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Canon New Cinema Camera Will do 240fps in 4k!

Canon it seems is thinking 3 steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to pro 8k video.  After being left behind in the adoption of 4k and playing catch up to the format, they seem intent on making their cameras the new 8k default option with specs that seem out of a dreamer’s wish list.  Be warned that these cameras will probably start at $10k USD and go up from there. The low end should be about 10k to $15k for the C300s at the low end, and the high end a $30k price tag for a C700DR.  

The most impressive of the new rumored cameras is the Canon EOS C700DR (DR Stands for Dynamic Range) which will be capable of recording 4k not just at 120fps but a class-leading 240fps with excellent quality. It also hints at a 180fps mode that will have expanded dynamic range if needed.   It is interesting that 1080p as a slow motion mode is not even considered here but these cameras are geared to a specific market and that is digital cinema which needs much more resolution nowadays than what even 2k can deliver, much less 1080p.  → Continue Reading Full Post ←

fps4000 first 480fps 4k Footage Revealed!

fps4000 first 480fps 4k Footage

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

It’s been a while since we’ve covered the fps4000 camera mainly due to development time taking longer than initially estimated. However, Graham Rowan the engineer behind the camera has now posted the first 4k 480fps footage shot in RAW on the fps4000 camera which uses a sophisticated memory arrangement on the onboard super-fast flash RAM to be able to record lengths of time unimaginable before on slow motion cameras at high resolution.

This camera is a very different kind of technology from regular high-speed cameras that record to volatile DRAM.  The fps series records to flash chips that are soldered to the mainboard and allow a variety of frames rates and resolutions depending on the sensor used but all is saved on the flash memory as a non-volatile stream of data.  Modern SSD chips are so good at re-allocating reading and writing bits that the life of the components is now measured in decades of regular use instead of a few years.  The fps4000 is using this technology fully to enable memory bandwidth magnitudes greater at a significantly reduced cost.

fps4000 first 480fps 4k Footage:

First UHD video from the fps4000
3840 x 2160 resolution 
480 frames per second

The Blue & Yellow Macaw video above shows the quality you can expect from full RAW DNG capture on the fps4000 camera at it’s higher-spec of 1280GB SSD £5,000 British Pounds plus Shipping and taxes. The fps4000 in 4k is also sold as a 1/2 speed 250fps maximum 4k UHD camera with 640GB SSD at a lower price of £3,500 British Pounds plus Shipping and taxes.  You can clearly see the 4/3 sensor used is delivering excellent quality even with 3.9µ pixels. Notice the 720 version on the same sensor size has a 13.5µ  pixel size which should prove to be outstanding in low light.

Also, note that the camera is able to record 60 full seconds of slow motion at 4k UHD 480p full resolution. This type of recording length is unmatched in any professional high-speed camera solution. We have only seen this type of rec length on custom lab camera systems and it usually involved a fast SSD disk array with fiber channel connections.

Here are the fps4000 configurations:

The lens options are varied with the Micro 4/3 mount as you can use any m4/3 adapter to Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, and other systems.

We should be able to test a review fps4000 unit in the not so distant future. Shooting 4k 480fps will create a mountain of data that will probably need an expanded drive array. The quality, however, will be worth every bit of space.  -HSC

For more information on the fps4000 line of cameras and an order page you can go to the official website at: https://www.slomocamco.com/cameras/

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Sony FS5 240fps Full HD Camera Gets $750 Price drop!

Sony FS5

The original Sony FS5 not the Mark II which does 240fps and 120fps full HD recording with excellent quality as well as 4k 240fps with an external recorder has dropped in price precipitously. The -$750 price drop makes the camera only $3,498 for the body only which is now competitive with pro SLRs and higher-end mirrorless cameras.

The FS5 camera has been used in productions all over the world and it is a favorite of many videographers for its form factor and dependability. We like it here at HSC by retaining the 10th position on our guide with excellent quality 120fps and 240fps full HD 1080p and pristine quality in 4k 240fps using a recorder like the Atomos Shogun series. The camera also allows 480fps and 960fps @ 1920*270px for short bursts much like the Sony RX series but slightly behind in quality to those latest cameras in those higher modes. Is an FS5 Mark III getting ready to launch or just end of product life rebates?

Sony FS5 Slow Motion Video Samples:

Here are a few video samples from the Sony FS5 that may help you see if this camera fits your needs in higher frame rates.  There is no denying that the FS5 is a professional tool capable of greatness in the right hands. -HSC

Sony PXW-FS5 Slow Motion Comparison by KBS visuals:


Track and Field Slowed Down | Sony FS5 RAW 2K 240FPS by DIY ProFilms: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Slow Motion News August 2017!

Slow Motion News

This week has brought a flurry of new rumors when it comes to smartphones that do slow motion. Now is the turn for Apple and the rumored iPhone 8 that will now according to a supposed software leak will be able to shoot 4k at 60fps on both the front and back cameras in order to allow for new features that need more resolution and frame rates in order to function as intended.

There is also a slight delay on the Chronos camera production second round due to PCBs being bumped at the factory for a different order. This should push the delivery to end of August but not much more as the camera is not only proven but with all of round 1 out there in client’s hands it is a near certainty that the camera is not only on solid footing but will be a contender for camera of the year at HSC!

Apple iPhone 8 To have 4k 60fps:

The Brazilian site iHelpBR.com in a recent exploration of leaked firmware found that the iPhone 8 will probably support both front and back cameras with 60fps 4k UHD support. The leak site can be found here!

While this is far from a certainty, 4k 60fps is becoming a real spec on many video cameras like the Panasonic GH5 & EVA1. If the phone does ship with these specs then the phone, in theory, will be capable of full HD 240fps 1080p video and up to 480fps 720p video. Phone data bus thruput is not the only metric needed as the sensor also has to be fast enough to capture these frame rates. Needless to say, this rumor brings us a lot of excitement about the new iPhone and how it will push technology forward in high-quality frame rates.

Panasonic EVA1 Full Specs Released Along With Pre Orders:

Panasonic EVA1 Specifications

Super 35  5.7K
Dual Native ISO
Beautiful Colorimetry Processing
4K 60p
100/120p Continuous Full Frame No Crop
2K up to 240p Continuous Sensor Crop
4:2:2 10 bit
SD Card Recording
Up to 400 Mbps Recording
V-log & V-gamut
5.7K Raw Output (future update)
Lens / Image Path
EF Mount
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
IR Cut In/Out
ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)
Inputs / Outputs
XLR Audio Inputs
HDMI & SDI 4K Video Outputs
6.69″ x 5.31″ x 5.23″ (LxHxW)
2.65 lbs

Final Price $7,345.00 Reduced by $655.00 

The Panasonic EVA1 with its 4k 60fps and 240fps Full HD and 2k capability is very interesting for slow motion enthusiasts. The full specs have been released. The 200/240fps mode will have a sensor crop to be able to work which means it will not have a 5.7k supersample reduction and will shoot 1:1 pixels in HD and 2k in that mode.  This means super wide angle will be hard to accomplish but telephoto and Macro will get a big reach push. Kind of what the EX Teleconverter feature on the Panasonic GH cameras has been able to accomplish.  While this is by no means a deal breaker you should keep in mind that if you want full frame higher frame rates in 2k and HD only 100 and 120p will be able to use the entire sensor.

While this is by no means a deal breaker you should keep in mind that if you want full frame higher frame rates in 2k and HD only 100 and 120p will be able to use the entire sensor.

You can pre-order the Panasonic EV1 from Adorama camera here for $7345 which is a $655 price reduction from the $8k price unveiled a couple of months back.

Chronos 1.4 Batch two delayed by PCB production time table push:

Seems the Chronos 1.4 second batch has been pushed back slightly due to some PCB production timetables being moved by a few weeks. The rest of the cameras are being prepared with the rest of the components and will be shipped as soon as tested with the new PCBs.  The camera is fully functional as evidenced from batch one “We have one ourselves” and the performance is great.

The full production update is posted below:

Chronos 1.4 Production update #8

Hey Guys,

We promised to keep you in the loop so here is the progress so far. We have run into some delays again. Our goal in this email is to outline our reasons for pushing back shipping again and also to assure you that this project is fully functional and that we will be ready in a few weeks. But for now, we have some issues that are out of our control.

In the Earlybird unit build, we were held up by the LCDs showing up late, this time it’s the camera’s main boards (PCBs) that are holding up production. We just got word from the PCB assembler on August 1st about delays in assembling the boards.


The PCB manufacturer had initially told us the boards would ship on July 22nd. On the 17th they found that parts supplier Digikey shipped too few of one part, a connector. Digikey sent the missing parts the next day, and we were told a July 31 ship date. On August 1st, they came back and said they needed another 2 weeks because the replacement parts were held in customs until the 27th. During the delay, they ran another customer’s boards, which have been taking up the production line until the 1st.

This again, was unexpected and out of our control. We are making every effort to make sure that the manufacturing and assembly of the camera is as quick as possible. The firm shipping date is now August 24th to the 31st.


We’re going to be assembling the back and front panels as far as we can in the meantime, starting next week. We have all of our five employees scheduled to help with the camera assembly alongside a contract manufacturer to get the Chronos assembled as fast as possible once we have the main boards, we will be in full force to finish the Kickstarter orders within days.


If there is a pressing matter, Tyler Johnson (our newest addition to the team and added to this email) and I will do our best to help you with the effects of the delay. If there are any serious issues, please let us know. We are here to help. We understand what this means for you and potentially for your company.

In better news, despite the delays, the company is doing well. We have a couple of new employees, Tyler in operations (as mentioned above), and Owen, our new software engineer who will be working on getting our open source software ready for release, and working on adding the features users are requesting such as HDMI and Ethernet capabilities.

Again we apologize and we will keep you updated on the camera’s progress. Below is a link to our staff schedule and our arrival dates for parts. As you can see, baring anymore issues. We should have the Chronos 1.4 delivered to the world in the next few weeks.

Production Schedule

HSC- We are also glad to see the Krontech.ca company has hired an engineer and assembly workers to be able to cope with order fulfillment and software upgrades. We expect the camera to get some big improvements soon on all fronts.

More information about the Chronos 1.4 including ordering can be found at the official website here: http://www.krontech.ca/

Chronos 1.4 High Speed Camera Test by The Wound Channel:


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Slow Motion News & Footage July!

Slow Motion News

July is typically a slow month for hardware news but there are still several things happening on the slow motion front that deserves your attention. We have gathered a series of information and footage that is becoming viral with the help of slow motion imaging.

A fairly new Youtube Channel “9 Months old” is gaining momentum by filming a 60,000PSI water jet cutter slicing through all sorts of objects.  We are very impressed with the results of the Waterjet Channel and what they have been able to film in such a short time. They just broke 300k subscribers which is no easy feat.  We share their latest video and urge you to subscribe in order to support their endeavors.

Exploding Skateboard Wheels With A 60,000 PSI Waterjet Slow Motion Waterjet Channel:

Chronos 1.4 News:

The first draft of the Chronos 1.4 high-speed camera Manual is now online and you can follow the thread at the official Krontech forum here! Still a work in progress but very useful nonetheless and gets a lot of guesswork out of using the camera.

There was also a new production update relating to the second batch of cameras below:

Chronos 1.4 Production Update #7 

Hey Guys,

Update on the normal batch production.

Hoping to start assembly around the middle of July, and ship to all backers over the next two weeks.

Things are taking longer than expected. This time it’s due to business growing pains, and a few long lead time parts. But overall we are making great progress as a new business. We have hired more hands to help speed things along. We are working at full speed to get these camera out in to the world.

The scope of this next batch has increased as we’ve continued to get a steady stream of pre-orders from the web store. Based on the current pre-order numbers, and including some extra units so we can have stock available afterwards, we’re going to be building 300 cameras in this batch to avoid this situation in the future.

Now that we have some experience with assembly time for the last batch, we’ve realized that building the next batch in-house isn’t going to work time-wise, it would take almost 2 months for assembly and testing, after all the parts had arrived. As a result, we’re contracting out the camera final assembly to a local electronics manufacturer, who will be able to have 4 or more full time staff assembling cameras. This should cut down the batch assembly time to about 2 weeks. Which means you’ll be seeing your camera sooner than expected.

The downside is that setting up with the contractor has taken time away from other aspects such as parts ordering, software updates, user manual, etc. which have fallen behind. The supplier was optimistic that one of the parts, the FPGA, would be in faster than they originally predicted. Parts ordering has been slower than expected as we’re transitioning to a dedicated purchaser. Operating a project of this size is a learning experience but now that we have learned our lesson, we will have a much smoother operation in the future. All in all, we have a larger volume of parts and ordering that is putting a damper on speedy assembly. But be assured that we have a plan in place to get past our speed bumps.

Now that we are at the cusp of completing the orders for Kickstarter, we have begun to envision and plan for the future of Kron Technologies. We have updates for Chronos and new products on the way. This journey has just begun and we look forward to having all of you here from the beginning. We would not have made it this far without your support and contributions. Just be patient for a little while longer and be assured that everything is being done to reduce the time between now and when the camera is in your hands.

Thanks for your patience! – Krontech!

Video Sample – Chronos 1.4 Footage Compilation by DerpykV:

Slow Mo Guys are at it again with a hillarious blooper near the end of the video, worth a laugh:

Submerged inside a 6ft Water Balloon – The Slow Mo Guys 4K The Slow Mo Guys:

More Slow Motion Videos:

3 tips when shooting SLOW MOTION for beginners by Sheldon Evans:

Paul Dinning has created a beautiful Birds of Summer video that treads near relaxation for 1 hr shot on higher frame rates. We suspect the video is shot at 1080p 60fps with the Panasonic HC V750 Camcorder and slowed down to 1080p 30 or a 2x slow motion result.  Audio is also slowed down by a factor of two.  If you need an escape from stress this is your video.

The Birds of Summer : Beautiful Video and Bird Sounds – Filmed in Slow Motion by Paul Dinning:

The zero project channel specializing in music and visuals has released a video titled Slow Motion which also represents the track title. It is unclear if they shot all of this footage or just used it from a compilation of sources. Still worth a look!

zero-project: Slow motion by zero project:


That is all for now, enjoy – HSC

Slow Motion News Update May!

Slow Motion News Update

There has been some news on the slow motion front that we would like to share. While nothing is a new product announcement for budget conscious consumers; there is good technology being released that shoots high frame rates very often.  We are expecting some new cameras before the end of this year that should push the technology envelope further while still being widely available.

Some slow motion camera projects are maturing like the Chronos 1.4 and the fps1000HD which seem unstoppable now.  While both of these cameras are 720p resolution; sensor technology has advanced leaps ahead of what was available just 3 years ago when it comes to fairly priced CMOS Global Shutter designs. We expect the first 1080p camera that shoots very high frame rates to be announced in the next two years as technology has finally caught up with budgets.

fps1000HD News:

In the fps1000HD front, there has been an ongoing shipping of cameras to Kickstarter backers. Most people are getting their cameras with just a few still to receive them. These messages by Graham Rowan the creator of the project describe the current status of hardware and software for the product;

“I’m sorry for the delay on the last few shipments. I had a lot of failures under test and it has taken some time to determine why. This was due to a substitute part not working to spec. I had to return boards to the factory to have these replaced. I am getting them back this week and will turn them around as soon as possible.”

“In the meantime the USB3 application on the pc is complete and I will be sending this to all backers. You can now save images at 30 fps in several formats: DNG, PNG and JPG. I will be adding an option to save as video as well.”

“I have sent the latest software with USB3 controller to all of you who have cameras. New shipments will automatically include this.
I have used wetransfer where my emails were bounced back due to the attachment. “ Graham Rowan

More information about the fps1000HD Camera at: theslowmotioncameracompany.com

5 Trillion fps Scientific Camera:

Popular Mechanics among other publications are reporting on a new scientific camera project that shoots at 5 Trillion frames/ second. The camera is capable of showing the motion of light photons across extremely small distances from several angles. It uses a technology called: FRAME—Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures.

“the camera capture multiple images in a single frame’s worth of data. A laser is used to illuminate the target more than a trillion times per second, and all of that information is layered on a single photograph. Each laser pulse is encoded, and a computer later separates the single photograph into multiple frames for the equivalent of five trillion frames per second.” Popular Mechanics.

Follow the article link here for more informationhttp://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a26343/new-camera-5-trillion-frames-per-second/

Chronos 1.4 High Speed Camera Project News:

After passing FCC and CE Electromagnetic certification the camera is ready for assembly with a slight delay of LCD components that should be supplied as we speak. Cameras should start being fully assembled, tested and shipped to the Project early backers by the end of May or the beginning of June. Other backers from the 2nd batch should factor in a delay of several weeks due to the LCD part supply problem due to a manufacturing defect of the screens which has been fixed.

More information about the Chronos 1.4c Camera at the official site: http://www.krontech.ca/

Sony Camera development rumors:

There are rumors of the Sony line of Full frame cameras being fitted with 8k video capabilities in the near future.  A menu in the new a9 sports camera shows an 8k option that is not supposed to be there in shipping units but is on pre-production ones.  8k video would herald the way for at least 120fps 4k which will really be something amazing to see in a camera. Not to mention the performance being able to spit out extreme 1080p frame rates. Probably on stacked sensor technology!

It may be a supersampling mode for video downscaling 8k pixels on a future camera with 33Megapixels or 8k video picture mode like 6k/4k Photo on the GH5 and other Lumix cameras. No firm information either way.

You can read more about it at:  http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/curious-error-a9-unveils-8k-recording-menu-option/

That is all for now, we will bring you more slow motion news periodically as they surface. -HSC

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