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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:10 am 
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Sorry, I wasn't sure if I should post this under Canon, Video, or Technical. Mods, feel free to move as appropriate.

http://www.canon.com/news/2013/mar04e.html

Personally, I'm slightly perturbed that Canon is using 35mm still/photography dimensions (8 perfs, top/bottom, ~36mm wide) but targeting this imaging sensor for use in film/video cameras (4 perfs, left/right, ~24mm wide).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:50 pm 
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There are a lot of video formats though, even if many of the more popular ones historically may have only used the short edge of the film as the maximum dimension. I got a feeling it was projection technology limiting them to such, perhaps as the usage of film rates hindered the usage of bigger frames. With digital, such limits are irrelevant. If you want the effect a bigger sensor offers, now you can much more easily. Of course, you can argue it isn't always required or desired, but the option remains open.

As for the sensor itself, it isn't really interesting from a photography point of view. It looks like they basically made bigger pixels such that they can natively map the output directly. This would save processing overheads significantly. So I'm not sure this will have any benefits in the longer term feeding back to photography uses.

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