Atomos has developed an 8K picture sensor for cinema cameras: Digital Images Assessment


Atomos, an Australian firm most recognized for its line of Ninja video displays and recorders, has introduced it’s developed a brand new 8K video sensor designed to be used in cinema cameras. The brand new 8K sensor was revealed in an announcement to buyers earlier this month, however solely caught our eyes as we speak, due to Picture Sensors World.

Atomos doesn’t reveal any technical specs for the 8K sensor, however notes it’s the results of the corporate’s acquisition of broadcast gear agency, Grass Valley, 5 years in the past. Particularly, Atomos says the ‘mental property rights and technical crew’ behind Grass Valley was the driving power behind the event of this ‘modern 8K video sensor.’

Atomos ‘is exploring alternatives to commercialise its distinctive IP and is in dialogue with a number of digital camera makers,’ however no definitive data is given as to after we may see this sensor in motion, nor what digital camera it is perhaps inside. Improvement is completed for the sensor although, so apart from legalities and the logistics of getting this new sensor inside a digital camera, it ought to be able to go.

‘[Atomos is] exploring alternatives to commercialise its distinctive IP and is in dialogue with a number of digital camera makers’

In its announcement, Atomos suggests ‘8K sensor expertise is extraordinarily uncommon,’ however that isn’t precisely the case. Canon, Nikon and Sony all have cameras able to taking pictures 8K video with their Canon EOS R5/R5 C, Nikon Z9 and Sony a1, respectively.

It’s extra to do with the intensive {hardware} calls for of 8K taking pictures and resource-heavy workflow required to seize and edit 8K footage, not essentially the shortage of sensors. And that’s to say nothing of the shortage of widespread 8K show expertise to benefit from all of the pixels being captured. There’s, in fact, the benefit of having the ability ‘crop in’ on 8K video for picture stabilization or post-processing functions, however even these use-cases are a bit heavy-handed for all however probably the most high-budget initiatives.

Nonetheless, it’s good to see one other sensor producer pop up alongside the likes of Canon, ON Semiconductor, Sony and some others. We’ve contacted Atomos for added particulars, however are but to listen to again as of publishing this text.



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