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  • Cinematic Cameras for high end budget TV and features

    Following on from our selection of camcorders, here is our next list featuring the very best cinematic cameras we have to offer. This list is aimed for high end budget TV and features.

    Sony F65 Super 35mm

    The F65 is a top-end motion picture camera. It features a true step-change in sensor technology, using a 20 Mega pixel 8K CMOS sensor. The F65 runs up to 120Fps, creates HD/2K or genuine 4K resolution images with a huge colour gamut, outstanding dynamic range, and high sensitivity.

    The dockable SR-R4 SRMemory unit records 16bit linear SRRAW directly on to an SRMemory card at up to 5 Gbps. This can be developed with industry-standard NLEs from companies such as Adobe, Avid, Apple, Film light, Quantel, Sony and many others. For maximum operational flexibility, the SR-R4 can also support SSTP (same as HDCAM SR) recording which can be used natively on the same NLEs.

    Panasonic Varicam Super-35mm 4K

    The VariCam 35's (AU-V35C1) superb image handling in multiple formats including 4K, UHD, 2K and HD make it an unparalleled tool for high-end filmmaking, commercials and episodic production as well as live 4K events. With an expanse of formats ranging from flawless 4K RAW output to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K and HD capture, the VariCam 35 when combined with the AVC-ULTRA codecs for 4K enables very manageable and practical 4K production file sizes.

    The VariCam 35 utilizes a new Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor for 4096 x 2160 (17:9) 4K image capture; this imager boasts an impressive 14+ stops of latitude and faithfully captures high-contrast, wide dynamic range imagery without compromise. Powerful colour management capabilities provide a much extended colour gamut for impeccable image fidelity and permit support for an Academy Colour Encoding System (ACES) workflow for full fidelity mastering of original source material.

    ARRI ALEXA Classic

    The first camera on the scene remains at the centre of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system with exceptional image performance that is simple to operate, reliable in even the most extreme environments and versatile enough to cover a wide range of workflow and budget requirements. Whether your production is destined for the cinema or television, ALEXA will empower you to tell your story in exactly the way you think it should be told, with pictures of breath-taking richness and detail.

    The original ALEXA comes with a 16:9 sensor and the original SxS Module that accepts two SxS PRO cards for recording in-camera ProRes or DNxHD. ARRIRAW recording is possible with an external recorder.

    Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Cinema Camera

    The PMW-F55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K or 4K.

    Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K/4K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM media.

    Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SSTP, XAVC 2K/HD, XAVC QFHD/4K and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.

  • Our top 5 most popular cinematic camcorders.

    Canon EOS-1D C

    The Canon EOS-1D C is a groundbreaking DSLR for the movie world that offers 4K digital cinema resolution, whilst also retaining the exceptional still camera performance of its EOS-1D X sister camera.

    The EOS-1D C is the most technically advanced EOS DSLR ever made by Canon and is both the first DSLR and the first ever 4K camera to join Canon’s Cinema EOS System for filmmakers. It fuses Canon’s proven video technology and lens heritage with the creativity and depth of the EOS System. Compatible with both Canon’s EF mount range of interchangeable lenses for SLRs and Canon EF mount Cinema Lenses, the EOS-1D C brings movie camera functions into a compact DSLR camera body.

    Blackmagic Micro Studio

    The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD studio camera that’s perfectly designed for live production. You get a full Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats and it can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output. This means Micro Studio Camera 4K is a true studio camera that is dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.

    Canon XC10 4K

    The XC10 is ready to shoot, you do not require a full blown rig to start shooting. The beauty of the XC10 is it is small and always ready to go!

    Ergonomically and feature wise, it shares many with the Cinema EOS range making it the perfect step from DSLR movie or high end Legria for those who don’t want or can’t afford the jump up to Cinema EOS or those wanting the highest quality 4K/2K movie and stills capability in a small package.

    Canon EOS C300 Mark II

    The EOS C300 Mark II is the next generation of Cinema EOS camera with 4K internal / 4K RAW external recording.

    Upgrades over C300 is 15 stops dynamic range, Canon Log 2, 8 and 10 stop ND options, 4K internal recording,
    2K recording option, 16/24 bit audio option, 4 channel audio compared to 2 channel, 120 slow mo option
    (crop), improved dual pixel CMOS AF, 4K codec, improved viewfinder.

    Two challenges are increased weight of 500g and new battery system.

    Sony NEX-FS100EK

    The NXCAM NEX-FS100EK Super 35mm camcorder has been developed specifically for shooting truly stunning images at low cost. The high sensitivity, large format CMOS sensor is capable of producing full 1920 x 1080 progressive images with shallow depth of field similar to that of a film camera.

    For even more creative flexibility, the NEX-FS100 also enables extended continuous recording and simultaneous recording of HD video footage for instant backup with an HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory Unit. These and other valuable features make this compact, high performance camera ideal for producing everything from low budget commercials, music videos and documentaries to wedding videos.

    3D Broadcast offers professional, impartial and unbiased advice to help you make the right choice when acquiring your chosen cinematic camcorder, and we can also help you with post-production and media distribution solutions.

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