This is my last written blog report from this year’s IBC. There will be a video report that I presented for CVP TV later in the week, but I just wanted to share with you some cool stuff that I saw.
Top of the list today had to be the little JVC HM10K (I think that was what it was called!), a 4k camcorder in the body of the JVC HM100 which I did a review quite some time ago here!
I stupidly left the flyer for it at IBC but what I remember spec-wise is this:
1/2″ 4k CMOS sensor.
Records at 144 mb/s AVCHD. To do this it has FOUR SDXC slots onboard (!) to record the 4k image split into 4 quadrants. There are also 4 HDMI sockets to externally record 4 streams. Bundled software with it joins the 4 quadrants on ingest before going into your NLE.
It records 24p, 25p, 50p and 60p.
It has what I believe to be a 10x zoom lens
It is a “technology preview” but unofficially they “could” be looking at releasing in February and it “could” be priced around the £4.5k mark. Remarkable if it happens.
I saw footage playing from the camera and it was pretty sweet.
This is a TINY camera and a very cheap price for a 4k sensor camera. I guess we will see in the next few months if it comes to fruition.
My initial thoughts are 1/2″? 4 SDXC cards? Post workflow? But we will have to wait and see. I could imagine they might bring out an eSATA/ Firewire 800/ USB3/ Thunderbolt style 4 SD card reader so you can determine which clips to ingest and which not to, as otherwise would you not just see a corner of a clip? Not enough to decide if it’s a good take or not. There are no proxies that I am aware of.
Of course if/ when the RED Scarlet comes out then that will be a much better high resolution solution. A larger chip (although still too small for me) 2/3″ and 8 x fixed zoom recording on one media in RAW. Definitely better…it’s just when?
Remember JVC are tech innovators. For better of worse they invented VHS and HDV…
Right on the other end of the price spectrum but the same resolution (albeit of an 8K chip) is the much anticipated by the movie industry F65.
It effectively replaces the F35 – well it at least supersedes it. Still a Super 35mm sensor but with WAY more bells and whistles for a fraction of what the F35 cost when it came out. In what must be a reaction to the price of the RED Epic and the ARRI Alexa, Sony have aggressively priced this. €85k you get this!
- Sony F65 Camera Body with Mechanical Rotary Shutter
- Sony HDVF-C35W Color Viewfinder
- Sony SR-R4 Digital Recorder
- 1x Sony 256MB SRMemory Card
- Sony SR-PC4 Data Transfer Unit