The Nikon 1 System is becoming more widespread with the arrival of the Nikon 1 J4. Sharing the same 1″ inch sensor size and a variety of Nikon 1 lens choices for the system. The Smaller 1″ sensor has an advantage over m4/3 and APS C in the faster readout rate with less rolling shutter which translates to faster frame rates possible.
Our friends at Sanstreak Corp, who make the edgertronic hi speed video camera, got us some recent information that may be of some value to our readers.
Production seems to be ramping up and the goal is to reach a 30 day timeframe between order and delivery of the camera.
NAB 2014 has already started to look like a 4k camera and UHD workflow oriented show from all angles. Manufacturers seem determined to push 4k at all costs and it seems looking at the product ranges that it will probably be adopted fully by the production crews of major TV Shows and News outfits. There are definite advantages to shooting 4k as opposed to 3D which is really a specialty format for limited uses. 4k can be used to create incredible looking crisp FHD 1080p that far out-resolves any 1080 camera to date, plus use footage as a canvas for re-framing and stabilization from wobbly shots.
What this means for slow motion cameras is that, as hardware has become 4x as powerful in order to capture and encode four times as many pixels as FHD 1080p, we get to reap the benefits in lower resolution modes. 4k capture permits lower resolution modes to jump as a side effect of more camera power as follows:
Besides the pretty exterior of a retro-feel classic camera trapped in a small sensor point & shoot, the SH-1 has a Slow Motion 120p 720 video mode built in that might be of good quality coupled with the new sensor 5 way stabilizer .
SH-1 Highlight Specs:
The Memory card brand Transcend has entered the SDXC I U3 market for 2k and 4k video cameras with two low cost offerings:
- 128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 Flash Memory Card 95/60 MB/s TS128GSDU3
- 64 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 Flash Memory Card 95/60 MB/s TS64GSDU3
Both offer a minimum sustained write speed of 30 Megabytes / second which is the minimum spec for U3 and 2k, 4k video recording. These cards should alleviate the pockets of new 4k consumer camera owners at $54.99 for 64GB and $119.99 for 128GB.
The newest line of Panasonic camcorders announced at CES are a step forward in the codec department with up to 50mbps at 60p but the feature that caught our attention is that both the HC-W850 and HC-V750 can record 120 frames at 1080p plus interpolate to 240p by using pixel motion algorithms.