With the release of the latest firmware version 4.0, the Panasonic Varicam LT can now output 12bit 4K Raw up to 30p via a single SDI, or 10bit 4K/60p V-Raw via Dual-link SDI to a compatible external recorder. At the moment those are the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ and the Atomos Shogun Inferno. The firmware update is free of charge for Varicam LT owners.
The Atomos Shogun Inferno is now shipping with the built-in Raw recording functionality; The Odyssey7Q+ does require a separate Odyssey Raw Bundle (giving access to Sony, Canon, ARRI and Panasonic Raw formats) to be purchased from Convergent Design so bear that in mind. However, at the end of September, Convergent will release a free update to the Odyssey Raw Bundle giving support for the 4K V-Raw from the Varicam LT.
Varicam LT Features and Highlights
- Super 35mm 4K native sensor (sames as in the Varicam 35)
- 14+ stops of dynamic range in V-Log
- 4K V-Raw output (12bit or 10bit) up to 60p
- Dual native 800/5,000 ISO - great for low light situations
- Wide range of codecs and resolution formats: 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and HD ProRes up to 4444, all fully capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) capture.
- AVC-Intra2K-LT and AVC-Intra-LT for capturing frame rates up to 240fps (2K and Sensor Crop).
The Varicam LT has been a really popular camera for high-end drama productions or high-end documentaries. With an amazing 4K sensor that features a unique dual native ISO feature allowing users to shoot in low-light situations without the penalty of increased noise, solid build quality and a wide range of codec options on board, the Varicam LT is a fantastic choice for high-end cinematic productions.
You can order the camera here or call us on 0208 977 1222 for a bespoke quote tailored to your exact needs.