4K resolution will be 4096×2304 and records... 6 seconds. thats useful.... not.
longer times at 2K, 90secs.
Data rates of 175mbytes/sec but requires fastest Class 10 cards you can find.
Will if be for real ? wait a couple of days and find out. Will if be useful ? that depends.
Initially to be free, then $50US. We'll see. Maybe this will get Canon to get its you know what in gear to deliver the goods finally in terms of fixing moire / aliasing, limited data rates, ect.
These are their claims :
- will be released on January 1st 2011 11:11pm EST
- First two releases will be free. Later releases will cost around 50 USD.
- 4K resolution will be 4096x2304
- 60p in 1080p mode possible
- LiveView doesn't work while recording
- 1080p with 175Mb/s Bitrate looks gorgeous
- Color-Space 4:2:2
- Moire and aliasing "fixed"
- 5D Mark II support will be released on January 11, 2011
- Recording time in 4K is only 6 seconds. Maybe 10 seconds in future release
- Writing 6 Seconds of 4K footage to card takes about 30 seconds.
- No playback in-camera
- 25p is NOT going to happen. Probably never.
- Heating was a problem until 6 days ago. But not anymore.
- Has built in limiter so you won't brick your camera
- Battery will be sucked up pretty fast.
- Will NOT record in 16:9 (coming in future release)
- Will be first released for T2i (550D) and will later come to 7D, 5D Mark II. No Word on 60D yet.
- Monthly updated planned on each months 1st
- "Rolling Shutter isn't much of an issue"
- No drop frames
- Youtube User Dod3032 will get the firmare one day early and will put up videos on youtube on 2011-01-01
- Sourcecode will also be released
- HDMI Out will still work
- Works only with fast Class10 cards
- Working cards are: Sandisk Extreme III class 10 8gb and above. Transcend class 10 16gb and above and Lexar Pro class 10 32gb.
- 7D Security is a pain in butt because of firmware counter. So no support yet.
- Not T1i (they don't have one)
- Development took about 2 month in total
- Special Website will be up soon