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Old April 17th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #1
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NEW Digital Cinema Camera - Operational and showing at NAB

For those who missed the annoucement, check out the new Silicon Imaging 1080p camera at http://www.cineform.com/press/rel-SI1920HDVR.htm. More details on the camera are available here http://siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/. Details on CineForm involvement are here http://www.cineform.com/technology/CineForm_RAW.htm and on my blog http://cineform.blogspot.com.

See this camera fully opterational at NAB in Adobe's booth (SL3732)
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Old April 17th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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I just popped back in here because I found the announcement and wanted to see if anyone else had noticed it yet. VERY exciting! It answers a question I asked myself recently, which was, "with the limitations of HDV and DVCPRO-HD, why doesn't someone develop a camera that records directly to the CineForm codec?"

Now we know what you've been up to this past while. Great work, David. Looking forward to hearing/seeing more from this.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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David,

There are some other threads that let the cat out of the bag so to speak. However, since you have direct involvement with the project, I will consider you a 'reliable' source and have placed your thread in the Industry News forum.

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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:22 PM   #4
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like the spec's and like the price ...

i'm off to Paris so i'll miss NAB ... will look for all updates on this camera when i return ...
congradulations to cineform and all involved on this camera ...
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #5
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"The pricing for a camera head system, which includes the SI-1920HD-GE camera head, a copy of Prospect HD Edit, Premiere Pro 2.0, a Arri-base-plate adapter, and two Fujinon c-mount lenses will retail for $12,500." - (http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html).

Wow, $12,500... wow, 1080p, 1920x1080 sensor and 10bit recording... wow.

I don't know what to say, but i'm loving this!

Just one question, are people noticing the rather grainy videos from this? Looks like +9db on my FX1??? (I was looking at clip#3)
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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Just one question, are people noticing the rather grainy videos from this? Looks like +9db on my FX1??? (I was looking at clip#3)
Yes I did too.

I'm sure there will be more footage durng/after NAB.

It might have been an early model that took that footage
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #7
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I assume you're joking about the price

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"The pricing for a camera head system, which includes the SI-1920HD-GE camera head, a copy of Prospect HD Edit, Premiere Pro 2.0, a Arri-base-plate adapter, and two Fujinon c-mount lenses will retail for $12,500." - (http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html).

Wow, $12,500... wow, 1080p, 1920x1080 sensor and 10bit recording... wow.

I don't know what to say, but i'm loving this!

Just one question, are people noticing the rather grainy videos from this? Looks like +9db on my FX1??? (I was looking at clip#3)
I don't see any reference to price or what's included other then "under 20K" in the press release.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #8
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Nope, not a joke. Notice how I quoted that from the page on their site I referenced... http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html have a look for your self, it's very near the bottom.

$12,500

I'm thinking about changing from filming my feature film - www.inasinglemoment.com - with an FX1 to this, just a shame that Sony is helping with sponsorship of my film, oh well, next time :-)
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:57 PM   #9
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Nope, not a joke. Notice how I quoted that from the page on their site I referenced... http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html have a look for your self, it's very near the bottom.

$12,500

I'm thinking about changing from filming my feature film - www.inasinglemoment.com - with an FX1 to this, just a shame that Sony is helping with sponsorship of my film, oh well, next time :-)
You're absolutely right. I think I just couldn't wrap my mind around that kind of price, so I couldn't see it. I feel like a kid on Christmas eve. I can't wait to see it at NAB. Thank you Silicon Imaging and Cineform!
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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #10
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Welcome David,

Well, I would be disappointed if you didn't come over and tell us first, considering the whole thing was kicked off by interests in our Digital Cinema project threads.

Good to see.

Thanks

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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #11
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I tried the link and it doesn't work... who knows maybe you spilled the beans...
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Old April 18th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #12
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Which link ain't working? http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html seems to be fine...
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Old April 18th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #13
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Gary, I also had a little trouble opening this link, but after a couple of trys came right up.

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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:05 AM   #14
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Clarification

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Nope, not a joke. Notice how I quoted that from the page on their site I referenced... http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/faq.html have a look for your self, it's very near the bottom.

$12,500
To be clear, the full recording camera is under $20K. From the FAQ:

I can't afford a complete cinema package at this time. Can I purchase the remote SI-1920HD-GE camera head and software and use my own PC hardware for recording?

Yes. The pricing for a camera head system, which includes the SI-1920HD-GE camera head, a copy of Prospect HD Edit, Premiere Pro 2.0, a Arri-base-plate adapter, and two Fujinon c-mount lenses will retail for $12,500. Please contact us for certified systems for recording.

You need to supply a computer, display, etc.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #15
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Although I'm more looking forward to RED, this camera is very well priced and could be a very good contender too!
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