Photos of today's presentation & the prototype here:
some answers from the Panasonic product manager on that thread:
- sensor is the same as the GH1 Lumix
- no aliasing
- Mount PL, Nikons, Canons, Olympus and Zeiss
I'm sorry, but saying on a slide "built-in ND filtering reduces video aliasing" is just bollocks. ND doesn't reduce aliasing, optical low pass filtering does that, along with proper image processing and reading the full sensor, not skipping any pixels. This is not a "counter-attack" but a more like a homeopathic attack on the flu.
Yes, and here is from Jan Crittenden Livingston (Panasonic Broadcast & TV Systems Product Manager):
«I think that slide is confusing. The ND Filter is so that I can reduce the amount of light coming into the camera and not have to stop down, thus losing my Depth of Field. I don't think that Joe read the slide carefully, I know I didn't create that slide as the ND doesn't improve the the aliasing issue. An optical Low Pass filter does.
That slide tag comes from here:
«The AF100 maximizes the potential of its high-resolution imager with built-in ND filtering and dramatically reduced video aliasing.»
The original press release wants to tell or point out that's the acquisition device which does it, not specifically the ND filter. A bad "copywriter" student entry, I'd say ;-)
Jan gets that right!
from the guy who took those pictures:
UNOFFICIAL price estimate for the
AF100 from a Panasonic rep is
"Around $6000". Estimated
shipping in December.
I can't even figure how many units Barry will help to sell out. I knew Jim should have hired him LOL ;-)
It is funny to see Jarred and Barry in different sides of the game. Quite healthy anyway. Whether we like whether not, Panasonic is playing hard.
Sorry to jump the thread... but does it line-skip?
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