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Galt J.,Electronic Cinematography System | Petljanski B.,Panavisions Advanced Digital Imaging group | Campbell S.,Panavisions Advanced Digital Imaging group
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal | Year: 2013

This paper presents the design concepts behind a new 70mm, 25-megapixel electronic cinematography camera with integrated flash recorder. Quality metrics are used-beyond the simplistic photosite count-as a guide in the design of the first true 4K camera. As a result, the authors believe that this camera qualifies as a true 4K design. The goal to create a true 4K camera led to analysis of the limitations of current optics and image formats. The authors undertook a path that resulted in a significantly larger optical format than contemporary digital cinema cameras. The combination of optics specifically designed with digital imagers in mind with a large-format sensor and minimally compressed data stored on removable media will allow cinematographers to create a visual experience rarely seen today.

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