Panasonic’s new 4K GH4 DSLR (shipping next month), has ignited the blogosphere because of it’s impressive specs and affordable price. Previously, Panasonic has released some specs, it was unclear what specs were in camera and what specs you would need the YAGH box to get. Matt Frazer from Panasonic recently sat down with Zacuto to clear up the GH4’s spec rumors.
The GH2 (especially hacked ones) became a popular choice for indie filmmakers in the beginning of the DSLR video revolution. However, Panasonic has not done a very good job of keeping up with video trends and making a camera with specs that filmmakers really want. It does look like good news is on the horizon has rumors about a Panasonic 4K GH camera have begun to spread.
At the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography this past week a new prototype 70mm digital Panavision camera was on display. Apparently Panavision didn’t give away too much information about the camera, but we do know that the camera has a 70mm sensor that can be scaled down to 42mm, or 35mm. It will record to an on-board SSD and is expected to record DNxHD, ProRes, in RGB, and (hopefully) RAW.
This is pretty exciting since we haven’t heard much on the digital camera front from Panavision since the Genesis HD which is now considered outdated. We’re looking forward to hearing more about this camera and maybe seeing some footage!