Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Netflix Certifies Panasonic S1H for Productions

From DPReview:

 

https://www.dpreview.com/news/3780680406/netflix-approves-panasonic-s1h-production-making-it-smallest-only-stills-video-camera

 

Quote

Panasonic’s full-frame S1H full-frame mirrorless camera has been certified as a Netflix primary camera and is now part of the Netflix Post Technology Alliance. This recognition means productions are now able to use the relatively affordable S1H as a main camera, so long as the footage is captured within a range of formats and settings.

 

As laid out in Netflix’s camera production guide, the S1H needs to be shot in at least 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels) in V-Log with 4:2:2 10-bit All-I (400Mbps) encoding and pixel-for-pixel readout in either full-frame or Super 35 modes.

As noted by Netflix, there are a number of camera settings you need to select in order to comply with Netflix's requirements, which are listed in the camera production guide:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v-hsWqDoacoH1TaKslBTZobYu9uhVov4/view

 

This means that if you are intending on shooting a production for Netflix, the cheapest and smallest option for a camera that's certified for Netflix is now the Panasonic S1H for a relatively affordable price of $4000 USD for the body only, compared to the other options that Netflix permits, which are listed here:

 

https://help.prodicle.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001787532-Cameras-and-Image-Capture

 

Per Panasonic, they are not currently aware of any Netflix Original productions using the S1H for productions at this time, but this would be an appealing choice for budget Netflix productions in the future.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats crazy, professional grade cinematography has gotten so cheap these days.

NEW RYZEN BUILD CPU: AMD 3800X (4.275 @ 1.325V) Motherboard: Asus STRIX X570-E GPU: MSI RTX 2080 SEA HAWK EK X RAM: 16GB G.Skill 3600MHz/CL14  PSU: Corsair RM850x Case: NZXT H700 White Cooling: EK Velocity + MSI EK 2080 block + D5 pump + 360mm rad + 280mm rad
WHAT MY GF INHERITED CPU: Intel i7-6700K (4.7GHz @ 1.39v) Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB RAM: 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury Hard Drive: WD Black NVMe SSD 512GB Power Supply: XFX PRO 550W  Cooling: Corsair H115i Case: NZXT Switch 810 (white) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit Monitor: AOC 27" QHD 144Hz Keyboard: Corsair K70 Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Audio: Bose QC25
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, CiBi said:

Thats crazy, professional grade cinematography has gotten so cheap these days.

Or Netflix is on a race to the bottom as Steam has been. ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, TechyBen said:

Or Netflix is on a race to the bottom as Steam has been. ;)

I've seen decently color graded footage shot in V-log on even cheaper Panasonics that looks like a scene from freaking Lord of the Rings.

 

I'm confident the right people can use a S1H in combination with much more expensive gear and we'd never see it stand out.

 

Unrelated to this camera getting certified I've also worried about the quality of some of Netflix's inhouse productions.

NEW RYZEN BUILD CPU: AMD 3800X (4.275 @ 1.325V) Motherboard: Asus STRIX X570-E GPU: MSI RTX 2080 SEA HAWK EK X RAM: 16GB G.Skill 3600MHz/CL14  PSU: Corsair RM850x Case: NZXT H700 White Cooling: EK Velocity + MSI EK 2080 block + D5 pump + 360mm rad + 280mm rad
WHAT MY GF INHERITED CPU: Intel i7-6700K (4.7GHz @ 1.39v) Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB RAM: 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury Hard Drive: WD Black NVMe SSD 512GB Power Supply: XFX PRO 550W  Cooling: Corsair H115i Case: NZXT Switch 810 (white) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit Monitor: AOC 27" QHD 144Hz Keyboard: Corsair K70 Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Audio: Bose QC25
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×