Nicely, that is an attention-grabbing one. Atomos, largely well-known for its monitor/recorder techniques is stepping into digital camera sensors. Atomos has introduced that it has accomplished the event of a brand new “world class 8K video sensor” designed for cinema cameras to shoot 8K content material. Atomos hasn’t launched a lot details about the sensor, however they are saying they’re in talks with a number of digital camera producers.
It’s an attention-grabbing transfer, for certain, nevertheless it’s one which’s been within the works for a very long time. Atomos acquired the mental property rights and the technical staff from broadcast tools agency, Grass Valley 5 years in the past. The aim of that acquisition appears to have been particularly to “develop a modern 8K video sensor”. The press launch reads as follows:
Atomos Restricted (‘ASX:AMS’, ‘Atomos’ or the ‘Firm’) is happy to announce that it has accomplished improvement of a world class 8K video sensor which permits cameras to report in 8K extremely excessive definition.
Atomos acquired the mental property rights and technical staff from broadcast tools agency, Grass Valley 5 years in the past to develop a modern 8K video sensor.
8K video has 4 occasions the decision of 4K video and permits video creators a lot higher flexibility when zooming in or cropping their pictures throughout enhancing, because the ensuing shot maintains sharpresolution.
There are a number of 8K televisions already out there from Samsung, Sony and LG and 8K gaming consoles are anticipated quickly. 8K content material nonetheless has been lagging as a result of, outdoors of huge digital camera makers similar to Sony, proudly owning 8K sensor expertise is extraordinarily uncommon.
Growth of Atomos’ 8K sensor is now full. The Firm is actively exploring alternatives for commercialisation and is in dialogue with a number of digital camera makers who’re exhibiting nice curiosity.
Authorised for ASX launch by the Atomos Board of Administrators.
With 8K beginning to turn into extra of a factor, with quite a few TVs from Samsung, Sony and LG, to not point out cameras from Canon EOS R5, Nikon Z9, and now Sony with at present’s Sony A7R V announcement, it’s a logical step. Atomos sees this because the inevitable way forward for video creation, whether or not the inhabitants is prepared for it or not. I imply, most individuals I converse with nonetheless haven’t even jumped on 4K but.
It doesn’t appear like we needs to be anticipating Atomos to begin growing their very own cameras any time quickly, however we would begin to see Atomos sensors being positioned inside cinema cameras from producers many people already use. I in all probability wouldn’t count on to see them inside RED, Blackmagic, Canon or Sony cameras, although. All 4 of these firms develop their very own sensors. However it will likely be attention-grabbing to see which producers Atomos does finally strike up a cope with.
[via Digital Camera World]