Fremont Studios (Seattle, WA), the largest privately owned and operated studio and event facility in the Pacific Northwest, has invested in four VariCam LT 4K camcorders for diverse mobile and studio projects. Offering an upgraded shading mode, as well as tally and return video management, the VariCam LT with CineLive is set up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for events, television shows, corporate productions and concerts.
A fully-equipped studio services facility, Fremont Studios has two large soundstages with a combined square footage of 20,000+. According to President Scott Jonas, the VariCam LTs outfit an all-new, compact 22-foot, battery-powered mobile production unit that doubles as an additional control room for the studios. Full control of the cameras is facilitated by Panasonic’s AK-HRP1000 remote control panel. The two soundstages are utilized for live production, special live events supporting audiences up to 3,000 with IMAG, and single camera commercial work.
Shortly after taking delivery, Fremont Studios deployed the VariCam LTs for an eSports broadcast of the World Championship Xbox Forza Race. “Early in that two-day live event, an event producer told me they were seeing hits upwards of 8,000,000 worldwide,” Jonas said.
“The LT fulfills our needs to utilize cinema lens with the operation of a typical broadcast B4-mount live production camera,” he added. “We chose the LT knowing Panasonic’s experience in building well thought-out cameras and in seeing how the new 35mm VariCam line is proving itself against all the competition.”
“Not all of our customers will be using the cameras for live broadcast,” Jonas continued. “Historically many of our projects are switched live for timing and ISO recorded for finishing in post. The VariCam LT is designed well for that, allowing both in-camera 4K recording and 3G progressive capture in the mobile unit.”
For more information about Fremont Studios, visit www.fremontstudios.com.
About the VariCam LT
The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price. Incorporating this identical imaging “DNA” in a more compact rendition, the VariCam LT delivers 14+ stops of dynamic range with V-Log, and the esteemed cinematic VariCam image quality and color science, as well as the VariCam 35's breakout innovation, dual native ISOs of 800/5000. Weighing just under six pounds and having superior capability to similar sized cameras, the VariCam LT is the ideal camera for handheld, SteadiCam, jib, crane, drone, gimbal and overall cinema verité work. The VariCam LT offers a host of new features including an EF lens
mount, hot swappable batteries, IR shooting capability, a 23.98 PsF output, cinema style file naming, and image presets such as scene files.
For more information about Panasonic VariCam cinema and high-speed cameras, visit us.panasonic.com/varicam, or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
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