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See For Yourself: Panasonic Debuts First Official EVA1 Footage

By Daron James

Does this EVA1 footage live up to the hype?

We first heard rumors about Panasonic’s new digital video camera leading up to NAB 2017, and when we finally saw the original specs at the Cine Gear Expo, we declared that it might be the ultimate indie cinema camera.

The EVA1 features dual native ISO, 5.7K (5720 x 3016) resolution on a Super 35 CMOS sensor, a 10-bit 4:2:2 internal codec for 4K and full HD and internal data rates up to 400 Mbps all for under $8,000.

As part of Panasonic’s official launch of films created with the camera, the company has released footage shot by Italian DP Filippo Chiesa, as well as other behind-the-scenes videos for 4K viewing.

DP Filippo Chiesa

The first was shot in Iceland by director of photography Filippo Chiesa, with color grading done by Frédéric Savoir at Amazing Digital Studios.

Behind-the-Scenes

While Chiesa was filming, DP Matteo Mezzadri and his crew followed the real world situation of the shoot.

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From:: No Film School

Phase One unveils IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back, promises unmatched color quality

Phase One unveiled its newest IQ3 model today. A 100MP digital back designed in partnership with Sony, it’s called the Trichromatic because of its focus on exceptional color reproduction that supposedly matches the capacity of the human eye. In many ways the photographic foil of the Achromatic digital back, the Trichromatic is the “brain child” of Phase One’s long standing collaboration with Sony.

Not to put too fine a point on it, Phase One promises the Trichromatic will bring “unsurpassed color quality to the hands of the finest photographers across the globe.” No big deal… just unsurpassed color quality.

Here’s a quick video introduction to the new camera, and a hands-on look/ad by fine art photographer Tony Hewitt:

The Trichromatic achieves these color feats thanks to new Bayer color filter technology that has been implemented on the ultra-high res 100MP CMOS sensor. This technology is allegedly “exclusive” to Phase One, and “transforms digital color capabilities to render color more authentically than ever.”

Phase One also claims that the Trichromatic’s sensor design offers the “absolute lowest digital noise” of any medium format CMOS camera on the market thanks to a new base ISO level of just ISO 35.

Here are a few high res sample photos courtesy of Phase One:

The IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is available today at a wallet-shrinking suggested retail price of $44,990. Or, if you have an extra five grand and want to get a slightly better deal, you can pick up the Trichromatic alongside an XF camera body, a prime lens of your choice from the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lineup, and a 5-year warranty for $49,990.

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From:: DPreview

Canon XF405: 1″ sensor 4K UHD 50p camcorder

By Elliot Smith

Canon have announced a new 4K camcorder, the Canon XF405. It features a newly developed one inch CMOS sensor that will shoot 50p in UHD and up to 100p in…

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From:: News Shooter

Ricoh Theta V – A New UHD 360 Camera

By Graham Sheldon

The new Ricoh Theta V UHD 360 camera enters an increasingly crowded 360° camera marketplace, but live steaming, 3D spatial audio and 40 minutes of internal UHD recording time make this use a useful 360° tool. Details below:

Ricoh Theta V

Hot on the heels of the new Insta360 One, the new Ricoh Theta V uses the familiar form factor of past Ricoh 360° cameras, but it marks an impressive upgrade in terms of specs. You’ll be able to capture 360-degree UHD (3840×1920) with the help of two f/2 lenses mounted on either side of the body and 12 megapixel CMOS sensor.

Sample Footage:

Live streaming in UHD is also now possible with the Theta V, but no information is available on which platforms will support the stream quite yet. The lack of a memory card slot limits this device for professional use, but increased data transfer speeds and 19GB of internal storage allow for 40 minutes of 4K in H.264.

An optional audio attachment is available, which Ricoh promises will record true 360° spatial audio. As I found out from my time with the Ossic X headphones late last year, 360° audio can sound truly fantastic when recorded and mixed correctly.

Like previous models, a free iOS and Android app is available for manually controlling settings.

Ricoh Theta V Tech Specs:

  • Max Resolution: 3840×1920
  • Interval Recording Mode
  • Weight: 121 grams
  • Optional 3D Audio Attachement
  • Optional Underwater Housing
  • Battery Life: 80 minutes of video or 3000 images
  • Photo Resolution: 5376 x 2688 (12MP)

While its price tag puts the Ricoh Theta V on the premium side of 360° cameras in this category, it’s a light-weight and easy-to-use device that includes Ricoh’s impressive stitching technology. For fans of past Ricoh cameras and those without a → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d