Sony Sensor Destined for Hi Speed Camera?

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A rumored Sony sensor  part code IMX189AEG  has been captivating the camera rumor world last week. The specs seem almost like a fictionalized version of a wish list but it may well be not only real but a sign of things to come in sensor technology. The sensor specs are as follows:

  • 6K Video at 240fps
  • 2K Video at up to 16,000fps 16 bit
  • 1080p  max 24,000fps
  • 1.5″ Sensor Close to Micro 4/3ds size
  • 4.85 megapixels using Active Pixel Color Sampling
  • Global Shutter
  • Native ISO of 5120
  • Max ISO 655,360

Active Pixel Color Sampling reads RGB signals on a single pixel so a 4.85 Megapixel sensor equates to a Bayer pattern sensor of about 15 Megapixels. This creates huge pixel spaces and increased dynamic range along with faster read out times and a global shutter. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Sony PXW-FS7 180fps Samples Surface!

The Sony PXW-FS7  Pro camera besides the 4k up to 30p spec also offers a great 180fps slow motion mode at 1080p continuous.  We expected the quality to be as good or better than the FS700 and it was the right call.  The quality of the slow motion is extremely good and uses a better XAVC codec; And will position for now the FS7 in the 3rd spot of the camera list guide right behind the FS700 displacing the GH4 to 4th place.

Slow motion and Rolling Shutter test FS7 by Shug M. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

fps1000 Funding Completed! (Updated)

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Update: The fps1000 is now funded and it gathered an amazing £125,721 British Pounds or about $200,000 USD.

Now the work begins in updating the camera case, IR cut filter, internal battery and other fixes or modifications before shipping in the first months of 2015.  The large funding is going to make a better camera in the end and it will now be a matter of waiting for our unit to test and share the results. Congratulations to Graham Rowan for making such a splash in the hi speed camera market and gathering such an impressive funding campaign.   → Continue Reading Full Post ←

fps1000 New 1080p Sample Released

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The just released sample above shows the fps1000 platinum shooting at 200fps at full 1080p spec of the camera.

You will notice the wide banding present in the shadow areas and we asked the creator Graham Rowan for an explanation and it was readily available.   Here is the full explanation: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

New iPad Air 2 Throws in Slow Motion

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Apple today refreshed both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini lines with basically just refined specs but not a re-design or groundbreaking update.  The iPad Air 2 is adding the 120fps 720p slow motion feature first seen on the iPhone 5s and bettered in the iPhone 6.  However the iPad is not as generous as the iPhone 6’s 240fps and only sports half the frame rate.

Furthermore the iPad Mini 3 has no slow motion feature and seems the least refreshed tablet.   If you want an iPad Tablet this year then the iPad Air 2 is a better option overall. If you just got an iPhone 6 or 6+ then both iPad models will be downgrades in performance and features except for the larger screens.  For slow Motion the iPhone 6 is still the best bet for Apple products continuing forward. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

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