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Z-CAM E2 camera is coming with 4K at 120fps
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    • 4/3" Sony WDR CMOS sensor, pixel size = 4.63..m
    • 4K 120fps, 10 bit color, H.264 & H.265 (10 bit), 100Mbit for 30fps
    • All video modes
      • 4096x2160 120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
      • 3840x2160 120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
      • 1920x1080 240p/120p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
    • MOV and MP4 containers, AAC audio
    • Micro Four Thirds lens mount
    • iOS app for control setting & live preview
    • 4K 60fps HDMI, SDI (option)
    • Deep Learning Engine built in with SDK
    • Stereo microphone
    • CFAST 2.0 media
    • Global shutter variant to be available soon
    • USB-C port with USB 3.0 speed, HDMI 2.0 port, COM port, Lanc
    • 3.5mm mic in, 3.5mm audio out
    • 802.11n Wi-Fi
    • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port for control setting & live streaming
    • Cheap Sony NP-F batteries
    • DC In - 12V 5A Lemo connector
    • 91mm x 98mm x 80mm body from alu
    • Price - $1999


    • Z CAM™ E2 camera unit
    • Lemo power cable
    • DC D-Tap connector cable
    • AC/DC Power Adapter Unit
    • Power Connection Cables (US, UK, EU)
    • Quick User Guide
    • Protective Carrying Case
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  • For E2 RAW, we have several phases of release. The first version is coming soon.

    To make RAW usable we have to have a convertion software to do one button convertion to usable formats. We also integrate the tool for exposure and white balance adjustment as well.

    We are releasing a 3:1 RAW with upto 4K30fps edition first. It's just for high quaity recording needs. Eventually we will do higher compression and upto 4K60fps. Depending on different compression ratio, the PC software may have different acceleration strategy.

  • HFR Noise tests

  • Updated Product page with E2 Flagship series and E2 Series, E2, E2c, E2g

  • Z CAM E2 Firmware Release 0.87

    Features added:

    • 1.8x de-squeeze

    Feature removed:

    • Secure Erase

    Bugs fixed:

    • HLG: image setting refined
    • HLG: image file FCPX compatibility
    • Human Body Detection based AF
    • Press Magnify (User Button) while MF Assist is disabled
    • User Profile menu crash
    • Other minor bug fixes
  • Commercial shot by Stephen Lin for OPPO ( smartphone co.) on Z CAM E2 and E2G, Stills shot on Oppo Reno 10 smartphone.

  • From Ezbz Pop

    Z Cam E2, Prores 422, ISO 320, Metabones Cine, Nikon 50mm+Kowa 16H, Canon 85mm +Kowa S35, f2, 4K 60, 4K 23,97

  • E2 with VAZEN 40mm T2 1.8x Anamorphic MFT


    Link to Test Footage with VAZEN 40mm T2 on GH5

  • A few interesting new features in the 0.86 release:

    • 4K @ 160fps (2.4:1 aspect ratio)
    • 4K DCI @ 150fps (2.4:1 aspect ratio)
    • HLG support
    • 1920x1080 @ 240fps in H.265 10-bit

    Full release notes:

  • Blackmagic does have an app for their cameras:

    It works with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Ursa Mini Pro, and Ursa Broadcast.

  • @storyboardcreativity

    it's very interesting to watch this holy war

    It is not war, it is just some personal things of one member that took such form.

    you said "Z-CAM management is afraid about proper path" - what path do you mean? Appealing to the manager's past experience makes sense, but does not prove anything, let's be honest.

    It makes lot of sense. As allow to understand reasons behind people actions.
    Almost every expirienced manager have priority list, and top priority for 90% of them is their position, at least maintaining this position (even they told you otherwise). Usually the higher the maneger is - the more important it is. Second in priorities list it is usually profits for owner. And all users reasons, engineering reasons are on much further places.

    that there is no reason for Black Magic to make a mobile app. How do you want to use this app with BM cameras?

    Reason is similar. BM can be used on drone, can be used remotely among many cameras, can be inside car during some stunt sequence and you literally can't reach controls.

  • @eatstoomuchjam and @Vitaliy_Kiselev, it's very interesting to watch this holy war, but it's better to understand each other. Sorry, I'm not very good at English (I'm Russian). Well, just want to clarify something.

    First of all, I don't know any of you, so I can and will speak only in the abstract and apart from your personalities. I'm interested in the subject area of the discussion only.

    @Vitaliy_Kiselev, you said "Z-CAM management is afraid about proper path" - what path do you mean? Appealing to the manager's past experience makes sense, but does not prove anything, let's be honest.

    @eatstoomuchjam, I think, that there is no reason for Black Magic to make a mobile app. How do you want to use this app with BM cameras? Z-Cam E1 form-factor, for example, dictates the need for wireless control - imagine the situation, where E1 lays, for example, in a microwave oven. How can you start/stop recording without wireless control? :D

  • E2 si not easy to grad. The image out of box is very beautiful but there is something that limit the grading. I don't know what precisely. I feel it's about how E2 compress the highlight hugely like a beast ! It's very different with Alexa and RED.

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    Here we go again. I am not asking you to respond to anything, it is exactly you who started from direct personal attacks.

    I wrote things not about experience, but about why people do things they do. And first thing management system is doing is trying to keep stability and current course to save or improve their position.

  • Proper smartphone apps are somewhat important, but you missed my point about getting a Black Magic instead. As far as I remember, they don't even make smartphone apps for their extremely popular cameras (I see some third-party ones in the app store)... and the Z Cam iOS app is already excellent and easy to use.... though if by "consumer-friendly," you mean that a person who has never picked up a camera before can use it easily, I suppose not. That's not really their target market, though.

    The rest of your statements are opinions presented as facts and not worth responding to. If you're going to keep harping on the fact that the CEO has a professional background in smartphones, I'll just point out that in terms of running a camera company, you have no experience or background whatsoever.

  • @eatstoomuchjam

    We talk about different multi camera markets.

    Z-CAM design came from people who know a lot about multi camera work from VR cameras perspective mostly, and also from perspective of virtual camera solutions (multiple cameras and later using computation to make virtual camera footage), hence all the SDK they have and such. I can also count some industrial camera usage (Z-CAM had some talks about shipping to such areas, but I do not know if it had been any success yet).

    Also please stop adding your thoughts and telling that it is mine. Proper smartphone apps are important, but much more important is understanding how consumer related camera must look like now, how it must behave. How important are software features, remote control, easy consumer level work with many cameras.

    Z-CAM management is afraid about proper path, as they are afraid about changes in the company and possible changes in management that will follow. Change of direction could add managers who can manage large software teams and work with feedback outside closed facebook group. I think some of their actions are unconscious.

    I know that is going inside some Japanese companies and it is similar thing. Old management is afraid, want to stick to things where they are good, where it is safe. yes, it is worse and worse, but at least managers keep their positions. This is thing they are fighting for. This tensions will release in fall of few Japanese giants soon and whole industry will turn. Will be lot of pain and change of 80% of management.

  • What are you talking about? The E2 specifically targets the multi-camera market, both with the ethernet port/e2 controller software and with the pixel-level master sync (which can apparently work with 36 cameras, judging by one of the setups they featured).

    As far as the apps, yes, it is obvious that you think that a lack of an Android app is somehow going to prevent them from selling cinema cameras... and they have committed to a better Android app, but it isn't their top priority. I guess their potential customers will have to go buy a BMPCC 4K or an Ursa for its excellent Android app. Oh yeah, about that...

  • @jleo

    Yep, this is that this form factor is made for.

    Most funny is that our most heated debates with Z-Cam had been exactly as they DID NOT want to aim multi camera market. And DO NOT want to spend neccessary resources on their apps.

  • CreoKinetics Ltd supplies camera systems for BBC's Top Gear and Amazon Prime's Grand Tour utilizing GH4's. GH5's, and now Zcam E2.

    “It’s kind of ideal and what I want out of a camera. I’m hoping to use it for in-car shoots; so where you might have three cameras, one for piece to camera, one over the shoulder and one POV. You can have them all rigged in to the vehicle and all going back to a controller brain and then from the tracking vehicle if I need to I can interrogate the cameras remotely. You can find out what they’re doing, what their status is, like the battery voltage, how much is left on the memory cards... in fact do anything, just as if I’m standing next to the camera. They could be driving at 150mph and I could still be able to tweak or change any settings I need to. “So you then could extend that network to three cars and have all six camera set-ups on a screen in front of you. You can then change any camera in any presenter’s car at any time.”



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  • Oh yeah - those guys put some pictures in the group. Their underwater housing looks crazy impressive!