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Postmaster
09-07-2009, 04:59 AM
http://www.spheron.com/fileadmin/user_upload/spheron/img/images/HDR_Video_Camera_1.jpg

http://www.fxguide.com/modules/NewsUpload/files/09Aug/sig/hdrv1_thumb.jpg


I was not expecting to see a new video camera launched at Siggraph, in fact I walked past it on day one and thought I knew what was on show. At the end of the hall, at the far end of the modest Spheron VR Stand the company is almost showing their new high end hdrv camera. Almost.

The Camera is officially launched and the first camera is sold, the specs are
- HDR video capture
- 20 f stops of dynamic range
- full HD resolution 1920 x1080
- 30 frames per second
- fiber coupled storage unit
- It records 5 hours of uncompressed video data

The camera is in alpha or beta testing, production delivery timetables are not available but from what I could gather it will be in full production by Siggraph next year. The Camera is on the booth but the server that takes the data from the camera and allows it to be viewed is caught in Customs from Germany, by last night it had gotten to within one hour's drive of Siggraph and the team expect to be hooking it up over night and having live images being filmed on the show floor on Thursday Morning.

20 stops of dynamic range, full size sensor, no CMOS, 24 fps - sounds good in my book

more: http://www.fxguide.com/article556.html

youngindiefilms
09-08-2009, 07:16 PM
A lot of assumptions from the person who wrote that article though!
Of course if this cameras target market is cinema it will most likely offer 24 and other frame settings.
Full frame CCD though? If so I think this will be in a price range where I start to get a huge headache.

btw... Frank, is it? Don't I know you from the Leica User Forum???

Postmaster
09-09-2009, 01:48 AM
Thou I have a vintage Leica, Im not in the forum.

And yeah, I also wonder what the price tag will be.
I guess in the neighborhood of a full outfitted Epic.

Frank

youngindiefilms
09-09-2009, 09:44 AM
Did you see anything else really interesting at the IFA? Too bad I don't live in Germany anymore, I always miss the interesting exhibitions.