Panasonic is finally showing a new camera off and this one is 4K. It’s a “working proof of concept prototype” so no model number so it’s possibly just a shell of a camera with a 4K sensor that will be in several different cameras. Sound familiar? and I have no idea about the sensor being used. The question wasn’t asked at all about what’s inside this plastic shell. Oh man dont you want to know? In this video clip with a Panasonic rep. he says the goal is to have 4K out from HDMI. Crazy stuff. Looks like NAB 2013 could be big for Panasonic. Last year no new camera models where introduced but a prototype 4K Varicam was shown. Haven’t heard much about it since. Panasonic technology was the big deal in 2012. AVC Ultra and Micro P2 are clearly the go to formats for any new cameras that’s going to be introduced. Again nothing new on this.
Videomaker gave Panasonic Best Of Show for this prototype. Lets hope the feedback from the show will get Panasonic motivated to releasing some pro line digital cinema cameras. Hmmm? Maybe a 4K AF-4000? Heck I would be happy with a 2K Micro Four Thirds version. We shall see? Does this get you excited? It kind of did for me.
Check out the video. Unfortunately no info on the sensor or formats other than 4K and HD.
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