Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Live & Cinema Camera

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Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Live & Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
  • Up to 5.9K H.264/H.265/HEVC Recording
  • 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range, HLG Imaging
  • Dual-Native ISO, VariCam Look & V-Log L
Compact and suitable for cine drones, remote setups, and expandable for cine work as well as multi-camera broadcast work, the Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Live & Cinema Camera is a modular digital cinema camera with a small form-factor that bellies its full-frame sensor. It features a 24.2MP sensor, a Leica L lens mount, and a wide 14+-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme lighting changes when recording in V-Log. It records video with resolutions up to 5.9K as well as C4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD4K, and it incorporates VariCam Look workflows.
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Panasonic DC-BS1H L-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sensor and Processing Engine
  • 3V-Log
  • 4Resolution
  • 5Recording and Output
  • 6Ethernet Compatible
  • 7Supports Genlock and Timecode
  • 8Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 9Functions

Compact and suitable for cine drones, remote setups, and expandable for cine work as well as multi-camera broadcast work, the Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Live & Cinema Camera is a modular digital cinema camera with a small form-factor that bellies its full-frame sensor. It features a 24.2MP sensor, a Leica L lens mount, and a wide 14+-stop dynamic range to accommodate extreme lighting changes when recording in V-Log. It records video with resolutions up to 5.9K as well as C4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD4K, and it incorporates VariCam Look workflows.

The camera features dual-native ISO using its Venus Engine, anamorphic support, advanced AF (autofocus), numerous remote and power options, and supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) color for vivid imagery to aid professional color grading. There are many features packed into this tiny camera that make it the go-to production camera in any mobile and multi-camera production environment.

The BS1H provides multiple ways to record your footage to high data rate files in the ALL-Intra, LongGOP, 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 SDI. The camera allows you to output via HDMI and SDI simultaneously, so you can use one signal for monitoring and the other for recording. It also supports recording at variable frame rates for high-quality, slow-motion video. Custom 3D LUTs can be uploaded into the camera, using the SD card slots.

The BS1H is also an ideal camera for multi-camera environments, not only because it's highly mobile, but it includes timecode and genlock BNC ports, so you can sync it with other cameras to make syncing in postproduction easy. Its RJ45 Gigabit LAN port allows you to sync with other networked BS1H 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 BS1H 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 BS1H cameras. Audio features include high-grade 48 kHz/24-bit LPCM format, an integrated stereo microphone, a 3.5mm mic/line-level 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 body measures less than 4" square and weighs only 1.3 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 9 x accessory mounting threads for mounting onto 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 BS1H 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.

Sensor and Processing Engine

  • 24.2 MP sensor with low-pass filter
  • Dual native ISO 100-51200 and 50 to 204,800
  • 10-bit C4K/4K 59.94/50 video (35mm)
  • 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording
  • VFR C4K/4K, 2 to 60 fps, FHD 2-180 fps
  • V-Log

  • 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log and V-Gamut
  • Compatible with the "Cinema VariCam Look"
  • Supports LUT files
  • LUT-applied images viewable on SDI and HDMI outputs
  • Resolution

  • Supports 6K, 5.9K, 5.4K, C4K, and 4K in full-frame mode
  • Supports C4K, 4K, Anamorphic 4K (4:3 aspect ratio), and FHD in S35mm mode
  • Recording and Output

    • The camera records internally at 4:2:2 10-Bit/8-bit as well as 4:2:0 10-bit/8-bit to dual UHS II SD card slots that support cards with speed ratings up to V90
    • The camera outputs Blackmagic RAW or ProRes RAW via the HDMI port for external monitoring and/or recording
    • You can simultaneously output RAW over HDMI and video over SDI
    • You can record internally, while simultaneously output FHD over SDI and up to 4K over HDMI
    • Using the LUMIX Tether app version 1.1 or higher or LUMIX sync, you can record internally, output over both HDMI and SDI, and output via wired LAN or Wi-Fi

    Ethernet Compatible

    The camera features an Ethernet port that allows you to remotely control up to 12 x BS1H cameras. You can power the camera via PoE+ protocol over a network that supports PoE+, and you can also stream directly from the camera using the RTP/TRSP protocols. The camera supports streaming UHD 4K and FHD as well as 1280 x 720p.

    Supports Genlock and Timecode

    The BS1H supports Genlock as well as Timecode in/out, providing synchronization of cameras for live sports or later postproduction.

    Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

    The camera supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

    Functions

  • Frame Indicator (red outline surrounds frame indicating the camera is recording)
  • Frame Marker
  • Vertical Position Information
  • Streaming Blue Frame Indicator
  • Aspect Ratio masks
  • Face/Eye recognition for focus tracking
  • Low Light AF supports images with exposure levels down to -6EV
  • UPC: 885170387065

    Panasonic DC-BS1H L-Mount Specs

    Imaging
    Lens MountLeica L
    Interchangeable Lens MountNone
    Lens CommunicationYes
    Sensor ResolutionEffective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Sensor Type35.6 x 23.8 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Sensor Windowing6K (5952 x 3968) in 3:2
    5K (5888 x 3312) in 16:9
    5K (5376 x 3584) in 3:2
    4K (4096 x 2160) in 17:9
    4K (3840 x 2160) in 16:9
    1080p (1920 x 1080) in 16:9
    Built-In ND FilterNone
    ISO Sensitivity100 to 51,200 (Native)
    80 to 204,800 (Expanded)
    Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
    Shutter Speed1/16000 to 1/2 sec
    Advertised Dynamic Range14 Stops
    White Balance2500 to 10,000K
    Internal Recording
    Recording ModesH.265/H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit:
    4096 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s) 
    3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 to 400 Mb/s) 
    3328 x 2496p at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps (150 to 400 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (100 to 200 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (50 to 100 MB/s) 
    H.265/H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit:
    5952 x 3968p at 23.98/24/25 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    5376 x 3584p at 25/29.97 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    5888 x 3312p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/29.97/48/50/59.94 fps (200 Mb/s) 
    H.265/H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit:
    1920 x 1080p at 100/119.88 fps (150 Mb/s) 
    1920 x 1080p at 47.95/48 fps (100 Mb/s) 
    Variable Frame RatesDCI 4K: 2 to 60 fps
    1080p: 2 to 180 fps
    Gamma CurvePanasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
    Audio RecordingMOV: 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
    MOV: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio
    MP4: 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
    MP4: 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio
    Still Image SupportNone
    External Recording
    Video Output4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI:
    4096 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    3240 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    2880 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI:
    4096 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    3240 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    2880 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1920 x 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC:
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1920 x 1012p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1620 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1440 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    4:2:2 8-Bit via SDI/BNC:
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1920 x 1012p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1620 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    1440 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps
    Raw OutputHDMI In Full Frame Mode:
    5888 x 3312 12-Bit at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
    HDMI In Super35 Mode:
    4128 x 2176 12-Bit at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
    3536 x 2656 12-Bit at 23.98/25/29.97/50 fps 
    IP StreamingRTP, RTSP: 1280 x 2160 to 3840 x 2160 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (4.0 to 50.00 Mb/s)
    Interface
    Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) [V90 or Faster Recommended]
    Video Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
    Audio Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic/Line Level Input on Camera Body
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Camera Interface, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Data, Control, Video Input
    1 x BNC Timecode Data Input/Output
    1 x BNC Genlock Data Input/Output
    1 x RJ45 LAN Control, Monitor, Video Input/Output
    1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
    Wireless Interfaces2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth Video Output, Control
    EVFOptional, Not Included
    Power
    Battery TypePanasonic AG-VBR Series
    Power Connectors1 x Weipu SF610/S2 (12 VDC) Input
    PoE SupportPoE+ 802.3at
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity10 to 80%
    Physical
    Accessory Mount9 x 3/8"-16 Female
    1 x Hot Shoe Mount
    Tripod Mounting Thread2 x 3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
    Material of ConstructionAluminum
    Dimensions3.7 x 3.7 x 3.1" / 9.3 x 9.3 x 7.8 cm (Without Protrusions)
    Weight1.3 lb / 585 g
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