The new Sony F23 CineAlta Camera is being offered for sale by Sony and through its CineAlta Premier reseller, Band Pro Film & Digital. Band Pro is a leading supplier of high-end production technology to the digital television and motion picture market.
According to Band Pro’s Michael Bravin “The F23 delivers the best electronic picture I’ve seen yet.” “It has been designed and built specifically to meet the demands of electronic cinematography,” explains Band Pro’s Jeff Cree. The F23 offers full bandwidth 4:4:4 capture with in-camera variable frame rates from 1-60fps at 1080p recorded on-board to the SRW-1. It provides creative custom gamma control with a choice of linear or log style workflows, in a versatile ergonomic film-style package.
The F23 uses three 2.2 megapixel 2/3-inch type progressive CCD imagers and a 14-bit A/D converter. It will support 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, 50P, 59.94P, 50i and 59.94i formats.
“Sony went to working cinematographers for feedback on the HDC-950’s 1920 by 1080 RGB 4:4:4 design, and incorporated their desires in the new F23,” explains Cree. “The SRW-1 digital 4:4:4 recorder docks directly to the top or to the tail of the new system, eliminating unwieldy cable handling between the camera and recorder.”
Band Pro complements the new CineAlta F23 with top filmmaking tools including matteboxes, follow focus and lens control systems, monitors, and more. To complete the package, Band Pro adds renowned ZEISS DigiPrime® and DigiZoom™ lenses.