Ikonoskop Releases a 16mm Digital Camera: Have a Look
The Swedish company Ikonoskop just released a new camera named the A-cam DII and qualified by cinema 5d as THE 16mm digital cinema camera. They ran a video interview with Peter Gustafsson, who presents the camera and its configuration, and that you can watch below.
The body costs 7,700 euros. The camera shoots raw footage at 25 fps on memory cards of either 80 Gb for 15 minutes (590 euros) or 160 Gb for 30 minutes (990 euros). You can put regular camera lenses on it and thus use your Canon lenses, if you are the owner of a DSLR, and the lens mounting options are not limited to Canon. Total of the operation without the lenses: 8,300 euros (if you go for one 80Gb memory card.)
Daft Punk member Thomas Bangalter recently shot a short video with French actress Elodie Bouchez to showcase co-designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern’s work for the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.
Passed the excitation to see a ’16 mm digital camera’ with all possibilities and nostalgia it holds, I couldn’t help but thinking of the limitation the memory cards present. 160 Gb for 30 minutes means expensive cost and heavy workflow to back-up all the data and have a fluid turn-over. It requires you to have a minimum of two memory cards and many many external hard-drive.
But, if you switch point of views, it also forces the director to think his/her craft as it used to be done, which means by being very clear with what he/she wants. If you’ve edited or worked on a short or a feature shot on DSLR recently, you might have noticed the overflow of data going to post-production, and the long -loooooong- takes favored today to capture a moment that was also captured 10 years ago, despite the restriction imposed with film.
How do you feel about the footage vs price vs workflow?[Via Cinema 5d]