VI Rental shows faith in VariCam LT with UK's largest fleet

VI Rental in Bristol has taken delivery of six VariCam LT camcorders for use in natural history and mainstream production, giving them the largest fleet in the UK.

The company is a leading global supplier of broadcast, film and television rental solutions and operates across 25 branches throughout Europe and South Africa. It has purchased six of the handheld camcorders, capable of shooting in both 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160).

In addition, the VariCam LT is equipped with dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5,000 and offers the ability to change the mount from an EF mount (standard) to a PL mount (optional), increasing the range of usable lenses.

Nick Hill, Hire Manager at VI Rental, said, “We have been very impressed with what we’ve seen of the VariCam LT, not only does it offer outstanding image quality that allows you to achieve your ‘vision’, but the advanced grading tools, in-camera dailies and proxy recording capabilities are a true revolution in streamlining workflow.”

“VI Rental has been an excellent partner for Panasonic VariCam,” said Nigel Wilkes, UK Group Manager for Panasonic. “They held a large fleet of the original HD VariCam in the early 2000s and, as a result, played a significant part in its success, particularly in natural history.

“The company is now backing the new generation of the VariCam and has a strong belief that the camera can add real value to both natural history and drama production.”

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