Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera – Panasonic Lumix BGH1

Netflix approved the cheapest camera – Panasonic Lumix BGH1, it sounds funny why because as we know that Netflix is a brand and approved cheap camera is not possible. But it’s true, Netflix approved a video camera introduced by Panasonic that is Lumix BGH1. You will be shocked by knowing that this camera is not a full-frame camera or Super 35, this camera is a Micro Four Third (MFT) sensor with a 4K video resolution. So, what is so different about this camera? The most special and interesting thing about this video camera is that it’s Box modular design.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Panasonic Lumix BGH1

It has a Micro Four Third (MFT) sensor but its built quality, design and accessibility of external devices is completely professional and approachable. From the last year 2020 all most every video manufacturing company like Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, all tried to introduce budget professional cameras based on videography only. If we look at some of the models like Blackmagic pocket 4K, Blackmagic pocket 6k, 6k Pro, Alpha 7C, Sony α7S III, Canon EOS C70 and all.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Panasonic Lumix BGH1

Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1 is a 10.2MP Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Live MOS sensor, with Dual Native ISO technology, and also with Venus Engine image processor.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Panasonic Lumix BGH1

Lumix DC-BGH1 is the only Micro Four Thirds sensor camera approved as the main camera for Netflix. As per the Netflix standards, the cameras approved list includes expensive cinema cameras such as the ARRI Alexa LF, Canon C700, RED Komodo 6K, and Sony FX9.

Pros of Panasonic Lumix BGH1 Box modular design:

  1. Long camera body life.
  2. Completely customizable.
  3. Long shooting capability.
  4. Various mounting options (No cage required).
  5. Compact design.

Specification of Panasonic Lumix DC-BGH1:

The video setting recommended by Netflix when using the Lumix DC-BGH1 is to record in the 4: 2: 2 10-bit All-in 400Mb / s codec, using V-Log L, with a resolution of 4096 × 2160 pixels or 3840 × 2160 pixels in the format mov. The Lumix DC-BGH1 is also certified for anamorphic shooting in the 4: 3 Academy Ratio. And the key feature of Lumix DC-BGH1 is:

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
High performance livestream camera

High-performance Livestream camera with small and lightweight, expandability and multi-camera control ability, great choice for live streamers, broadcasters, and cinema.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Dual ISO

60p 10-bit recording C4K, 13 stops dynamic range and V-LogL all in one camera which makes the camera more flexible for shooting.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Micro Four Thirds Sensor

Outstanding low-light video performance with 10.2MP Live MOS sensor and Dual Native ISO.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
SDI/HDMI Outputs

You can monitor SDI output, record HDMI output externally, and also a remote-control option with USB or LAN tethering for professional shootings.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Lan connectivity

You can connect Lumix BGH1 with an ethernet cable, which allows multiple-camera remote control through the LUMIX software.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Multi-cam Recording

Multiple camera recording enabled by Ethernet cable connection on LUMIX Tether software enables more efficient video production. LUMIX Tether for Multi-cam software will be released at the product shipment of BGH1.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Clean Design

The tally lamps can be monitored from the front, top, side, or back, convenience on any shoot.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Various Cable Supports

Extended cable runs, external monitoring, C4K/4K with 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording and HDMI live output external recording.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Multiple Power Source

Three power source options:  AC Adaptor (12V, 3A), Li-ion Battery Pack (7.28V), PoE+.

Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Specification
Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Specification
Netflix Approved Cheapest Camera - Panasonic Lumix BGH1
Specification

This type of products are game charger for mostly small filmmaker or small budget film. It is also a great sign that in coming days we can see more compact and budget friendly high professional cameras and gear.

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By Rajib Sinha

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