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MovieSwede
08-31-2006, 09:15 AM
Ok the silicon is pretty small, but i would love if they could make a Silicon in a DVX form factor.

Solid lense with 13X - 20X
XLR inputs
2 2,5 inch harddrives slots with the possibilty to dual recording for security
2/3 CMOS

CineForm with the possibilty
1920*1080 - 24P 25P 30P
1920*810 - 24P 25P 30P 40P
1440*810 - 24P 25P 30P 48P 50P 53P
1440*608 - 24P 25P 30P 48P 50P 60P 71P

1280*720 - 24P 25P 30P 50P 60P 67P

Were the Cinemascope format is the thing i most want.

Also
2560*1080 24P would be a dream.


Does it help if I say please?

Mack Fisher
08-31-2006, 09:35 AM
I like the hard drive idea, but not the solid lense. Its funny you say a MiniSilicon because if you added all they it would infact be larger.

MovieSwede
08-31-2006, 10:10 AM
Yes but then you forgott to count in that the Silicon isnt handheld.

Mack Fisher
08-31-2006, 10:46 AM
I dont see how that pertains to what I said

MovieSwede
08-31-2006, 10:57 AM
Yes the silicon is small but thats because you dont have the recording device on it on most of the pictures.

I was refering if they used a solid lense they maybe could push it more compact.

Mack Fisher
08-31-2006, 02:11 PM
I think it would loose a very important feature.

MovieSwede
08-31-2006, 09:20 PM
Yes but thats what the real silicon is for.

Remmeber this site is DVXuser for guys were size does matter. ;)

Mack Fisher
08-31-2006, 09:54 PM
haha true. I would love to just have a handheld Silicon with a nice arri prime slapped on.

Jason Rodriguez
09-01-2006, 06:05 AM
BTW, we've been playing around with different lenses, and glass DOES make a big difference in sharpness, etc. So a cheaper fixed lens will affect performance . . . we've found that the small c-mount lenses from Fujinon are a good compromise, but they don't compare in any manner to a nice Arri Ultra Prime.

Also the Mini can be hand-held. I'm not sure if you've been over to David Newman's blog on cineform.blogspot.com, but you can see they had a small "hand-held" rig for holding the mini. The rig can also hold you matte box and a follow focus unit, and fits nicely on a tripod. It also has a battery mount. The only thing it doesn't have is on-board recording, you have to tether the mini to a laptop or computer somewhere (laptops need Merom or Yonah processors for 1080/24P). The "full" body design will have on-board recording.

The problem with doing something as small as the DVX is that we need a motherboard that is fast and small enough . . . there's nothing on the market as far as I've seen. So the smallest size we can practically get with the current motherboards is the pro-Sony/Pansonic size. And a fixed zoom lens for a 2/3" CMOS is going to be quite large.

Mack Fisher
09-01-2006, 11:15 AM
Hey just an idea! I love the form factor of the silicon. I would be backpacking around the wilderness anyway but instead of a big camera it would be a little camera and a laptop.

hawaj
09-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Yea Small Silicon is my dream too (for long time), but size of recording unit is a problem.
But exchangeable lenses is a must!
Lens create picture, chip can only capture what it get from lens.
When it get s**t it produce s**t so good lens is a key.

Jason Rodriguez
09-01-2006, 02:15 PM
Well, with the SI camera you can put the best or the cheapest glass you can get you hands on, and get the picture you want!

Emanuel
09-02-2006, 03:52 AM
Yea Small Silicon is my dream too (for long time), but size of recording unit is a problem.Why? Tablet PC is the key word.


But exchangeable lenses is a must!
Lens create picture, chip can only capture what it get from lens.
When it get s**t it produce s**t so good lens is a key.And as Jason said, you have the cheapest option also.