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JVC announces 4K camera with Micro Four Thirds mount

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It looks like it will have a Super35 size sensor.  They showed 2 prototypes.  One was a handheld 4k camera size and the other a modular 4k camera with 4k recorder.  That is based on my limited understanding of the following link.

 

http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/press/2014/04/press_140407.html

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Here are some more details.

 

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/36/818729

 

The first two prototypes signal JVC’s entry into the digital cinematography marketplace. The GY-LSX1 is a 4K shoulder-mount cameras equipped with a Super 35mm sensor and PL lens mount. The GY-LSX1 delivers full 4K imagery at up to 60p, as well as HD imagery at up to 240p for super slo-mo application. Also on display is the GY-LSX2, a handheld unit that uses Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lenses originally developed for DSLRs to deliver cinema-quality images in a compact camcorder. Both cameras feature a new 13.6 MP 4K CMOS image sensor developed by JVC’s sister company, AltaSens.

The new image sensor is also being integrated into a two-piece mini 4K camera, the GW-SPLS1. The tiny camera delivers full 4K performance, records to SDHC media, and offers IP control and viewing. The final prototype represents potentially disruptive technology that could literally change the ENG landscape. JVC has two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in its booth equipped with the new GW-GBLS1 small-head camera gimbal systems. The system features a high-quality 4K small camera unit with a Super 35mm CMOS sensor that delivers 4096x2160or 3840x2160 resolution at up to 60p.

Housed in a gimbal designed with proprietary technology developed by JVC, the camera records footage locally to SDXC or SDHC media cards. However, the base of gimbal also houses technology that has the same IP capabilities as the GY-HM890. So, while the camera produces images suitable for cinematic applications, the system also has applications for broadcast news. In the case of a breaking news event, for example, a news station could launch a UAV over the scene and have live aerial coverage of the event transmitted back to the station in full HD resolution – without a news helicopter. There are plenty of UAV cameras on the market, but none have the IP-based technology to deliver a live news report like the GW-GBLS1.

 

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This is what tripped me up and tripped me out:

 

Micro four thirds lens mount, 'Super 35' 4k-capable sensor.

I guess this means we can expect to see MFT camera sensors grow a little more.

Here I was thinking they were stuck to 17mm x13mm standard for MFT. Guess those lenses can cover a little more area.

Thanks to JVC, now I'm already thinking, will the GH5 have a super 35mm sensor? Well, it should. So now I want the GH5. 

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