While we wait patiently for Panasonic to grace us with the much demanded and highly anticipated V-log Lite gamma option firmware update for the GH4, regardless of whether its a paid upgrade or not, at least we can feast our eyes on some awesome new 4K footage from the company’s much lauded and praised 4K flagship camera – the mighty Varicam 35. The original Varicam was quite a success, and a ton of DP’s loved the look that it produced, giving it the nickname – “Varicam look”, and the new Varicam 35 4K successor seems to not only do the Varicam legacy justice, but also elevate the game to a whole new level.
I think Panasonic have really struck gold with the Varicam 35 as it offers so much flexibility with dual native ISO’s giving you essentially the same amount of noise at ISO 800 and 5000, which is crazy to even think about hardly realize that its quite a real feature. Also the dual recording system where one can record simultaneously in camera high quality 4K footage on the main P2 Express cards and then Full HD proxies on the Micro P2 cards will see a lot of editors and post-production supervisors grinning as their work-flow just got much faster and easier compared to other high-end digital cinema cameras.
It’s not a coincidence that some TV drama’s have already started shooting on the Varicam 35 and it is only a matter of time before you start to notice the camera on a lot more sets. In the meantime, check out this new 4K footage shot on the Varicam 35.
Panasonic, the strategic partner of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, has captured World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul ,” “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia ,” and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale ” – with its professional 4K camera, VARICAM 35. The beautiful high definition footage showcases the different facets of the timeless legacies of light, shadows, and flowing water. (The original footage was shot and edited in 4K). Video recorded on VariCam 35.
The beautiful World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale” were captured with the Panasonic professional 4K camera, VariCam 35. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a Varicam 35 developer and users, you will get to know the features of the VariCam 35.