Here’s a new cinema camera, the Maestro by French electronics firm NexVision. They’re building a Super 35mm 4K camera backed by NVidia image processor and the same sensor as the AJA CION. The design concept is also very similar.
Though it cannot be 100% confirmed I am pretty sure the Blackmagic Production Camera uses a sensor supplied by CMOSIS, which if true would be very good news as it is the latest technology and already in mass production.
Here are your sensor questions answered…
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 experience of mass production for the photographic market.
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
This part is ready to be mass produced and is available off the shelf.