder’s top-level production features are real-time, high frame rate, variable speed 4K recording up to 120fps, 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 color grading and monitoring / editing ease. The camera 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 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.* Addressing 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.
The VariCam 35 will use Panasonic’s new expressP2 card for high frame rate and 4K recording (see separate news release). 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.
- The Cinema VariCam line of cameras has been used on a wide variety of movies, commercials, and TV programs, and is renowned for its color reproduction, look, and for bringing progressive workflows to the production industry.
- This technology and know-how are now invigorating a new lineup.
- VariCam 35 boasts the highest-quality images of the new VariCam Series.
- It features a dynamic range with 14+ stops of latitude and a wide color gamut, acquisition functions that support 4K/120fps uncompressed RAW recording with Codex V-RAW Recorder* to bring form to the vision of today's image creators.
- It's part of a revolution, a highly innovative workflow led by dual codec recording, in-camera color grading, and a modular design with superlative durability, system expandability, and operating ease.
- Experience what it can do to achieve your vision, and join in the ultimate revolution — with the VariCam 35.
A New Vision and Revolution in Filmmaking — Cinema VariCam 35
- Varicam Super 35 Camera Body
- Varicam Recording Module
- OLED Viewfinder
- Arri Top Handle assembly
- 19mm Bridgeplate and Sliding plate
- 400mm & 240mm 19mm Bars
- 300mm and 150mm 15mm Bars
- 3 x 256GB Express P2 Cards
- 1 x Express P2 Reader (USB 3.0)
- 3 x 64GB Micro-P2 Cards
- 1 x Micro-P2 to P2 card adapter
- 4-Way D-tap Splitter
- 6 x HawkWoods VL-175HP V-lock Batteries and Charger
- 2 x HawkWoods 14.4v XBOX Block Batteries and Charger
|Power||DC 12 V(11.0 V – 17.0 V)|
|Power Consumption||69 W (Body only)
99 W(with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 85% (relative humidity)|
|Storage Temperature||−20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)|
|Weight||Approx. 5.0kg (11.02 lb)(excluding accessories)|
|Dimensions||W 179 mm x H 230.5 mm x D 347 mm
(7-1/16 inches x 9-3/32 inches x 13-21/32 inches)
(body only, excluding protrusions and accessories)
Ensure that the total current from the DC OUT terminal, VF terminal, and LENS terminal of the camera module, and the DC OUT/RS terminal and USB HOST terminal of the recording module does not exceed 30 W
|Camera Module (AU-V35C1G)|
|Pickup Device||Super35 mm, MOS, 8.9 megapixels|
|Number of Pixels||Total pixels: Approx.10.3 million pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 8.9 million pixels
|Lens Mount||35 mm PL mount|
|Optical Filter||ND filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND|
|EI Settings||Native ISO: 800, 5000
800 Base: 200 to 4000
5000 Base: 1250 to 12800
|Shutter speed||[deg] mode: 1.0 deg to 358 deg (0.5 deg step)
[sec] mode: 1/24 sec to 1/250 sec (for 24p mode)
Recording Module (AU-VREC1G) When used with AU-V35C1G
|Memory Card Recorder|
|Recording Media||express P2 card, P2 card, microP2 card|
|Recording Resolution||4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2048×1080, 1920×1080|
|Recording Framerate||4K/UHD: Maximum 100p/120p 2K/HD: Maximum 100p/120p|
|System Frequency||59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i|
|Recording Format (Main Recorder)||AVC-Intra4K444, AVC-Intra4K422, AVC-Intra4K-LT, AVC-Intra2K444
AVC-Intra2K422, AVC-Intra444, AVC-Intra200, AVC-Intra422,
AVC-Intra100, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 *1
|Recording Format (Sub Recorder)||AVC-Intra2K422, AVC-Intra422, AVC-Intra100
|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, 59.94i, 50i
|Recording Time *2 (Main Codec)||When using 256 GB expressP2 card
AVC-Intra4K444 (24p): Approx. 45 min.
AVC-Intra4K422 (VFR ON, 50fps/60fps): Approx. 36 min.
AVC-Intra4K422 (VFR OFF, 24p): Approx. 90 min.
AVC-Intra4K-LT (VFR ON, 100fps/120fps): Approx. 32 min.
AVC-Intra100 (VFR ON, 100fps/120fps): Approx. 64 min.
ProRes 422 HQ *1 (VFR ON, 60fps): Approx. 60 min.
|Recording Time *2 (Sub Codec)||When using 64 GB microP2 card
AVC-Intra2K422 (25p/29.97p): Approx. 64 min.
AVC-Intra100 (25p/29.97p): Approx. 64 min.
AVC-LongG50 (25p/29.97p): Approx. 128 min.
AVC-LongG25 (25p/29.97p): Approx. 256 min.
AVC-Intra444: 12 bit, others: 10 bit
|Video Compression Format||AVC-Intra4K444, AVC-Intra4K422, AVC-Intra4K-LT, AVC-Intra2K444
AVC-Intra2K422, AVC-Intra444, AVC-Intra200, AVC-Intra422
AVC-Intra100: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile AVC-LongG50
AVC-LongG25: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444: Apple ProRes *1
|Recording Audio Signal||48kHz / 24 bit, 4ch|
|Head Room||18 dB/20 dB switchable menu|
|Video Compression Format||H.264/AVC High Profile|
|Audio Compression Format||LPCM|
|Recording Time (1 GB)*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|
|AUDIO IN(CH1/CH2)||XLR x 2, 3-pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V/AES switchable|
|MIC IN||XLR x 1, 5-pin|
|PHONES||Stereo mini jack|
|Speaker||20 mm diameter, round x 1|
|GENLOCK IN||HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω|
|TC IN/OUT||Head rBNC x 1, Input/Output switching
IN: 0.5 V[p-p] to 8 V[p-p], 10 kΩ
OUT: 2.0 V ± 0.5 V[p-p], low impedanceoom
|DC IN||XLR 4 -pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)|
|DC OUT/RS||4-pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A|
|DC OUT||2-pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A|
|LENS||12-pin x 1, 4-pin x 2|
|USB2.0: (device)||Type B connector, 4-pin|
|USB2.0: (host)||Type A connector, 4-pin|
|EXT||50-pin, exclusive for external recording only|
|Display Panel||LCD, 3.5-type QHD color monitor, approx. 1.56 million dots|
|Extension Module (AU-VEXT1G)|
|Power||DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)|
|Power Consumption||33 W (Body only)
63 W (With all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 85% (Relative humidity)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)|
|Weight||Camera Extension Module: Approx. 0.95 kg (2.09 lb)
Recording Extension Module: Approx. 0.65 kg (1.43 lb)
|Dimensions||Camera Extension Module: W 121 mm x H 143 mm x D 73 mm
(4-25/32 inches x 5-21/32 inches x 2-7/8 inches)
Recording Extension Module: 106 mm x 143 mm x 61 mm
(4-3/16 inches x 5-21/32 inches x 2-13/32 inches)
|DC IN||XLR 4-pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)|
|DC OUT||2-pin, DC 12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A|
|Electronic HD Color View Finder (AU-VCVF1G)|
|Display Panel||OLED, 0.7-type, approx. 2.76 million dots|
|Signal Input||1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p|
*: Specification is as of April 2016. Specification subject to change upon firmware upgrade.
*1: ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec is under license from Atomos. Atomos is a trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
*2: Figures are for continuous recording as one clip. Depending on the number of clips, the overall recording time may be shorter than the above.