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VariCam Pure<br>Cinema ready VariCam 35 featuring a codex recorder capable of uncompressed, 4K RAW acquisition</br>
Key Features

The Panasonic VariCam Pure outputs RAW files to Codex’s ultra-reliable Capture Drives. And that’s just the gateway to a complete dailies, review and archiving system with Codex’s Production Suite. One workflow, no matter which camera you choose, you won’t need anything else.
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Uncompressed 4K Raw Capture

A camera system designed by Panasonic and Codex to capture the highest quality images with the Panasonic VariCam Pure. 4K RAW at up to 120 fps with a simple workflow via Codex’s Production Suite to deliver ProRes files and all the other deliverables required.

  • 4K uncompressed RAW up to 120 fps
  • Integrated camera package (no cables)
  • Industry-standard workflow via Codex Production SuiteTM

Panasonic + Codex Workflow

 
With world-class imaging science, high quality image-processing, the flexibility of the Codex File System (CFS) and an intuitive user-interface, Codex Production Suite features sophisticated tools for colour grading and LUT management, QC, metadata editing and audio sync so you can create and manage all your deliverables within one powerful system.

For even more flexibility, Codex Production Suite is available on Mac Pro and MacBook Pro as well as Codex’s S - and XL-Series Vault.

 
 

Codex Production Suite

Today’s complex productions crave simplicity wherever possible. From on-set colour management with ACES, to grading, transcoding and review, to archiving to tape, Codex Production Suite has all the tools you need to securely manage your data. Whether you’re a DIT, data wrangler or post facility, it makes it easy to get the right files and information to whoever needs them as quickly as possible, with the power of the Codex File System delivering whatever files you need in whatever format you require. 
 
 
And Codex Transfer Drives are the ideal mechanism for securely moving critical data from on-set to near-set, or from location to post. One unified, simple workflow that ties everything together.
 
 


 

Panasonic VariCam Pure

Cinematographers and producers are demanding the combination of higher resolution and wider dynamic range to deliver the best possible images today, while also future-proofing their content for tomorrow’s distribution platforms, with a combination of higher resolution and high dynamic range (HDR). 

The Panasonic VariCam Pure more than satisfies these requirements in a small, compact, rugged but powerful package that is also designed to also meet the needs of the cinematographer and their crews. 

Ideal for episodic television shows and feature productions requiring 4K RAW acquisition for 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables, VariCam Pure features a 4K Super 35 sensor, offering 14+ stops of latitude and integrated Codex recording to Capture Drives. The new camera solution is pure.

 

Specification Highlights

Exposure Latitude

14+ stops

Recording Format

4K RAW

Recording Media

Codex Capture Drive

Maximum Frame Rate

1-120 fps uncompressed 4K RAW

Colour Control

CDL Server

Metadata Capture

User Defined Shot Metadata

Weight

5kg

Dimensions

144 x 165 x 262mm

Added / Improved Functions

   

RDD18 (Camera metadata, includes Clip name) on MONITOR output

   

INFRA mode to connect to wifi access point (requires wifi module AJ-WM50 )

   

Expanded frame rate range in HIGH SPEED mode down to 1fps

   

“ADD” and “DELETE” for SHUTTER / WB / EI on ROP (download Varicam ROP v1.0.4 from App Store)

   

Anamorphic desqueeze on playback image

   

Playback Grading: apply grading data recorded with clip on playback image

   
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Service and Support
  • Broadcast & ProAV Operating Manual Database
    Broadcast & ProAV Operating Manual Database
    Link to the Panasonic global Operation Manual Database for Broadcast & ProAV Products
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 13:50
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  • VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:08
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    Master Class: HDR & Colour Management on VariCam | FSF 2017
    Master Class: HDR & Colour Management on VariCam | FSF 2017
    Master Class: HDR & Colour Management on VariCam | FSF 2017
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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    HDR & Colour Management Workshop | BSC EXPO 2017
    HDR & Colour Management Workshop | BSC EXPO 2017
    HDR & Colour Management Workshop | BSC EXPO 2017
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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    VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    VariCam Pure 4K Uncompressed Raw footage
    Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:08
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    Varicam LT test slow motion 2k 200p
    Varicam LT test slow motion 2k 200p
    Varicam LT test slow motion 2k 200p
    Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:01
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    VariCam HDR Master Class | FSF 2017 | Trailer
    VariCam HDR Master Class | FSF 2017 | Trailer
    VariCam HDR Master Class | FSF 2017 | Trailer
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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    VariCam HDR Master Class | Camerimage 2016 | Trailer
    VariCam HDR Master Class | Camerimage 2016 | Trailer
    VariCam HDR Master Class | Camerimage 2016 | Trailer
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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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
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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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
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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    Vanja Černjul ASC DoP about working with VariCam and HDR workflow
    Vanja Černjul ASC DoP about working with VariCam and HDR workflow
    Vanja Černjul ASC DoP about working with VariCam and HDR workflow
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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    Panasonic Live @ IBC - HDR with colorfront shot on Panasonic VariCam
    Panasonic Live @ IBC - HDR with colorfront shot on Panasonic VariCam
    Panasonic Live @ IBC - HDR with colorfront shot on Panasonic VariCam
    Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:04
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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
    Mon, 19/02/2018 - 09:47
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    Shooting with VariCam by Dick Harrewijn | Panasonic
    Shooting with VariCam by Dick Harrewijn | Panasonic
    Cinematographer, Dick Harrewijn, explains in depth the reasons why he chose the VariCam to shoot his documentary film "WILD". Discover the spectacular imagery portrayed in the film and learn why its imaging capabilities make the VariCam ideal for all types of cinematography.
    Tue, 29/05/2018 - 13:30
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    Shooting with VariCam by Marek Traskowski | Panasonic
    Shooting with VariCam by Marek Traskowski | Panasonic
    We interviewed cinematographer, Marek Trakowski, why he chose the Panasonic VariCam LT to shoot the Polish TV series "Drogi Wolności” - “The paths of freedom”. The experienced filmmaker discusses the advantages of the VariCams LT's dual native sensitivity and superb lowlight filming abilities. Learn how the VariCam allows cinematographers to shoot in almost any lighting environment. Get more information on the Panasonic camera.
    Tue, 29/05/2018 - 13:34
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    Shooting with VariCam
    Shooting with VariCam
    Interview with Matthias Bolliger (English Subtitles) 
    Wed, 09/01/2019 - 09:58
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Specifications

General
Power 24 V
Power Consumption 91 W
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Weight 5kg (11.0 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 144 mm x 165 mm x 262 mm (5-11/16 inches x 6-1/2 inches x 10-11/32 inches)
Camera Section
Pickup Devices Super 35 mm, MOS sensor
Number of Pixels Total pixels: Approx.10.3 million pixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.9 million pixels
Lens Mount PL mount
Optical Filter ND filter1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND, 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
Latitude 14+ Stops
ISO Setting Native ISO: 800, 5000 800 Base: 200 to 4000 5000 Base: 1250 to 12800
Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 1.0 deg to 358 deg (0.1 deg step) [sec] mode: 1/24 sec. to 1/250 sec. (for 24p)
Recorder Section
Recording Media CODEX Capture Drive
Recording Resolution 4096 x 2160 (4K), 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
Recording Frame Rate Maximum 120 fps or 100 fps
System Frequency 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
Recording Format VRAW 4K 12 bit / 4K 10 bit / UHD 12 bit / UHD 10 bit
Recording Video Signal 4096 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Recording Time (with 2TB Capture Drive) 4K 12 bit / 23.98 fps: 100 min. 4K 10 bit / 23.98 fps: 112 min. 4K 10 bit / 120 fps: 22 min. UHD 12 bit / 23.98 fps: 106 min. UHD 10 bit / 23.98 fps: 119 min. UHD 10 bit / 120 fps: 23 min.
Digital Video Process
Quantization 12 bit / 10 bit
Video Data Process Uncompressed RAW
Digital Audio Process
Recording Audio Signal 48 kHz / 24 bit, 2Ch
Head Room 18 dB / 20 dB MENU switching
Signal Input/Output
Video Output | SDI Out 1-4 HD (1.5G) / 3G-SDI : 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
Video Output | MON Out 1/2 HD (1.5G) / 3G-SDI : 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
Video Output | VF Out HD (1.5G) / 3G-SDI : 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
Audio In/Out | Input 1/2 XLR x 1 5pin
Audio In/Out | Phones Stereo mini jack
Audio In/Out | Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Other Input/Output
Genlock In HD (1.5 G) / 3G-SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohm
TC In/Out BNC x 1, Input / Output switching Input: 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 k ohm Output: 2.0 V [p-p] ± 0.5 V[p-p], low impedance
DC In 24 V (10.5 V to 34 V) 2-Pin Fisher
DC Out/RS 24 V x3
DC Out 12 V x1
Lens 12-pin
LAN 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T LEMO
USB (Host) USB2.0 host : Type A connector, 4-pin
Control Panel 20-pin, control panel contact terminals
SD Card Slot x1 for Version Up 3D LUT/ CDL file Upload and Save Set Up File Upload and Save
Control Panel LCD 3.5-type QHD color monitor, approx. 1.56 million dots
Features HDR Ready In Camera Grading Meta Data Recording
Offload Formats From CODEX Production Suite
ProRes 422 HQ 1920x1080 10-bit to 120 fps 2048x1080 10-bit to 120 fps 4096x2160 10-bit to 120 fps 3840x2160 10-bit to 120 fps
ProRes 4444 1920x1080 12-bit 120 fps 2048x1080 12-bit to 120 fps 4096x2160 12-bit to 120 fps 3840x2160 12-bit to 120 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ 1920x1080 12-bit to 120 fps 2048x1080 12-bit to 120 fps 4096x2160 12-bit to 120 fps 3840x2160 12-bit XQ to 120 fps
DN x HR 444 2048x1080 10-bit 3840x2160 10-bit 4096x2160 10-bit
DN x HR HQX 2048x1080 10-bit 3840x2160 10-bit 4096x2160 10-bit
DN x HR HQ 2048x1080 3840x2160 10-bit 4096x2160 10-bit