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VariCam HS

Design - Rugged, Easy to Operate, and Expandable

Modular Structure

The VariCam HS is comprised of the AU-V23HS1 HD Camera Module with a 2/3-type lens mount and the AU-VREC1 Recorder Module. This Recorder Module is the same as that of the VariCam 35 featuring the AU-V35C1 4K Camera Module with a PL lens mount. Those two camera heads is interchangeable to suit the broad application. The camera head docks to the recorder without any cable connection. The rugged docking mechanism allows easy docking and undocking in the field, without having to use a screwdriver. The camera head and recorder can also be positioned at separate locations and connected with a cable. This lets you mount only the camera head to a crane, thus adding flexibility to your camera work.

Extension Module

*Example using VariCam 35

With the Extension Module (AU-VEXT1) and Extension Cable (AU-VCBL05G(5m), AU-VCBL20G(20m)), VariCam HS can be positioned at separate locations. This adds extra flexibility to the shooting using cranes or jibs since it allows operation using recording module such as operation from control panel or exchanging media while shooting.

Detachable Control Panel with Monitor

Control panel on the recording module has a built-in 3.5-type LCD display panel. It can be used as the display for menu operation and also can be used as a live/preview monitor. The keys and dials are laid out around the display for quick and accurate operation so frequently used settings can be accessed directly.

The detachable structure allows the camera to be operated from a distant location (with 90cm extension cable). The VariCam HS supports a variety of shooting styles and adds flexibility.


VARICAM ROP*1 is a remote control app for iPad*2 that enables users to control a VariCam cinema camera when the camera is mounted on a camera crane or jib. The display of VARICAM ROP provides a GUI similar to the control panel on the VariCam camera body, allowing for smooth, comfortable control with an iPad.

For details on VARICAM ROP, please see the ROP page.

*1 The app can be downloaded from App Store provided by Apple Inc.
*2 iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

VariCam 35 HOME Screen

Large-Diameter OLED Viewfinder (AU-VCVF2GJ)

*Supports AU-VREC1/AU-VCXRAW2 ver. 7.50-00-0.05 or later.

Newly developed 1080p OLED panel shows very clear & accurate image, no lag, low latency, very sharp, accurate color. Wide field angle with viewfinder magnification of 0.78x and large-diameter 38 mm eyepiece lens offer comfortable viewing with minimum vignetting. Optical zoom adjusts image size to personal preference.
This viewfinder assists you to expose properly with the Y-Get (spot meter), waveform, false color and zebra. It is capable of 2x, 3x and 4x expand focus.

Toughness, Durability and Reliability

The bodies of the camera module and recorder module are made of aluminum alloy for strength and rigidity. They have a low center of gravity for excellent weight balance. Cooling system effectively dissipates heat from the circuitry section.

Compatible with a Wide Variety of Accessories

The VariCam HS can be fitted with a variety of accessories such as lens control system offered by 3rd parties, without the need of adaptor. The top and bottom panels are flat so various plates can be easily mounted as well as the handle with mounting holes. With its optional shoulder mount module (AU-VSHL1G), The VariCam HS can also be used as a shoulder-mount camera recorder. It is adjustable in a range of 110 mm in the front and back direction to accommodate a diversity of lenses.

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