An interview from the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas with Matt Frazer of Panasonic. In this interview Matt talks with us about the new Panasonic Lumix GH6 and gives us a sneak peak at a firmware update that will enable 120fps 4K RAW output with the ATOMOS Ninja V+.
A pioneer in the Micro Four Thirds class, the Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera from Panasonic is a petite beast that challenges full-frame rivals, a powerful hybrid addition to the video-centric GH series that offers cutting-edge tech to cinematographers and photographers alike. The improved processing power of the Venus Engine enables fast sensor readouts for internal recording of 5.7K 30p in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, FHD 300p, and handheld 100MP photos. The GH6 properly exposes across 13+ stops, features in-body, sensor-shift stabilization, and can be spliced into VariCam footage with its pre-installed V-log image profile. Panasonic has created a compact flagship camera that professionals can choose for stills, as primary workhorse for independent cinema, or as an extra angle on feature productions.
The new LUMIX GH6 camera builds on the heritage of the LUMIX series and the pioneering legacy of the original DMC-GH1, which was launched 2009. Like its predecessors the LUMIX GH6 is based on the Micro Four Third system (MFT) and features a newly designed 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor. The internal technology includes a new high-speed Venus Engine which can process images at twice the speed of earlier models. Housed in rugged body with a forced cooling mechanism, the LUMIX GH6 is splash, dust and freeze resistant (to –10C), meaning filmmakers can embark on some the most extreme adventures and let long takes roll on with confidence.
ATOMOS recently announced that the NINJA V and NINJA V+ will support the new flagship Panasonic LUMIX GH6. Both devices will record Apple ProRes RAW to a range of profiles and framerates. At the top end, the more powerful NINJA V+ will support the DCI 4K standard, at up to 120fps over HDMI.
While the sheer amount of throughput needed to process ProRes RAW at DCI 4Kp120 requires the power of the NINJA V+, it’s important to note that NINJA V and NINJA V+ offer an extensive range of alternative formats and frame rates. The range of options make the combination with the LUMIX GH6 compelling for filmmakers across the board. The robust design and compact form form-factor of each unit means they can be taken anywhere and used effectively at any time. The LUMIX GH6 and NINJA V/V+ are extremely mobile, and at home when used as part of a handheld setup, positioned in a tight space, or mounted on a gimbal.
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