LAS VEGAS, NV – Panasonic has announced a range of new 4K production products, including the AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3-inch handheld camcorder.
Offering top-end features such 4K/60p recording, a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target) and delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 is a companion camera to the company’s VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
The DVX200 will be optimized for 4K/HD production and shares the VariCam family characteristics of filmic tonality and colorimetry, with natural, subtle rendering of skin flesh tones. It will
offer a V-Log curve emulating the natural grey-scale rendition of the VariCam 35. The camcorder will be available in the fall of 2015 with a suggested list price under $5000.
At NAB, the company also announced that the LUMIX GH4 will have firmware update (Ver.2.2) available later this month, enabling recording anamorphic video content. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the classic Hollywood look, many effects that have became so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.