Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hey folks,

I ve finally got around to bring you up to date with the new camera announcements from the 3t November.
As you might already know, three new cameras have been announced that day, two from Canon and one from Red;

the Canon C300

  • Brand new 24.6 x 13.8 mmm Sensor
  • 8.3 megapixel 2160–3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor—enough pixels for 4:4:4 RGB
  • Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF), records to two Compact Flash card slots
  • Canon “C-Log” gamma
  • SDI out
  • Exposure and focus control are completely manual—no AE or AF
  • Sold as a system, including LCD monitor/XLR audio unit, side grip, top handle, battery & charger
  • Availability: Jan. 2012
  • Works internally with 4k resolution but only records (and outputs) 1080 at 25/24 fps, at 30-60 fps resolution will even drop to 720p
  • The native ISO of the camera is 850.
  • Canon thinks that with their Canon-Log color space, the camera allows “800% overexposure… which translates to …an Exposure Latitude of 12 f-stops.” Graeme Nattress of Red disagrees.
  • There’s a built-in waveform monitor overlay.
  • No autofocus. Hilariously, Red promises that Scarlet X will autofocus your Canon lenses. File that under Red out-Canoning Canon tonight.
  • Maximum ISO is 20,000, or 30dB of gain.
  • “The EOS C300 is equipped with three built-in, durable glass ND filters” Two stops, 4 stops, and 6 stops. Very nice.
  • Frame rates same as 7d, 50 and 60p only in 720p
  • 32 GB CF card will hold 80 minutes of footage at 50Mb/s.
  • The camera has two CF card slots. You can record across the two cards, or you can record redundantly to the two cards.
  • It has a fan.
  • “Canon Log and Cinema Lock options allow motion picture users to get a very flat, low-contrast result that’s ready for extensive color grading during the editing process.” Nice.
Price 16000-20000 Dollar.
Source:modified from prolost.com


Gone (for good it seems) is the fixed-lens, 2/3” sensor configuration. Instead, Scarlet X is basically an Epic, but with innards that didn’t quite pass muster for Epic’s heavy data throughput. The result? A camera that looks like an Epic, feels like an Epic, and shoots like an Epic—but with reduced resolution and frame rate capabilities. Specifically:

  • 1–25 fps at 4K
  • 30 fps at 4K “quad HD” (presumably 3840x2160?)
  • 48 fps at 3K
  • 60 fps at 2K
  • 120 fps at 1K

Those are windowed resolutions, so they change your lens’s Angle of View as well as your pixel count.
You could get a kit with Monitor, SSD Drive, Batterys, and all other stuff you need (except for the lens) for about 14000 Dollar.
There’s an FAQ post here with many details.
Source: prolost.com

and the Concept VDSLR

Not much is know about this concept camera as of now. 
Here is a statement from Canon about the new Cam "Promised to be “ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications” this camera packs a 35mm full frame image sensor capable of shooting Motion-JPEG encoded 4K video at 24fps."

I dont know about the new concept cam but I am surly not impressed about the C300 if I compare price and specs with the Red Scalet.
Lets make a list to illustrate my point;

C300Scarlet Package
Max. Recorded Resolution 24/25fps1080p4k
Max. Recorded Resolution 50/60 Fps.720p2k
HDRx™NO2K up to 25fps
Dynamic Rangeless then 12stops13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™
Acquisition FormatsCanon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF5K FF REDCODE RAW (Full Frame)
Recording Mediadouble CF Card (not included)Red Mag SSD Module (64 GB included)
Monitoring “Small” LCD and Viewfinder (build in)RED LCD 5" Touchscreen Display (included)
Has a FanYesYes
Can autofocus canon lensesNoYes
Build in NDsYesNo
Titan Mounts availableNoYes
Price:15k-20k Dollar14k-15k Dollar

If you ask me, except for the build in NDs, scarlet wins on every spec.


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