- Compact body
- 6K 24p / 5.9K 30p 10-bit Unlimited Video Recording Capability
- 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology
- 14+ stops V-Log and more
- GenLock / Time Code
- Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
- 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output
- VFR C4K/60fps FHD/180fps
- Anamorphic Video
- Power Supply Options (AC Adaptor included; Battery/PoE+ sold separately)
- DMW-XLR1 compatible
In the Box
- Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Frame Box-Style Live & Cinema Camera
- AC Power Adapter
- AC Cable
- Cable Lock Band
- Body Cap
- Hot Shoe Cover
- Audio Terminal Cover
- DC In Terminal Cover
- BNC Terminal Cover
- HDMI Terminal Cover
- Remote Terminal Cover
The New Full-Frame Box-Style Mirrorless Live & Cinema Camera LUMIX BS1H
Featuring Compact Body with 6K 24p / 5.9K 30p 10-bit Unlimited Video Recording Capability
Panasonic is proud to announce the release of the new full-frame box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-BS1H. The LUMIX BS1H, as its name literally means, is a versatile box-style camera combining the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H into the easy-to-deploy box-style profile. Accommodating a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology, the LUMIX BS1H further enhances its potential including 6K full-area high resolution recording, impressive bokeh, low-light performance, wide dynamic range of 14+ stops V-Log and more.
With its superb connectivity and mobility, users can customize the BS1H into their ideal camera system according to their preferred scenario. The consistent look of images minimizes post-production processing when other Panasonic LUMIX production cameras such as the BGH1, a Micro Four Thirds box-style camera, or the S1H (a full-frame mirrorless cinema camera) are used together.
Cinema production quality video with 35mm full-frame sensor
The BS1H contains a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor (35.6 mm x 23.8mm) that captures 6K resolution. With an active resolution of 6,024 x 4,016, the BS1H delivers approximately 24.2 million photosites. Adoption of an OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) suppresses moire and false color. The image sensor with Dual Native ISO in the BS1H minimizes noise generation by choosing the optimal circuit to use according to the sensitivity before gain processing. In combination with optimum signal processing by the Venus Engine, it assures maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording with minimum noise.
Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX BS1H is capable of 6K/24p, 5.4K/30p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) high-resolution, smooth video recording. It also provides 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K*1 HEVC video recording when using the image area equivalent to Super 35mm. The 4:2:2 10-bit 4K30p is recordable in H.264 at its full area. Its high-resolution data can also be used for creating 4K videos with higher image quality or for cropping images in 4K.
Dynamic range measures the luminance range that a digital camera can capture. The LUMIX BS1H delivers 14+ stops of Dynamic Range utilizing V-Log, which is a similar result to that of the Panasonic Broadcast Camera line, to precisely reproduce everything from dark to bright areas.
The ability to capture accurate colors and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. The LUMIX BS1H imports the renowned colorimetry of the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras. The LUMIX BS1H contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad color spectrum. V-Log renders a very flat image while maintaining all of the color information within the image. This means that there is a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes. The CMOS sensor of the LUMIX BS1H produces a wide color gamut known as V-Gamut, and achieves a color space that is wider than BT.2020. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film.
In addition to HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording, the camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and the user can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style.
The LUMIX BS1H also provides real-time subject detection with an advanced deep learning technology to set precise focus on the target subject such as humans and animals even if they are moving fast.
A wide variety of recording formats, frame rates and resolutions in maximum 6K
The LUMIX BS1H is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 60p/50p HDMI output. Adopting a new heat dispersion structure, it achieves unlimited video recording in a variety of recording formats, including 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs.
Moreover, providing two alternatives for RAW workflow, the BS1H corresponds more to the wide-ranging creative needs. [5.9K] / [4K] / [Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K] 12-bit RAW video data can be output over HDMI to save Apple ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V or save Blackmagic RAW on the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record slow/quick video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (180 fps, maximum 7.5x slower in 24p). The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps. In addition, HFR (High Frame Rate) video with sound is also recordable even when using auto focus. A variety of effects are available for producing a slow motion video through the post production process.
To support a growing need of live streaming, the BS1H provides an IP streaming function that enables distant, high-quality image transmission to the social streaming platform online with PC connection over wired LAN. Notably, the LUMIX BS1H can stream 4K 60p (50p) video in H.265. The H.265 realizes half the bitrate while keeping the image quality the same as H.264, which means it can provide 2x higher image quality at the same bitrate as H.264. Streaming in ultra-high definition 4K at low bitrate is possible even in the cases where the bandwidth is not broad enough.
A wide range of connections for unlimited possibilities
With the body frame composed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, the LUMIX BS1H is a compact and lightweight yet durable box-style camera and it provides a variety of practical ports. Those ports include a USB 3.1 Type-C, a 3G-SDI (BNC) and an HDMI Type-A terminal, which can be used for simultaneous output. Moreover, Genlock IN (BNC) and Timecode IN/OUT (BNC) functions are available which enable multi-angle synchronized video recording to build a scalable system with external monitors, rigs and gimbals supplied from other manufacturers. When connected to LAN, Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) makes it is easy to install both physically and electrically. Control over a maximum of 12 sets of LUMIX BS1H cameras*2 is available using Panasonic PC software LUMIX Tether for Multicam. The LUMIX BS1H is also equipped with a double SD Card slot for backup recording or relay recording.
Use of LUMIX S Series lenses with BS1H provides further advantages. The Boost I.S.(Video) function (Image Stabilizer) can be used and superior AF/AE control is available when any of the LUMIX S Series lenses with O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) are mounted.
Other practical features
- Tally lamps (front 1 and rear 1), a network connection lamp
- Operation Lock switch and 5 function buttons
- ・Φ3.5 Audio (in/out) jack and compatibility with XLR microphone DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
- Generic remote control unit φ2.5mm
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
- Remote camera control using application software (LUMIX Tether for Multicam and LUMIX Sync)
- Tethered photo shooting with LUMIX Tether for Multicam software
- A SDK*3 (Software Development Kit) for camera control via USB/LAN will be provided for free
*2 Operation may be unstable depending on the connection environment and performance of the connected PC.<br>
*3 The SDK for BS1H will be available at following site : https://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/tool/sdk.html
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