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Panasonic BGH1 is Netflix Approved – 1st MFT Camera on List

Lumix BGH1 4K Micro Four Thirds camera gets “thumbs up” for Netflix productions

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Lumix BGH1 - Images by Panasonic

The cube-shaped Panasonic Lumix BGH1 becomes 1st Micro Four Thirds camera to be approved as A Cam for Netflix productions. Also recently, the RED Komodo received the coveted “certification” and was added to the Netflix Approved Camera list.

A big win for Panasonic and their tiny and affordable Lumix BGH1, which records 4K/60p, ALL-I 10bit 4:2:2 and features a 10.2 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor with Dual Native ISO. In addition, the camera offers live-streaming capabilities and a small enough form factor to allow for endless rigging.

Furthermore, the Panasonic BGH1 joins other Panasonic cameras like the EVA-1, Varicam LT, and Lumix S1H, who’ve already received approval prior.

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Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Features

  • MFT camera with 10.2 MP Four Thirds LiveMOS Sensor
  • Dual Native ISO
  • DCI 4K/60p in 10bit 4:2:0 H.265
  • DCI 4K/23.98/25/30p in 10bit 4:2:2 H.264 ALL-I
  • Full HD up to 240fps slow-motion
  • Records onto Dual SDXC UHS-II cards
  • Lightweight and versatile box-style design 
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, 3G-SDI and full-size HDMI output
  • Genlock IN and Timecode IN/OUT, Ethernet
  • Remote Control
    • LUMIX Tether for Multicam
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE+)
    • IP streaming over wired ethernet (RTP/RTSP) coming in firmware update
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • De-squeezed Anamorphic output over SDI/USB-C/Ethernet
  • Hot-shoe compatible with (optional) DMW-XLR1 XLR adapter
  • Pre-order: $1,999 at B&H Photo/Video

Netflix Recommended Camera Settings for Panasonic Lumix BGH1:

  • 4K DCI (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • 10bit 4:2:2 / ALL-I 400 Mbps in .mov
  • V-Log L 

You can see the full list of Netflix approved cameras here.

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BGH1 – I/O – SDI, Genlock, HDMI, Ethernet

The Panasonic BGH-1 is available to pre-order for $1,999 from B&H and other authorized dealers.

Furthermore, the camera is expected to ship anytime now, and you can head over to Panasonic’s website for full specs.

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