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Panasonic Varicam LT VF Kit

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Panasonic Varicam LT VF Kit
Key Features
  • Varicam LT
  • OLED Viewfinder
This B&H kit combines Panasonic's Varicam LT with Panasonic's OLED EVF, pairing two powerful pieces of technology. The camera features a Super 35-sized sensor with two distinct native ISO ratings. With 14 stops of dynamic range and the capability of using EF and PL mount lenses (separate PL mount required), the Varicam LT is suitable for handheld and studio work.
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Panasonic VariCam LT Overview

This B&H kit combines Panasonic's Varicam LT with Panasonic's OLED EVF, pairing two powerful pieces of technology. The camera features a Super 35-sized sensor with two distinct native ISO ratings. With 14 stops of dynamic range and the capability of using EF and PL mount lenses (separate PL mount required), the Varicam LT is suitable for handheld and studio work.

Designed to work with the Varicam LT, the OLED viewfinder features a variety of advanced functions, menu and navigation buttons, as well as an indexed diopter adjustment range. All the hardware required to mount it to your camera is included with the EVF.

Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 Digital Cinema Camera (EF Mount)

Panasonic's Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 is a single Super 35-sized sensor digital cinema camera with a lightweight magnesium body and interchangeable lens mount. It shares the same sensor as the Varicam 35, which features dual native ISO ratings of 800 and 5000. The camera is capable of capturing 14-stops of dynamic range when using V-Log and recording up to 60 fps at 4K, and up to 240 fps at 2K.

You can record your footage to high-data-rate files using the camera's built-in expressP2 card slot (expressP2 cards not included) while simultaneously recoding proxy files to the camera's SD card slot. The proxy files can incorporate color grading changes that the high-resolution files do not, making it easy for post to see your intent, without baking the look into your high-quality, camera-original files. The camera features selectable gamma curves, allowing you to get the most out of the sensor. It supports recording using AVC-Intra, AVC-Intra 4K, and Apple ProRes codecs. The 3.5" control panel can function as an LCD screen or be used to control the camera's functions.

The VariCam LT ships with a removable stainless steel EF mount, which you can swap out for a PL mount if you choose. Please note that the PL mount is not included and must be sourced separately.
Same Imager as VariCam 35
The VariCam LT is equipped with the Super 35mm, single-chip MOS that offers 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. It boasts high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range. The sensor's size delivers the classic cinematic depth of field as it is the same size as the film frame in motion picture cameras.
Wide 14+ Stops of Latitude
The camera features a dynamic range of 14+ stops when shooting in Panasonic's BV-Log, which enables accurate image rendering over the entire image, from dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality.
Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
The sensor of the VariCam LT has two dedicated analog circuits that are implemented on every pixel. This allows the sensor to have two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000. The noise level at 5000 ISO is nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. Normally noise is introduced in the gain process of rating ISO in digital cameras; however, the native 5000 ISO rating sidesteps the issue of adding gain to capture low light images.
Expansive Color Gamut
The VariCam LT is equipped with V-Gamut, which encompasses the entire BT.2020 color space.
Scene Files and V-LOOK
The VariCam-LOOK (V-LOOK) mode is a setting for creating cinematic images without color grading. Featuring a gamma curve that allows detail to be maintained over a greater tonal range within the Rec 709 color space that 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.
Monitoring Output Terminals
The VariCam LT provides down conversion to Full HD via two 3G HDSDI 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.
Native 4K/60p Shooting
The maximum frame rate when recording in 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840x2160) resolution is 60p (60 fps).
2K/HD 240p Slow Motion
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. 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 is variable in-shot while recording.
Multiple Codec 4K/UHD/2K/HD Recording
Using the AVC-Intra 4K 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.
Media Card Recording
Using the 256 GByte expressP2 card, the camera can record approximately 90 minutes of 23.98p 4K video with AVC-Intra 4K422. The camera can simultaneously record proxy-quality footage to an SD card.
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. Grading information such as 3D LUT files and CDL files can be recorded simultaneously with the image data, providing a simple way of protecting your vision from overly aggressive editorial tweaking.
Main and Proxy Recording
The VariCam LT can record files to an SD memory card while simultaneously recording high-data-rate files to an optional expressP2 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.
IR
The VariCam LT features a removable IR filter. This allows you the freedom to record footage with or without the IR cut filter in any lighting situation.
Lightweight, Tough, and Flexible
  • 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.
UPC: 885170284128
Panasonic Electronic HD Color View Finder for VariCam LT

The Electronic HD Color View Finder for VariCam LT supports 1080p, 1080PsF, and 1080i video resolutions via SDI. It features an adjustable diopter range of -3.6 to +1.4, which makes it well suited for many different camera operators. You can access focus peaking as well as waveform (in single color and parade). The View Finder also allows you to zoom in on the image to check focus. Two user-assignable function buttons allow you to quickly access oft-used functions. The display also features both a red and green tally indicator, active when the camera is recording/in standby or when a tally signal is received.

UPC: 885170329195

Panasonic Cinema VariCam LT 4K S35 Digital Cinema Camera (EF Mount) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 10.3 Megapixel
Effective: 8.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Super35 MOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
200 to 12,800
Internal Recording Modes
AVC-Intra LT
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
AVC-Intra 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 30.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 30.00 fps
2048 x 1080p
1920 x 1080p
ProRes 4444/ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 30.00 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 30.00 fps
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422LT
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 60.00 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 60.00 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: expressP2
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
2x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x BNC Monitor Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery Type
Gold Mount
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 10.3 Megapixel
Effective: 8.9 Megapixel
Image Sensor
Super35 MOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Internal Filter Holder
No
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
200 to 12,800
Gain
-12 to 14 dB
Shutter Angle
0 to 358° in 0.1° Increments
Advertised Dynamic Range
14 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
AVC-Intra LT
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
AVC-Intra 4:2:2
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 30.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 30.00 fps
2048 x 1080p
1920 x 1080p
ProRes 4444/ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 30.00 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 30.00 fps
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422LT
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 60.00 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 60.00 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00 fps
2048 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
Audio Recording
4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: expressP2
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
2x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x BNC Monitor Output
Audio I/O
1x XLR 5-Pin Input
2x XLR 3-Pin Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x XLR 4-Pin (11 to 17VDC at 1.5 A) Output
1x XLR 4-Pin (11 to 17VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x Lens 12-Pin Control
1x RCU 10-Pin Control Input/Output
1x USB-B
1x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
1x USB-A
1x 20-Pin Control
1x 6-Pin (GPS)
1x BNC (Genlock) Input
1x RJ45 (LAN)
1x Lens 12-Pin Control
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
1,560,000 Dot
Display Type
Included External LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
General
Battery Type
Gold Mount
Power Consumption
≥77 W
Tripod Mounting Thread
4x 3/8"-16 Female
3x 1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20
Netflix Approved
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.2 x 9.1 x 9.7" / 184 x 230.5 x 247 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
6 lb / 2.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
10.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15 x 14.5 x 11.5"

Panasonic Electronic HD Color View Finder for VariCam LT Specs

Key Specs
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Image Controls
Focus Peaking, RGB Parade, Waveform
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
Video Format
SDI
1080p: 60/59.94/50
1080PsF: 29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
Diopter Correction
-3.6 to +1.4
Mounting
1x Accessory Rail
Display
Color/Monochrome
Color
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Image Controls
Focus Peaking, RGB Parade, Waveform
Inputs / Outputs
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
System Connection
Panasonic 4-Pin
Video Format
SDI
1080p: 60/59.94/50
1080PsF: 29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
Optics
Diopter Correction
-3.6 to +1.4
Power
DC Input Power
12 VDC
Environmental
Operating Humidity
10 to 85%
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Mounting
1x Accessory Rail
Dimensions
3.7 x 3.5 x 4.4" / 94 x 88 x 111 mm, Including
Weight
2.2 lb / 1.00 kg, Including
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14 x 10.9 x 6.95"

Panasonic VariCam LT Reviews

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question

Can you get the Panasonic Varicam LT ProEx Kit without the PL Mount. If so, would that knock $1,200 off the price?
Asked by: Robert
At this time, the kit cannot be modified.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does it come with the Panasonic viewfinder? Other ...

Does it come with the Panasonic viewfinder? Other retailers include a battery, P2 card and card reader, does B&H include these come as well?
Asked by: Travis
This option does not include the viewfinder. It is mainly just the body. There are kits that offer further accessories that can be seen here. https://bhpho.to/2QUSczF
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-06-06

Which AC adapter works with the Varicam LT?

Which AC adapter works with the Varicam LT?
Asked by: Leonardo
The Varicam LT has a 4 Pin XLR cable for power. You can use a Power Supply like B&H # INIP4PPS with this camera. https://bhpho.to/2YY28LC
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-31

What is difference between varicam lt and eva1

What is difference between varicam lt and eva1
Asked by: villamarzo
The varicam LT is the smaller version of the varicam 35. there are a lot of differences between the Varicam Line and the EVA-1. the varicam is a 10bit through and through camera system. the dual ISO are 800/5000 as apposed to the 800/2500 on the EVA-1. varicam is an AVC-Ultra camera that records to P2. there is a long list of differences between the cameras that can be found listed on the Panasonic cinema camera website.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-09-09

Does this come with a power supply?

Does this come with a power supply?
Asked by: Brandon
Correct - i bought it and there is no power supply included (there should be) with at 12k camera! :O
Answered by: Brandon
Date published: 2022-01-22

question

Does the camera come with an Anton Bauer battery plate?
Asked by: Patrick O.
The VariCam LT does come with a Gold Mount, Anton Bauer style battery connection. It does not come with a battery or charger though, we do have some nice kits from Anton Bauer and Switronix available that you may want to look in to.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is this rolling shutter or global?

Is this rolling shutter or global?
Asked by: Lorie
This system has a rolling shutter, not global.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-05-26

question

what is the bit depth? I heard its only 10 bit???
Asked by: thomas
The camera maintains full 12-bit quantizing when in the 2K444 mode. All other modes are 10-bit. The fully 12-bit 2K444 mode is beautiful
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2019-08-07
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