Kickstarter fps1000 high speed camera update – options include 4K / Sony A7S-like sensitivity / 4000fps HD!

There are some truly remarkable upgrade options for backers of the fps1000 project on Kickstarter, including 4K Super 35mm and also an ultra-sensitive Micro Four Thirds CMOS.

The original fps1000 Platinum with Micro Four Thirds mount which I backed was £899 and is now due to ship next month!

The higher end 4K and ultra-sensitivity options are an extra £1500 for backers and will likely ship Q4 2015.

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Canon 5D Mark IV “will be 1080p” with Canon LOG

I received an email from a NAB show visitor today who had spoken off the record to Canon and was told the company believes a 4K 5D Mark IV would completely overshadow the recently released C100 Mark II and so wouldn’t happen, but that Canon LOG would likely go into the camera to allow shot-matching with the XC10.

So to segment specs based on price, Canon is allegedly sticking to 1080p on future DSLRs. The exception is the 4K XC10 which isn’t a competitor to the C100 Mark II or C300 Mark II as it features a tiny 1″ sensor and fixed camcorder-style zoom lens by comparison.

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Blackmagic Micro Cinema vs Studio Camera – What are the differences?

Blackmagic Micro Cameras - spot the difference!

Blackmagic once again caused quite a stir at NAB with three new cameras.

I like the URSA Mini the best but here we have the old Pocket and Studio cameras reincarnated. They are a lot cuter this time.

These cameras are exceptionally innovative and certainly break all the known performance / size ratios. Although they look very similar on the surface they are aimed at very different users. I’ll now delve into how the pair of ‘identical twins’ differ in terms of personality…

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UPDATED: Blackmagic URSA Mini looks ergonomic! 15 stop dynamic range, 4.6K, anamorphic support!!

 

Update – pre-orders are now available at B&H and CVP Group

At B&H – 4.6K sensor version, EF mount – $4995

At B&H – 4K (old URSA sensor) version, EF mount – $2995

With an FS7 style magnesium body and powerful 4.6K Super 35mm sensor (switchable between rolling shutter and global shutter), the URSA Mini looks to be a real winner.

Is this the true spiritual successor to the Cinema Camera we’ve all been waiting for?

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Panasonic GH4 firmware update brings 24p Anamorphic, V-LOG coming in later update / watch footage

Here’s the first footage, from Hot Rod Cameras (follow on Facebook here) shot with a beta-firmware GH4 in V-LOG. The update is coming out later, but first we have V2.2 to look forward to almost immediately.

This brings anamorphic support in 24p and more.

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