Panasonic Boosts VariCam 35/HS With Firmware Upgrade

NEWARK, N.J.—Panasonic is offering new capabilities for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS cameras/recorders, announcing the firmware upgrade to version 6.0. The new firmware expands the cameras recording options and offers operational and workflow improvements.

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Version 6.0 encompasses support for writing data to Panasonic’s B series expressP2 cards for 4K and high frame-rate recording, which feature improved read/write speeds and an increased capacity 512GB in addition to the standard 256GB card. Viewfinder and Viewfinder-SDI outputs can now be displayed in different color settings. Compatibility with Panasonic’s AJ-WM50 wireless module for dual-band connectivity at both 2.4 and 5 GHz is also included.

Additional features with the update include in camera color corrections being able to be applied to footage played back from the camera; ability to save color control files separately on SD cards; a 2.201:1 aspect ratio indicator; audio volume adjusting by the menu dial; a user SW function; a “look around” function; ProRes HQ codec support for 1080/60i/50i; and more.

Panasonic’s new firmware upgrade is available now to download here.