(NEWARK, New Jersey--May 1, 2015) Clairmont Camera (Hollywood, CA), which over four decades has consistently been one of the industry’s leading specialists in high-end digital and film motion picture cameras, lenses and accessories, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. NM.
Company president Denny Clairmont, renowned for his hands-on knowledge of professional cameras, had handled Panasonic’s original tape-based VariCams, and was impressed with early VariCam 35 footage he saw shot by cinematographers Suny Behar and Theo Van de Sande ASC.
Clairmont noted that as a native 4K camera, the VariCam 35 is well-positioned to meet the requirements of streaming providers such as Netflix and Amazon that are stipulating true 4K production, as well as the needs of traditional networks that are interested in current 4K production for residual 4K airings.
“This is a very well-made camera with many distinctive features: dual native ISOs 5000/800, simultaneous recording of three video formats (4K + 2K + Proxy, or UHD + HD + Proxy), 14+ stops of latitude, internal ND filters and two-piece modular design,” Clairmont said. “The VariCam 35’s detachable control panel enhances overall system maneuverability, and the OLED viewfinder is the best EVF we’ve seen on a digital camera.”
“The in-camera color grading, facilitating on-set live grading while leaving the 4K master untouched, is a real asset,” he added.
Clairmont Camera will promote the VariCam 35 at a number of upcoming industry events, including Digital Days 2015 at Capilano University in North Vancouver (www.digitaldaysbc.com
) and the Directors Guild of American’s annual Digital Day (www.dga.org
For more about Clairmont Camera visit www.clairmont.com
About the VariCam 35
Panasonic’s VariCam 35 is an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. The camera provides superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture. Several assets set the VariCam 35 apart from other high-end cinematography cameras, including dual native ISOs of 800 and 5000, allowing DPs to realize incredible image quality in extremely low light situations; its ability to record
three simultaneous video formats (4K + 2K + Proxy, or UHD + HD + Proxy); an optional high-speed 4K uncompressed RAW recorder (CODEX) that will capture uncompressed 4K VariCam RAW (V-RAW) at up
to 120fps; internal AVC-Intra 4K / 2K / HD recording to 120fps; support for an ACES workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material; and in-camera Color-Grading via CDLs / 3D LUTs.
For more information about the VariCam 35, visit www.us.panasonic.com/varicam,or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.
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(left) Clairmont's Vice President Digital Division Michael Condon SOC and President Denny Clairmont. Credit: Scott Gleine