ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images

with the availability of the hasselblad H6D-100c digital backs and its video recording capability, manufacturing company ALPA will now expand its range to medium format so that users can now use medium and large medium format video for their cameras as well. there will soon be several new modules that are specifically designed for use in moving image applications. in preparation for embedding it into the video ecosystem, it has recently introduced connectivity elements such as ‘arri-rosette’ and ‘universal rail’ (NATO rail) and is now also offering a first adaptation for standard 15mm rods.

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
the compact and modular system already allows to cover a wide range of photographic tasks
all images by scanderbeg sauer



the swedish manufacturer hasselblad is the first to offer a digital back with a 100 megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 53.4 x 40.0 mm, which today already enables 4K videos over the entire sensor and could even offer 8K video in future sensor versions. this corresponds to around 53.4 x 30 mm and 61 mm image circle at 16:9. in addition to the hasselblad proprietary RAW format, which can be converted to cinema DNG using phocus software, there is also the option of recording HD-quality videos in H. 264 format. the data can be stored on SD or CFast cards.

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
the H6D-100c digital back requires an external power



under the project name PLATON, ALPA is currently developing new camera models based on the 12 TC. in contrast to the TC with variable mountings, these are permanently equipped with specific lens mounts. the first models are designed for ARRI-PL mount and canon EF mount for canon EOS lenses. for the 12 TC, 12 FPS and the models of the PLATON project, a ‘light weight support’ was also developed with which standardized ’15 mm rods’ for follow-focus and other accessories can be attached.

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
the silex allows users to easily control all EF lenses from canon and can be mounted in a wide range of positions using the arri rosette



after ALPA has already developed and produced several products such as the lens hoods optimally designed for focal length and sensor format with the aid of additive manufacturing (AM), this expertise will be used for further products in the future. the quality level of AM techniques used by ALPA are way beyond the common and cheapish hobby applications. with AM, new products can be manufactured much faster and more customer-specific. it will communicate products related to AM through a special logo. in addition, they will soon be offering a connector for pentax 67 lenses, thus expanding its range of video-capable lenses. so far, this already includes the lenses of ALPA rodenstock, hasselblad H, hasselblad V, contax 645 and mamiya manual.

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
development stages of stray light protection in the camera module for canon EF lenses

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
integration of industry standards such as arri-rosette, PL-mount, combination of standard threads for photographic applications and moving image

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
with the lightweight support for standard rods 15 mm, in addition to the planned new cameras, existing ALPA 12 TC and ALPA 12 FPS can also be equipped with a wide range of video accessories

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
with the appropriate know-how, AM enables the production of complex high-quality products with outstanding surface quality

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
built-in conversion of the hasselblad digital back with contact protection, voltage conversion and removable sun shade for the display

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
protection and functionality in AM lightweight construction

ALPA makes advancements in the field of moving images
ALPA introduces a logo to identify products with AM components



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