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The Varicam line of broadcast cameras has been used on a wide variety of movies, commercials, and TV programs, and is renowned for its colour reproduction, look, and for bringing progressive workflows to the production industry. Drawing on the traditions and concept of the original Varicam line, this camcorder helps its users create emotion with its amazing latitude, wide color gamut, and 4K resolution, and also revolutionises workflow with the addition of dual-codec recording, in-camera colour grading, and a modular design. The Varicam 35 4k camcorder is packed with features. See what you can use to create emotion.

Sophisticated and Versatile 4K Broadcast Camcorder

The Varicam 35 4K camcorder incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor and AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs. The new camera’s superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.

The Varicam 35 innovative design, includes  the 4K camera module unit  (AU-V35C1), recording module unit (AU-VREC1), which is also interchangeable with Panasonic’s new 2/3 type camera module unit (AU-V23HS1). Enabling professionals to switch between s35mm and 2/3 type camera heads to best suit their creative needs.

The Varicam 35 4K Broadcast Camcorder has already been utilised for many professional applications:

The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder utilizes a new Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture; this imager when combined with the AVC-ULTRA codecs for 4K enables very manageable and practical 4K production file sizes. The new imager boasts an impressive 14+ stops of latitude, and faithfully captures high-contrast, wide dynamic range imagery without compromise. Powerful colour management capabilities provide a much extended colour gamut for impeccable image fidelity, and permit support for an Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.

Among the 4k camera/recorder’s top-level production features are real-time, high frame rate, variable speed 4K recording up to 120fps*1, proving the capability for master level 2K/FHD recording; and advanced workflows with parallel simultaneous 4K/ UHD, reference 2K/HD and proxy recordings for in-camera on-set colour grading and monitoring / editing ease.  The 4k broadcast camcorder also features a newly-developed OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with optical zoom functionality. Lastly, 24-bit LPCM audio is added for in-camera audio master recording.

The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder will deliver an unprecedented breadth of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA 4K, and 2K and FHD in AVC-Intra 100/200*2. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange, the camera encodes proxy files in parallel with 4K and 2K production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing. It also includes Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 HQ*3 support for HD recording. The ProRes codec component is licensed from ATOMOS Global Pty. Ltd., which has shipped ProRes recorders for years.

The Varicam 35 4K broadcast camcorder will use Panasonic’s new expressP2 card for high frame rate and 4K recording.  The camera is equipped with a total of four memory card slots, two for expressP2 cards and two for microP2 cards. The new expressP2 card can record up to 130 minutes of 4K/24p content.  The microP2 card is designed for recording HD or 2K at more typical production frame rates.

Professional interfaces include: 3G-HD-SDI x4 for 4K QUAD output; 3G-HD-SDI x2 for RAW output; an HD-SDI out for monitoring (down-converting from 4K); and two XLR inputs to record four channels of 24-bit, 48KHz audio. A multi-connector facilitates docking the camera head to the recording module. In another striking design innovation, the Varicam 35 boasts a removable control panel to facilitate real-time control and easy access when the camera is in a fixed position. The Varicam 35 features a standard 35mm PL mount.

Added / Improved Functions

   

If a 2K ProRes clip is repaired, it could no longer be played on QT Player (problem is fixed)

   

Improvement in stability at boot-up

   

UDP packets are expanded. It is made possible to communicate a recorded clip’s name, etc. to an external application via Wi-Fi

   

The improvement is made so that a warning is displayed when a card with a corrupt clip is inserted

   

The edges of characters flicker (problem is fixed). Perform ABB, after the update is completed

   

Please click here to view the Broadcast & ProAV Solutions Youtube Playlist.

Please click here for a list of operation manuals to download.

 

*1 Future Firmware Upgrade.
*2 AVC-Intra200 is available only for FHD recording.
*3 The Apple ProRes format is licensed from Apple Inc.

 

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    HDR and Colour Managed Workflow | BSCEXPO 2017 Trailer
    HDR and Colour Managed Workflow | BSCEXPO 2017 Trailer
    HDR and Colour Managed Workflow | BSCEXPO 2017 Trailer
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    Dado Valentic reveals the HDR Colour Managment on VariCam
    Dado Valentic reveals the HDR Colour Managment on VariCam
    Dado Valentic reveals the HDR Colour Managment on VariCam
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    Behind the scenes on Mount Pleasant
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    Vanja Černjul ASC DoP about working with VariCam and HDR workflow
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    Spectacular wildlife sizzle reel
    Spectacular wildlife sizzle reel
    Spectacular wildlife sizzle reel
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    Stunning TV and Cinema productions shot on VariCam35 and VariCamLT in our IBC 2016 sizzle reel
    Stunning TV and Cinema productions shot on VariCam35 and VariCamLT in our IBC 2016 sizzle reel
    Stunning TV and Cinema productions shot on VariCam35 and VariCamLT in our IBC 2016 sizzle reel
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    Behind the scenes on Little Roy
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    Behind the scenes on Little Roy
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    Panasonic Live @ IBC - VariCam LT and VariCam Pure
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    Shot on VariCam 35/LT: “ISO5000, Dual Native ISO
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    Shot on VariCam 35/LT: “ISO5000, Dual Native ISO
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    VariCam 35 Testimonial from "Ranczo" (long)
    VariCam 35 Testimonial from "Ranczo" (long)
    VariCam 35 Testimonial from "Ranczo" (long)
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    VariCam 35 Testimonial from "Ranczo" (short)
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    VariCam Testimonial
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    VariCam captures Hampton Court 500 celebrations
    VariCam captures Hampton Court 500 celebrations
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    Falco Trio - Someone to lean on (Official Video) shot on Panasonic VariCam 35
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    "Swilly Girl" trailer created with VariCam 35
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    An exploration in 4K with the Panasonic VariCam 35
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    Atomos integration to production workflows | Panasonic Live @IBC 2017
    Atomos integration to production workflows | Panasonic Live @IBC 2017
    Atomos integration to production workflows | Panasonic Live @IBC 2017
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  • Shooting with VariCam by Patrick A. Stewart | Panasonic
    Shooting with VariCam by Patrick A. Stewart | Panasonic
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    Shooting with VariCam by Dick Harrewijn | Panasonic
    Shooting with VariCam by Dick Harrewijn | Panasonic
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    Shooting with VariCam by Marek Traskowski | Panasonic
    Shooting with VariCam by Marek Traskowski | Panasonic
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    Matthias Bolliger on the Dual Native ISO on VariCam 35
    Matthias Bolliger on the Dual Native ISO on VariCam 35
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    Shooting with VariCam
    Shooting with VariCam
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Specifications

Power DC 12 V(11.0 V – 17.0 V)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Power Consumption 69 W (Body only) 99 W(with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating Humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Weight Approx. 5.0kg (Excluding protrusion)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 179 mm×230.5 mm×347 mm (7-1/16inches x 9-1/16inches x 13 -21/32inches) (Body only, excluding protrusion)
Storage Temperature −20°C to 60°C
Gain Settings [ISO] mode: ISO 800 to 12800 [dB] mode: 0 to 24 dB (3dB step)
Pickup Devices super35 mm MOS 8.9 million pixels
Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 1.0 to 358 deg (0.5deg step) [sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (When 24p mode)
Lens Mount 35 mm PL mount
Optical Filter ND filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
Recording Media expressP2 card, P2 card, microP2 card
Recording Format Main Recorder: AVC-Intra4K444/AVC-Intra4K422/AVC-Intra4K-LT/AVC-Intra2K444/ AVC-Intra2K422/AVC-Intra444/AVC-Intra200/AVC-Intra100/ProRes422HQ/ProRes4444 Sub Recorder: AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC Intra 100, AVC LongG 50, AVC LongG 25
Recording Video Signal 4096×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 3840×2160 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 2048×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 1920×1080 / 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Recording Resolution 4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2048×1080, 1920×1080
Memory Card Recorder
Recording Framerate Maximum 4K/UHD 100p/120p, HD 100p/120p
System Frequency 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
Recording/Playback Time (Main Codec) (when Express P2 Card 256GB is used)*2 Approx. 45 min. (AVC-Intra 4K444, 24p) Approx. 90 min. (AVC-Intra4K 422, VFR OFF, 24p) Approx. 36 min. (AVC-Intra4K 4:2:2, VFR ON, 50p/59.94p) Approx. 32 min. (AVC-Intra 4K-LT VFR:ON, 100fps/120fps) Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 100, VFR ON, 100fps/120fps) Approx. 60 min. (ProRes 422 HQ, VFR:ON, 60fps) Approx. 110min. (ProRes4444, VFR:OFF, 24p)
Recording/Playback Time (Sub Codec) (when Micro P2 Card 64GB is used)*2 Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra 2K422, 25.00p/29.97p) Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra100, 25p/29.97p) Approx. 128 min. (AVC-LongG50, 25p/29.97p) Approx. 256 min. (AVC-LongG25, 25p/29.97p
Quantizing 12bit(AVC-Intra 4K444), 10 bit (Other than AVC-Intra 4K444)
Proxy
Digital Video
Video Compression Format AVC Intra 4K444, AVC Intra 4K422, AVC-Intra 4K-LT, AVC-Intra 2K422, AVC-Intra100:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile AVC LongG50, AVC LongG25:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 ProRes 422 HQ、ProRes4444
Audio Compression Format LPCM
Recording Time (1GB)*2 Approx.25 min.
SDI Out HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω (1 set, 4 pieces)
Video Input/Output
MON Out1 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
MON Out2 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
VF SDI HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
DC In XLR 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Lens 12pinx1, 4pinx2
Genlock In HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
DC Out 2 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Phones Stereo mini jack
TC In/Out HD (1.5G)/3G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
Audio Input/Output
Other Input/Output
DC Out/RS 4 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A
Audio In: (CH1/CH2) XLR x 2, 3 pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V/AES switchable
LAN 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
VF 14 pin
USB 2.0 (Device) Type B connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (Host) Type A connector, 4 pin
Control Panel (LCD) 3.5-type QHD color monitor (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Electronic HD Color View Finder (AU-VCVF1G)
Display Panel OLED, 0.7-type, 2.76 million dots
Signal Input 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p
General (Combination of AU-V35C1G and AU-VREC1G)
Camera Module (AU-V35C1G)
Recording Module (AU-VREC1G) When used with AU-V35C1G
Recording Audio Signal 48 kHz/24 bit, 4ch Head room 18 dB/20 dB menu switchable
Digital Audio
Video Compression Format (Proxy) H.264/AVC High Profile
EXT 50 pin (for external recording only)
*1: Specification is as of July 2015. Specification subject to change upon firmware upgrade. *2: These are reference values for continuous recording. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.