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Panasonic Varicam HS 2/3" Full HD Camera


The 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. Now the Varicam HS has arrived. Drawing on the traditions of the original Varicam line, Varicam HS helps its users capture action with its 2/3 3MOS and bayonet lens mount, wide color gamut, continuous 240fps recording. It also revolutionizes workflow with the addition of dual-codec recording, in-camera color grading, and a modular design. The feature-rich Varicam HS is ready to capture all the action of your next project.

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Exc VAT Price £12,349.39
Inc VAT Price £14,819.27
Cat no. AU-V23HS1G

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Panasonic VariCam HS – a 2/3 inch type B4 mount Professional Broadcast Camera features high-frame rate recording up to 240fps

Featuring an innovative modular design, the VariCam HS 2/3” camera head docks with the AVC-ULTRA recording module (AU-VREC1) to provide the full functionality and ergonomics of a conventional production camera/recorder.

This system flexibility can be expanded with an umbilical cable between the 2/3” camera module Unit (AU-V23HS1) and the recording module Unit (AU-VREC1), providing “box” camera functionality for jibs, cranes and other “remote” camera needs. This common recorder module is also interchangeable with Panasonic’s new Super 35mm 4K camera module unit (AU-V35C1), thus enabling professionals to switch between 2/3” and Super 35mm 4K camera heads to best suit their creative needs.

The Varicam HS carries the esteemed VariCam DNA of breathtaking image rendition and versatile high/slow-speed effects, and incorporates a next-generation modular design to deliver unprecedented flexibility for a wide range of productions from sports, documentary, to narrative and factual programmes with extraordinary ease and efficiency according to Steve Cooperman, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.

The VariCam HS utilizes three newly-developed, 1920 x 1080p MOS sensors with an extraordinary 14 stops of dynamic range, providing full control over wide range lighting conditions for unparalleled 1080p native recording/operation. The camera/recorder boasts a classical RGB imager/prism system that provides baseband full resolution colour processing for critical applications.

Key features include real-time high frame rate and off-speed recording to 240fps in 1080p (using AVC-Intra Class100), plus the ability to ramp / change frame rates during record. To complement the impressive video quality, the new VariCam boasts 24-bit LPCM audio capabilities. Powerful yet creative image controls such as matrix, detail, gammas and a new Log recording capability, allow precise, powerful creative control over image parameters.

The VariCam HS will feature a range of high-quality recording formats including AVC-Intra Class100 (recording as 1080/24p, 30p or 60p format with VFR (up to 240p), AVC-Intra Class200 (up to 30p/60i) and AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 (up to 30p). Both AVC-Intra Class200 and AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 deliver spectacular performance in applications where image quality is the utmost consideration.

The VariCam HS adds Log to the well-respected FilmRec, VideoRec and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) image contrast management controls. The VariCam HS will feature Panasonic’s Emmy® Award-winning Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) technology to minimize lateral chromatic aberrations and dramatically improve the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of the optical system.

Camera Module (AU-V23HS1G)
Pickup Device 2/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS × 3
Lens Mount 2/3-type bayonet
Optical Filter CC filter A: 3200 K, B: 4300 K, C: 5600 K, D: 0.3ND
ND filter 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6ND, 3: 1.2ND, 4: 1.8ND
Gain Settings [ISO] mode: ISO 2500 to 12800
[dB] mode : 0 to 18 dB (3 dB step)
Shutter speed[deg] mode: 1.0 to 360 deg (0.5 deg step)
[sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (when 23.98p mode)
Sensitivity[Gamma: HD] mode:
F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94p)
F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50p)
Holizontal Resolution1000 TVlines or higher (center)
Combination of AU-V23HS1G and AU-VREC1G)
Power DC 12 V (11.0 V – 17.0 V)
Power Consumption60 W (Body only)
90 W (With all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity10% to 85% (Relative humidity)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C
WeightApprox. 4.5 kg (Body only)
Dimensions (W x H x D)179 mm × 230.5 mm × 347 mm
(7-1/16 inches x 9-1/16 inches x 13-21/32 inches)
(Body only, excluding protrusion)