The National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show takes place next week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
I’ll be in Vegas for a couple of days to check out the new cameras, among other things, and I’ll post several reports from there.
Here are some announced/rumored items I’ll be checking out:
- Sony is expected to show a prototype for the next (and most advanced) addition to their Cine Alta line, a camera for digital cinematography with a sensor greater than 4K. Jon Fauer, in an article in Film and Digital Times, says the new camera will shoot from 1-72 fps in normal mode, and 1-120 fps in High Frame Rate mode. It boasts a Super 35 3-perf size CMOS sensor with the staggering dimensions of 8768 x 2324 pixels (20.4 Megapixels), a PL mount, and 16-bit 16:8:8 RAW output.
- At the other end of the affordability scale, Sony is showing the NEX-FS100E, which uses the same Exmor Super 35 CMOS sensor as in their new PMW-F3 camera, which I discussed in an earlier post.
- Plus, Sony is expected to exhibit a 3D/2D switchable shoulder-mount XDCAM HD camcorder with two 1/2-inch 3CMOS sensors.
- Canon might show a video camera with a large sensor and interchangeable lenses, like their popular 5D Mark II, but with a more usable viewing system and better processing capabilities for video.
- HD Warrior says this NAB Show-Stopper is rumored to be in the works from Canon.
- Canon should also be announcing a new Technicolor CineStyle log profile for the 5D Mark II and other EOS DSLRs.
- Panasonic will show the new AG-3DA1 3D camcorder with a low-cost solid-state P2 deck, 9-inch monitor and 3D switcher input card.
- Panasonic is also expected to show the prototype of a new camera, possibly a successor to their current AF100 model, which was introduced a few months ago.
- Jim Jannard at Red has promised a “big surprise” at NAB this year.
- Arri will showcase the latest achievements, new developments, and accessories and geegaws for their Alexa digital motion picture camera.