Warning: The parent company of FPS cameras “The Slow Motion Camera Company Ltd.” went out of business and entered liquidation proceedings. No further development of cameras is expected. More information here on Google Search!
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:
“Please don’t stress too much over this. Remember you are seeing this product in the final stages of development and is not quite perfect yet. These imperfections will be ironed out before final production.
There is a small amount of feedback from digital logic to the very sensitive analogue sensor. The noise level is less than 2 lsbs and will be totally eradicated with an improved digital to analogue power plane decoupling. It is normal for designs to go through several iterations to solve these problems. In fact the fps1000 is remarkably clean for a first iteration layout.
These issues are common – have a search for FPN (fixed pattern noise) on the Black Magic 4K for a recent example. The FPN on the fps1000 is incredibly good – there is no perceptible noise on the black level.
I am being completely transparent and showing you the camera how it really is. I’m not masking any problems in post production.
Thank you again for your support and helping to make the fps1000 the best low cost high frame rate camera on the market.”
This is a problem seen even in production cameras from large manufacturers but the fps1000 camera is still not ready for final production that will happen in a few months or by early next year as it was prognosticated. Considering the creator’s track record and technical knowledge we estimate it will have great image quality at ship time.
There is also the need for an IR cut filter to block Infra Red light to the sensor for the camera, that has to be used with your lens in order to get better sharpness and accurate colors. The fps1000 has no filter in order for complexity to be kept low as-well as the price which is a big part of what the fps1000 is all about.
IR cut off filters are not very expensive and can be easily adapted to any lens by the user. That will be a part of the kit to consider in order to get the correct light depending on your application of the camera.
Here are some IR cut filters from Amazon and Adorama:
B+W IR cut filters from Adorama Various Filter Sizes.
B+W IR Cut Filters From Amazon Several Ring Sizes
By buying your filter through these links you help HSC continue to provide this website at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
There are just 8 days left in the Kickstarter campaign and it is just under 2k pounds away from the 100k pound stretch goal.
There are also plans for a product related website for future orders after the project is done on kickstarter. No date or details at this time. More details as they become available.