Pursuing Usability in Video Production with the LUMIX BS1H
Compact, lightweight and durable body
The compact, 585g LUMIX BS1H camera is built from aluminium and magnesium alloy, making it both durable and lightweight.
Ethernet / PoE+ compatible camera
The built-in LAN port allows the BS1H to be connected to a PC via ethernet cable using a IEEE802.3at compliant PoE+ switch, which will also power the camera. Up to 12 cameras can be remotely controlled when connected via LAN, and the BS1H can transmit video over IP (RTP/RTSP).
*The latest version of LUMIX Tether for Multicam is Ver.1.2. As of October 7.
Remote control with LUMIX Tether for Multicam
With the LUMIX Tether for Multicam (version 1.1 or higher), up to 12 cameras can be remotely controlled via a wired LAN network, greatly simplifying advanced video production.
IP Streaming with PC (RTP/RTSP protocol)
Conduct high quality live streaming on social media platforms, with up to 4K 60p/50p (H.265 codec) via a wired LAN connection on a PC.
Simultaneous SDI/HDMI output
The LUMIX BS1H addresses the diverse needs of video production with an SDI terminal (3G-SDI). Supporting 1080p output, it offers a stable connectivity, compliance with extended cable runs, and external monitoring. With support for simultaneous external recording via HDMI output and remote control via USB or LAN tethering, it delivers a wide range of video production capabilities.
Genlock IN and Timecode IN/OUT
With multiple camera control and live streaming uses in mind, the LUMIX BS1H offers Genlock IN. When used in combination with time code, it enables high-precision editing. Synchronising to the frame based on an externally input signal, GenLock IN allows for perfect synchronisation of multiple cameras for live sports and other challenging applications. Even when using a video switcher, feeds connect seamlessly.
Double SD card slot
Both SD card slots are UHS-II SDXC card compatible. Relay Recording allows a seamless switch between memory cards when the initial SD card is full. Backup Recording allows the same data to be recorded to both cards at the same time. Allocation Record mode allows you to specify the card slot to be used for recording still photographs and video.*
*Still image shooting is available only when using the LUMIX Tether for Multicam software.
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Bundled cable lock band
To stop cables from accidently disconnecting during a shoot, the bundled Cable Lock Band can be used to secure the HDMI, USB, and DC cables together at the back of the camera. It’s made of flexible, easy-to-manipulate material and can be installed without a screwdriver.
Operation lock switch
The Operation Lock switch freezes buttons and dials to prevent unintentional operation. The parts to disable can be individually set from the custom menu.
Frame Indicator (red/blue)
A red border indicating video recording and a blue frame indicating streaming can be displayed around the frame, so you will always know the status, helping you to avoid mistakes. This feature can be turned ON or OFF.
The frame marker is useful when vertical/horizontal cropping in post production is anticipated. Displayable aspect ratio frames include 2.39:1 and 2.35:1 for cinema and 1:1 and 4:5 for social media, providing a total of 10 patterns to select from.
Vertical video shooting
The camera detects the vertical orientation of video, so the image will rotate automatically when you play it back on your smartphone or other device. This can be turned ON or OFF.
Display modes to support videography
In Creative Video mode, a control panel is displayed that is similar to that of a professional cinema camera. There are three display options for Shutter Speed and Gain (Sensitivity): Sec/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Sec/dB. Providing access to familiar controls is another way to support smooth and convenient videography.