VariCam HS

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VariCam HS $46,000.00

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VariCam HS is designed for demanding ENG, documentary, or sports applications. Utilizing three newly-developed, 1920 x 1080 MOS imagers, VariCam HS offers numerous codecs, including Panasonic's AVC-ULTRA family of codecs and Apple ProRes. VariCam HS system includes the AU-V23HS1G 2/3” type HD camera head, the AU-VREC1G recording module, AU-VCVF1G OLED viewfinder, and the AU-VSHL1G shoulder pad/tripod mount.

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Key features
  • 2/3" 3MOS imagers can capture HDR-ready 14+ stops, 1920 x 1080  footage
  • Capture high-spped action with 240fps variable frame rate recording - 1 fps to 240fps
  • Record a multitude of formats including Apple ProRes and Panasonic's AVC-ULTRA family of codecs
  • Contains 2/3" B4 Bayonet Mount to be used with broadcast lenses
  • Color grading function allows on-set color grading, using control panel or 3rd party software
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General (Combination of AU-V23HS1G and AU-VREC1G) -
Power DC 12 V(11.0 V - 17.0 V)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Power consumption 60 W (Body only)
90 W (with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Weight Approx. 4.5 kg (Excluding protrusion)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 179 mm x 230.5 mm x 347 mm
(7-1/16inches x 9-1/16inches x 13 -21/32inches) (Body only, excluding protrusion)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C
Gain Settings [ISO] mode: ISO 2500 to 12800
[dB] mode : 0 to 18 dB (3dB step)
Pickup Devices 2/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS x 3
Shutter Speed [deg] mode: 1.0 to 360deg (0.5deg step)
[sec] mode: 1/24 to 1/250 (when 23.98p mode)
Lens Mount 2/3-type bayonet
Sensitivity [Gamma: HD] mode:
F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94p)
F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50p)
Optical Filter CC filter A: 3200 K, B: 4300 K, C: 5600 K, D: 0.3ND
ND filter 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6ND, 3: 1.2ND, 4: 1.8ND
Camera Module (AU-V23HS1G) -
Holizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or higher (center)
Recording Media expressP2 card, P2 card, microP2 card
Recording Format Main Recorder: AVC-Intra100, ProRes 422 HQ
Sub Recorder: AVC-Intra100, AVC-LongG50, AVC-LongG25
Recording video signal 1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i 720/59.94p, 50p
Recording Resolution 1920x1080, 1280x720
Memory Card Recorder -
Recording Framerate Maximum 240p/200p
System frequency 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i
Recording Module (AU-VREC1G) When it is used with AU-V23HS1G -
Quantizing 10 bit
File Format MOV
Proxy -
Digital Video -
Video Compression Format AVC-Intra100: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
ProRes 422 HQ
Audio Compression Format LPCM
MON OUT1 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohms
MON OUT2 HD (1.5G)/3G SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohms
VF SDI HD (1.5G)/3G SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohms
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Audio Input/Output -
DC OUT/RS 4 pin, DC12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V),
maximum output current 1.0 A
VF 14 pin
Electronic HD Color View Finder (AU-VCVF1G) -
Display Panel LCD, 3.5-type QHD color monitor
Approx. 1.56 million dots
Signal Input 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p
Recording Time (Main Codec) When expressP2 card 256 GB is used *1
Approx. 128 min. (AVC-Intra100, VFR OFF)
Approx. 32 min. (AVC-Intra100, VFR ON, 200 fps/240 fps)
Approx. 60 min. (ProRes 422 HQ, VFR ON, 60 fps)
Recording Time (Sub Codec) When microP2 card 64 GB is used *1
Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra100, 25p/29.97p)
Approx. 128 min. (AVC-LongG50, 25p/29.97p)
Approx. 256 min. (AVC-LongG25, 25p/29.97p)
Digital Audio -
Recording audio signal 48 kHz/24 bit, 4 ch
Head room 18 dB/20 dB menu switchable
Recording Time (1GB)*1 Approx.25 min.
Video input/output -
SDI Out HD (1.5G)/3G SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohms (1 set, 4 pieces)
AUDIO IN (CH1/CH2) XLR x 2, 3 pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V/AES switchable
MIC In XLR x 1, 5 pin
Phones Stereo mini jack
GENLOCK IN HD(1.5G)/3G-SDI: 0.8 V[p-p], 75 ohms
TC IN/OUT BNCx1, IN/OUT switch selection
IN: 0.5 V[p-p] to 8 V[p-p], 10 k ohms
OUT: 2.0 ± 0.5 V[p-p], Low impedance
DC IN XLR 4 pin, DC12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
DC OUT 2 pin, DC12 V (DC11.0 V to 17.0 V),
maximum output current 1.0 A
LENS 12 pin
USB 2.0 (Device) Type B connector, 4 pin
USB 2.0 (HOST) Type A connector, 4 pin
Control Panel -
Display Panel (Electronic HD Color View Finder) OLED, 0.7-type, 2.76 million dots
Note *1: These are reference values for continuous recording. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or number of clips.
ProRes is licensed from Apple Inc. Apple ProRes codec from Atomos under license. Atomos is trademark and copyright of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
Video Compression Format (Proxy) H.264/AVC High Profile

VariCam HS - Changing the way action is captured

Drawing on the traditions of the original VariCam line, VariCam HS helps shooters capture action with its 2/3" 3MOS and bayonet lens mount, wide color gamut, and continuous 240fps recording. It also revolutionizes workflow with the addition of dual-codec recording, in-camera color grading, and a modular design.