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16 Panasonic developing 8K sensor for consumer and broadcast cameras

Panasonic froze image sensor research and development in 2011 and have only now resumed. The company has committed $80m to revitalise their image sensors business in light of growing revenue from their imaging business as a whole and hot demand for sensors. One of the goals of the $80m investment is the creation of an 8K sensor to be released in Panasonic cameras around 2018.

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0 Sony will respond to users and reduce rolling shutter with new sensor technology

The A7S is so close to being a ‘complete’ system for high end video quality in a small prosumer camera, but there’s one issue that has quite rightly been highlighted by filmmakers such as Andrew Wonder and that is the rolling shutter distortion. The A7S actually has a very fast sensor with high efficiency made possible by the latest technology but because it does not skip any lines when reading out…

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0 Phase detect AF strips showing up in Olympus E-M1 video

Ever wondered if those sensor AF pixels or “sensels” can show up in your images? I’m just fresh from shooting a music video with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. I love this camera for professional video. Really love it… The 5 axis stabiliser is unique on the market and no other interchangeable lens camera can do what the E-M5 can do with Micro Four Thirds lens, that stabiliser and no rig,…

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0 In depth coverage – Panasonic announce 4K video capable Micro Four Thirds sensor

The recent rumours surfacing of Panasonic releasing an AG-GH4 around the $3000 mark have been given a boost. Panasonic have now officially announced the existence of a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor which is capable of 4K video at up to 30fps, matching the rumoured specs of the GH4. Tantalisingly this sensor is even available as a customer part on the open market, making it available to Blackmagic Design.

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0 UPDATED: Canon 5D 2K raw feed – 1920×720 possible on 1000x card?

Download sample 2K DNG 24p frame from the hacked 5D Mark III and see the image quality for your own eyes! Recently Magic Lantern had the breakthrough discovery of beautiful pin sharp 2K sensor feed in raw format on the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. This completely turns our understanding of DSLR video image quality on its head. Why is the video quality so far from what the…

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0 Could Nikon be about to enter digital cinema market?

Today sees the announcement of a new DSLR sensor from one of Nikon’s recent sensor supplier’s Aptina which has a headline spec of 4K video at up to 80fps. The highly rated company says it is ‘combining DSLR image quality and 4K digital cinema’ with the new AR1411HS sensor. Along with Nikon being on the record for wanting to add 4K video to future Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras, could the…

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0 Is this the Blackmagic 4K sensor? Same supplier as Leica M CMOS

UPDATE: More details here Last year I found a sensor which seemed a perfect match for future 4K Blackmagic Cinema Cameras. I contacted the supplier CMOSIS who quoted me a rough price point which made 4K for $4K within reach. CMOSIS are a European company who are mass producing the full frame CMOS sensor in the new Leica M so they are an extremely reliable and high regarded supplier with…

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0 Nikon V1 – shooting 4K 60fps raw for $200

Above – the compressed 2.4k version of 4K raw from the Nikon V1 (download the original at Vimeo) by Javier Sobremazas The Nikon V1 is $220 (body) or $300 (kit) on eBay – get it whilst you still can There’s a dark horse in our midst which very few know about, a camera which can shoot 4K raw at 60fps for $200.

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0 Could this be the perfect sensor for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera Mark II?

UPDATE: pricing is under $1700 per sensor The company resonsible for the full frame 35mm CMOS sensor in the new Leica M have made a Super 35mm video version of the technology. Above is the CMV12000 scientific sensor by European company CMOSIS – it has amazing potential in a cinema camera. Super 35mm / APS-C sized 4K raw at 12bit (90fps) and 10bit (150fps) 4:3 anamorphic 4,096 x 3,072 Global shutter…

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0 The Panasonic GH3 is here

Updated version: 17.36 GMT Described by Panasonic as a semi-professional ‘creative HD hybrid’ and a flagship model for the company, the Panasonic GH3 is finally here – 2 years after the GH2 arrived. The official unveiling answers some of the mysteries too.

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0 4K for $1k

Above: ‘Micro Epic’. The 4K Flea 3 brain with Sony sensor Machine vision company Point Grey have been getting some attention for their new 4K camera which retails at just $945. For those who want to build their own cinema camera, this is a solution which provides both the ‘brain’ and software necessary to do so. The camera is also usable out of the box tethered to a PC, delivering…

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0 And the 2013 Emmy goes to…. a 5D Mark III CMOS sensor?

Above: the potentially Emmy winning sensor which I had to dismantle with cocktails sticks in an attempt to get acceptably detailed video According to Vladimir Koifman at Image Sensors World, an Emmy commission jointly headed by Canon’s David O’Kelly is investigating whether CMOS sensors should be eligible for awards. O’Kelly claims advances in the technology has ‘materially affected’ television. The winner of 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, House notably made use…

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0 Classified no longer – how the Nikon D800’s 36MP sensor line-skips for 1080p

Above: a short Nikon D800 full 1080p example – click through to the Vimeo page here to download the original D800 file Nikon’s people say their downsampling technique for the D800’s video mode is classified info. So Falk Lumo has gone and found out for himself, with a great technical analysis of the Nikon D800 and how it obtains 1080p video from the huge 36MP Sony sensor inside.

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0 8K at 120fps – forget 4K!

Japan’s national broadcast corporation NHK has developed a large CMOS 8K sensor for Super Hi Vision. At 21.5mm x 12.1mm it is the size of Super 35mm when cropped to 16:9, and does 120fps at a resolution of 7680 x 4320.

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2 Massive 200mm Canon CMOS sensor records video in Japanese telescope

Left: Canon’s Kiso Sensor, right the 5D Mark II’s sensor, inset a telescope at the Kiso observatory in Japan. The huge Canon CMOS revealed last year wasn’t just a marketing or R&D ploy after all, it has been put to practical use. The sensor does extraordinary low light 60fps video (no word on resolution) of the night sky at the Schmidt telescope in Tokyo.

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1 Global shutter sensor released for consumer A/V market

A CMOS sensor destined for consumer A/V has been released – featuring a global shutter. The sensor is destined to be used in high end consumer video cameras, sports cameras (the company supplies on-board cameras for F1 cars) and industrial cameras where a perfect image with no distortion, and high frame rates are necessities.

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0 Sony F3 has 4 times light gathering ability of 5D Mark II

The Sony F3 will have a dedicated Super 35 video sensor with huge pixels – can DSLRs compete? With news from Sony that the F3 has a built anew Exmor Super 35 2k sensor unrelated to DSLRs comes an interesting dilemma for DSLR users. I’ve been doing some research into the pixel sizes (and light gathering ability) of the leading video DSLRs.

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0 Lowdown on the Sony F3’s 2K cinema sensor

It appears the Sony F3’s sensor has a few tricks up it’s sleeve relative to the cheaper AF100. Sony Japan say their Super 35mm Exmor CMOS in the upcoming F3 is completely new and has pixels which are 4x the size of typical DSLR CMOS ones. Approximately 12 microns sized versus as little as 3 microns on APS-C DSLRs (according to Sony). The Canon 5D Mark II has a much…

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0 Hold onto your super fast c-mount zooms – GH2 Sensor 1:1 Mode sneak peak

EOSHD.com reader RichST who picked up a Japanese GH2 this week (production retail model) has been showing me some useful shots demonstrating the look of different picture profiles on the GH2, including the new Teleconverter mode. Seemingly Panasonic listened, because this is a feature the community has long been dreaming of. No line skipping, no pixel binning, no scaling – just the ability to take an unscaled 1080p 1:1 crop…

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0 The Panasonic GH2’s own ‘mud-gate’

Above – GH2 circuitry and sensor unit, whole camera exploded view, Photokina Cologne, Germany. Discuss this and more on our new GH2 forum When the GH1 was released in 2009, for nearly a year we had a camera with a very poor codec until the hack situation turned this around. Footage would turn to mud on fast motion or whip pans, sometimes even gentle handheld shots depending on the lens…

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0 Where is the 35mm full frame 2 megapixel DSLR?

Canon have a trick up their sleeve, but so far we have no sign of it coming out. If released, this video DSLR would have 6x the low light performance of even the Nikon D3S and twice as much resolution as the 5D Mark II in video mode. Read on to find out how this is possible… The first generation of full HD capable DSLRs – Canon 5D Mark II,…

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0 Exclusive – Panasonic GH2 sensor pics leaked

Please take this as a rumour because I have no idea whether it is a prank, or whether it is the genuine item! Today I received an email containing photos, which the sender claimed were of the GH2’s new 18MP sensor. The photos were sent to me from a source claiming to be at a factory (although he would not say whether it was in China or Japan) and look…

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0 Why Canon are right to reheat existing technology

Canon have released the same camera 3 times in 12 months. But here, EOSHD.com explains why they are right (from a business perspective) to do so. In October 2009 Canon released the 7D. They had developed a brand new cutting edge sensor for the camera and spent a great deal of time and resources on it, plus the new AF system.