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


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Old June 10th, 2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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Shooting B&W with the Silicon?

Is any optimisation possible to record the best possible monochrome image?

I'll freely admit I don't fully grasp the implications of all I've read about B&W Vs color imaging other than that ideally there's more to it than just loosing the chroma information.
Despite my lack of understanding I thought given the resurgence of B&W it's a question worth throwing into the mix.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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Shoot B&W Silicon!

Yes. We are offering Silicon in B&W(Mono).

There are several siginificant benefits for using the Silicon B&W over shooting any of the Y:U:V formats including:

Higher spatial resolution (1000TVL+)
Higher sensitivity
Higher quality coding

We expect to see some productions done in mono, including 3D Anaglyphs.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #3
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Cool what is the Higher spatial resolution in Y:U:V format?
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Old June 10th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Yasser Kassana
Cool what is the Higher spatial resolution in Y:U:V format?
The reference to Y:U:V had mostly to do with the coding formats comapred to HDCAM or DVCPRO-HD (I didnt mention the 4x luma accuracy of our 10bit format vs 8-bit). If you compare to SR the differences are more subtle.

In Monochrome, every pixel can be either black or white, or a unique line. If you look at square resolution, there are 1080 lines.
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