Panasonic have released a BTS video from the first ever EVA1 shoot that took place in Iceland. Shot by director of photography Matteo Mezzadri and his crew, the making of video shows the EVA1 being used in a variety of configurations and conditions.
The EVA1 was used on a tripod, hand held, underwater, on a gimbal, and also on a drone. The production was captured in 4096 x 2160 24p internally using V-Log. It was recorded in the 4:2:2 10 bit 150 Mbps (VBR) codec to the SD cards. The BTS footage was entirely shot on the GH5. The only shots that you see from the EVA1 are labeled “Shot on EVA1” as well as the V-Log and V-Log+ V-709 LUT comparison that appears around the 3 minute mark of the video.
The BTS video colours look really nice from the GH5 and the odd shot shown from the EVA1 point to the camera producing lovely images.
The EVA1 certainly looks like it was versatile enough to be used in a variety of different ways, and this is perhaps one of the cameras biggest strengths. We are definitely seeing a trend in the industry where camera manufacturers are trying to make their products in a more modular form. The majority of users want to be able to customize their camera platforms so they can set them up in a way that best suits their needs and shooting style.
Panasonic had an event on in New York last night and they will have another one in Los Angeles on September 14th where the first screening of 3 short films shot with the new cinema camera will be shown. The 3 short films are “Near to Superstition”- Dir./DP Elle Schneider, “Radio 88”- DP Johnny Derango, and “EVA1”- Dir./ DP Filippo Chiesa.
What did you think of of the BTS video? Do the few shots show from the EVA1 look promising? Let us know in the comments section below.
Stay tuned to Newsshooter and we will post up all the short films once they become available.