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The Cinematic VariCam Look in Your Hands
Compact Size, Light Weight and Top Cinema Quality —
The VariCam LT Debuts.
Tough and compact body
Say hello to the newest addition to Panasonic’s cinema camera line.
The Cinema VariCam LT features outstanding image quality that allows you to
achieve your “VISION”. The advanced grading tools, in-camera dailies and proxy
Same imager as
VariCam 35
recording capabilities that are built into the VariCam LT are a "REVOLUTION" in
streamlining workflow.
The VariCam LT has a compact and lightweight magnesium body and offers
same picture quality specifications as the larger VariCam 35 cinema camera.
The super 35mm image sensor, which is the same imager as VariCam 35, features
wide dynamic range, an expansive color gamut, and high sensitivity for 4K image
acquisition. It has dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000. The native 5000 ISO
allows for clean shooting in very low light situations. Its size and design facilitate a
Exchangeable lens mount
for EF mount*1 (standard)
and PL mount (optional).
An expressP2 card slot
and an SD card slot
wide array of shooting styles including comfortable ergonomic shoulder mounted
Standard HD SDI interface for EVF
operation or use on gimbals and drones.
One new feature that has been added to the VariCam LT is the EF lens*1 mount
which offers a wide array of lens choices. The EF mount*1 can be removed by an
end user and replaced with a PL mount (optional). This allows for even greater
versatility in lens selection when shooting with the VariCam LT.
The VariCam LT workflow is very similar to that of the VariCam 35. Both cameras have
a dual codec recording function that allows the user to record a primary or “main”
codec as well as a smaller proxy file. In addition, each camera offers an in-camera
color grading function and support for AVC-Intra 4K and Apple ProRes*2 codecs.
Join the “REVOLUTION” and achieve your perfect “VISION”.
*1: Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.
For more details, to be updated on the Panasonic website.
*2: ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec is from Atomos under license.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
Anton battery mount
Input/output terminals
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The Cinematic VariCam Look,
Stunning Image Quality
Same Imager as VariCam 35
The VariCam LT is equipped with the super 35mm single-chip MOS
sensor developed especially for the VariCam 35. It offers 4K (4096 x
2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, and boasts high sensitivity,
low noise, wide dynamic range and cinematic depth of field.
This sensor received The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering
Excellence Award 2015.
14+ Stops of Wide Latitude
The camera has a dynamic range of 14+ stops. This wide dynamic
range assures accurate image rendering over the entire image, from
dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, which are
particularly important in movie production, the VariCam LT provides
low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality. “V-Log”
is capable of creating the 14+ stops of dynamic range offered by the
VariCam LT image sensor, greatly enhancing look creation capability.
Super 35 mm Imager and EF Lens Mount*
14+ Stop Wide Latitude
* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.
For more details, to be updated on the Panasonic website.
Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
The VariCam LT has two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000.
This means the VariCam LT achieves very high sensitivity while
maintaining a low noise level at 5000 ISO. The noise level at 5000
ISO is nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. In order to achieve this
function two dedicated analog circuits are implemented on every
pixel of the imager of the VariCam LT for each native ISO before gain
processing. This allows the camera to achieve much higher
sensitivity without increased noise.
Normally noise is introduced in the gain process of rating ISO in
digital cameras. This functionality is revolutionary for low light scene
shooting. Especially this ISO 5000 enables the camera to capture
with very low available light maintaining a realistic mood.
Expansive Color Gamut
Beautiful Skin Tone
Dual Native ISO of 5000
The VariCam LT is equipped with "V-Gamut," giving it a wider color
gamut than that of film. V-Gamut also encompasses the entire
BT. 2020 color space.
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Scene Files and V-LOOK
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V-Gamut
0.8
ITU-R BT.2020
0.7
P3DCI
0.6
0.5
ITU-R BT.709
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.4
Monitoring Output Terminals
The VariCam LT provides down conversion to Full HD via two 3G HD
SDI outputs and one VF output (BNC) while shooting in 4K.
Your look with in-camera color grading and information overlay can
be applied to each output.
ACES
0.9
The "V-Log" gamma curve offers 14+ stops of dynamic range and
facilitates advanced color grading adjustments in post production.
The five position scene file function is new to the VariCam LT.
The VariCam-LOOK (V-LOOK) mode is a newly developed setting for
creating cinematic images without color grading. A newly designed
gamma curve that allows detail to be maintained over a greater tonal
range within the Rec 709 color space has also been included in the
VariCam LT. The "V-709" gamma setting provides a tone suitable for
viewing on standard monitors while the "BC-LOOK" creates a look that
mimics traditional TV broadcast images.
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0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
‒0.1
Rear Side Connectors
Large Native Color Gamut (V-Gamut)
Advanced Shooting Functions
Native 4K/60p Shooting
The maximum frame rate when recording in 4K (4096 x 2160) or
UHD (3840x2160) resolution is 60p (60fps). This produces
smooth, high-resolution images when recording fast-moving
action scenes.
2K/HD 240p Slow Motion
2K/240p Slow Motion
Detachable Control Panel with Monitor
When shooting in 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920x1080)
resolution, high-speed 240 fps recording can be used to
produce an extreme slow-motion effect. This is achieved by
cropping the image sensor recording area in order to achieve a
faster scanning speed. Variable frame rates are available from
1 to 120 fps in AVC-Intra 2K422 and from 120 to 240 fps in
AVC-Intra 2K-LT. The frame rate can be changed while recording.
Infrared Shooting (IR)
The Cinema VariCam LT has an integrated, detachable IR cut
filter. This feature allows 4K image capture in extremely dark
unlit nightscapes. This is ideal for capturing nocturnal wildlife
and other scenes with no illumination.
Also, the IR filter can be used in daylight as a creative tool for
achieving a unique look.
Detachable Control Panel with Monitor
The supplied control panel has a built-in 3.5 type LCD display
panel. It can be used for menu operation or as a live/preview
monitor. The keys and dials are laid out around the display for
quick and accurate operation. Frequently used settings can be
accessed directly. This detachable module allows operation up
to 90cm in distance.
Standard HD SDI Interface for EVF
The New Shoulder Mount with a Base Plate.
V-LOOK
The VariCam LT has a regular BNC connector for the View
Finder. Users can select from various HD monitors or
viewfinders in addition to the new Panasonic View Finder
(AU-VCVF10G). The DC power and command control
connectors for the Panasonic VF are also provided.
Toughness, Durability and Reliability
• The lens mount is made of stainless steel, and designed to
prevent flange back deviation due to temperature changes.
• The camera body is made of strong rigid magnesium.
• The top and bottom panels have been made flat for easy
installation of various plates and accessories.
• Mounting holes are provided on both sides as well as on the
handle for convenient mounting of accessories.
• New accessories include the new Shoulder Mount
(AU-VSHL2G) and Grip Module (AU-VGRP1G).
• The new Shoulder Mount (AU-VSHL2G) installs directly on a
base plate.
IR Shooting in Daylight
EVF Connections with HD SDI and DC Power
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Revolutionary Workflow — Multi-Codec and Dailies in Camera
In-Camera Color Grading
Remote operation by control panel or 3rd party software
MASTER
Multiple Codec 4K/UHD/2K/HD Recording
AVC-Intra 4K is a 4K-compatible version of the AVC-Intra,
intra-frame compression codec that is suitable for cinema
production. Using this codec, the VariCam LT can record
4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution.
For 2K recording, the VariCam LT supports
AVC-Intra 2K444/2K422/2K-LT.
For HD recording, the VariCam LT supports
AVC-Intra 444/422/100/LT and Apple ProRes 4444/HQ.
Using the 256 GByte expressP2 card, the camera can record
approximately 90 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with
AVC-Intra 4K422.
Main Recorder
V-Log
V-709
Grading
Preview
AVC-Intra
ProRes
Non-Destructive Image
PROXY
expressP2 card
Proxy Recorder
PROXY
V-709
AVC-Proxy
VariCam LT
Grading
and
Mastering
4K/2K/HD CDL/3D LUT
V-Log
PC/Mac
As of February 2016
SD memory card
Baked-In Image
Offline
Editing
*ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec from Atomos under license.
Atomos is trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
In-camera Color Grading
The VariCam LT features an in-camera color grading function
(3D LUT/CDL). This enables color tuning on set as well as in
the field when using the camera control panel or 3rd party
software. This means dailies which had been created after
shooting can now be produced on set with the camera.
Grading information such as 3D LUT files and CDL files can be
recorded together with the image data, allowing you to provide
the same vision that you created on set to the editorial staff.
Main and Proxy Recording
In addition to the main codec recording the VariCam LT has
the ability to record files to an SD memory card.
This feature lets you record an ungraded 4K master with V-Log
in the main expressP2 card recorder while simultaneously
recording graded HD files on the SD memory card.
The primary recording data is used to create deliverables while
the proxy recordings are used for viewing or off-line editing.
The file name and time code of each file will match exactly.
Flexible System Configuration
Handle
(bundled)
Control Panel
(bundled)
AJ-MC900G
Microphone
(optional)
AU-VCVF10G
View Finder
(optional)
AJ-MH800G
Microphone Holder
(optional)
AU-V35LT1G
AU-VMPL1G
PL Mount
(optional)
EF Mount*
(bundled)
AU-VGRP1G
Grip Module
(optional)
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AJ-WM30G
Wireless Module
AU-VSHL2G
Shoulder Mount
(optional)
AU-XP0256AG
Memory Card “expressP2
card” (256 GB model)
VariCam LT
AU-VSHL1G
Shoulder Mount
(optional)
AU-XPD1
Memory Card Drive
“expressP2 drive”
* Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.
For more details, to be updated on the Panasonic website.
VariCam LT Specifications
As of February 2016
Basic Specification
Rec Format
Power Consumption: 47 W (body only)
77 W (with all optional accessories
connected and maximum power supplied
from each output terminal)
4K/UHD:
Weight:
Approx. 2.7 kg / 5.95 lb (body only)
Dimensions:
(W x H x D)
184 mm x 230.5 mm x 247 mm
(7-1/4 inches x 9-1/8 inches x 9-3/4 inches)
(Body only, excluding protrusion)
Optical Block
Sensor:
S35 mm 1MOS (same as V35)
Lens Mount:
EF mount*1 (PL mount option)
Optical Filter:
ND filters: CLEAR/0.6/1.2/1.8
IR cut filter removable
AVC-Intra 4K422: up to 30p
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)
ProRes 4444:*2 up to 30p
ProRes 422HQ:*2 up to 60p
Proxy:
AVC-Proxy G6: up to 60p
MAIN:
Media Slot:
expressP2 Card Slot x 1
SD Card Slot x1 for Proxy/Meta Data
Proxy G6:
Connector:
3G-SDI OUT x3
(SDI OUT 1/ SDI OUT2 /VF SDI)
Genlock IN
TC IN/OUT
LAN
USB HOST (for Network Connect)
USB DEVICE (miniB)
XLR 5 pin x1, XLR 3 pin x2
DC OUT 4 pin Hirose x2
Lens/Grip Connector 12 pin
12 V DC-IN 4 pin
Head Phone x1 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Jack
Camera Function
Video Format (MAIN)
4096 x 2160:
59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
3840 x 2160:
59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
2048 x 1080:
59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
1920 x 1080:
59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50p, 25p
59.94i, 50i
Native 800/5000 push up/down
WB:
2000 K to 15000 K, GMg -10 to +10
SHUTTER:
deg & /s, synchro scan
FPS:
4096/3840: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 60p (Full Frame)
2048/1920: up to 240p (Cropped)
Other Function
Focus Assist:
Expand (x2, x3, x4, 9 positions)
Focus in Color (RED/WHITE/GREEN)
Focus Squares
EI assist:
Zebra/WFM/FALSE COLOR/Y-GET
Anamorphic Lens Desqueeze
Lens Meta Data:
EF, LDS, Cooke/i, B4 lens
4ch 48 kHz/24 bit LPCM
Special REC function:
PreRec / Interval rec / One Shot Rec
2ch 48 kHz/16 bit AAC
Built-in GPS
Audio Format
Media Slot and Connector
ISO: Shot Mark
Text Memo
V-Log /preset Scene File x5
IP Control with AK-HRP200G
1) V-Log Mode:
Proxy FTP
MAIN Color = V-Log,
Proxy Color = V-Log/V-709/Grading
2) Preset Scene File Mode:
always MAIN Color = Proxy Color
Image Preset with Scene files
Parameters:
Image control parameters
(only in preset Scene File mode)
- WHITE
- BLACK
- GAMMA
- KNEE
- WHITE CLIP
- DETAIL
(Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
- SKIN DETAIL
(Not available in AVCI 4K-LT, 2K-LT)
- CHROMA
- MATRIX
- COLOR CORRECTION
In-Camera Color Grading: 3D LUT / CDL
IR Shooting
Power Hot Swap
Options
AU-VCVF10G
View Finder (for VariCam LT)
AU-VSHL1G
Shoulder Mount (for ENG Style)
AU-VSHL2G
Shoulder Mount (for Cinema Style)
AU-VGRP1G
Grip Module
AU-VMPL1G
PL Mount
*1: Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses.
For more details, to be updated on the Panasonic website.
*2: ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec is from Atomos under
license. Atomos is trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
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