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Updated AbelCine Field of View Calculator

Here's something for you to try out over the weekend: our popular Field of View comparison tool has been updated with the latest cameras from this year's NAB show.

I've added the latest Canon cameras including the C300, C500, and 1DC. The C300 and C500's sensor is almost exactly the same size as Super 35mm film; at 24.6x13.8mm it has a 28.2mm diagonal. The 1DC can record in both HD modes and in a 4K mode. The HD mode uses the full frame sensor area just like the 5D Mark III, however the 4K mode uses a smaller APS-H mode, like the 1D Mark 4. All these options are now available in our tool.

Additionally, I've added the Blackmagic Digital Cinema camera to the list, which has a sensor size somewhere between Super 16mm film and a 4/3rd sensor like on the AF100. At 15.8x8.9mm it has a 18.14 mm diagonal, which leads to a fair bit of cropping when compared to Super 35mm and full frame sensors. The Blackmagic Camera can record in both HD (ProRes, DNxHD, and uncompressed) as well a full 2.5K 12-bit Raw format. The Raw data is captured in Cinema DNG format at a resolution of 2432x1366, however the captured image area is the same, so you should get the same field of view in either mode. The Blackmagic camera is now available for preorder from AbelCine.

Andy Shipsides
Chief Technology Officer / Camera Tech Specialist, AbelCine LA

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