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 theHC-W850and HC-V750can record 120 frames at 1080p plus interpolate to 240p by using pixel motion algorithms.
We have been closely following the GH4 since leaks started appearing a few months back. Initial rumors said that 1080p 120 frames/sec will be included as-well as a 240 frame 720p mode. The hype machine was running full seam back then.
When the camera specs were announced and the dust settled we were left with a 96 frame Full HD 1080p camera that claims to be full quality in a variable frame rate mode “No Audio Recorded in This Mode”. What of the 240 720 mode? It seems the camera has done without even the 720p specs of older GH cameras.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
The just released Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam is not just a 4k recording multipurpose camera but it also hides a 720p 120f mode which so far seems to be lower quality than regular 720p video cameras. The quality while usable is not ideal. The resolution seems to be well below the stated 720p in slow motion mode.
There is a sister model with the same sensor called the HDR-CX900 which shares all features “Including 720p 120F recording” except the 4k recording and of course a discounted price. However the $500 shave might be unwarranted considering the 1.5k investment for the CX900 which for $500 more you get 4k on the AX100.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
Nikon’s new 1 v3 camera has some pretty impressive specs regarding hi-speed video.
120p at 1280*720 HD (Time duration not specified)
60p at 1920*1080 Full HD for 10min
768 x 288/400 fps (aspect ratio 8:3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) */
416 x 144/1200 fps (aspect ratio 8:3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps) */
MSRP $1,199 USD
*/ Hi Speed Cams doesn’t consider these resolutions to be usable for professional work. It might be good to have them for scientific purposes but not for video quality that can inter-cut with professionally shot material.
We still have no samples from the 120p mode but it might produce a very clean image since Nikon’s 60p mode is very good in recent cameras.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←