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AltaSens unveils 4K sensor

28 Mar 2014

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AltaSens Inc. introduced its first commercially available 4K sensor: the AL41410C. The Super-35 size image sensor delivers 4K cinema frames in either 12bit or 10bit resolution at up to 72fps using as little as 1.3W. A 5.2μm pixel pitch gives the AL41410C its high sensitivity, as well as low noise and extensive compatibility with the sharpest available optics usually reserved for leading DSLR cameras.

Darren Paulson, VP of Business Development and Compliance, said: "The sensor's expansive programmability, including extremely fast frame rates at multiple optical formats, enables the next generation of broadcast through scientific, military and consumer digital cameras."

The ability to read a 4096 x 2160 format at up to 72fps makes AL41410C an extremely attractive sensor for producing 4K cinema in the latest UHD cameras. Operating the sensor at a 3840 x 2160 resolution up to 72fps is ideal for Ultra HD video. Alternatively, the 1920 x 1080 HD format at 240fps is best for sports broadcast or special effects support where clear slow motion playback is vital. Its native 4512 x 3008 resolution is available up to50 fps.

The first camera modules using the AL41410C sensor were also unveiled. The AltaSens 4K Pro RGB camera module generates and records HD through 4K in colour, via both the AL41410C and highly advanced image signal processing technology. The AltaSens 4K Pro Night Vision camera module delivers and records intensified HD through 4K video in highest resolution monochrome.




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