Today, at IBC, Panasonic announced a new addition to its VariCam LT camera that allows RAW signal output at 4K or UHD resolution.
RAW recording will be compatible with the Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ from Convergent Design Inc. and the Atomos Inc. Shogun Inferno. The recorded CinemaDNG file is compatible with DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1, Drastic Media Reactor 5.04, and upcoming versions of major NLEs and grading systems.
Andre Meterian, Director Professional Video Systems Business Unit EMEA at Panasonic said, “VariCam has established a position as the 4K production camera of choice for those seeking the best image quality. This firmware version for uncompressed RAW recording expands its horizons.”
4K RAW that is instantly compatible with editing solutions is going to be very useful for television and indie feature production. Best of all, this is a firmware update which shouldn’t cost users anything extra – except the purchase of the Shogun Inferno, which goes for $1,995.