Panasonic has teamed up with Codex to develop a smaller VariCam camera – the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera that offers RAW recording for the Varicam 35.

The VariCam Pure is billed as a modular camera solution “providing in-camera recording that directly addresses the needs of cinematographers and camera crew who desired a compact but powerful camera system that could be used in any situation.”

Codex says the new camera evolved from the combination of the VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder which was used on projects such as Netflix’s Death Note and The OA. “So Panasonic, of course, turned to Codex for this next generation camera.”

“Those who have seen this new camera system have been impressed,” said Codex VP Brian Gaffney, who added, “This combination is a powerful new tool for 4K RAW recording, and is just the kind of camera that studios are looking for to produce 4K content for the cinema or the home. We support camera choices at the front-end with a single workflow that simply and safely moves your data from production into post and beyond.”

Panasonic will be showing the camera at IBC.

Jon Creamer