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#1 andres victorero

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:01 PM

Maybe is a little soon... but anybody knows some footage of the Ikonoscop A-cam dII?

Looks lovely.

http://www.ikonoskop.com/dii/
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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:43 PM

Maybe is a little soon... but anybody knows some footage of the Ikonoscop A-cam dII?

Looks lovely.

http://www.ikonoskop.com/dii/



Is that an optical viewfinder as all real cameras should have ? ;) really please.... I would love to have a S-16 and a DII from them...

-Rob-
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#3 Peter Milanov

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:33 PM

This is also interesting news from their homepage:

Yes it is a Global Shutter CCD! We forgot to specify that in the specs, and we get a lot of questions on this. I think a lot of people understand how much better this is compared to a 'rolling' CMOS.
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

Is that an optical viewfinder as all real cameras should have ? ;) really please.... I would love to have a S-16 and a DII from them...

-Rob-


Hi Rob,

It's an LCD viewfinder. There was some work in progress footage, looked OK.

Stephen
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#5 Matt Garrett

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:51 PM

There was some work in progress footage, looked OK.

Stephen


Anything you would compare it to image wise? How was the dynamic range?
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#6 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:04 PM

Hi Rob,

It's an LCD viewfinder. There was some work in progress footage, looked OK.

Stephen



Yeah, I had followed cml and others, still looks like a cool little video camera, obviously a de-bayer of the presumably kodak 1080x1920 ccd chip yields something less than 1080p but if dr is ok not too bad. I like the S16 A-Cam as a concept and hope they continue to be successful with both.

-Rob-
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#7 klas persson

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:50 AM

It's an LCD viewfinder.

Are you guys sure about the lcd viewfinder? I've read somewhere that it was in fact optical. And by the position of it you'd think it's an optical one.

Edited by klas persson, 18 September 2008 - 03:53 AM.

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#8 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:48 AM

Are you guys sure about the lcd viewfinder? I've read somewhere that it was in fact optical. And by the position of it you'd think it's an optical one.


I would generally thrust Stephen when he says so, but even though they're website doesn't specifically say it's an LCD, it does say the viewfinder features: "1:1 pixel zoom in viewfinder while recording for checking focus. Histogram.", which would strongly suggest LCD.
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#9 Mitch Gross

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:50 AM

It is an LCD viewfinder.

The camera looks very interesting, I just wish they didn't claim to be the first uncompressed RAW camera and that they have the fastest memory. Dalsa, Vision Research and several others have been shooting uncompressed RAW for several years and the Vision Research CineMag is removable flash memory with a data rate five times faster than A-Cam's cartridge.
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#10 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:02 PM

I just wish they didn't claim to be the first uncompressed RAW camera and that they have the fastest memory. Dalsa, Vision Research and several others have been shooting uncompressed RAW for several years and the Vision Research CineMag is removable flash memory with a data rate five times faster than A-Cam's cartridge.


I guess they've gotta say something, seeing as RED has said just about everything else ;)
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#11 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:24 PM

The d2 has a 640x480 EVF with 1:1 pixel zoom anytime. I thought it was optical at first (and was sad when I found out it wasnt), but then I just realized that with an IMS mount, you can indeed ad an optical viewfinder from P+S technik. That sounds pretty good to me.

Edited by hunter richards, 18 September 2008 - 03:25 PM.

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#12 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:18 AM

So, is anyone buying yet?
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#13 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:55 AM

If I had the extra cash laying around; I'd certainly give it a shot.... maybe 'round x-mas time (I'll just do a pool from all my friends... $100 each! I mean, I'd still be a few thousand short though... time to make new friends I suppose. )

Edited by Adrian Sierkowski, 19 September 2008 - 06:56 AM.

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#14 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:09 PM

So, is anyone buying yet?


According to an on line video interview they've got cameras delivering from end of September and a camera ordered now won't be delivered until January.
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:46 PM

According to an on line video interview they've got cameras delivering from end of September and a camera ordered now won't be delivered until January.


I think that's a bit wrong.
They are delivering the first cameras at the end of december.
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#16 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:08 PM

I think that's a bit wrong.
They are delivering the first cameras at the end of december.


Could be preproduction cameras being referred to in the interview, Geoff Boyle from CML might be using one in October on a production.
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#17 andres victorero

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:03 AM

A quick camera presentation

http://stopmebeforei....orld-premiere/

and more long
http://www.macvideo.....ticleId=104645
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#18 Gus Sacks

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:21 AM

Some footage has been posted, and I was referred to this audio interview:

http://freshdv.dream...i_interview.mp3

I'm very interested in investing in one of these for the slate I'm looking at next year.

Anyone else?
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#19 Gus Sacks

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:44 PM

Really, no one?

Haha, I know a lot of you are very interested in resolution (echem RED) that no one can actually utilize at this point, and in throwing together your own gigantic, expensive package.

But no one's really interested in this camera? A 9,000$ uncompressed possible replacement for the EX and the P2 series that's the size of my forearm and doesn't need lens adapter systems to get a cinematic depth of field using cinema lenses, and no one's discussing it?

Weird. Maybe I'm just overly excited about the thing, but it seems like people would be able to distribute their excitement for different HD systems if they were in fact interested.
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#20 Mark Lyon

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 01:49 PM

I'm getting one. Seems like the perfect design for a personal/director camera, and I'm delighted to move away from the clinical look of the EX1 for low/no-budget projects. With the dII, I can use my s16 optics, and I like the RAW workflow. The company definitely has a low-key approach to marketing, which I also appreciate, but it may contribute to the (lack of) online discussion.

I'm not sure when mine is going to show up, but when it does I'm sure I'll have more to contribute.
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