edit* for now, you DO have to restart every time you want to switch frame rates, regardless the codec.
This is my review of the Panasonic Varicam LT.
First camera review I've done, and I'm not the best in front of a camera either, so I am sure there are some mistakes here and there!
For those that don't want to watch the whole thing (don't worry, I'd understand!), here is a quick guide.
Control Panel: 10:18
(Switching) Codecs: 21:09
Looks/Dynamic Range: 30:19
From Dust: 36:35
Final Thoughts: 41:05
I'll let the review speak for itself, but overall, this is a very great camera, that beats many competitors in a variety of ways. It does have its pros and cons, but ultimately I fell in love with the image and usability of the Varicam LT right away.
Even taking on a review of this magnitude, I am sure I still managed to miss some things, so please feel free to ask me any questions! I am happy to answer.
Quick final thoughts are: FILMIC. This camera has an extremely natural, organic, filmic look, probably to be compared more to the likes of Arri, which is why, for me, it beats out many of the RED/Sony/Blackmagic/Canon systems. The Canon c300 Mark ii comes close for the price range, but still has that "Canon" look and lack of certain options (I LOVE the Canon look, but Varicam offers an even more natural one with accurate colors straight away).
I hope you enjoy the review, and a few notes.
-This review (and myself) is not affiliated with Panasonic in anyway.
-These are my opinions...it's a matter of taste! I think any camera that works for you is the right choice. They all do amazing things. I just happen to like this one extra :).
-RENT! Don't take my, or anyone else's word for it. Rent cameras, especially when they are this expensive, before you make the choice to purchase.
All footage was shot using the Sigma 18-35.
The review portion filming me was shot using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
"Heartbeat" by Ben Meredith
"Running by the River" by Ben Meredith
"To Wait at the Station" by Ben Meredith
"From Dust" by Ben Meredith
From Dust 4k Link: vimeo.com/170310500
From Dust 4k Ungraded Link: vimeo.com/171145733