Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema Now Offers Panasonic VariCams 35 4K Camera/Recorders
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema (Los Angeles, CA) has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders.
“Beyond the remarkable innovation of the dual native 800/5000 ISOs, we are also very impressed with the VariCam 35’s ability to record different resolutions in-camera, simultaneously,” said Cliff Hsui, Alternative Rentals’ Vice President of Marketing & Technology. “A production is able to retain a pristine 4K master and still have a 2K/HD version for editorial plus proxies for dailies or quick editing. You eliminate all the pre-editorial transcoding.”
“The color reproduction is beautiful, and file sizes are smaller due to the efficiency of the AVC-ULTRA codec,” he added. “Also, the VariCam 35’s capability of creating and accepting different looks is a real time-saver for DPs, who can apply a look non-destructively and send it to post to establish a baseline for future scenes.
“Alternative Rentals has been a customer of each previous generation of VariCams, and the 35 is definitely in line with the celebrated VariCam ‘vibe.’”
In addition to its Los Angeles’ headquarters, Alternative Rentals has an office in Atlanta, GA.