In this episode of ON THE GO, I took a drive with Panasonic’s Nela Pertl and Luc Bara through Hollywood, talking about the new kid on the block – their upcoming Panasonic AU-EVA1 camera.
Nela, Panasonic’s European Pro Video Marketing Manager, explains where the EVA1 stands in the Panasonic line-up – it isn’t a Varicam and it isn’t a Lumix MFT camera – so what is it? It records 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 internal, which definitely sets it apart from similarly-looking cameras like the Sony FS5, which can only do 8-bit internally in 4K.
We talked about the great dual ISO feature that will also be built into this camera, which will likely make it a low-light beast like the original Varicam 35.
I asked Nela why Panasonic was so late to the 35mm party – it’s a crowded market already, and Panasonic is kind of late in the game of sub $10K interchangeable Super35mm cameras. What do they see in the market to gain at this point, and what was missing for them what the EVA1 can fulfil?
Last but not least, Luc Bara explains why the camera has a 5.7K sensor but only records 4K – and why it makes sense to have more pixels to work with for a sharper recorded image in the end.
In the next episode, we will go more in depth about the EVA1, its 4K recording capabilities and the workflow with the raw module, and much more.
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