Hi everybody, I was looking some videos made with the WEISSCAM HS2 and I found director Raif Kurt from Turkey, Istanbul that uploaded some cool videos last week using this Digital High-speed Camera.
The WEISSCAM HS-2 is the newest, uncompressed digital high-speed camera for frame rates up to 4.000fps. It is developed as a standalone camera aiming especially the needs of cinematographers. Coming with an easy workflow, two Streams (RAW + HD) via HD SDI, two formats (4:3 + 16:9) and cinema-style images, it is designed to offer you the freedom of shooting either in HD or RAW mode.
Raif Kurt’s Antigravity Video – 1000 fps
The WEISSCAM HS-2 has a full Format Super35 CMOS Sensor with a global shutter. By using the Interchangeable Mount System (IMS) from P+S Technik you can attach nearly every lenses on the camera (PL Mount, Nikon F-Mount, Panavision Mount, etc.) and also change the Mount within a few seconds.
Raif Kurt’s Super Slow Motion Human Drop Video – 2000 fps
The output of the WEISSCAM HS-2 offers two Streams at the same time and uses the HD SDI interface for both signals. With the Weisscam „RAW IN HD SDI“ mapping, you are able to transport the RAW files via the worldwide standard and fast HD SDI single and dual link interface.
The HD stream offers YCbCr in 4:2:2. You can choose between linear standard curves like ITU-R 709 or log curve for a higher contrast range within the HD SDI image.
The RAW stream is a 12Bit uncompressed Weisscam RAW file and gives you the freedom to debayer in post production.
Raif Kurt’s BoomBalloon performed by Alexandra Kis Bandiova – 1000 fps
In conjunction with the WEISSCAM DIGIMAG DM-2, you are able to record both formats via HD SDI: YCbCr and RAW.
An intelligent master/ slave DC/DC power management, saves the camera from any short circuit and makes it needless to turn off the camera for a battery change.
Raif Kurt’s 61.8 Percent Water performed by A. Kis Bandiova – 1000 fps
A lot of mounting possibilities allows you to connect additional accessories like onboard monitor, lens control system, etc. and power them by the several outputs of the DC/DC board.
The very fast boot up time allows you to be ready for shooting in less than 7 seconds.
Other videos made with the Weisscam HS-2:
Weisscam HS-2 Demo 2010 by Ben Cain / Negative spaces
Weisscam Tests by Polemico Pictures
Blubbies by Pierre Tirier
• Super 35 format CMOS sensor
• > 1.400 fps in 2K
• 2.000 fps in 1080p
• 4.000 fps in 720p
• 12 bit RAW uncompressed
• 10 bit YCbCr 4:2:2
• Output: HD-SDI single and dual link for RAW (fast & standard) and HD & Gig E
• Two Stream Camera (RAW and HD)
• Super 35mm format
• > 600 ASA sensitivity
• > 10 T-stops dynamic range
• 36GB onboard memory
• Interchangeable lens mount
• 24 Volt DC
• 1280×720 60p approx. 02:31 single link
• 1920×1080 30p approx. 02:34 single link
• 1920×1080 50p approx. 00:49 dual link
• 2048×1536 25p approx. 01:00 single link
For more information, features, workflow and specifications go to Weisscam.com:
For accessories and gear go to PsTechnik.de
You can follow Raif Kurt on twitter or go to his website at Hangaristanbul.com