A new high-end CineAlta camera that gives content creators and programme producers an extremely versatile, pristine-quality production tool. When coupled with the SWR-1 HDCAM SR recorder this system offers the technical and mechanical flexibility needed by Cinematographers, as well as a compact and rugged design to withstand the challenging conditions often encountered on location.
The F23 incorporates several new features as a direct result of feedback from production professionals.
For example, the SRW-1 HDCAM SR digital 4:4:4 recorder will dock directly to the top or to the tail of the new system. This eliminates the need for cumbersome cable handling between the camera and recorder. When more mobility is required, the recorder can also be tethered using a 'dual-link' cable connection so the camera is as small and light as possible. In addition, the F23 is designed to be compatible with a wide variety of standard film camera accessories.
Flexibility for enhanced film-style operation
Developed specifically for cinematographers, the F23 offers a compact, rugged and unique design that is similar to film-type cameras. The Sony SRW-1 - an RGB 4:4:4 companion digital recorder - can dock directly to the top or the rear of the F23, eliminating the need for cumbersome cable-handling between the camera and recorder. When more mobility is required, such as for aerial and underwater shooting applications, the SRW-1 can be connected to the F23 using a Dual-Link cable connection, which keeps the F23 as small and as light as possible.
Intuitive controls &
The F23 can be used with an array of film camera accessories without modification, which is extremely important for film users. The F23 uses highly rigid material for its lens mount to withstand frequent lens changes. Furthermore, the layout of the controls, the panel indicators and the assistant panel were designed to give film camera users a familiar and intuitive user interface.
Delivering the ultimate in creativity
When used with the SRW-1 recorder, the F23 provides a variable frame rate recording capability, which is also commonly known as "over-cranking" and, "under-cranking," allowing users to create unique 'looks' or special effects of slow and fast motion. Frame-rate settings for this function are variable from 1 frame per second (fps) to 60 fps in single frame increments in full RGB 4:4:4 quality. Other creative features such as an S-LOG gamma mode and a unique gamma-curve editing capability are also incorporated into the F23.