ALEXA vs Varicam LT vs GH4 vs A7s – with William Wages, ASC – ON THE GO – Episode 83

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Feb 042018
 

n this episode of cinema5D ON THE GO, we wrap up our conversation with William Wages, ASC regarding using Lumix cameras on high-end productions.

 

Continuing our discussion about how William has changed to currently preferring the Varicam LT and Lumix environment, he tells us about the blind test he carried out to convince decision makers that the GH series of Panasonic cameras was indeed worthy.

But is there really a place for a Micro Four-Thirds sensor in the world of high-end filmmaking? As William says, the kind of situations that would require deploying a GH camera are exactly those where it would be challenging to set up a follow focus system. For this reason, the more restricted depth of field that the Micro Four-Thirds sensor size offers would in fact prove to be an advantage.

We also discuss Panasonic’s latest addition to its range of filmmaking cameras: the Panasonic EVA-1. While it could prove to be a solid B-Cam option to the Varicam line, for William Wages the small size of the Lumix line is still a major plus over this new model. (Please note that this episode was recorded before Panasonic released the final specs of the EVA-1).

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Sep 112014
 

The first footage from the Panasonic Varicam 35 4K has finally been released. Shot in a variety of conditions and lighting environments the short film gives us an indication of what to expect from the camera.

Even viewed on Vimeo I found the footage beautiful. Online there is no way to measure resolution but what this video does showcase is a beautiful colour rendition – something that previous Varicams have been well know for.

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