Radiant Images has unveiled a new small cinema camera, called Novo 2K, which gets its name from the fact that it can record uncompressed 2K RAW footage.
After taking the world by storm at the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2013 with the 4K-ready Novo, Radiant Images will surprise the world once again at the Cine Gear Expo 2013 conference with the launch of the Novo 2K.
Radiant Images introduces new cine camera, the Novo 2K, capable of recording 2K videos in uncompressed RAW format
The original Novo, announced at NAB Show 2013, is based on a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition. The new one will most likely be based on the same guts, but its performance will be a little weaker, as it will provide 2K video recording in uncompressed RAW format, compared to 4K video.
Novo 2K features a 12.4-megapixel image sensor sized at 1.25-inch. The camera will be able to capture 2K videos at 24 frames per second in RAW format. This means that cinematographers will be allowed to edit all the settings of the footage.
Uncompressed RAW videos will enable full latitude control, allowing users to edit exposure and even color renditions. Another advantage of this shooter over other cinema cameras is its very small size, as it can fit in the palm of your hand.
Novo 2K supports C-mount lenses,while a PL-mount adapter is available, too
Moreover, the Novo 2K will be compatible with C-mount lenses, as well as with PL-mount, meaning that cinematographers will have plenty of Micro Four Thirds lenses at their disposal.
It is very likely that the new version will provide 11 stops of dynamic range, just like its bigger counterpart. However, the similarities might end here, as the Novo 2K should be cheaper than its more powerful sibling.
Novo 2K coming on May 31 at 2013 Cine Gear Expo
Radiant Images will showcase both the Novo and Novo 2K during Cine Gear Expo in Booth S309. The company will demonstrate the capabilities of its cameras there, while announcing a new application for iOS devices, including the iPhone and the iPad.
The iOS app should display information about the company’s products, as well as storing movies captured with the cine cameras, since the Novo comes packed with WiFi support.
Additional details, including pricing and availability, should be revealed at the event which takes place in Los Angeles this weekend.