The Netflix Approved Camera List is regarded as an important technical accolade in the cine-afine moving image field. Until now there was no DSLR but this is changing now: The Panasonic S1H has just been added to the Netflix Approved Camera list. 90% of a Netflix production must have been produced with a Netflix certified camera.
Netflix recommends Mov in 4KCine (4096x2160) or 4K UHD (3840x2160) pixels as the recommended recording format / capture setting. In addition, V-Log and 422, 10 bits in the ALL-I variant with 400 Mbit/s are mentioned. Crop options range from full sensor readout to pixelative crop (i.e. the sensor modes Full, S35 and Pixel/Pixel).
We can understand the Netflix decision very well, because the Panasonic S1H scored both in the slashCAM laboratory test with best-in-class 4K resolution potential (quote: "In 4K the S1H generates one of the cleanest signals we have ever seen in our measurement laboratory") and in the slashCAM practical test in terms of skin tones and other convincing features (see also the slashCAM 4K DSLR camera best list).
Here also the corresponding slashCAM test clip for the practical test of the S1H:
Panasonic S1H: Skintones, 6K vs 4K, 10 Bit 50p internal, Picture Profiles ...
We are very excited about what the Netflix certification means for possible production deployments of the Panasonic S1H for Netflix. The strengths of the S1H, especially in the environment of other Netflix-certified 4K cameras, are probably its comparatively compact form factor in addition to its 10-bit-capable high 6K>4K resolution potential and - predestined especially for handheld documentary cameras - the very good sensor stabilization of the S1H.
We would therefore locate the Panasonic S1H mainly in documentaries / reportages at Netflix - but who knows: Netflix has also defined best practices for anamorphic recordings with the Pansonci S1H. So the Panasonic S1H could also appear in the scenic area - next year we will probably all be smarter here ...
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