14th September, 2015
Our long-standing relationship with Panasonic and the VariCam continues. See the latest in Panasonic's press release below.
ONSIGHT AGREES VARICAM DEAL AT IBC‘15
ONSIGHT’s camera division has agreed a deal at IBC 2015 to take shipment of the Panasonic VariCam 35, for a forthcoming feature film project.
The camera was bought from WTS Broadcast and financed by Five Arrows Media Finance Limited.
Simon Craddock, ONSIGHT’s CEO, said, “As the company that bought the first tape VariCam many years ago, we are proud to see the legacy continue with the purchase of a VariCam 35.
“Whilst it’s a 4K camera, it’s very forgiving and reproduces skin tones faithfully. We have already seen some amazing VariCam content pass through our 4K grading facility.”
Featuring an innovative modular design, the VariCam has a 35mm 4K unit which is separate to the recording module unit, allowing interchange with Panasonic’s High Speed 2/3” camera module unit.
Panasonic UK Group Manager, Nigel Wilkes, said, “It shows the versatility of VariCam that it is already being used in drama, film and Natural History, where we’ve got a long heritage.
“We are delighted to be working with ONSIGHT on an exciting feature film. The accuracy of the colour representation and 4K clarity can make the viewer experience more lifelike than ever before.”
About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
Panasonic System Communications Company Europe’s (PSCEU) goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations’ efficiency and performance through world leading technology. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include security cameras, PBX telephone switches, document printers, Broadcast & ProAV and Industrial Medical vision cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile computers and enterprise fire alarms. With around 350 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
The above image is from the feature project Swilly Girl, written and directed by BAFTA Award-Winner Peter Nicholson and shot by Nick Dance BSC.