(Munich, Germany--June 12, 2015) The new Tatort "Himmelfahrt" commissioned by NDR, starring Wotan Wilke Möhring and Franziska Weisz, will be directed by Özgür Yildirim and produced by Wüste Medien GmbH.
"Tatort" was first broadcast in 1970 and airs on Sunday evenings around 30 times a year. In total, 950 episodes have been produced with up to 12 million viewers per transmission in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“The general impression of the VariCam 35 is very promising,” said Matthias Bolliger, Director of Photography of Tatort "Himmelfahrt". “The picture appears cinematic, no colored clipping in highlights and a good b&w-contrast in shadows. The dual native ISO functionality at 800 and 5000 ISO is very useful and allowed us to work in new ways and create different looks for this drama. From a post-production point of view, the simultaneous recording functionality of several streams is groundbreaking and will almost certainly become the industry standard in years to come.”
The VariCam 35 launched in September 2014 and incorporates a newly-developed super35mm MOS image sensor. Images can be handled in variable frame rates up to 120 frames per second (fps). The camera delivers a variety of recording formats, including 4K and UHD in AVC-ULTRA, and 2K and 1080p HD in AVC-Intra 100.
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About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations’ efficiency and performance. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions. With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
PSCEU is made up of five product categories:
Communication Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66.4% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 50.4% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2013 (VDC Research, March 2014).
Professional Camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV products and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
Security Solutions, including video surveillance cameras and recorders, video intercom systems, access control, intruder alarms and fire alarm systems.
Visual System Solutions, including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European projector market with 28 % revenue share. (Futuresource B2B market tracking, Q1/2014).
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