Panasonic’s AU-EVA1 5.7K cinema camera will support all-intraframe recording, raw output, time-lapse, and new interlaced HD formats with a free v2.0 firmware upgrade coming at the end of next month, the company said.
The intraframe recording formats allow 10-bit 4:2:2 recording at up to 400 Mbps at resolutions ranging from 1080p to UHD and 4K. Variable-frame-rate recording will be supported from 1-30fps in 4K and UHD and from 1-120fps in 2K and HD. Two additional interlaced codecs are being added, one using long-GOP and one all-intraframe, to record 10-bit 4:2:2 HD at 50i or 59.94i.
|Resolution||Frame coding||Bit rate||Bit depth/color subsampling||Frame rates|
|4K||All-I||400 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p|
|UHD||All-I||400 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||29.97p/25p/23.98p|
|2K/HD||All-I||200 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||59.94p/50p|
|2K||All-I||100 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p|
|HD||All-I||100 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||29.97p/25p/23.98p|
|HD||All-I||100 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||59.94i/50i|
|HD||Long-GOP||50 Mbps||10-bit 4:2:2||59.94i/50i|
Uncompressed raw output can be accessed via 6G-SDI at frame rates ranging from 1fps to 240fps, depending on resolution — up to 30fps at 5.7K, up to 60fps at 4K, and up to 240fps at 2K.
“When the EVA1 was announced last summer, we promised a major expansion in its functionality in early 2018,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager at Panasonic Media Entertainment Company, in a prepared statement. “EVA1 v2.0 fulfills that promise with features like raw output and all-intra recording as well as with such unannounced, user-requested features as a 2K at 240fps raw output and additional interlaced HD recording formats.”
The v2.0 firmware will also support FIZ remote-control of Canon’s Compact Cine Servo zooms through wired third-party controllers, or wirelessly through Panasonic’s EVA Remote Operations Panel (EVA ROP) iOS or Android app when the camera is equipped with Panasonic’s optional AJ-WM50 wireless module.
The most recent active firmware update for the AU-EVa1, v1.12, enables support for Sigma’s range of EF Art lenses and corrects a bug related to the display of iris and zoom values. The AU-EVA1 is now shipping from Panasonic at an MSRP of $7,495.