Panasonic LUMIX BS1H is Now a Netflix-Approved Camera

If you’re a proud owner of this tiny box-style beast, you’d be more than happy to know that the camera just got Netflix-Approved Certification. With its 24.2MP sensor, a Leica L lens mount, and a wide 14+-stop dynamic range when recording in V-Log, you can now produce content for one of the biggest streaming services out there.

Of course, there are certain settings that you have to use, thus making sure that the captured video passes the requirements of the streaming giant. You can find all details below.

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Before we summarize the recommended settings and best practices to follow in this particular case, it’s worth mentioning that the camera can record video with resolutions up to 5.9K as well as DCI-compliant 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD 4K, along with the ability to incorporate VariCam Look workflows.

The LUMIX BS1H also features dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color. With that in mind, here are the specifications required by Netflix that you should be aware of.

LUMIX BS1H Netflix Recommended Settings

  •  4096×2160 or 3840×2160 resolution
  • Full-frame or S35mmmodes with 1:1 pixel sampling
  • V-Log picture profile, with 18% middle gray exposed at 42 IRE
  • 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  • 10-bit color depth (Netflix only accepts 12-bit RAW or 10-bit Log footage)
  • ALL-I recording
  • A bitrate of 400Mbps
  • Turn off diffraction compensation, noise reduction, sharpening, and vignetting compensation

So, there you have it. If you want to check out the full list of Netflix-approved cameras, head over to the Netflix Partner Help Center here.

[source: Panasonic]

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