VariCamLT RAW Supported by Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder

VariCamLT RAW Supported by Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder

Convergent Design have announced the upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output.  When Panasonic unveiled the VariCamLT in February, it announced the 4K RAW output capability for the camera would be added this year.  Panasonic has today released a free firmware update to the camera that enables this ability.  Convergent Design and Panasonic  demonstrated the 4K RAW capture workflow from the VariCamLT to the Odyssey7Q+ recently at the IBC 2016 show in Amsterdam.

“Odyssey supports RAW from more cameras than any other device in the industry,” said Mike Schell, President, Convergent Design. “The VariCamLT is a great camera and an important one in the Panasonic line, and we’re proud to include it in the Odyssey RAW Bundle for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q. Odyssey will support all frame rates and resolutions available for output from the VariCamLT. In addition to our RAW record capabilities, we can integrate the Odyssey’s Image Analysis Tools for focus, color and exposure, as well as its accurate OLED monitor and comprehensive Odyssey LUT System. Together the VariCamLT and the Odyssey7Q+ make a complete professional image capture package.”

The VariCamLT can output 4K 12-bit RAW up to 30fps and 4K 10-bit RAW up to 60fps.  The Odyssey7Q+ and the Odyssey7Q will be able to capture this RAW data and record it in the CinemaDNG format for use in popular post programs such as Assimilate SCRATCH 8.5 Tools & Workflow, DaVinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere.

The Odyssey RAW Bundle option is required on the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q in order to record from RAW data camera sources.  In addition to support for the Panasonic VariCamLT, other RAW camera outputs supported include the ARRI ALEXA Classic, Canon C300mkII & C500, Indiecam GS2K, IO Industries Flare 2K & 4K, and Sony FS5, FS7, & FS700 cameras.  With the upcoming firmware update, the VariCamLT is added to the supported RAW cameras in the Odyssey RAW Bundle for no additional cost.  The Odyssey RAW Bundle can be added to any Odyssey7Q+ or Odyssey7Q at any time by purchasing an activation key from the Convergent Design website.  Permanent activation of the Odyssey RAW Bundle is US$995 and a one-day rental is US$99.

The free firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q is expected to be available near the end of September.  Visit Convergent Design at IBC booth 12.A34 September 9-13 to demo the VariCamLT and Odyssey7Q+ pairing in person.

Click here for Odyssey RAW Bundle

Click here for the Varicam V4.0 Firmware Upgrade

The new Panasonic VariCam LT 4K has arrived at John Barry Sales

This camera is a game changer!

With more customers wanting 4K origination, the new Panasonic VariCam LT provides exceptional results and it has some great features.

The Varicam LT has the same specs and uses the same Super 35 image sensor as the Varicam 35 cinema camera.

While the Varicam has many features, as you would expect from a camera at this level, one of the best features is the Dual ISO recording.

The camera has a native ISO of 800 and 5000, which is also adjustable and with 14+ stops of wide latitude, picture quality is exceptional. The native 5000 ISO lets you capture images in very low light situations.

Since the camera features dual codec recording, it means the user can record a “Primary” codec as well as a smaller “Proxy” file. There is also in in-camera colour grading function and it supports AVC Intra, Apple Pro Res & 4K codecs.  Consider what this means from a workflow perspective, as Panasonic say, it’s a revolution!

Another exciting feature is the changeable lens mount, not an adaptor! The camera ships as standard with an EF mount, however, this can be removed & replaced with the optional  PL mount, the PL mount will be selling for $2,000.00 inc. GST, the PL lens mount is also now in stock.

For our Gimbal and Drone users, the Varicam has a small body size and weight of 2.7kg (body only)

We will be setting up the camera for demo sessions with the Shape Wooden Handle and the Small HD 502 with Side Finder and lens options for demo from Xeen and Tokina.

For customers wanting more information or to book a demo time, please contact Josh Papp on 1800 717 710  or email

Varicam LT Rig at John Barry Sales

Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 Varicam LT Cinema Camcorder

Panasonic today unveiled the VariCam LT, representing the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder  inherits the same super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price. Continue reading “Panasonic Announces Compact 4K Super 35 Varicam LT Cinema Camcorder”