4:4:4 High Definition Camera
$115,800.00 U.S. List Price
Sony's ongoing commitment to the pursuit of the highest picture quality and color performance in digital motion pictures has given rise to the new HDC-F950 portable camera --- a powerful new addition to the CineAlta acquisition system product line. The HDC-F950 provides full-bandwidth digital 4:4:4 high-definition Red, Green, and Blue signal processing and output capability, offering superb picture quality for today's digital motion picture productions. These full-bandwidth R, G and B signals can be directly connected to a recording system, such as the SRW-5000, or they can be digitally transmitted to the new HDCU-F950 camera control unit via a single optical fiber cable.
Full-Bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB HD
Single Fiber Connection
Enhanced Highlight Handling
Long Term Exposure Function
Special Gamma Feature
Extended Dynamic Range
Separate CCD sensor with HKC-T950 option
Twin viewfinder capability
HDCU-F950 Camera Control Unit option
RM-B750 Remote Control option
RM-B750 Remote Control option
Feature : Full-Bandwidth 4:4:4 HD Digital RGB Signal Processing
Benefit : The HDC-F950 offers full-bandwidth 4:4:4 digital high-definition R, G, and B signal processing and output capability --- the central element in achieving image optimization. Targeting the highest possible picture quality and color performance for today's digital motion picture productions, the HDC-F950 meets the expectations and recommendations of major filmmakers and numerous cinematographers as well as those involved in high-end television and commercial production --- where optimum picture quality and colorimetry are critical priorities.
Feature : Single Fiber Connection
Benefit : 'Single-cable' transmission system carries all required signals from the HDC-F950 to its remote base station --- the HDCU-F950 camera control unit. Signals transmitted through this optical cable include the 10-bit digital high-definition R, G and B video signals, audio feeds, intercom, camera power, a variety of camera control signals and 4:2:2 return HD video signals.
Feature : Enhanced Highlight Handling
Benefit : Exposure latitude of the HDC-F950 has been improved, by approximately 1 T-stop compared to the current HDC-950 HD studio camera*. This improvement extends the camera's exposure latitude, allowing operators more headroom when exposing the camera for scenes containing challenging highlight regions. This not only gives greater freedom in highlight control but also in depth-of-field control --- both important factors for creative shooting.*Progressive mode only
Feature : Long Term Exposure Function
Benefit : The HDC-F950 has a Long Term Exposure function that enables operators to alter the exposure time to acquire images under conditions of very low scene illumination*. This function extends image acquisition capabilities under low light conditions to enhance creative image making. This function also provides a useful degree of "under cranking", which is used to create different degrees of motion that is sped up when played back at 24 frames per second. Different degrees of motion blur for special effects can also be created. Using the new "Long Term Exposure" control of the HDC-F950, operators choose the required exposure time by electing the number of frames --- from 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 24 frames, which are equivalent to the motion blur of film cameras at 6 fps, 4 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps, 1 fps, 0.75 fps and 0.5 fps respectively with the 180¢ shutter activated.*The Long Term Exposure function can only be operated in PsF recording mode.
Feature : Special Gamma Feature
Benefit : The special gamma feature of the HDC-F950 allows operators to quickly setup and load an optimized gamma curve with similar contrast characteristics to a specified film gamma curve. It can also be effectively employed to achieve a special creative "look" within a given scene lighting environment. Optional Windows® PC gamma-editing software allows the gamma curve to be visually edited by a GUI on a PC simply by plotting the x and y values of each point of the gamma curve. Once the gamma curve has been created, it can be easily loaded into the HDC-F950 using a MemoryStick™ media card.
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