The Panasonic S1H is now an officially approved camera by Netflix, making it the first mirrorless camera to crack the streaming giant’s list.
According to Netflix’s official requirements for recording content, all cameras must have a ‘true 4K UHD sensor (equal to or greater than 3840 photo sites wide).”
What’s interesting is that when looking at the list of approved cameras, which includes the Canon C-series cameras, Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K, Sony Venice, many RED cameras, among others, the Panasonic S1H is by far the most affordable option.
The Panasonic S1H features a 35.6 x 23.8mm, 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is the first camera capable of 6K video capture. It can record 6K at 24p at a 3:2 aspect ration, 5.9K at 30p in 16:9, as well as 10-bit 4K/Cinema 4K footage at 60p using the Super 35mm image area.
As if that isn’t enough, it can record 4:2:2 10-bit 4K footage at 30p over the full image area.
Netflix’s requirements for approved capture include the following:
- RAW (Sony RAW, REDCODE, Arriraw etc.)
- COMPRESSED (XAVC, AVC-Intra, ProRes, or other I-Frame capable formats)
- Minimum of 16-bit Linear or 10-bit Log processing
- Minimum data-rate of Bitrate of 240 Mbps at 23.98 fps
Capture Transfer Function
- S-Log3, Log-C, V-Log, Log3G10, etc.
Capture Color Space
- S-Gamut3.cine, RED Wide Gamut RGB, Alexa Wide Gamut, etc.
- No looks or color corrections should be baked into the original camera files.
- Files must maintain all metadata (i.e. Tape Name, Timecode, Frame Rate, ISO, WB, etc.).
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