In Broadcast - June 2018 - 68
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 6 | June 2018
What's New in Specialist Cameras
features a newly
Quick EZ Focus Assist provides
distinct enhancement to the viewfinder
signal, enabling the camera operator
to make critical focus adjustments.
Area size, area colour, edge colour and
display time on the viewfinder are all
adjustable from the camera menu.
Kinefinity Mavo and Mavo LF
cameras can shoot 6K wide 66fps
and 4K wide 100fps slow motion and
are claimed to exceed 14 stops of
latitude. With 6K 3:2 aspect ratio in
addition to the conventional 16:9 and
17:9 standard aspect ratio, the CMOS
sensor can also provide a variety of
image formats such as 4:3, 6:5 S35
resolution is 6016 x 4016 pixels. MAVO
employs 7mm KineMAG 500G/1T SSD.
studio camera is
a 2/3 lens mount
and contains a
large 4.4K sensor
such as HDR (HLG),
BT.2020 and up to 4x highspeed shooting in 1080p, 1080i and
720p simultaneously. 12G-SDI and 4K
over 3G-SDI) outputs are included.
Red's introduction of the new Gemini
5K S35 sensor allows operators to
switch between modes through the
Epic-W camera's on-screen menu and
obtain an increased field of view at 2K
and 4K resolutions compared to the
higher resolution Helium sensor.
In addition, the sensor's 30.72mm
x 18mm dimensions allow for greater
anamorphic lens coverage than with
the Helium or Red Dragon sensor.
The Red Epic-W 5K camera and
sensor combination captures
5K full format motion at
up to 96fps. It can record
simultaneous Redcode raw and
Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/
Sony's PXW-Z280 is a UHD
camcorder with three 1/2-inch CMOS
image sensors, a sensitivity of F12
(59.94p), long zoom ratio and deep
depth of field. It uses 4K 4:2:2 10bit processing, allows 4K 50p/60p
recording and has a 12G-SDI output.
Live distribution can be performed
using a Dual Link connection
multiplexing two cellular networks. A
17x zoom lens and three independent
control rings with end-stop, allow
manual control of focus, zoom, and iris
for quick and precise adjustment.
The PXW-Z280 is designed for easy
use, with new features such as the
advanced Face Detection Autofocus
function. Users can select "Face
Priority AF", which is ideal for shooting
scenes with human objects. Similarly,
the newly introduced "Face Only AF"
is designed for more demanding
Ease of use:
Sony PXW-Z280 UHD camcorder
4K shooting applications, such as
recording interviews or lectures,
helping a specific person automatically
stay in pin-sharp focus by registering
their face only. A 17x zoom lens and
three independent control rings with
end-stops will allow manual control of
focus, zoom, and iris.
Sony's FS5 II XDCAM handheld
camcorder features 4K HDR and
120fps recording and raw capabilities.
In addition to S-Log 2/3, the FS5 II
supports Sony's Instant HDR Workflow
to produce HDR content for quick
post-production. The FS5 II can be
configured for mounting on a gimbal
or drone. An electronic variable ND
filter with auto ND covers a wide range
of exposure adjustment as well as
allowing shallow depth of field control.
Vision Research's Phantom S990
is a miniature streaming camera
designed primarily for machine
vision applications. It can
capture 938fps at 4,096 x
2,304 resolution using the same
CMOS 9.4-megapixel sensor as
the Phantom Flex 4K high-speed
camera. It captures 12-bit images
and streams directly into PCI Express
ZEISS Introduce Supreme Primes
EISS introduced the first lenses fiction thrillers or dramas.
available in its Supreme Prime
"Weighing an average of 1600
family, which will consist of 13 lenses grams (3.5 pounds), ZEISS Supreme
with fixed focal lengths between 15 and Primes are significantly lighter and
200 millimetres, the majority of which smaller than comparable lenses on
have a maximum aperture of T1.5.
the market," says Casenave. With
"The lenses are designed for film these compact and lightweight
productions of an extremely high lenses, ZEISS is responding to many
quality," says Christophe Casenave camera operators' desire for compact
from ZEISS. "They are perfect for big- equipment that still meets the highest
budget advertising or feature films, for standards of quality. "ZEISS Supreme
Primes are unbelievably rugged and
ZEISS Supreme Primes are designed reliable. Regardless of whether you are
to cover cinematic large format filming in the desert or in the Arctic,
camera sensors and are
compatible with all of the
latest camera models, such
as the Sony Venice, ARRI
Alexa LF, and RED Monstro.
Casenave, the versatility of
the Supreme Prime lenses to
create different visual looks is
due to the gentle sharpness,
the aesthetic focus fall-off and
elegant bokeh. The lenses are
extremely flexible and can be ZEISS Supreme Primes are "significantly lighter and
smaller" than comparable lenses
used equally well for science
ZEISS Supreme Primes cinema lenses
the lenses perform flawlessly."
The ZEISS Supreme Primes are
equipped with the ZEISS eXtended
Data metadata technology. This
provides frame by frame data on lens
vignetting and distortion, in addition to
the standard lens metadata provided
using Cooke's /i technology protocol.
This greatly speeds up the entire film
production's workflow. When using
visual effects for example, with only a
few clicks the lens properties can be
removed so that computer generated
effects can be accurately applied to the
desired frames. The lens properties
can then be reapplied with the same
click of a button and combined with
the film material to create a realistic
image. Previously, all of the data had
to be measured manually, so that it
could be corrected in post-production.
But ZEISS eXtended Data eliminates
this time consuming job.
The first ZEISS Supreme Primes
lenses with focal lengths of 25, 29, 35,
50, and 85 millimetres will be available
starting on August 1, 2018. The ZEISS
Supreme Prime 100 millimetre will be
available in December 2018.
The set of six lenses, consisting of
the focal lengths mentioned above,
is available from ZEISS Cinema lens
dealers. The remaining focal lengths
will be released successively until
The ZEISS Supreme Primes were
presented for the first time at the
CineGear expo in Los Angeles.