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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 3 | March 2016

InStudio

Panasonic Adds Compact
VariCam LT To Cinema Range

P

anasonic has extended its cinema
line up with the addition of the
VariCam LT, a lightweight, compact
camera, offering many of the features
of the 4K VariCam 35.
The camera retains the ability to
shoot in both 4K (4096 x 2160) and
UHD (3840 x 2160), and features high
sensitivity, low noise, wide dynamic
range and a cinematic depth of field.
In order to maintain the VariCam
'look', the VariCam LT is equipped

with a 35mm single-chip MOS sensor,
originally developed for the VariCam
35 and has a similarly wide dynamic
range. This ensures accurate image
rendering over the entire image, from
dark areas to highlights.
This sensor has two native ISO
settings of 800 and 5000. Having two
dedicated analogue circuits means
much higher sensitivity without
increased noise. The 'V-Gamut' in the
VariCam LT gives the camera a wider
colour gamut than traditional film.
The 'V-Log' gamma curve has evolved
further to extend the dynamic range to
14+ stops.
In addition the VariCam
LT offers the ability to
change the mount from
an EF mount (standard)
to a PL mount (optional),
increasing the range of
usable lenses.
"This is the next generation

of digital cinema innovation," said Luc
Bara, Technical Product Manager for
Panasonic. "Even in dimly lit scenes,
which are particularly important
in film production, the VariCam
LT provides low-noise images
without any compromise to
picture quality.
"We also see this being
popular in the freelance
market
and
with
documentary
camera
operators, who require
a true 4K camera that is
designed for single operator field use."
Capable of 60fps in 4K (AVC-Intra
4K-LT: 30p to 60p), the camera also
has a new sensor centre crop mode,
allowing 240fps for slow motion in
both HD (AVC-IntraLT: 120p to 240p
-cropped) and 2K (AVC-Intra 2K-LT:
120p to 240p - cropped).
Cost efficient in both operation and
workflow due to in-camera colour

grading,
AVCUltra codec, and
multiple recording formats
(4K/UHD/2K/HD proxy), the VariCam
LT has one Express P2 card slot.
It supports both Panasonic and third
party viewfinders and comes with a
number of optional extras including
shoulder mount, grip and PL mount.
The camera body is expected to be
available from March 2016.

Lawo Present Pioneering
Solutions
A

t
CABSAT
2016,
German
manufacturer
of
network,
control, video and audio technology
for broadcast, live and theatre
applications, Lawo will be presenting
pioneering solutions for IP video core
infrastructure, video processing and
routing tools as well as IP-based digital
audio mixing consoles and audio
routers.
Also being showcased is Lawo's
world-renowned VSM control system,
currently used in the most complex
production scenarios around the world
including Al Kass' latest OB van, and
BeIn Sports' Playout Center.
With Lawo's VSM System (Virtual
Studio
Manager),
Lawo
will
demonstrate sophisticated and flexible
broadcast control and monitoring for
both baseband and IP-based broadcast
installations.
VSM allows for managing all TV and
radio production equipment within a
single system, providing unmatched

benefits in advanced workflows, and
simplified
production
operation.
The system controls
all major brands and
models of video and
audio routers, video and
audio mixers, intercoms,
under-monitor
displays
(UMD) and multiviewers,
glue equipment, and other
third-party devices.
Also on show are Lawo's IP-based
V__line video interfacing, processing
and routing devices.
The V__remote4 is a bidirectional
multichannel video/audio to IPinterface for remote production. It is
designed to provide a one-box solution
for all the requirements of video and
audio signal transport, and processing
in WAN-based remote productions,
including everything from Video-overIP coding to various monitoring and
processing tools.
The
V__pro8
provides
video

Lawo Remote
Production Kit

processing, interconnecting signals
in different video formats, as well as
bridging between audio and video
within a studio infrastructure via
high-density audio connections. The
V__pro8's new DOLBY E encoding/
decoding option offers up to four
DOLBY E encoders/decoders for
fully-compatible encoding/decoding
of professional quality multichannel
audio on a single AES3 connection with

Dolby E metadata handling.
In combination with the unit's Dolby
E Auto Aligner, the V__pro8
is a perfect transmission
path
gateway
for
multichannel productions.
Audio-to-IP interfacing:
In addition to its renowned
mc2 consoles, Lawo will
introduce its A__line series of
high-quality 19-inch/1RU audio-to-IP
interfaces, providing easy and reliable
solutions for transporting analogue
and digital audio signals using IP
network environments in broadcast,
live, and install applications.
Exhibits include the Lawo crystal
and sapphire consoles, designed
for optimised workflows in radio
production, as well as the Nova audio
router series. Like Lawo's audio mixing
consoles, these routers provide native
integration of AES67/RAVENNA audioover-IP technology, making them a
future-proof investment.


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