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Panasonic LUMIX DC-BS1H Camera
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  • Sensor stabilizer ? Or fixed sensor ?

  • It is a curious question @bannedindv, because the BGH1 had no IBIS, but neither did the GH5S that was based on.

    Yet this is the box format camera of the S1H, which of course does have IBIS!

    If Panasonic does have IBIS, it will be the first modular "box format" cinema camera with IBIS.

    But I wish it had internal NDs instead! So much more important, and there is no meant of it?

    Next generation Z Cam E3 might be a better option then. (if/when it happens? Assuming they take the next half step forward, and offer their eND with a 0ND option)

  • Looks like my S6 :)

  • Atomos just leaked the camera basically. From an email blast :

    Meet The Newest Iconic Duo

    With the Atomos Ninja V/V+ HDR monitor-recorder, the Panasonic LUMIX BS1H will be ready to bring Apple ProRes RAW support to the next level –capable of recording up to 5.9Kp30, 4.1Kp60 and 3.5Kp50 anamorphic ProRes RAW.

    This combination for multi-camera productions is facilitated by the cameras’ LTC and Genlock inputs to perfectly complement Atomo’s UltraSync One wireless sync system*. Together, they work fantastically alongside the AtomX SYNC module for both Ninja V and V+.

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  • Everything lumix can’t sell via “photo camera” becomes repackaged and sell as a box video camera.

  • so what was the AF situation in S1H? Or is this high end cinema and we can pretend not to care. Unlikely to ever consider this, it fills no role for me. Expensive lenses one has to buy because there's no rentals. Still dinky looking package to the casual observer, unless rigged to unnatural proportions. Often, that casual observer is the client, who still judges your ability on package size. This could live at the intersection of relative stealth and shallow DOF, but it's an empty Venn diagram for me. I totally get the technology packaged as a photo camera, with photo shooting as the primary use case.

  • prores raw sucks if it doesnt work with resolve. That's what all the best colorists use.

  • Confirmed, no IBIS. I like that aspect personally.

  • Wonder why they couldn't they have developed a positive lock mount? Like Sony has for E Mount for their cinema cameras. Or Z Cam has done for Micro Four Thirds.

    Unfortunate that the BS1H doesn’t have internal ND filters, is the one thing missing (well, and IBIS....) to tip me over to buying a BS1H/BGH1 vs a GH5S/S1H as my next Panasonic upgrade.

    Does the BS1H do full sensor height anamorphic?

    Could there be a Panasonic EVA2 in the works with L Mount? (I always thought the EVA1 should've been MFT Mount! Back then, L Mount didn't exist though)

    @bannedindv handy for Atomos this pairing, as their TCS Ultrasync ONE is the best timecode box with genlock to use with a BS1H.

  • So no IBIS, no ND, no stills, and no screen? But the same price as an S1H? What's supposed to be the advantage here?

  • @IronFIlm have you tried the Z Cam S6? That's my main cam now and I use a lot of my m43 glass on it. You can do 8K with open gate+anamorphic, as well. Record to USB drives.

  • @DrDave S6 is a different beast to the BS1H, as that is a totally different sensor, a better comparison would be with the Z Cam E2-F6 which shares the same sensor as is inside the Panasonic BS1H. But Z Cam costs $500 more.

    But yes, I do think S35 is a better sweet spot, have been tempted by the Z Cam E2-S6 after the price cut. (but now there is out the P6K Pro competition)

    What MFT lenses don't work with the E2-S6? Have you tried using DZOFilm, Meike, SLR Magc, or Vazen MFT lenses on the S6?

  • Is this a joke ??? Panasonic is trying hard to scam new people coming into industry . I just got an S1 with v log used for 1400$ and let me tell you something ,image in S35 mode is some of best under 10k$

  • PR

    Panasonic is proud to announce the release of the new full-frame box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, the DC-BS1H. As its name suggests, the LUMIX BS1H is a versatile box-style camera that combines the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H with an easy-to-deploy box-style profile. The LUMIX BS1H accommodates a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and includes features such as 6K full-area high resolution recording, impressive bokeh, excellent low-light performance, wide dynamic range of 14+ stops, V-Log and more.

    The high connectivity and mobility of the BS1H enable users to flexibly use the camera to create their ideal camera system according to the scenario. In addition, consistency among their images minimizes post-production processing when used alongside other Panasonic LUMIX production cameras such as the BGH1 or the S1H.

    Cinema production quality video with 35mm full-frame sensor

    The BS1H contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) that captures 6K resolution. With an active resolution of 6,024 x 4,016, the BS1H delivers approximately 24.2 million photosites. Adoption of an OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) suppresses moire and false color. The image sensor with Dual Native ISO in the BS1H minimizes noise generation by choosing an optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. In combination with optimum signal processing by the Venus Engine, it assures maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording with minimum noise.

    Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX BS1H is capable of 6K/24p, 5.4K/30p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) high-resolution, smooth video recording. It also provides 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K*1 HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm. The 4:2:2 10-bit 4K30p is recordable in H.264 at its full area. Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.

    The LUMIX BS1H imports the renowned colorimetry of the VariCam lineup of Panasonic cinema cameras, enabling filmmakers to capture accurate colors and rich skin tones. The LUMIX BS1H delivers 14+ stops of Dynamic Range with a V-Log to precisely reproduce everything from dark to bright areas. V-Log/V-Gamut delivers a high dynamic range and broad colors and creates a greater level of play for the images in post-production processes. The LUMIX BS1H's CMOS sensor achieves a wide color gamut known as V-Gamut, which is the camera's optimum color space and achieves a color space that is wider than BT.2020. V-Log has log curve characteristics reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film.

    In addition to HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording, the camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and the user can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style.

    The LUMIX BS1H also provides real-time subject detection with an advanced deep learning technology to set precise focus on the target subjects such as humans and animals even moving at fast speeds.

    A wide variety of recording formats, frame rates and resolutions in maximum 6K

    The LUMIX BS1H is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p HDMI output. Designed to satisfy wide-ranging creative needs, the LUMIX BS1H adopts a new heat dispersion structure which achieves unlimited video recording in a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, and provides two alternatives for RAW workflow. [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to save Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V or save Blackmagic RAW on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.

    • Full-frame - 5.9K (5888x3312) 29.97p/25p/23.98p 16:9 12-bit
    • Super 35mm - 4K (4128x2176) 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 17:9 12-bit
    • Super 35mm Anamorphic - 3.5K (3536x2656) 50p/29.97p/25p/23.98p 4:3 12-bit

    Apple ProRes RAW

    • Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Atomos Ninja V.
    • Please refer to the Atomos website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of Atomos Ninja V.
    • Software that supports Apple ProRes RAW is required to edit RAW video recorded with NINJA V. Apply the LUT (Look up table) available on the following customer supports site to make the same color grading as V-Log/V-Gamut
    • https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/lut/s1h_raw_lut/
    • All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

    Blackmagic RAW

    • Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
    • Please refer to the Blackmagic Design website for the information on the corresponding firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
    • DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to play back and edit Blackmagic RAW data. DaVinci Resolve Studio is required to deliver projects using Blackmagic RAW data in resolutions over 3840x2160.
    • All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

    The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record over cranked / under cranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (180 fps, maximum 7.5x slower in 24p). The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps. In addition, HFR (High Frame Rate) video with sound is recordable even when using auto focus. Further, a variety of effects are available for producing a slow-motion video through the postproduction process.

    To support a growing need for live streaming, the BS1H provides an IP streaming function that enables distant, high-quality image transmission to the social streaming platform online with PC connection over wired LAN. Notably, the LUMIX BS1H can stream 4K 60p (50p) video in H.265. The H.265 realizes half the bitrate while keeping the image quality the same as H.264, which means it can provide 2x higher image quality at the same bitrate as H.264. Streaming in ultra-high definition 4K at low bitrate is possible even in the cases where the bandwidth is not broad enough.

    A wide range of connections for unlimited possibilities

    Composed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, the LUMIX BS1H body frame enables a compact and lightweight, yet durable, box-style camera, and provides a variety of practical ports. In addition to a USB 3.1 Type-C, a 3G-SDI (BNC) and an HDMI Type-A terminal are equipped, which can be used for simultaneous output. Moreover, Genlock IN (BNC) and Timecode IN/OUT (BNC) functions which enable multi-angle synchronized video recording are available to build a scalable system with manufacturer-agnostic external monitors, rigs and gimbals. When connected to LAN, Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) makes it is easy to install both physically and electrically. Control over maximum 12 sets of LUMIX BS1H cameras*2 is available using Panasonic PC software LUMIX Tether for Multicam. The LUMIX BS1H is also equipped with a double SD Card slot for backup recording or relay recording.

    Use of LUMIX S Series lenses with BS1H provides further advantages. The Boost I.S.(Video) function (Image Stabilizer) can be used and superior AF/AE control is available when the LUMIX S Series lens with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) is mounted.

    Other practical features

    • Tally lamps (front 1 and rear 1), a network connection lamp
    • Operation Lock switch and 5 function buttons
    • Φ3.5 Audio (in/out) jack and compatibility with XLR microphone DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
    • Generic remote control unit φ2.5mm
    • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
    • Remote camera control using application software (LUMIX Tether for Multicam and LUMIX Sync)
    • Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
    • A SDK*3 (Software Development Kit) for camera control via USB/LAN will be provided for free.
  • "Selectable recording mode depends on the firmware version of Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR." This is so ... interesting, makes me want to eat back my previous words. Does this exist for BGH1 too, and I might've missed it?

  • answering myself after the tiniest bit of research: It does! I've been under a rock the past year. What I do find confusing is the Video Assist lists only the SDI port as capable of RAW acquisition (SDI RAW), whereas many of the cameras below are photo cameras, with no chance in hell of having an SDI port. Logically, the Video Assist has to acquire RAW over HDMI, too. " Blackmagic Video Assist 7” 12G HDR Blackmagic RAW Supported Cameras

    Canon EOS C300 Mark II, FUJIFILM GFX100, FUJIFILM GFX100S, Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7, Nikon Z 6II, Nikon Z 7II, Panasonic AU-EVA1, Panasonic LUMIX GH5S, Panasonic LUMIX BGH1, Panasonic LUMIX BS1H, Panasonic LUMIX S1, Panasonic LUMIX S1H, Panasonic LUMIX S5, SIGMA fp "

  • @IronFilm the P6K Pro (and the 12K) were for sure on my short list, but I wanted ND filters, rocks solid interchangeable mounts for different lens types, easy USB-C hard drive recording, cheap monster batteries and a bunch of other stuff. That was some time ago, of course.
    I wanted something silent, no fan, that did not overheat and would record for hours. The easy monster tablet for monitor tuned out to be just fine for me. I found out right away I didn't want to mess with lens correction in post. I know it works, but it's tedious on wide shots with architectural details, so I tested all the glass I had, which is in three piles: the Canon pile, the legacy pile and the mft pile. Then, because I really didn't want to deal with distortion I only looked at the Laowa lineup. I had used SLR Magic in the best but the ones I tried were not quite as sharp, maybe that's changed now. Anyway, happy with stock Canon lenses, mft lenses, Laowa Zero D. Even the budget 42.5 Lumix is great on the S6.
    The thing is, I really like the Super 35 format. And in open gate, with Sirui lenses, I get desqueezed 8K.
    It's not all perfect, and I'm leaning towards the new Nikon or the Sony A1, but the S6 is fine for now.

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  • Panasonic should sell that gorgeous S1H EVF. I would gladly pay 800 bucks easy for that on SDI and HDMI ports on a good casing!

    PANAFRIEND, LISTEN, IS EASY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!