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The 2/3" VariCam HS camera/recorder produces extraordinary 1080p image quality at up to 240fps for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.

The VariCam HS system includes the AU-V23HS1G 2/3 type HD camera head, the AU-VREC1G recording module, AU-VCVF1G OLED viewfinder, and the AU-VSHL1G shoulder pad/tripod mount.

The VariCam HS utilizes three newly-developed, 1920 x 1080p MOS imagers with 14 stops of latitude, providing full control over a wide range of lighting conditions for unparalleled 1080p native recording/operation. The camera/recorder incorporates a classical RGB imager/prism system that provides equi-band full resolution color processing for critical applications.

The VariCam HS offers a choice of codecs: the well-established Apple* ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422and Panasonic's AVC-ULTRA family of advanced video codecs. It features a range of high-quality recording formats including AVC-Intra Class100 (recording as 1080/24p, 25, 30p, 50 or 60p with VFR up to 240p), AVC-Intra Class200*** (up to 30p/60i) and 12 bit sampled AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 (up to 30p). Both AVC-Intra Class200 and AVC-Intra Class4:4:4 deliver spectacular performance in applications where image quality is the utmost consideration.The VariCam HS encodes a high-resolution 3.5Mbs proxy file in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing.

Among the camcorder's key features are real-time high frame rate and off-speed recording to 240fps in1080p (using AVC-Intra Class100), plus the ability to ramp / change frame rates during record. Powerful color management capabilities provide a much extended color gamut for impeccable image fidelity, and permit support for an Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material. The VariCam 35 also affords in-cameracolor grading. The VariCam HS also affords in-camera color grading.


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  • Double Recorder and Dual Codec Recording -- allows recording two HD videos simultaneously in two different formats, codecs and selectable from V-log/V-709/Grading.
  • Equipped with V-Log in addition to FilmRec and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) image contrast management controls
  • Equipped with 2/3" B4 lens mount to enable use of a remarkable variety of prime lenses and servo zooms, lensing possibilities simply not available on larger formats.
  • Pro interfaces include: RGB4:4:4; a 3G-HD-SDI out to support 1080/60p; an HD-SDI out for monitoring
  • Two XLR inputs to record 24 bit/48 kHz, 4-channel LPCM audio for in-camera audio master recording.
  • An innovative design whereby the 2/3" and 4K (from VariCam 35) camera heads are separate from but dockable to the recording module (AU-VREC1G), enabling professionals to switch between s35mm and 2/3" camera heads to best suit their creative needs. This system flexibility can be expanded with an umbilical cable between the s35mm 4K camera and the AVC-ULTRA recorder, providing "box" camera functionality for jibs, cranes and other remote camera needs.
  • Equipped with V-Log in addition to FilmRec and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) image contrast management controls.
  • Features Panasonic's Emmy® Award-winning Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) technology to minimize lateral chromatic aberrations and dramatically improve the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of the optical system.
  • Uses Panasonic's new expressP2 card for high frame rate recording (frame rates above 60fps). The new 256Gbyte expressP2 card can record about 32 minutes of 240p 1080 HD video.
  • Powerful yet creative image controls such as matrix, detail, gammas and a new Log recording capability allow ultra precise, powerful creative control over image parameters.
  • Innovative removable control panel to facilitate real-time control and easy menu access when the camera is in a fixed or remote position. Detachable control panel for enhanced camera flexibility. 3.5 type LCD display panel for live preview.Direct access to frequently used menu.
  • Production-tough aluminum alloy body to assure durability and reliability in the most challenging shooting locations.
  • AU-VCVF1G Viewfinder -- High-resolution 0.7 type (1280 x 720 pixels) OLED panel shows a wide field angle with viewfinder magnification of 0.78x.
  • Built-in ND filters and CC filters.
  • Built-in low-pass filter and UV/IR-cut filter.


* The Apple ProRes format is licensed from Apple Inc.
** ProRes support will be available in December 2014 through a free firmware upgrade.
*** AVC-Intra200 is available only for FHD recording.

DC 12 V (11.0 V – 17.0 V)
Power Consumption
60 W (Body , 90 W (With all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10% to 85% (Relative humidity)
Storage Temperature
−20°C to 60°C
Body only: Approx. 9.9 pounds (4.5 kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7-1/16 inches x 9-1/16 inches x 13 -21/32 inches ( 179 mm × 230.5 mm × 347 mm) (Body only, excluding protrusion)
Pickup Device
2/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS × 3
Lens Mount
2/3-type bayonet
Optical Filter
CC filter A: 3200 K, B: 4300 K, C: 5600 K, D: 0.3ND; ND filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 0.6 ND 3: 1.2 ND, 4: 1.8 ND
Gain Settings
[ISO] mode: ISO 2500 to 12800, [dB] mode: 0 to 18 dB (3 dB step)
Shutter speed
[deg] mode: 1.0 to 360 deg (0.5 deg step , 1/24 to 1/250 (when 23.98p mode)
Gamma: HD] mode:
F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94p)
F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50p)
Horizontal Resolution
1000 TVlines or higher (center)
Recording Media
expressP2 card, P2 card, microP2 card
Recording Resolution
1920 × 1080, 1280 × 720
Recording Framerate
Maximum 240p/200p
System Frequency
59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i
Recording Format
Main Recorder: AVC‑Intra100; Sub Recorder: AVC‑Intra100, AVC‑LongG50,
Recording Video Signal
1080/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 59.94i, 50i,;720/59.94p, 50p
Recording/Playback Time: (When expressP2 card 256GB is used)*2(Main Codec)
Approx. 128 min. (AVC-Intra100, VFR OFF, 50p/59.94p)
Approx. 64 min. (AVC-Intra100, VFR ON, 100 fps/120 fps)
Approx. 32 min. (AVC-Intra100, VFR ON, 200 fps/240 fps)
10 bit
Video Compression Format
AVC‑Intra4K 4:2:2/AVC-Intra100: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile, AVC‑LongG50/AVC‑LongG25: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Compression Format
Recording Time (1 GB)*2
Approx. 25 min.
HD (1.5 G)/3 G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω (1 set, 4 pieces)
HD (1.5 G)/3 G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
HD (1.5 G)/3 G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
(CH1/CH2): XLR x 2, 3 pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V/AES switchable
XLR x 1, 5 pin
Stereo mini jack
20 mm diameter, round x 1
HD (1.5 G) /3 G SDI, 0.8 V[p-p], 75 Ω
BNC×1, IN/OUT switch selection
0.5 V[p-p] to 8 V[p-p], 10 kΩ
2.0 ± 0.5 V[p-p], Low impedance
XLR 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.0 A
2 pin, DC12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V),maximum output current 1.0 A
12 pin x 1, 4 pin x 2
14 pin
USB2.0: (device)
Type B connector, 4 pin
USB2.0: (host)
Type A connector, 4 pin *3
50 pin (for external recording only) *3
Control Panel (LCD)
3.5-type QHD color monitor, (Approx. 1.56 million dots)
Display Panel10/7/2014
OLED, 0.7-type, 2.76 million dots

Signal Input10/7/2014
1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p
  • 1x AU-V23HS1 camera module
  • 1x AU-VREC1 recording / control module
  • 1x AU-VCVF1 Color view finder
  • 1x AU-VSHL1 shoulder mount module

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