After the luck of Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds BGH1 camera launched remaining yr, the corporate has adopted it up with a new full-frame model, the Panasonic BS1H. Like its MFT counterpart, the BS1H is designed extra as each a studio camera, to stay arrange in a everlasting taking pictures location, or as a cinema camera, that may be caged, rigged and carted round at will.
It’s necessarily a Panasonic S1H in the boxy shape issue, boasting the similar sensor and is based totally across the elements of the S1H. In truth, the “BS1H” title more than likely stands for “Boxy S1H”. It options in large part the similar characteristic set, however with a few extras – like a stressed LAN socket for streaming over ethernet.
As turns out to ceaselessly be the case when Panasonic pronounces one thing new, Richard Wong’s had his palms on one and already put in combination a beautiful in-depth 38-minute lengthy have a look at a pre-production model of the new Panasonic BS1H camera and what it could possibly do.
As with its Micro Four Thirds sibling, the BGH1, the BS1H options no LCD or EVF. You’re reliant on the usage of an exterior show of a few sort via both HDMI, SDI, ethernet or WiFi. Controlling the camera is carried out by way of the usage of the customisable buttons darted concerning the camera itself or from the smartphone app or your laptop. Basically, you’ve were given a lot of various choices on how you’ll be able to rig and regulate the camera that you simply don’t have with the common Panasonic S1H.
You get limitless report instances, and a built-in fan assists in keeping it cool in order to take action and you’ll be able to report ProRes RAW or Blackmagic Raw (BRAW) over HDMI to both the Atomos Ninja V or Blackmagic Video Assist 12G units. Internally, you additionally get 6K “open gate” 3:2 taking pictures at 24p in 10-bit, 5.9K 16:9 30p (10 or 12-bit), 4K UHD or 4K DCI from a Super 35mm crop at as much as 60p in addition to 4K UHD or 4K DCI as much as 30p the usage of all of the sensor and three.5K Super 35mm anamorphic at as much as 50fps. And, in fact, in 1080p you stand up to 180fps due to VFR (Variable Frame Rate) and even with audio the usage of HFR (High Frame Rate) options.
One giant characteristic lacking from the BS1H that is provide in the Panasonic S1H is stabilisation. The BS1H has none, in any respect. You can, in fact, use the camera with stabilised lenses, if you want, however you’re no longer going to get any roughly IBIS with non-stabilised lenses. But for a studio camera and even a cinema camera, a loss of IBIS isn’t truly a topic as you’ll ceaselessly be on a tripod. But even though you’re going hand-held, you’d more than likely be with a gimbal anyway in this manner issue.
The Panasonic BS1H is to be had to pre-order now for $3,497.99 (just about the similar worth because the Panasonic S1H) and is scheduled to begin transport in November.