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Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Box Cinema Camera

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Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Box Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • 10.2MP M4/3 MOS Sensor, MFT Lens Mount
  • 4K60, 4:2:2, H.264/H.265/HEVC Recording
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range, HLG Imaging
  • Dual-Native ISO, VariCam Look & V-Log L
Moving the Lumix camera range into fresh new territory, the Panasonic Lumix BGH1 is a modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production. This box-style digital cinema camera features a 10.2MP M4/3 sensor, an MFT lens mount, and a wide 13-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme changes in light. It records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production environment.
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Panasonic DC-BGH1 Overview

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Moving the Lumix camera range into fresh new territory, the Panasonic Lumix BGH1 is a modular, box-style digital cinema camera with a miniature form factor, making it ideal for gimbal and drone work as well as broadcast, live streaming, vlogging, and cinema production. This box-style digital cinema camera features a 10.2MP M4/3 sensor, an MFT lens mount, and a wide 13-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme changes in light. It records video with resolutions up to 4K60 and incorporates VariCam Look workflows such as V-Log L and Cinelike, dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and it supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny form that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multicamera production environment.

The BGH1 provides multiple ways to record your footage to high data rate files in the ALL-Intra Long GOP, MOV, and MP4 recording formats with H.264 and H.265/HEVC codecs. The camera supports unlimited recording time and allows you to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video using the camera's dual SD card slots. It can output up to 4K via the HDMI 2.0 output, or you can output up to 1080p resolution via 3G-SDI. The camera allows you to output via HDMI and 3G-SDI simultaneously, so you can use one signal for monitoring and the other for recording. It also supports recording at variable frame rates up to 1080p240 for high-quality slow-motion video. Custom 3D LUTs can be uploaded into the camera using the SD card slots.

The BGH1 is also an ideal camera for multicamera environments, not only because it's highly mobile, but it includes timecode and genlock BNC ports, so you can sync up with other cameras to make syncing in post-production easy. Its RJ45 Gigabit LAN port allows you to sync with other networked BGH1 cameras, manage the camera settings and functions, and even perform direct IP streaming with a future firmware update. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality are also integrated for monitoring, configuration, and control via a smartphone or tablet using the LUMIX Sync app. Another function integrated into the BGH1 is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input to control the camera with the LUMIX Tether app, which allows you to capture still images and control up to 12 BGH1 cameras. There is also a 2.5mm LANC input for an additional camera control option with an optional external controller. Audio features include high-grade 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM format, an integrated stereo microphone, a 3.5mm mic input, and a 3.5mm headphone output. The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be utilized using the camera's integrated hot shoe, allowing you to record with professional microphones.

Its compact form measures less than 4" square and weighs only 1.2 lb, so it can be used on gimbals or drones for high-quality stabilized footage. Its internal fan keeps the camera cool during long shoots, and its aluminum and magnesium housing provides protection and adds to the cooling factor. It also features four 1/4"-20 mounting threads for mounting on a plate, cage, or tripod mount. There are four user-programmable function buttons around the housing, as well as tally lights on the front and rear. You can power the BGH1 using the included power adapter, with a separately available high-capacity VBR-type battery using its integrated mount, or by using PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet) via the LAN port with compatible PoE equipment. There is also a cable lock included for keeping your camera cables secure, so they don't disconnect.

Key Features
  • M4/3 10.2MP MOS sensor
  • Anamorphic video support
  • MFT lens mount
  • 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Dual native ISO
  • Lightweight at 1.2 lb
  • Internal fan to keep camera cool
  • Measures less than 4" square for lightweight applications on drones or gimbals
  • HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDI video outputs
  • Record up to 4K60 10-bit 4:2:2 to SD cards or HDMI/3G-SDI outputs simultaneously
  • Unlimited recording time
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C input for control with LUMIX Tether app
  • 2.5mm LANC input for camera control
  • Gigabit Ethernet via RJ45 for remote control and PoE+ power support
  • Direct IP streaming with a future firmware update
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support to control the camera using a smartphone or tablet
  • Integrated stereo microphone, 3.5mm mic input, and 3.5mm headphone output
  • The optional DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter can be installed using the camera's hot shoe
  • Four programmable Fn buttons
  • Tally lights on front and rear
  • Genlock BNC input/output
  • Timecode BNC input/output
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Included 12 VDC power adapter
  • Integrated VBR battery mount
  • Cable lock
  • 3-Year extended warranty with registration
UPC: 885170376861

Panasonic DC-BGH1 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel (3680 x 2760)
Image Sensor
19 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 51,200 (Extended: 80 to 204,800)
Internal Recording Modes
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p from 2 to 240 fps [100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94 fps
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Panasonic LUMIX Sync
Battery Type
Panasonic AG-VBR Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 10.2 Megapixel (3680 x 2760)
Image Sensor
19 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
160 to 51,200 (Extended: 80 to 204,800)
Advertised Dynamic Range
13 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
9.7 dB
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 400 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
4096 x 2160 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
3328 x 2496 from 2 to 59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p from 2 to 240 fps [100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [72 to 100 Mb/s]
AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG/H.264/H.264 Long GOP/H.265/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
1920 x 1080p up to 59.94 fps
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2/4-Channel 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MOV: 2/4-Channel 96 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2/4-Channel 48 kHz LPCM Audio
MP4: 2/4-Channel 96 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Control/Data/Video Input
1x BNC (Timecode) Data Input/Output
1x BNC (Genlock) Data Input/Output
1x RJ45 (LAN) Control/Monitor/Video Input/Output
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
Wireless
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth Video Output, Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Panasonic LUMIX Sync
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
255
Autofocus Sensitivity
-6 to +20 EV
Environmental
Operating Temperature
22 to 72°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
General
Battery Type
Panasonic AG-VBR Series
PoE Support
PoE+ 802.3at
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Netflix Approved
Yes
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.7 x 3.7 x 3.1" / 9.3 x 9.3 x 7.8 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
1.2 lb / 545 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.835 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 7 x 6.4"

Panasonic DC-BGH1 Reviews

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Does the BGH1 have an "open gate" mode?

Does the BGH1 have an "open gate" mode?
Asked by: Luke
If you mean sooting in 4:3, yes it has that.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2023-09-23

Can a user be connected on wifi and another over ...

Can a user be connected on wifi and another over ethernet at the same time to set and change camera settings Or is it one or the other not both ?
Asked by: RiC
No, this is not possible because the Panasonic BGH1 has only one MAC address that is either used by LAN or WIFI but not both.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-03-04

What is the hole spacing in millimeters for the ...

What is the hole spacing in millimeters for the side 1/4-20 mounts?
Asked by: Sam
It is an industry standard. It will match any camera mounting plate.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-01-30

It says camera has a mechanical shutter. Does it ...

It says camera has a mechanical shutter. Does it work on the same principle as global shutter as I want to use multiple setup for 3D reconstruction?
Asked by: Ognjen
Hello! Thank you for your question! This model does not have a global shutter. -M
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2022-10-28

Does this output and genlock to 1080/23.98pSF?

Does this output and genlock to 1080/23.98pSF?
Asked by: Stephen
This camera supports extended cable runs and external monitoring. Supports simultaneous C4K/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording and C4K/4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI live output external recording.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-05-28

I heard that the BGH1 doesn't output anamorphic ...

I heard that the BGH1 doesn't output anamorphic desqueeze over HDMI. Dows it output it over the 3G-SDI ?
Asked by: Jeremie
I got this answer from Panasonic. "Hello! I was passed you’re question regarding the BGH1 regarding Anamorphic De-Squeeze capabilities. So, Anamorphic de-squeeze is available over 3G-SDI. It is also available over Ethernet and USB when connected to the Multicam app. You can also send out Anamorphic de-squeeze over USB-C using the LUMIX Webcam drivers. Sending a De-Squeezed image over HDMI while recording is NOT possible. This is a limit of the HDMI spec based on the video signal being sent in spec. De-Squeezed video CAN be played back over HDMI since it is being processed to fit within the HDMI spec (Similar to how USB can send the video de-squeezed)"
Answered by: akhi
Date published: 2021-03-19

Is the BGH1 compatible with Panasonic's CGA-D54 ...

Is the BGH1 compatible with Panasonic's CGA-D54 battery?
Asked by: Jon
It is only recommended to use the Panasonic batteries AG-VBR59, AG-VBR89, AG-VBR118.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2021-04-01

Is there a record time limit with the BGH1?

Is there a record time limit with the BGH1?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is not a recording limit on the BGH1, "4K recording is also supported with unlimited recording offered on all settings." https://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/cinema_camera_varicam_eva/products/bgh1/index.html#:~:text=LUMIX%20BGH1%20offers%20multiple%20recording,recording%20offered%20on%20all%20settings.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2021-07-05
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