NAB 2014: Camera News from the Panasonic Press Conference

Rather than bloviate, I’ll just fling the pertinent slides at you:


In the scrum, visibility can be… challenging.


4K Varicam held aloft to critical acclaim (or at least a photographer’s feeding frenzy).


Big news #1: The Varicams will record ProRes as well as AVC-Ultra… if only in HD.


Big news #2: Codex will offer a dockable raw recorder: 4K at up to 120fps.


Codex’s Rainer Hercher cradles a Codex-equipped 4K Varicam.

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Interestingly, the GH4 wasn’t discussed. It appeared unheralded on a single slide, but wasn’t a topic of discussion, though it’s on the booth.

Disclosure: There is no material relation between me and Panasonic, and I received no special considerations or compensation from them for posting this article.


About The Author

Adam Wilt is a software developer, engineering consultant, and freelance film & video tech. He’s had small jobs on big productions (PA, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”, Dir. Robert Wise), big jobs on small productions (DP, “Maelstrom”, Dir. Rob Nilsson), and has worked camera, sound, vfx, and editing gigs on shorts, PSAs, docs, music vids, and indie features. He started his website on the DV format,, about the same time Chris Hurd created the XL1 Watchdog, and participated in‘s 2006 “Texas Shootout.” He has written for DV Magazine and, taught courses at DV Expo, and given presentations at NAB, IBC, and Cine Gear Expo. When he’s not doing contract engineering or working on apps like Cine Meter II, he’s probably exploring new cameras, just because cameras are fun.

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