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.
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.
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.