From Atomos press release:
Atomos will licence their Apple ProRes codec to Panasonic for the VariCam35 camera.
“There are tremendous long term gains by collaborating with prestigious Japanese brands.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “By leveraging our IP we can bring an improved format flexibility to the high end camera market.”
“Given the prevalence of ProRes as a popular editing format within the production community, its inclusion in the Varicam 35 will position the new camera/recorder solidly within a well-established and widely accepted HD workflow,” said Steve Cooperman, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.
The Panasonic Varicam 35 has superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD and now with ProRes from Atomos it’s an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, and commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events.