Panasonic released the latest firmware update version 5.0 for their Varicam LT Super 35 cinema camera. The latest update features the addition of the much requested 2K ProRes recording format including ProRes 4444 XQ. The latest codec addition to the already versatile Varicam LT makes the camera even more appealing to single operators specialising in narrative drama or commercials.
Panasonic Varicam LT Firmware 5.0 Details:
- Added new ProRes recording support for:
- New ProRes 2K recording
- Newly added “ProRes 4444 XQ”, “ProRes 422 and “ProRes 422 LT”
- Newly support VFR in ProRes 4444/4444 XQ recording
- AVC-LongG G50/G25 recording support (HD only) & microP2 Adapter support
- “2.00:1” aspect can be selected for Frame Signal
- Enable to assign “VFR (ON/OFF)” to USER SW
- “Image Invert” & “Surround View” can be selected independently
- “Audio Level Meter” can be selected to display on SDI OUT
You can download the latest firmware directly from Panasonic's Varicam LT website here.
Panasonic Varicam LT Features
- 4K Pro Camera (Super 35 sensor) for both cinema and broadcast use
- Stunning dynamic range with 14+ stops and uncompressed RAW recording
- Matches the VariCam 35 with its 4K Super 35 MOS Sensor
- Record dramatic slow-motion at up to 240 fps in HD
- Use a huge range of intelligent, high-quality Canon EF mount compatible lenses
- Record in incredible 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD proxy formats - Including ProRes
- Capture every last detail even in low-light shooting with the dual ISO 800/5000 function
- Complete connectivity, including 3x 3G-SDI out ports
- Range of Panasonic and third-party accessories available
For those yet not familiar with the Varicam LT, we suggest you check out our overview video with Alister Chapman below to get an idea of what the Varicam LT can do for you.
We are very proud to be an authorised Panasonic Varicam LT dealer and also have LT's in our hire fleet. To get a quote best to get in touch with us at 0208 977 1222 and discuss your production needs.
You can also read more about the Varicam LT and order yours here.