Panasonic launched a broadcast 4k camcorder yesterday at IFA in the guise of a prosumer model. The HC-X1000 records 4K 60p/50p video images to a SD card. The important numbers are QFHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) formats at 60p/50p frame rates.
A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions. The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online ARRI License Shop by the end of 2014.