“Maestro 4K” cinema camera powered by Nvidia with H.265 codec

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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.

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More details on global shutter and possible Blackmagic sensor supplier CMOSIS

BMPC 4k CMOSIS Sensor

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…

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

Blackmagic CMOSIS CMV 12000

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 experience of mass production for the photographic market.

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

The new CMOSIS CMV 12000 CMOS sensor

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.

  1. Super 35mm / APS-C sized
  2. 4K raw at 12bit (90fps) and 10bit (150fps)
  3. 4:3 anamorphic 4,096 x 3,072
  4. Global shutter

This part is ready to be mass produced and is available off the shelf.

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