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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:54 PM   #16
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Re: Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder

I was going to ask you to change the title. You did it anyway.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 12:03 PM   #17
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Is the 4K LT format 4:2:0 10bit? or 8bit? Press release was very vague about details of the LT format.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #18
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Good question. I've put it forward to my contacts at Panasonic.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 07:22 PM   #19
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Same 4K Sensor as the VariCam 35
14+ Stops of Dynamic Range
Dual ISO: 800 and 5000
4K-UHD — AVC-Intra 4K422: up to 30p
4K-UHD — AVC-Intra 4K-LT: 30p to 60p
2K — AVC-Intra 2K444: up to 30p, AVC-Intra 2K422: up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped), AVC-Intra 2K-LT: 120p to 240p (cropped)
HD — AVC-Intra444: up to 30p, AVC-Intra422: up to 60p, up to 120p (cropped), AVC-Intra100: 50i/59.94i, AVC-IntraLT: 120p to 240p (cropped)
HD ProRes: 4444 up to 30p, ProRes 422HQ up to 60p

Edit: No bit rates were mentioned by I am sure they are at least 10 bit.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #20
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Re: Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder

Here's the reply I received from the Varicam product manager at Panasonic:

Q: Is the new VariCam 4K LT format 4:2:0 10 bit? Or is it 8 bit?

A: All of the codecs in the VC-35 / VC-LT are at least 10 bit 4:2:2. There are no 4:2:0 codecs in the VC-35 or VC-LT for recording on the main slot.
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Very nice. In the very least 10bit 4:2:2 is a really good sign. We'll have to see a file in practice and examine it to know for sure, but it's sounding good.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #22
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Re: Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder

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Here's the reply I received from the Varicam product manager at Panasonic:

Q: Is the new VariCam 4K LT format 4:2:0 10 bit? Or is it 8 bit?

A: All of the codecs in the VC-35 / VC-LT are at least 10 bit 4:2:2. There are no 4:2:0 codecs in the VC-35 or VC-LT for recording on the main slot.
Thanks Chris, I'm amazed I guessed it right. :-)
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Old March 4th, 2016, 05:46 PM   #23
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The camera was on display at a rental place in Boston today and I decided to go and get some quick shots.

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Re: Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 VariCam LT Cinema Camcorder

Here is an interesting video from Newsshooter with an interview of Geoff Boyle giving his opinion on the Varicam LT and comparing it to other cameras in that price range. It has some great bits of info on the Varicam LT but I really liked the way he weighed it against other cameras and how he sees them in a practical sense.

BVE 2016: Cinematographer Geoff Boyle says ?ARRI have a problem?, likes Varicam LT image, uses C300mkII autofocus.

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