IBC 2015: Onsight’s camera division has agreed a deal at IBC for a Panasonic VariCam 35.

The camera’s first use will be for a forthcoming feature film project.

Onsight chief executive Simon Craddock said: “As the company that bought the first tape VariCam many years ago, we are proud to see the legacy continue with the purchase of a VariCam 35.

“Whilst it’s a 4K camera, it’s very forgiving and reproduces skin tones faithfully. We have already seen some amazing VariCam content pass through our 4K grading facility.”

The camera was bought from WTS Broadcast and financed by Five Arrows Media Finance.

Panasonic UK group manager Nigel Wilkes added: “It shows the versatility of VariCam that it is already being used in drama, film and natural history, where we’ve got a long heritage.  

“We are delighted to be working with Onsight on an exciting feature film. The accuracy of the colour representation and 4K clarity can make the viewer experience more lifelike than ever before.”