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  1. Production Company selling off gear. Best Offer for all or part... CANON HJ11ex4.7B Lens CANON HJ22ex7.6B Lens Panasonic AJ-HPX3700 Varicam Panasonic AJ-HPX2700G Panasonic AG-HPX500P P2 cards OConnor 2575D tripod system All good condition. Pics available.
  2. Hey Guys and Gals, I've been working with the Varicam 35 for some time and have gathered a lot of experiences shooting commercials with this camera. I've been perusing this section of the forum and noticed a lack of actual user experiences. Panasonics marketing isn't also exactly stellar. I'd be happy to share my experiences with you. I'll do a quick overview: The Varicam 35 is a 4K Digital Cinema Camera, with a Super 35 Sensor, it shoots 12bit 444 AVCUltra at 30fps. 10bit 422 at up to 60fps and 200fps at 2K Resolution. I've shot with RED, Arri and Sony Digital Cinema Cameras and have found the Varicams sensor to deliver a very neutral, but detail rich image. Working with it in post has been a smooth ride so far. The AVCUltra Codec is however a rather CPU intensive codec. Skin tones are great and very well separated. As a colorist, I prefer them over REDs skin tones. Since they seldom need any adjustments. The 5000 ISO is pretty nifty. I don't use it very often, but every now and then it has saved production money or made things otherwise impossible possible. i.e. using a 1,8KW HMI instead of a 8K HMI at night. Or shooting with nothing but a string of fairy lights and still needing to stop down. I've been using the live grading features of this camera to create previews for clients and directors on set using LiveGrade Pro. It's great as the camera saves a LUT for every clip and the Proxies are created with the LUT burned in. So no need for offsite Dailies. If I'm not mistaken the 35 and LT have been used on quite a few Netflix Originals. -- Do you have any particular questions regarding the camera or the workflow? -- Some Stills from my work with this camera:
  3. Panasonic Varicam 35 Package For Sale - $19,500 I am Los Angeles-based director/producer and purchased the camera for a production. It was barely used (161 total hours). It's like new. I am happy to provide professional references from reputable industry professionals. This is an excellent camera at a steal of a price. All functions of the camera work perfectly. It has been extremely well kept at a rental house in LA. All functionality can be tested before purchase. The Package includes: ||CAMERA|| - Panasonic AU-V35C1G Varicam Camera with PL Mount - AU-VREC1G Recording Module - AU-VCVF1G OdLED Viewfinder for Varicam Mount - EVF Cable - Eyecup - Body Cap - Top Handle - Gold Mount Battery Plate ||OTHER|| - 2 x 256GB expressP2 Memory Card (2 256GB cards total) - Panasonic AU-XPD1 Express P2 Memory Card Drive - CUSTOM CAMERA CASE from Master Case. Latest firmware installed Version 7.50-00-0.00 (240 FPS, anamorphic de-squeeze, any Apple ProRes available, and more) Please let me know if you have any questions at all.
  4. Panasonic Varicam 35 Package For Sale: $26,000 Or Best Offer Panasonic Varicam 35 4K Camera Body #K4TAA0032 PL Mount (4) Panasonic 256GB Express P2 Cards Panasonic AU-XPD1 USB 3.0 Express P2 Card Reader 35mm Camera Head AU-V351G Recording Module AU-VREC1G Electronic Viewfinder AU-VCVF1G Viewfinder Cable Detachable Control Panel Anton Bauer Battery Mount Panasonic 15mm Shoulder Mount AU-VSHL1G Arri 15mm Shoulder Adapter Plate K2.0003420 Arri Side Plate K2.0003424 VCT 14 Tripod Quick Release Adapter Portabrace Carry Bag Manual
  5. We have several of the new Panasonic Varicam 35 4K Cameras available, Demo units, less then 10 hours, full warranty contact for details bvw@vidgear.com 760-200-3634
  6. Buyer beware: Panasonic is introducing the Varicam 35 in a hobbled state. 60 fps initially, with higher frame rates to come “in a future firmware update.” In 2013, I took delivery of a Panasonic PX5000 P2 ENG camera. It shipped with 60p/50p and 60i/50i (who shoots interlaced any more?!?) enabled, with 24p, 25p and 30p to come “in a future firmware update.” OVER A YEAR LATER, the camera STILL does not shoot 1080 at 24p, 25p or 30p. Last week they released a firmware update with those frame rates… FOR A 720 DOWNSCALED IMAGE from the native 1080 sensor. I’m told the 1080 update will come by the end of the year, but in the meantime, I’ve had a virtually useless camera for over a year. It has 70 hours on it, which is a small fraction of what I’d normally do in a year. I’ve gone for a year having to shoot jobs on either my crap little AF-100 (at a discounted day rate) or on my RED Epic, discounting it to ENG day rates and doing the downconverts to 1080 for free. I’ve also lost all rental opportunities, since nobody wants to shoot 60p or interlaced. In short, it has been a professional and financial DISASTER. Beyond that problem, Panasonic's $7500 100GS1 EVF has the worst shadow detail I've ever seen in a viewfinder. Per a Panasonic rep’s request, I dropped it off at a local vendor for him to pick up and send in for evaluation. A few days later, he called and said the service techs thought it looked fine… they wanted clarification on what the problem was. I sent examples, then went for three weeks without emails getting answered. Eventually he told me that the viewfinder was still at the vendor, and had never left the store. He had never even sent it for evaluation. There's a lot about the Varicam 35 that looks very appealing, but I’ve gotten to the point where I feel like Panasonic has become a company that simply can’t be trusted any more. Scott Auerbach DP, Sputnik Pictures
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