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Cameras, Lenses And Accessories Cont.

Sony's NEX-FS700 will feature their
E-mount lens system and a 4K
Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor

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outputs uncompressed Cine raw
with in-camera compression to be
introduced early 2014
Sony has just introduced the
NEX-FS700 which will come in two
versions but both feature Sony's
E-mount lens system and a 4K
Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor. Preinstalled firmware enables 4K/2K
RAW recording on an external
compatible recorder. It shoots 1080p
at up to 240FPS.
"As soon as people get this camera
they will use the ultra motion feature
to death," writes freelance cameraoperator Philip Bloom, on his blog
reviewing the camera. "Why?
Because it's bloody fun, and we
love to over use our new toys.
Of course after a short time the
owners will start scaling back their
slow motion shooting and just use
it when they need to. Then other
manufacturers will bring out their
cameras with high frame rates to
compete. Competition is the best
thing! Without it we would not be
shooting on Super 35mm sensors
for a few thousand dollars."
Panasonic's recent camera
introductions include the shouldermounted AVCCAM AG-AC8, which
records 1080p HD to dual SD cards
and is aimed at pro and semi-pros.
It also has a new built to order
UWAC Ultra Wide Angle Camera
which combines four AM-HE120

HERO3Plus Black edition features
video resolutions up to 4K

cameras assembled in a single rig to
create 180-degree (64x9) panoramic
images capturing the entire field
during a sports event.

Panasonic
is behind the
curve, certainly
against Sony
and Canon, when
it comes to Ultra HD
but it is prepping a
whole product line
based on the theme
'Practical 4K'.
"There are a lot of
cameras that can do 4K
for high end cinema and while
not discounting that market, we
want to make 4K workflow practical
for everyday TV production," states
Panasonic Product Manager
Neil Noriaki Ugo.
Panasonic's 4K VariCam due in
2014 (possibly as late as IBC) will
support 4K from 24p to 100/120p
and be fitted with a new Super35mm
sized sensor. Recording will be
to new P2 cards in compression
scheme AVC Ultra, the basis of
Panasonic's 4K product plans
which includes a switcher, portable
storage unit, studio camera and a
handheld 4K camcorder.
While Sony continues to develop
its CineAlta product line (the F65 has
been quietly capable of acquiring
8K images for six months now) it
is also keen to prevent any further
erosion of business from vendors
such as Blackmagic Design, Canon
and GoPro which have all designed
inexpensive, 2K-4K cameras which
are opening up new avenues
for filmmakers.
Sony unveiled a first look at its
new camera concept at NAB 2013,
describing the array of lenses
and DLSR-style hardware as "the
embodiment of Sony's future
development."
" D e v e l o p m e n t w i l l m e rg e
technology and design from the
Alpha range (of consumer digital
still cameras) with professional
technologies like XDCAM," said
Shoji Nemoto, President of Sony's
Professional Services Group. "The
DSLR market is growing into a big
space and there are opportunities
for us there. The big challenge is
how to change the culture of the
way we market and sell
the product. It needs
to be a user-centric
approach, not a
product-based one."
GoPro, which Sony
hopes to emulate in
its marketing strategy,
has a new range of its
popular Hero cameras.
Hero3+ are smaller and
lighter than the incredibly
small and light GoPro originals and
boast 30% better battery life than
previous models. It also seems
to want to cash-in on the fashion
for wearable computing, such as

Google Glass.
"Prior to GoPro, it
was very difficult
for anyone to
capture content
of themselves
doing anything
without having
the help of
someone else
to film them,"
said Nicholas
Woodman,
Founder and
CEO of GoPro in
a statement. "GoPro
has enabled a new
era of self-documentation
whereby people can now easily
wear or mount miniature ultra wideangle cameras to record themselves
doing just about anything, anywhere.
The result is a surge of immersive
user-generated and professional
content (three GoPro "tagged"
videos are uploaded to YouTube
every minute) made possible by the
versatility and affordability of our
cameras and accessories."
Hitachi has added its first CMOS
sensor HD camera to its Z series
line. The new Z-HD6000 2.6
megapixel portable studio camera
was developed "to offer customers
superior price performance with
uncompromised quality and
functionality at a great value,"
said the firm.
European Director Paddy Roache
said: "There is a large market in the
US for universities and religious
use. That market doesn't exist in
Europe at a high level, but this
will be an excellent entry level
product for people with small
studios or OB vans."
Features include real-time lens
aberration correction, versatile
scene and lens features, ultra
gamma for film contrasts and is
claimed to offer high light sensitivity
with no vertical smear.
Canon's 4K DLSR EOS-1D C, has
been certified by the EBU that it
delivers an image of high enough

EBU certified: Canon's 4K
DLSR EOS-1D C

quality for broadcast. The camera
is based on the EOS-1D X, but is
designed for video-supporting incamera 4K (4096x2160) recording
with 4:2:2 colour sampling.
In independent tests, it was
shown to provide 'exceptional' HD
resolution from a 4K source with
'very low' aliasing, and 'good' colour
performance and motion portrayal.
The tests confirm that the EOS-1D
C complies with the recommended
specification for inclusion in HD Tier
1 for HD production.
Blackmagic Design has begun
shipping the 4K Blackmagic Design
Production Camera after a couple
of months delay.
Company CEO Grant Petty
explained on BM user forum: "We
received the production sensors
much later than expected. When
we built cameras from them we saw
some big differences in the images
between these production sensors
versus the pre-production samples
we originally received. We have
been working to replace a bunch
of the software in the camera that
handles the sensor calibration and
image processing. Ultimately, image
calibration is a very important step
so we want to make sure this is
done properly."
Its Pocket Cinema
Camera is also
available. Its
Super
16
sensor size
records 1080p
with a 13stop dynamic
range.
It
currently
saves
to
ProRes 422,
and a future
firmware
update will
add losslesscompressed
CinemaDNG
Blackmagic Design's Production Camera faced image
RAW.
sensor calibration issues that have now been resolved


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InNews: Full Sail Uni Selects Avid Systems
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InForm: Guntermann & Drunck Intensify Security
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InStudio: Filmmaker Captures Wildlife With Vinten
InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
InTest: OTT Is a Hybrid: It’s How You Look at It
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