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WATCH – CINE GEAR 2017: Panasonic’s New EVA1, A 5.7K Super 35 Cinema Camera

WATCH – CINE GEAR 2017: Panasonic’s New EVA1, A 5.7K Super 35 Cinema Camera

As we saw at NAB 2017, Panasonic had a secret camera under wraps that was to be revealed at Cine Gear Expo 2017. Well, revealed it was, as we got to spend some time with the new EVA1 when Panasonic’s Mitch Gross stopped by to give us a quick look.


*Interview starts at 1:25*

Panaonic EVA1 – Under $8,000

Key Features:

  • 5.7K Super 35 Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount
  • 4K 60p / 2K up to 240p
  • Dual Native ISO
  • 422 10-bit
  • SD Card Recording
  • Up to 400 Mbps Recording
  • V-Log / V-Gamut
  • 5.7K Raw Output (future update)
  • Under $8,000
  • Coming Fall 2017

 

The EVA-lution of the Panasonic Cinema Camera Line-Up

Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, events, commercials, and music videos. “For cinema-style acquisition, we realized there was a space between the GH5 and the VariCam LT. With its compact size and new 5.7K sensor, the EVA1 fills that gap for a variety of filmmaking applications.” – Cinema Product Manager Mitch Gross

5.7K Super 35mm Sensor

The EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased color information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

Dual Native ISO

One of the key features of the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, and VariCam Pure is Dual Native ISO. Utilizing a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, Dual Native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without degrading the image. This results in a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity without an increase in noise or other artifacts. The EVA1 will include Dual Native ISO*.

For more information on the Panasonic EVA1 you can see the press release below, as well as visit Panasonic.com/AU-EVA1.html

You can also see the Panasonic EVA1 at Band Pro Film and Digital this Thursday, June 8th. More info can be found here: HDSLRShooter.com/Check-Out-Panasonics-New-EVA1-At-Band-Pro-Thursday-June-9th

 

**A very special thank you to our Cine Gear 2017 team: Sponsors VER and Blackmagic Design, Director James Hiatt, Camera Operators Keith Jeffries, Jose Miranda, Michael Moreno and Haley Press, and PA/Social Media Miranda Youngren.**

 

Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera

NEWARK, NJ (June 2, 2017) – At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.

“For cinema-style acquisition, we realized there was a space between the GH5 and the VariCam LT,” said Panasonic Cinema Product Manager Mitch Gross. “With its compact size and new 5.7K sensor, the EVA1 fills that gap for a variety of filmmaking applications.”

The EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased color information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

One of the key features of the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, and VariCam Pure is Dual Native ISO. Utilizing a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, Dual Native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without degrading the image. This results in a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity without an increase in noise, or other artifacts. On the VariCams, Dual Native ISO has allowed cinematographers to use less light on set, saving time and money, as well as allowing for a great variety of artistic choices. The EVA1 will include Dual Native ISO, but the camera is currently being tested to determine final ISO specifications.

The ability to capture accurate colors and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. Like the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras, the EVA1 contains V-Log/V- Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colors. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film. The EVA1 will also import the celebrated colorimetry of the VariCam line.

Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves. There will also be numerous mounting points and Panasonic is currently working with top accessory makers to allow further customization with the EVA1.

Ideal for indie filmmakers, the EVA1 records to readily-available, lower-cost SD cards. The camera can record in several formats and compression rates, and offers up to 10-bit 4:2:2, even in 4K. For high-speed capture, the EVA1 offers 2K up to 240-fps. In terms of bitrates, you can record up to 400-Mbps for robust recording. A complete breakdown of recording formats will be available at the time of the EVA1’s release.

For lensing, the camera utilizes a native EF-mount, giving shooters access to the broad EF lens ecosystem, including dozens of cinema-style prime and zoom lenses from numerous manufacturers. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is employed to compensate for camera shake and blurring, which will help smooth out handheld or shoulder-mount shots on documentary or run-and- gun projects. Behind the lens mount, an integrated ND filter wheel in 2, 4, and 6 stops allows for precise exposure control. The EVA1 also allows the IR Cut filter to be swung out of the path to the sensor at the push of a button. Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared.

As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 offers dual balanced XLR audio inputs and 4K-capable video outputs in both HDMI and SDI. In a future firmware upgrade, EVA1 will offer 5.7K RAW output to 3 rd party recorders.

The EVA1 will ship this Fall for under $8,000 (body only).

For more information about the AU-EVA1, visit http://business.panasonic.com/products-professionalvideo.

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