From Emmanuel Pampuri…
Translated from French to English:
We were fortunate to have the Varicam S35 4K to make Friday night tests.
With the help of Marion Casabianca, Emma and Isabelle Montoya Chaïbedra 3 talented actresses that I recommend, but also excellent Myriam Robin assistant camera Thomas Jacquet op amazing chef, we were able to make some pictures.
Certainly the codec 4: 4: 4 12-bit is not yet available (it will happen via a firmware update) we are only on the 4: 2: 2 October bits, but I really wanted to see the raw footage shot at night with no additional light to ISO 5000 in Vlog.
My conclusion is, Panasonic happens very strong in the race high-end digital cinema cameras with the Varicam. It is a jewel that will attract a maximum head demanding operators. The image texture, color rendering is quite incredible and fine “grain” (yes I am talking about grain and not noise) not to mention the ergonomics and the quality of the first sensations viewfinder … are excellent. Of course these are only feelings and I have yet to see what we could actually do a calibration but I just triturated the signal and it looks terrible. The arrival of the 4: 4: 4 AVC-Ultra can only necessarily improve things but the 4: 2: 2 is already very very good!
Note that only Premiere Pro CC 2014 wanted my rushes 4K AVC-Intra and I could climb without native anxious displaying 1/4 of the resolution (ie HD) on my old macbook pro.
Other tests are coming soon.
If you want to play the file 4K ProRes 4: 2: 2 HQ is here