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March 13, 2012

Digital Bolex: Zwickts mi, I man I dram!

Filed under: Gear Reviews,Uncategorized — mike.kobal @ 9:05 pm


Spotted on Philip Bloom’s blog, Joe Rubinstein and Elle Schneider are the minds behind this camera and it sounds like something out of Steven King’s 11/22/63, a digital Bolex, you read that right, shooting RAW at 2048×1152 (Super 16mm mode) on a Kodak CCD! No more jello! This dream machine will be reality by the end of August 2012! Be part of it and help them fund it on their kickstarter page. specs and video after the break


Resolution 2048 x 1152 (Super 16mm mode) + 1920 x 1080 pixels (16mm mode)
Format Adobe Cinema DNG, TIFF, JPEG Image sequences
Colour depth 12 bit – 4:4:4
File size 2 to 3 MB per frame in RAW
Sensor Kodak CCD: 12.85 mm (H) x 9.64 mm (V) – Similar to Super 16mm
Pixel Size 5.5 micron (compared to the 4.3 micron size of many DSLRs)
Framerate up to 32 fps at 2K, 60fps at 720p, 90 fps at 480p
Sound Balanced, 2 channel, 16 bit, 48 kHz via XLR
Viewfinder 320×240, 2.4” diagonal, with Focus Assist
Video out 640 x 480 B&W via ⅛” video jack (HD-SDI avail in separate unit)
Ports ⅛” video, headphone, USB 3.0, Audio XLR (2), 4-PIN XLR
Data Storage Dual CF card slots, SSD (buffer drive)
Power Internal battery, 12V External via 4 pin XLR port
Body Milled steel and hard plastic
Size (body) Approximately 5”H (without pistol grip) by 4”W by 8”D
Size (grip) 5”H by 2”W by 5”D
Lens mount C-mount comes standard; Optional PL, EF, B4
Weight 5lbs
ISO Options 100, 200, 400
Also in the box pistol grip, USB 3.0 cable, internal battery, 4 pin XLR Battery, cable, video cable, transcoder/raw conversion software

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2 Comments »

  1. haha, zwickts mi i man i dram!

    schiane griaße aus tirol,

    christian

    Comment by christianwaldegger — March 22, 2012 @ 10:58 am

  2. :)

    Comment by mike.kobal — March 22, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

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