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Panasonic launches full-frame mirrorless live and cinema camera LUMIX BS1H in India



NEW DELHI: Taking the uncompromised imaging experience up a notch, Panasonic India, a leading diversified technology company, has announced the launch of a new full-frame box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera BS1H in India.

The LUMIX BS1H is a perfect synergy of Panasonic’s most advanced technologies, combining the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H into the easy-to-deploy box-style profile.

The camera features a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO that captures 6K resolution, making it the perfect partner for professional film-makers, videographers and digital content creators. Priced at INR 3,39,990, LUMIX BS1H is available across all Panasonic brand shops in India.

Speaking about the launch, Fumiyasu Fujimori, Divisional Director, Consumer Sales Division at Panasonic India said, “At Panasonic, we are bullish about introducing consumers to cutting edge technologies through our diverse and future-proof range of products. Keeping the consumer requirement at the core, we have been relentlessly working towards upgrading the experience of our users through innovations, and the new LUMIX BS1H is a step ahead in this direction. With a surge in online content consumption, we have seen a rise in demand for high quality imaging solution to create superior content and LUMIX BS1H will cater to this growing need amongst the professional community and empower them with the best in class technology. Box-style cameras from LUMIX have proved their competency in applications as varied as Augmented Reality and 3D Video Production globally and we are confident that this model will do so in India as well.”

Panasonic’s new LUMIX BS1H is an advanced offering in the professional imaging industry designed to fulfill the requirements for cinema, live-streaming, and other multi-camera users. Equipped with features such as 6K video, multiple recording modes along with high connectivity and mobility, LUMIX BS1H promises the best of both worlds for filmmakers looking to customize their setup for higher-end productions, as well as a better continuous recording/streaming camera for live video and other longer-form video productions. Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX BS1H is capable of delivering 6K resolution that offers smooth and fine video quality along with the bouquet of recording modes that help users to capture stunning shots in all conditions. LUMIX BS1H is also well-equipped with heat management that ensures long-hour usability without having to worry about quick pack-ups during shoots.

Hardeep Sarna, Sales & Marketing Head, Imaging Business Group, Panasonic India added, “With the launch of LUMIX BS1H, we aim to fulfill the demand of the professionals who are on a lookout for new-age innovations which not only meet the varied requirements of videography but also prove to be a long term camera partner. Equipped with features for exceptional video recording, seamless production, options for live streaming, LUMIX BS1H is an extension of innovation in box-style cameras in Cinema and is an ideal solution for professionals across business segments. The versatility of this camera is evident in its applications ranging from wedding, documentary making, cinema and OTT platforms to usage on FPV drones and in medical and industrial settings, following the lead of the Lumix BGH1.”

LUMIX BS1H is a high-definition companion that is designed to provide accurate output with features such as HDMI/SDI Output, Genlock IN/ Timecode IN/OUT. To offer stable and robust connectivity, the camera comes with Double SD Card Slots, Φ3.5 Audio (in/out) jack, USB 3.1 Type-C, a 3G-SDI (BNC), HDMI Type-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, tally lamps (front/rear), XLR microphone compatibility have been embedded to offer excellent and hassle-free connectivity to users. In addition, retaining Panasonic’s V-Log format, the camera packs 14+ stops of V-Log/V-Gamut allowing users to capture images with more than 14 stops of dynamic range in a very wide color spectrum. The camera also features HDR recording with HLG, RAW Video Data Output (Apple ProRes RAW / Blackmagic RAW) enabling high-image-quality recording with less noise, even in low-light environments such as indoors or at night.


Key features:

Video Performances with Cinema Quality

24.2MP Full-frame Sensor
6K 24p / 5.9K 30p 10-bit Video Recording
C4K/4K 60p/50p 10-bit on APS-C Crop
C4K/4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit Full Frame Recording
RAW Video Data Output (ATOMOS Ninja V / Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR)
Dual Native ISO
14+ stops of V-Log/V-Gamut
ISO range of ISO 100-51200, extendable up to ISO 50 – 204800
HFR recording on FHD 120fps along with Sound and AutoFocus

Pursuing Usability in Video Production

Ethernet / PoE+ compatible
Remote Control upto 12 cameras with LUMIX Tether for Multicam
USB/LAN Tethering
IP Streaming with PC (RTP/RTSP protocol)
Simultaneous HDMI/SDI Output
Genlock IN / Timecode IN/OUT

Flexible Expandability

Ultra Compact & Lightweight
Unlimited Rec Time
SDK supported for Industrial usage and integration with customer’s applications.
Power Supply Options (AC Adaptor / Battery / PoE+)
Multiple Standard Mounts for rigging the camera

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Bharti Airtel appoints Naval Seth as head of investor relations



NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel, India’s leading communications solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Naval Seth as the Head of Investor Relations. In this role, Naval will spearhead Airtel’s representation amongst investors, lenders, equity partners, & financial institutions and will report to Soumen Ray, Chief Financial Officer.

Welcoming Naval to the role, Soumen Ray, Chief Financial Officer, Bharti Airtel said: “We are delighted to have Naval with us. His deep relationships with the investment community, strong subject knowledge in Equity Research and Capital Markets will add immense value to the company as we steer ahead in our growth journey. I wish Naval the very best”

Naval joins Airtel from Emkay Global Financial Services Limited where he was Deputy Head of Research. Prior to that, he had worked with ICICI Securities Limited. Naval brings with him over 14 years of experience in Equity Research and Capital Markets. He has a deep research experience across both B2B and B2C facing businesses along with a trusted relationship with the investment community.

Over the years, Naval has been recognized for in-depth and differentiated research across the sectors- Telecom, Media and Consumer Discretionary. He has also been consistently voted by institutional investors and also ranked in Asia Money polls.

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Nokia,Samsung sign 5G patent license agreement



NEW DELHI: Finland-based company Nokia said that it has signed a new cross-license patent agreement with Samsung following the expiry of the previous agreement at the end of 2022.

Under the agreement, which covers Nokia’s fundamental inventions in 5G and other technologies, Samsung will make payments to Nokia for a multi-year period beginning 1 January 2023. The terms of the agreement remain confidential between the parties.

Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies, said: “Samsung is a leader in the smartphone industry, and we are delighted to have reached an amicable agreement with them. The agreement gives both companies the freedom to innovate, and reflects the strength of Nokia’s patent portfolio, decades-long investments in R&D and contributions to cellular standards and other technologies.”

The agreement is consistent with the assumptions that Nokia has disclosed in the long-term Nokia Technologies outlook commentary in its Financial Report for Q3 and January-September 2022 issued on October 20, 2022.

Nokia’s industry-leading patent portfolio is built on more than €130 billion invested in R&D since 2000 and is composed of around 20,000 patent families, including over 4,500 patent families declared essential to 5G. Nokia contributes its inventions to open standards in return for the right to license them on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Companies can license and use these technologies without the need to make their own substantial investments in the standards, fueling innovation and the development of new products and services for consumers.

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Truke brings in BTG X1 TWS earbuds with 40ms low latency, 48 hr battery life and RGB lights



NEW DELHI: German-origin personal audio brand Truke has come up with yet another product for audiophiles and gamers in India, called BTG X1 TWS earbuds, which come with an  introductory price of Rs 999 for today (January 4).

The all-new BTG (Born To Game) earbuds will be available at a regular price of Rs 1,499 on marketplaces like Amazon and Flipkart, Croma etc. starting tomorrow (January 5).

Truke, in a press statement, said BTG X1 delivers an ultimate gaming experience through its true gaming mode which claims to offer the best-in-class ultra-low latency of up to 40ms. Audiophiles and music lovers can relish a cinematic music experience with BTG X1’s 12mm Titanium speaker drivers, the company said.

To tune into those long gaming and music-listening sessions, the all-new Truke BTG X1 offers an unparalleled total playtime of up to 48 hours, including 10 hours of playtime on a single charge. The true wireless half-in-ear earbuds are embedded with a Quad-Mic Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC) and comes with a 20RGB gaming characterized case design.

Pankaj Upadhyay, founder and CEO at Truke India, said, “Truke BTG X1 will immediately transform the gaming and music-listening experience of customers at a fraction of the price. The new product has been launched in response to the increasing demand for our expertise in the gaming earphones market.”

“The pandemic saw an immediate surge in the gaming sector across India, with around 507 million gamers in the country alone. Online gaming in India reached a figure of USD 1.3 billion in 2021, showcasing a 28% growth from USD 906 million in 2019. This presented us with the opportunity to broaden our horizons, and with Truke BTG X1, we can set out to provide consumers with cutting-edge, high-performing earbuds dedicated to gaming,” he said.

“Moreover, the success of our other products like BTG1, BTG2, BTG Alpha, and BTG3, which had sales of more than half a million units, clearly indicates a good foundation for BTG X1. We sincerely appreciate the support of all our loyal customers, and with the new product, promise to enhance their gaming and music experience even further,” Upadhyay noted.

The company further said the launch of this product is in complete accordance with Truke’s vision to establish itself as the go-to brand across the sound ware and sonic accessories space with its product offerings that claims to blend the best in state-of-the-art technology, power, performance, customer experience, and affordability.

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