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Silicon Imaging SI-2K
2/3" 1080p IT-integrated 10-bit digital cinema w/direct-to-disk recording.


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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:22 PM   #31
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seeing the way that camera handles highlights in the bright sun nearly brought a tear to my eye. congrats! looks like you guys pulled it off :)
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:33 PM   #32
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seeing the way that camera handles highlights in the bright sun nearly brought a tear to my eye.
I kinda peed a little when I saw that also. So far I'm believing the 10-stop range that's being claimed.

So far, it looks like SI has pulled off what RED is shooting for minus the extra res, and large sensor. These are fine, fine days we're living in.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:36 PM   #33
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I kind of like the sensor size. Realistically, it looks like pulling focus on these cameras, especially with the difficulties in monitoring, is going to be really tough with a very shallow depth of field. Plus, aren't 16mm film lenses way cheaper than 35mm film lenses?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:38 PM   #34
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Plus, aren't 16mm film lenses way cheaper than 35mm film lenses?
On the whole, yes. Really top shelf modern ones are effectively out of reach still though. But a set of 16 speeds is not too crazy in price, and VERY easy to find to rent.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 02:29 AM   #35
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SI-1920HDVR Live & In-Action in Las Vegas

The first public pictures of the camera in action are posted under Virtual NAB:

http://www.siliconimaging.com/phpBB/index.php
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 05:48 AM   #36
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pricing

I cant wait to see a breakdown in pricing. This is unreal. Judging by the footage on your site, this is the camera I've waited all of my life for. I'm dying to see some info on release dates and pricing.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:41 AM   #37
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Maybe it is an obviouse question and studip to ask, but how about DOF? I mean, sensor is 2/3 so it is not like 35mm size. What kind of lenses can be used ? Cinema? What mount? Will it have shallow DOF like when working on 35mm film?
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 10:38 AM   #38
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Levan,

SI has many of those detail explain here: http://www.siliconimaging.com/Digita..._features.html. Basically the camera will shoot and handle like Super16 (only more resolution), and because of the simplified optical path (vs a 2/3" Video like CineAlta) you can put very wide aperature lens on it to have a lot of DOF flexibility.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 11:01 AM   #39
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Well, the photos prove it's real! It looks pretty big... How easy is it to use handheld, without a SteadyCam?

4 hours of 1080p. Wow. Digital Cinema is about to become a reality overnight.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 11:14 AM   #40
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I seen photos with it shoulder mounted on a earlier unit -- which I promised I wouldn't share. So these new photos on a stabilizer show it is very veratile, even if a bit larger than today's HDV cameras.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 11:24 AM   #41
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That is an interesting look.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:20 PM   #42
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More images from yesterday's shoot up on my blog : http://cineform.blogspot.com/
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:33 PM   #43
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That looks like an old-school 16mm film camera, but with 21st century advanced technology on the inside! I can't wait to give it a go with Jon Fordham.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:37 PM   #44
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More images from yesterday's shoot up on my blog : http://cineform.blogspot.com/
I've only seen the 7" monitor mentioned, I assume there's also a viewfinder available for hand held shooting?

Do you have any details? How well does it balance for handheld work?
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Old April 24th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #45
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Wayne, i mean Elphel cameras which is cheap, because manufactured in China.
Guys from Moscow Center Of Television Technology
able to programming FPGA and already have solution for video camera.
You can hire also skilled programmers from Minsk (White Russia) very cheap.
But best way is ask Andrey Filippov about possibility to make option write compressed
RAW from CMOS direct to disk 2.5" inside remote camera head.
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