Tuesday, October 30, 2012

First CineAlta Camera With Global Shutter

Sony introduces F55 high-end digital cinema camera featuring the new 4K/8.9MP super-35mm sensors featuring global shutter and wider-than-film F65 color gamut. The new sensor deliver 60fps in 4K mode or 180fps in 2K mode with the same FOV (see the camera's brochure).

6 comments:

  1. Has this sensor been reported previously?

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  2. it would be nice to know the noise level..

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  3. This is a very significant. A few years ago I heard a rumor that Sony was working on Global Shutter for this application, but wouldn't release anything until they were satisfied with the quality level.

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  4. From the Brochure, it seems that frame rate is still on the low side ( 60fps for 2K) compared to RED or ALEXA. Is it possible they are using system level CDS ?

    "60 fps out of the box (XAVC HD at launch; XAVC 4K, QFHD and 2K with a planned upgrade)
    • 180 fps with a planned upgrade (XAVC 2K/HD). Unique to this process, there is no line skipping
    or sensor windowing. So there’s no crop factor, no loss in angle of view.
    • 240 fps 2K RAW, with the optional AXS-R5 outboard recorder and a planned upgrade,
    achieves the highest frame rates most productions will need, while retaining exceptional, 16-bit
    image quality. This not only exceeds 12-bit RAW with 16 times as many Red, Green and Blue
    gradations. By design, it exceeds the capabilities of human vision! "

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  5. Back to Eric's question; has anyone seen any info on the pixel/sensor for this camera?

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