RED and Foxconn to create range of affordable 8K prosumer cinema cameras

According to a report on Sunday at Nikkei, iPhone manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group plans to team up with premium camera maker RED Digital Cinema and enter the digital cinema camera market.

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Panavision DXL revealed, an 8K 60fps RAW cinema camera using RED’s codec

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Well, it looks like the Arri Alexa 65 has some competition.

Panavision have revealed a RED-Weapon-like cinema camera which shoots 8K from a full frame 41 x 21 sensor in encrypted r3d RAW format.

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Why 8K will not eliminate the boundary between stills and video when it comes to technique

The quality of 1080p had barely been made film-like before being cast aside for 4K and now manufacturers are racing to make 8K a reality, which is in the region of 36MP, before 2018.

It seems the megapixel race has truly come to filmmaking.

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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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