Technical Specs of the D16

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Q: What’s the highest frame rate?
Q: Does the D16 do slow motion?
Q: Why is RAW better than regular video?
Q: Why aren’t there any in camera compressed formats on the D16?
Q: What is different about a raw workflow from a compressed one?
Q: What is a codec?
Q: Why a 16mm size sensor?
Q: Why a CCD instead of a CMOS sensor?
Q: What ISO does the D16 shoot at?
Q: What resolution does the D16 shoot at?


Technical Specs

Q: What’s the highest frame rate?

A: Our sensor is limited to a maximum of 32 FPS at full resolution. In the current firmware revision, the highest frame rate is 25FPS. Higher FPS will be possible when lower resolutions are enabled in future firmware updates.

Q: Does the D16 do slow motion?

A: The following high-speed frame rates will be available on the D16 in future firmware revisions, but are not currently enabled:

  • 2K = 30 fps
  • 1080p = 30 fps
  • 720p = 60 fps
  • 480p = 90 fps

Q: Why is RAW better than regular video?

A: Most digital video is compressed to increase the storage capacities of memory cards. Most compression formats save only as much data as is necessary to display the image as it is recorded. This can make post-processing footage difficult and degrade the image by creating digital “artifacts” (blocky, pixelated areas) when colors or values are changed in any way.

RAW footage is entirely uncompressed, which means each recorded frame has the same amount of information the sensor captured. RAW footage has no digital artifacts, and can be highly altered in post with little image degradation.

Q: Why aren’t there any in camera compressed formats on the D16?

We are focusing on providing the highest quality images possible with the D16. This to us is uncompressed raw footage. We are however discussing including a form of compressed raw or 10 bit log to save space. These would come as future firmware updates.

Q: What is different about a raw workflow from a compressed one?

A: Raw workflows require an extra step called transcoding. This extra step gives you much higher control over your image than standard video allows. Doing this step in post also means that you don’t have to do it on set, saving you valuable production time!

Q: What is a codec?

A: A codec is a format of compression used by a camera to create video files that maximize image quality while reducing the amount of memory that the video file takes up on a storage drive or memory card. There are many different codecs, some of which produce high quality video images, some of which do not. While there are some codecs that approach a RAW (uncompressed) look, no image created with a codec is truly RAW.

Q: Why a 16mm size sensor?

A: This camera will be able to take advantage of all of the amazing lenses meant for 16mm cameras, while still creating images of such high resolution that they can be projected in a movie theater, much in the way that 16mm and super 16mm film were.

Q: Why a CCD instead of a CMOS sensor?

A: The CCD sensor has a global shutter and better color separation than CMOS sensors. In this way, it eliminates the “rolling shutter” effect and has a more film-like look than CMOS sensors.

Q: What ISO does the D16 shoot at?

A: Currently the D16 has three ISO settings; 100, 200, and 400. We will soon be adding 800 ISO via a firmware update.

Q: What resolution does the D16 shoot at?

A: We offer four shooting resolutions. Additional resolutions may be available in the future.

2048×1152 (Super 16mm mode)
1920×1080 (16mm mode)
1280×720 (720p – coming soon)
720×480 (480p – coming soon)