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Panasonic EVA1, like in WALL-E, S35 Camera
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  • Very nice rig from Tilta

  • it has become quiet about this camera. German dealer already started giving discounts (420€ net cash back) and selling with the Inferno for 6.390€ net. Is that a sign that the EVA-1 has some issue to get into the market?

  • Vey nice arm from Lanparte

  • Panasonic EVA1 Firmware v2.0 with raw and lot of other stuff

  • Panasonic announced today that the AU-EVA1 Compact S35 and the VariCam LT cinema cameras will have support for their RAW data outputs in the new ProRes RAW recording codecs. Native support for ProRes RAW has been introduced in the latest edition of Final Cut Pro X, and Atomos has announced that its Shogun Inferno and Sumo monitor/recorders will record in the new format. In addition to internal recording formats, the EVA1 and VariCam LT can output RAW data for the greatest flexibility in post image adjustment.

    “ProRes RAW unleashes the potential of our VariCam LT and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (PSSNA). “Panasonic likes to provide choices to video professionals. Both the EVA1 and the VariCam LT shoot at multiple resolutions and variable frame rates, and now our RAW output can be captured in a format that’s easy to use. Whether it’s 5.7K resolution or 240fps, our RAW is rich in data but has required a commitment of time and memory space for filmmakers to process and store. Working closely with Panasonic, Atomos enabled ProRes RAW in its recorders, allowing an easy, high quality and complete RAW workflow so professionals can enjoy the powerful capabilities our cameras have to offer.”

    With the new EVA2.0 firmware, the EVA1 can output 10-bit Log-encoded RAW data in 5.7K up to 30fps, 4K up to 60fps, and 2K up to 240fps. From the VariCam LT, the Atomos recorders can capture RAW data in 4K up to 60fps and 2K up to 240fps. There are two variable bitrate levels of ProRes RAW being introduced. ProRes RAW HQ and ProRes RAW record at similar data rates as their ProRes video counterparts. This efficiency allows RAW data to be stored in similar memory space as common video files, and Final Cut Pro X can edit and color natively in RAW on a MacBook Pro. ProRes RAW files will also output from Final Cut Pro X to video finishing formats faster than other RAW formats. And Final Cut Pro X now includes increased color correction controls plus support for 3D-LUTs such as Panasonic’s V-Log-to-709 image transform, included in the program.

    “Panasonic, Atomos and Apple have combined to deliver an astonishing set of features for end-to-end RAW production – 5.7K30p, 4K60p, 2K240p in 10-bit V-Log recorded on SATA SSDs in ProRes RAW on our Shogun Inferno or Sumo 19,” said Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos. “We primarily used the EVA1 for ProRes RAW launch testing – it’s the best RAW solution for the price point on the market today.”

    Today, Atomos has released the firmware to support EVA1 RAW and VariCam LT RAW to ProRes RAW recording in 4K and 2K resolutions, with 5.7K support scheduled for a May release. Final Cut Pro X with ProRes RAW support is slated to be available for download on Monday, April 9th. The EVA 2.0 firmware with RAW output and VariCam LT v6.0 firmware are available for download now.

  • EVA1 now has been added to Netflix approved camera list - that's a great piece of marketing for Panasonic to use

    https://partnerhelp.netflixstudios.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000579527-Cameras-and-Image-Capture

  • Panasonic today released a free firmware upgrade for the AUEVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALLIntra frame recording formats, RAW data output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats and more. These additions expand the camera’s abilities so fundamentally that Panasonic refers to the upgrade as “EVA 2.0.”

    Released in late 2017, the EF-mount AU-EVA1 is a 5.7K cinema camera containing a Super- 35mm sensor that features 14-stops of dynamic range, Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2500, and the same colorimetry as the renowned VariCam camera system. Due to its small size and weight, the EVA1 is ideal for gimbal and drone work, as well as handheld shooting.

    The free firmware upgrade is now available for download from the Panasonic website at https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/proav/ support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgeva1_e.htm .

    “When the EVA1 was announced last summer, we promised a major expansion in its functionality in early 2018,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company. “EVA 2.0 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.”

    EVA 2.0 allows uncompressed RAW output via 6G SDI. Formats include 5.7K at 1fps to 30fps, 4K at 1fps to 60fps, and 2K at 1fps to 240fps. Atomos has announced that its Shogun Inferno and Sumo monitor/recorders will capture RAW-to-ProRes from the EVA1 in 4K up to 60fps and 2K up to 240fps. Additional announcements for RAW support are to be released soon.

    A key feature of EVA 2.0 is ALL-Intraframe (ALL-I) codec recordings, offering 10-bit 4:2:2 at up to 400Mbps. Intraframe recordings require less post processing than the LongGOP codecs also available in the EVA1, enabling real-time editing on more cost-effective high-performance computers.

    New ALL-I codecs and frame rates:

    • 4K 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
    • UHD 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
    • 2K/FHD 200Mpbs 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94p/50p
    • 2K 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
    • FHD 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p

    New Variable frame rates:

    • 4K/UHD VFR up to 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-30fps
    • 2K/FHD VFR up to 200Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-120fps

    And EVA 2.0 expands recording capabilities with the inclusion of two high-quality interlaced codecs:

    • FHD (1920 x 1080) All-I 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94I/50I
    • FHD (1920 x 1080) LongGOP 50Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94I/50I

    In addition, remote operation is now available through 3rd party wired controllers that connect to the EVA1 handgrip port and will allow focus, iris and zoom control of Canon Compact Cine Servo zoom lenses (18 to 80mm and 70 to 200mm). Remote operation of these lenses soon will be available wirelessly through the next update of the EVA ROP application. Interval recording (timelapse) is now available in both LongGOP and ALL-I.

    For monitoring, a new feature is partial cloning of the LCD signal to the HDMI output, as well as improved file playback in LongGOP and ALL-I. There are also new Home screen controls.

  • Yeah, the 200fps introduces serious banding/noise if you don't have a well lit shot, I think shooting in Vlog may have caused further problems with this, I'd shoot 200fps using Scene 2 next time.

  • some quite ugly lines at 1:02ff

  • Daytime test of 200fps 1080 function

  • Night Time test with EVA I did a couple of weeks back, 1080/100fps

  • Everytime I view a proper, side-by-side comparison involving Canon cameras, I notice a lack of detail/softness. I see the same thing here.

  • A number of UK retailers (incl. Proav and CVP) are now offering £450 off the price with the input of a code

  • @Vitaliy: "Most probably some hot competing camera coming in this time frame."

    Either that (FS5 II?) or Canon are going to release some 10-bit codecs for the C200 in the forthcoming update, despite what has been said in the past.

  • In quite strange move Panasonic announced V2.0 firmware for EVA1 that comes in March only

    Most probably some hot competing camera coming in this time frame.

    Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.

    Released in late 2017, the EF-mount AU-EVA1 is a 5.7K cinema camera containing a Super-35mm sensor that features 14-stops of dynamic range, Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2500, and the same colorimetry as the renowned VariCam camera system. Due to its small size and weight, the EVA1 is ideal for gimbal and drone work, as well as handheld shooting.

    The free Firmware upgrade (Ver. 2.00) will be available at the end of March.

    “When the EVA1 was announced last summer, we promised a major expansion in its functionality in early 2018,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company. “EVA1 Version 2.0 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.”

    Ver. 2.00 allows uncompressed RAW output via 6G SDI. Formats include 5.7K at 1fps to 30fps, 4K at 1fps to 60fps, and 2K at 1fps to 240fps.

    A key feature of Ver 2.00 is ALL-Intraframe (ALL-I) recordings offering 10-bit 4:2:2 at 400Mbps. Intraframe recordings require less processing, enabling real-time editing on more cost-effective high-performance computers.

    • Raw data output options
      • 5.7K- Super35 size, 1-30fps
      • 4K- m43 size, 1-60fps
      • 2K- m43 size, 1-240fps
    • Intraframe modes
      • 4K- 400Mbps 10bit 422
      • UHD- 400Mbps 10bit 422
      • 2K/FHD- 422 200bps 10bit
      • 2K- 100Mbps 10bit 422
      • FHD- 100Mbps 10bitT 422
    • Interlaced modes for TV guys
      • 1080i - ALL-I 100Mbps 10-bit 422 59.94I/50I
      • 1080i - IBC 50MMbps 10-bit 422 59.94I/50I
    • Timelapse recording with remote support
    • Support for 3rd party remote controllers
      • Control of focus, iris, recording start, etc
      • Could control Canon cine servo zooms
    • m43 mix 2.2K mode image quality improvement
    • Improving in interface and functions parts
      • Partial image cloning from LCD to HDMI
      • Additional controls for home screen
      • Improvement for waveform quality
      • Improved video file playback
  • Panasonic has announced the immediately available of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download here, https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgeva1_e.htm.

    Additional Sigma ART lenses supported include:

    • 12-24 F4 DG HSM
    • 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM
    • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM
    • 30mm F1.4 DC HSM
    • 85mm F1.4 DG HSM
    • 135MM F1.8 DG HSM

    Along with the addition of these six lenses, a lens interface issue that caused the iris or zoom readout to display incorrectly has been resolved. The EVA1 utilizes an EF lens mount with electronic communication for iris, focus, zoom, image stabilization and other functions. There are many lenses from multiple manufacturers supported by the EVA1. For a detailed list, please check the Panasonic EVA1 Lens Compatibility Chart (http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/eva1/lens/).

  • I'm not sure if they had to use the reflective surface for the touch screen? Shoulda scrapped the whole idea, the touchscreen is redundant as well due to poor implementation/screen size, I use the dials to access/input all menu functions anyway. Touch input is totally unnecessary, I'd be surprised if many owners actually use it.

  • Yeah--that LCD, what were they thinking? It's like a hubcap.

  • Loving this camera! Finally upgraded from our AF101's :) LCD is f**king useless until you get a Z-Finder but otherwise really happy with it