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Alpa Platon Project: A rigged Hasselblad H6D 100c allowing to shoot extraordinary motion picture materials.

My Alpa Platon Experience

by Florian Friedrich, February 27th, 2019 The Alpa Platon project is dedicated to adding everything a filmmaker can dream of to a Hasselblad H6D-100c camera. But let’s start from the beginning… Have you heard about large sensor digital filmmaking yet? The usual sensor size in digital filmmaking is Super 35 (S35 ~25mmx13mm, depending on the camera and aspect ratio) and some cameras like Sony Venice (36mm x 24mm) started to use full frame or bigger sensors recently. A larger sensor in general means that you can capture more pixels of the same size or increase the size of pixels on the sensor. While both approaches have their specific advantages (resolution or noise level), the downside is that you need bigger lenses to fulfill the needs of a larger sensor. So, of course, the cost for appropriate lenses considering all the high-quality glass and optics can be tremendous and must be […]

 
8K-playback of the color graded HDR video on the Samsung Q900 (75 inch model). The bias light behind the TV is a Medialight Eclipse (D65 neutral white).

NASA 8K HDR video for free

by Florian Friedrich, last update: April 29th, 2019 When I saw that NASA shared some 8K footage ready to download on its website, I immediately thought I want to see this on a 8K TV!Seeing the ISS and earth in that kind of resolution seemed fascinating to me. Mission1: Download the file from NASA I do have access to a 75″ Q900 TV from Samsung which has the desired 8K resolution, so I downloaded the MP4-Video which was encoded to 709 SDR, MPEG level MAIN 6.2 with about 140 MBit/s. So there’s no HDR or Wide Color Gamut for 8K space material, really? I had put the file onto a USB Stick and plugged it into the TV which rejected to play it. Oh wow, the first 8K Video from NASA and the first 8K TV on the market don’t know each other? I immediately wanted to act as a […]