Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC), Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Adds 2K RAW Output Up to 240fps To VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder

Panasonic has announced its plans of adding 2K RAW output up to 240fps in a free firmware update to the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder . The 2K RAW signal will be supported by Convergent Design, which today announced that its Odyssey7Q+ recorder will capture all of the RAW signals available from the VariCam LT, including 2K up to 240fps. 

Both companies plan to release free firmware updates in June 2017.

“The VariCam LT is a great workhorse camera,” said PMEC Senior Product Manager Steven Cooperman. “It can already record in 4K, 2K and HD internally. Now with this update, it can also output in 4K and 2K RAW to an external recorder, even while still recording in the camera. That’s great for commercials, features, documentaries and a variety of production needs. Shooting 2K RAW up to 240fps is important for wildlife, sports and commercial work.”

The 2K RAW frame is windowed from the center of the camera’s 4K sensor, so no artifacts are introduced into the image. In 2K RAW the VariCam LT will continue to provide its 14+ stop, dual 800/5000 ISO functionality with accurate colors and skin tones. 2K RAW output is available while recording internally in 2K or HD. Last Fall, the VariCam LT added 4K RAW output up to 60fps in a free firmware update. 

For additional Panasonic NAB news, visit us.panasonic.com/NAB2017. For more information about Panasonic VariCam cinema and high-speed cameras, visit us.panasonic.com/varicam, or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.

About Panasonic Broadcast, Cinema and Professional Video Systems
Panasonic offers leading products to acquire, transmit and view high-quality video, over both video and IP networks.  Professional products include VariCam cinema cameras, P2 HD camcorders, 4K and HD handheld cameras, Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras, studio and box cameras, switchers and monitors.  These products serve customers in cinema, broadcast, professional sports, higher education, enterprise and other markets.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good.  Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution.  

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