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#21 Shawn Sagady

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:54 PM

Technology is out there using RFID tracking or range finding.  I know Redrock Micro has been developing a technology based on some of the sensors they are using for self driving cars that recognizes people in the scene and will auto focus pull for that target, and you can switch targets.  You can read more about it here, but no I don't think any high level cinema cameras will have auto-focus built in any time soon.

 

http://store.redrock...o.com/halo.html


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#22 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:28 AM

This might sound utterly, hopelessly clueless, but I just had to ask: Will there ever be a film (movie) camera with autofocus capabilities? Or perhaps it already exists?  :ph34r:

When considering theatrical release films or television, one would not want auto focus since the focus is a story telling mechanism.  It requires a manual touch in order to make creative choices on where the focus is played instead of simply what's in front of the lens.

 

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#23 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:33 AM

Hmm... Interesting. :)


Edited by Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos, 03 June 2016 - 09:35 AM.

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#24 Armen sarkisov

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

This might sound utterly, hopelessly clueless, but I just had to ask: Will there ever be a film (movie) camera with autofocus capabilities? Or perhaps it already exists?  :ph34r:

 

c300 mk ii is definitely a cinema camera and its have an autofocus. still in cinema there will be a focus puller but as the technology will be advanced it would be used more especially in the indie film industry and low budget film. 


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#25 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:58 PM

Im not sure...  could be useful on a crane wide shot etc.. but fundamentally auto is that... its automatic.. it cant make artistic choices..  how does  it know where you want to focus and then do you want to change that focus.. no doubt you could probably program that all in .. in some time consuming, laborious way..  but then why not just have a focus puller..  its a handy thing to have and if the technology can do it.. sure have it in the menu.. but it will never take the place of doing it manually.. because it cant make decisions for itself..  


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