Correct...Most 3CCD cameras do this with pixel shifting.
HVXs case its not 1080p60... its 2k... 2048x1105p60.
Even the SLR sensors and other 2k sensors that are just single chips (like the SI-2k chip) use a similar method. They use a filter that covers 1/4 with blue, 1/4 with red, and 1/2 with green (chips may vary). Each of those are 540p as well.
Just kinda how almost every sensor works.
Common method. I dont understand the whole two picture 1080p60 thing... it just doesnt cut it for me to have 24 mb/s 1080p.
Also a way they are getting around it is the 4:2:0 color spacing. Pretty much crushes the hole thing. Might as well get the 4:2:2 AF100 with 720p for a cheaper price.
Their PMW F3 seems like a wayy better camera to me, although it looks to be around 12 grand for the body from rumors... actually i think i heard 12 gs in Euros or something... more like 17... but that was a rumor.
The camera I am really excited for is the projects that Canon (from rumors) has been working on to stay competitve as well.
The rumor I have been reading about is an APS-C Chip size sensor 12 stops of dynamic range with clean pictures up to ISO 3200. 3 built in ND Filters (THANK GOD!) 1080p60, with 2k and 4k output possible by upgrading hardware in order to capture the RAW images off the sensor (my guess is this is going to be quite a pricey add on, considering the cheapest RAW camera is 17 gs at the moment). 4:2:2 50mb/s MPEG 2.
Rumors are 6-8k, which to me would be WELL worth it and would crush the AF100 and whatever Sony puts out.
This thing would also become a direct competitor with RED with the ability to upgrade hardware to capture RAW.
The other absurd rumor is a new 3 chip design that would be 3 full frame sensors (not CCD or CMOS).
20 stops of dynamic range. Crisp clear shots up to ISO 6000. And it would be set up with 2k and 4k RAW obviously.
This puppy would run about 20 gs.
I dont think the later is happening anytime soon though.
I guess at the Canon Expo they were showing off 120 mega pixel sensors on the APS-C chips... sooo that would lead me to believe the first will probably happen and will be ridiculous with the RAW capturing add on.
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