With 4K recording accessible on many smartphones and 4K decision just about a typical specification on TV units, it appears just like the business is now pushing to maneuver into 8K territory sooner. Sharp’s contribution comes within the form of the brand new 8C-B60A 8K camcorder which is aimed toward broadcasters and can undoubtedly be deployed on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The digital camera comes with a Tremendous 35mm sensor that is roughly the identical dimension because the one on the Crimson Helium Weapon 8K and is able to recording 10-bit 60 fps footage. Grass Valley’s HQX codec helps maintaining file sizes at a manageable degree however the digital camera comes with a customized 2TB SSD pack that was developed in collaboration with Astrodesign and may maintain roughly 40 minutes of 8K video.
A PL lens mount can take Zeiss and Leica lenses amongst others, which ought to give filmmakers loads of choices for creating a selected look and make the digital camera an possibility far past the fields of stories and sports activities.
As well as, the 8C-B60A comes with a variety of options aimed toward broadcast customers, reminiscent of an built-in top-handle and viewfinder, in addition to simultaneous recording and output and a shoulder pad.
All these options do not come low-cost, although. With a price ticket of $77,000 the 8C-B60A will probably be out of attain for lovers and prosumers however it is going to assist large broadcasters and producers drive 8K and assist producers, reminiscent of Sharp, push the gross sales figures for 8K shows.