Panasonic Adds Kit Package With Two 512GB expressP2 Cards for VariCam LT 4K Camera
Panasonic has expanded the number of cost-saving camera kit packages for the VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera to five with the addition of the PROEX-B512 package, featuring the completely accessorized camcorder along with two AU-XP0512BG expressP2 memory cards and an AU-XPD1 expressP2 Card Reader. The 512GB expressP2 cards can record approximately 180 minutes of continuous 4K material at 24fps in the AVC-Intra4K422 codec.
The company also announced a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam LT with several significant benefits: improving the interface of Audio Level adjustment, updating available EF mount lenses, and adding these functions: SURROUND VIEW for VF, 24.00p for LongG6 proxy recording, the beep sound that is provided with the REC button is pressed, SD card recording of CDL/LUT, 1080p in AVC-Intra100 recording, and1080/60i, 50i for ProRes HQ recording.
The new firmware upgrade is immediately available for downloading at http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.j
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Additionally, now through September 30, 2016, Panasonic is offering 0% financing for two years on the VariCam LT. F
All five VariCam LT packages are currently available for purchase. The VariCam LT, suggested list price $18,000, is a basic camera kit including the camera body, top handle, control panel and control panel mounting bracket. The VariCam LT-VF package, suggested list price $23,700, contains the basic kit plus the AU-VCVF10 OLED Viewfinder. The VariCam LT-PRO, suggested list price $27,550, includes the camera body with basic kit accessories, AU-VCVF10G viewfinder, shoulder mount, operating grip and PL lens mount. The VariCam LT-PROEX, suggested list price $30,200, includes all of the contents of the VariCam LT-PRO package (camera kit, viewfinder, shoulder mount, operating grip and PL mount) plus two 256GB expressP2 cards and an expressP2 drive.
Now the most extensive accessory package, the VariCam LT- PROEX-B512 contains all the contents of the VariCam LT-PROEX package, but with two 512GB expressP2 cards vs. two 256GB cards. Its suggested list price is $31,600.