Read stories, explore ideas and learn about the products we distribute

Image
stdClass Object
(
    [id] => 61
    [title] => Alphatron EVF: The magic number for a better picture quality
    [alias] => alphatron-evf-the-magic-number-for-a-better-picture-quality
    [introtext] => 

The resolution of the 3.5” Retina (iPhone 4) display is 960*640 as you may know.

[fulltext] =>

It is not only higher than the 800*480 resolution but is also a magic number for a better picture quality. For full HD video signals, the EVF-035W-3G will use only 960*540 pixels to match the aspect ratio of 16:9. A resolution of 960*540 is exactly half of the full HD resolution which is 1920*1080. This means that the EVF-035W-3G will have the downscaling factor of 2.0 (1920/2=960, 1080/2=540).

Resolution : 960×540 (518,400 pixels)

  • Exactly ½ of the Full HD Resolution -> Perfect downscaling factor;
  • No Vertical 1 pixel line omission (see cross hatch pattern of 1080i/60 on 800*480 resolution monitor)

 

We call it the ‘Perfect Downscaling Factor’. You can see why this is important if you look at the specification of the competitors. Regardless of the size, all of the EVF’s (Cineroid, Zacuto and SmallHD) have the resolution of 800*480 which has a downscaling factor of 2.4 (1920/800=2.4) horizontally and 2.25 (1080/480=2.25) vertically.

When you have to downscale full HD video to match the lower resolution LCD panel, there’s a significant difference in picture quality if the downscaling factor is an integer.

The EVF-035W-3G shows 1 out of every 2 pixels. However, if the downscaling factor is not an integer (i.e : 2.4 or 2.25), some of the horizontal and vertical pixels cannot be reproduced in a correct way. Hence, fine details, particular those or accurate focusing, cannot be reproduced.

Of course it’s best if you don’t need to downscale the video from the camera. But, if you have to downscale due to the limitation of the LCD panel, it’s better to have the downscaling factor of 2 rather than 2.4 or 2.25. You can verify this benefit simply by loading 1 pixel-width horizontal- or vertical lines in full HD resolution to the monitors or EVF’s.

[checked_out] => 0 [checked_out_time] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [catid] => 8 [created] => 2012-04-03 16:07:00 [created_by] => 844 [created_by_alias] => [state] => 1 [modified] => 2020-05-07 14:17:34 [modified_by] => 845 [modified_by_name] => [publish_up] => 2012-04-03 16:07:00 [publish_down] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [images] => {"image_intro":"http:\/\/maximac.se\/wordpress\/wp-content\/uploads\/2012\/04\/retina-display.jpg","float_intro":"","image_intro_alt":"","image_intro_caption":"","image_fulltext":"http:\/\/maximac.se\/wordpress\/wp-content\/uploads\/2012\/04\/retina-display.jpg","float_fulltext":"","image_fulltext_alt":"","image_fulltext_caption":""} [urls] => {"urla":false,"urlatext":"","targeta":"","urlb":false,"urlbtext":"","targetb":"","urlc":false,"urlctext":"","targetc":""} [attribs] => {"article_layout":"","show_title":"","link_titles":"","show_tags":"","show_intro":"","info_block_position":"","info_block_show_title":"","show_category":"","link_category":"","show_parent_category":"","link_parent_category":"","show_associations":"","show_author":"","link_author":"","show_create_date":"","show_modify_date":"","show_publish_date":"","show_item_navigation":"","show_icons":"","show_print_icon":"","show_email_icon":"","show_vote":"","show_hits":"","show_noauth":"","urls_position":"","alternative_readmore":"","article_page_title":"","show_publishing_options":"","show_article_options":"","show_urls_images_backend":"","show_urls_images_frontend":"","helix_ultimate_image":"","helix_ultimate_image_alt_txt":"","helix_ultimate_article_format":"standard","helix_ultimate_audio":"","helix_ultimate_gallery":"","helix_ultimate_video":"","show_labels":"1"} [metadata] => {"robots":"","author":"","rights":"","xreference":""} [metakey] => [metadesc] => [access] => 1 [hits] => 1583 [xreference] => [featured] => 0 [language] => * [readmore] => 2067 [ordering] => 27 [category_title] => Explore [category_route] => explore [category_access] => 1 [category_alias] => explore [published] => 1 [parents_published] => 1 [lft] => 15 [author] => Thomas Raadgeep [author_email] => thomas@aspectra.nl [parent_title] => ROOT [parent_id] => 1 [parent_route] => [parent_alias] => root [rating] => 0 [rating_count] => 0 [alternative_readmore] => [layout] => [params] => Joomla\Registry\Registry Object ( [data:protected] => stdClass Object ( [article_layout] => shaper_helixultimate:aspectra [show_title] => 1 [link_titles] => 1 [show_intro] => 1 [info_block_position] => 0 [info_block_show_title] => 1 [show_category] => 0 [link_category] => 0 [show_parent_category] => 0 [link_parent_category] => 0 [show_associations] => 0 [flags] => 1 [show_author] => 1 [link_author] => 0 [show_create_date] => 1 [show_modify_date] => 0 [show_publish_date] => 0 [show_item_navigation] => 0 [show_vote] => 0 [show_readmore] => 1 [show_readmore_title] => 1 [readmore_limit] => 100 [show_tags] => 0 [show_icons] => 0 [show_print_icon] => 0 [show_email_icon] => 0 [show_hits] => 0 [record_hits] => 1 [show_noauth] => 0 [urls_position] => 0 [captcha] => [show_publishing_options] => 1 [show_article_options] => 1 [save_history] => 1 [history_limit] => 10 [show_urls_images_frontend] => 0 [show_urls_images_backend] => 1 [targeta] => 0 [targetb] => 0 [targetc] => 0 [float_intro] => left [float_fulltext] => left [category_layout] => _:blog [show_category_heading_title_text] => 1 [show_category_title] => 0 [show_description] => 0 [show_description_image] => 0 [maxLevel] => 1 [show_empty_categories] => 0 [show_no_articles] => 1 [show_subcat_desc] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles] => 0 [show_cat_tags] => 1 [show_base_description] => 1 [maxLevelcat] => -1 [show_empty_categories_cat] => 0 [show_subcat_desc_cat] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles_cat] => 1 [num_leading_articles] => 0 [num_intro_articles] => 9 [num_columns] => 3 [num_links] => 0 [multi_column_order] => 1 [show_subcategory_content] => -1 [show_pagination_limit] => 1 [filter_field] => hide [show_headings] => 1 [list_show_date] => 0 [date_format] => [list_show_hits] => 1 [list_show_author] => 1 [list_show_votes] => 0 [list_show_ratings] => 0 [orderby_pri] => alpha [orderby_sec] => rdate [order_date] => published [show_pagination] => 2 [show_pagination_results] => 1 [show_featured] => show [show_feed_link] => 1 [feed_summary] => 0 [feed_show_readmore] => 0 [sef_advanced] => 1 [sef_ids] => 1 [custom_fields_enable] => 1 [show_page_heading] => [layout_type] => blog [menu_text] => 1 [menu_show] => 1 [pageclass_sfx] => h3avenir [secure] => 0 [helixultimatemenulayout] => {"width":600,"menualign":"right","megamenu":0,"showtitle":1,"faicon":"","customclass":"","dropdown":"right","badge":"","badge_position":"","badge_bg_color":"","badge_text_color":"","layout":[]} [helixultimate_enable_page_title] => 0 [helixultimate_page_title_heading] => h2 [page_title] => Explore [page_description] => We are a supplier of a complete package of camera accessories for the professional filmmaker. For over 30 years now, we offer global distribution and share our expertise in this rapid changing industry. [page_rights] => [robots] => [access-view] => 1 ) [initialized:protected] => 1 [separator] => . ) [displayDate] => 2012-04-03 16:07:00 [slug] => 61:alphatron-evf-the-magic-number-for-a-better-picture-quality [parent_slug] => [catslug] => 8:explore [event] => stdClass Object ( [afterDisplayTitle] => [beforeDisplayContent] => [afterDisplayContent] => ) [text] =>

The resolution of the 3.5” Retina (iPhone 4) display is 960*640 as you may know.

[jcfields] => Array ( ) )
Alphatron EVF: The magic number for a better picture quality
stdClass Object
(
    [id] => 62
    [title] => The new camBag Combo
    [alias] => the-new-cambag-combo
    [introtext] => 

camRade presents the camBag Combo, a camera bag that securely holds most of the new videocameras like Sony EX1, F3, RED Epic, Canon EOS C300 etc.

[fulltext] =>

The camBag Combo is a compact, soft padded and lightweight camera bag that fits a professional camcorder up to 58 cm/ 22.8 inches, including accessories.

To accommodate the necessary accessories, this bag has various pockets and compartments on both the inside and the outside. Suede padded hand grips and a removable shoulder strap allow you to carry the bag comfortably in any situation.

This camBag is made of water-resistant 1000 denier  Cordura® nylon with reinforced sides. This creates a solid frame that protects your gear in the most extreme conditions.

The Combo has 2 soft padded dividers and 4 smaller dividers to customize the interior and optimally protect your equipment from damage. The kind of dividers that are used allow you to transport your (partially) assembled camera safely.

The double zippered lid which closes in the middle of the bag, allows quick and easy access.

Key features

  • Suited for various camcorders up to 58 cm and 22.8 inches
  • Water-resistant 1000 denier Cordura® exterior
  • Reinforced sides with soft padded interior for maximum protection
  • Separate pockets on front and back for additional accessories
  • 3 Padded and 4 small dividers to customize the interior of the bag
  • Top lid with double zippers, closing in the middle
  • Padded suede shoulder strap and handles for optimum carrying comfort
  • Strong, high quality YKK® zippers
  • 5 Year warranty

Find more information about the camBag Combo on camRade.com

[checked_out] => 0 [checked_out_time] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [catid] => 8 [created] => 2012-03-12 09:20:55 [created_by] => 844 [created_by_alias] => [state] => 1 [modified] => 2020-05-15 10:45:22 [modified_by] => 845 [modified_by_name] => [publish_up] => 2012-03-12 09:20:55 [publish_down] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [images] => {"image_intro":"images\/news\/camrade-detail.jpg","float_intro":"","image_intro_alt":"","image_intro_caption":"","image_fulltext":"images\/news\/camrade-detail.jpg","float_fulltext":"","image_fulltext_alt":"","image_fulltext_caption":""} [urls] => {"urla":false,"urlatext":"","targeta":"","urlb":false,"urlbtext":"","targetb":"","urlc":false,"urlctext":"","targetc":""} [attribs] => {"article_layout":"","show_title":"","link_titles":"","show_tags":"","show_intro":"","info_block_position":"","info_block_show_title":"","show_category":"","link_category":"","show_parent_category":"","link_parent_category":"","show_associations":"","show_author":"","link_author":"","show_create_date":"","show_modify_date":"","show_publish_date":"","show_item_navigation":"","show_icons":"","show_print_icon":"","show_email_icon":"","show_vote":"","show_hits":"","show_noauth":"","urls_position":"","alternative_readmore":"","article_page_title":"","show_publishing_options":"","show_article_options":"","show_urls_images_backend":"","show_urls_images_frontend":"","helix_ultimate_image":"","helix_ultimate_image_alt_txt":"","helix_ultimate_article_format":"standard","helix_ultimate_audio":"","helix_ultimate_gallery":"","helix_ultimate_video":"","show_labels":"1"} [metadata] => {"robots":"","author":"","rights":"","xreference":""} [metakey] => [metadesc] => [access] => 1 [hits] => 1231 [xreference] => [featured] => 0 [language] => * [readmore] => 2018 [ordering] => 16 [category_title] => Explore [category_route] => explore [category_access] => 1 [category_alias] => explore [published] => 1 [parents_published] => 1 [lft] => 15 [author] => Thomas Raadgeep [author_email] => thomas@aspectra.nl [parent_title] => ROOT [parent_id] => 1 [parent_route] => [parent_alias] => root [rating] => 0 [rating_count] => 0 [alternative_readmore] => [layout] => [params] => Joomla\Registry\Registry Object ( [data:protected] => stdClass Object ( [article_layout] => shaper_helixultimate:aspectra [show_title] => 1 [link_titles] => 1 [show_intro] => 1 [info_block_position] => 0 [info_block_show_title] => 1 [show_category] => 0 [link_category] => 0 [show_parent_category] => 0 [link_parent_category] => 0 [show_associations] => 0 [flags] => 1 [show_author] => 1 [link_author] => 0 [show_create_date] => 1 [show_modify_date] => 0 [show_publish_date] => 0 [show_item_navigation] => 0 [show_vote] => 0 [show_readmore] => 1 [show_readmore_title] => 1 [readmore_limit] => 100 [show_tags] => 0 [show_icons] => 0 [show_print_icon] => 0 [show_email_icon] => 0 [show_hits] => 0 [record_hits] => 1 [show_noauth] => 0 [urls_position] => 0 [captcha] => [show_publishing_options] => 1 [show_article_options] => 1 [save_history] => 1 [history_limit] => 10 [show_urls_images_frontend] => 0 [show_urls_images_backend] => 1 [targeta] => 0 [targetb] => 0 [targetc] => 0 [float_intro] => left [float_fulltext] => left [category_layout] => _:blog [show_category_heading_title_text] => 1 [show_category_title] => 0 [show_description] => 0 [show_description_image] => 0 [maxLevel] => 1 [show_empty_categories] => 0 [show_no_articles] => 1 [show_subcat_desc] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles] => 0 [show_cat_tags] => 1 [show_base_description] => 1 [maxLevelcat] => -1 [show_empty_categories_cat] => 0 [show_subcat_desc_cat] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles_cat] => 1 [num_leading_articles] => 0 [num_intro_articles] => 9 [num_columns] => 3 [num_links] => 0 [multi_column_order] => 1 [show_subcategory_content] => -1 [show_pagination_limit] => 1 [filter_field] => hide [show_headings] => 1 [list_show_date] => 0 [date_format] => [list_show_hits] => 1 [list_show_author] => 1 [list_show_votes] => 0 [list_show_ratings] => 0 [orderby_pri] => alpha [orderby_sec] => rdate [order_date] => published [show_pagination] => 2 [show_pagination_results] => 1 [show_featured] => show [show_feed_link] => 1 [feed_summary] => 0 [feed_show_readmore] => 0 [sef_advanced] => 1 [sef_ids] => 1 [custom_fields_enable] => 1 [show_page_heading] => [layout_type] => blog [menu_text] => 1 [menu_show] => 1 [pageclass_sfx] => h3avenir [secure] => 0 [helixultimatemenulayout] => {"width":600,"menualign":"right","megamenu":0,"showtitle":1,"faicon":"","customclass":"","dropdown":"right","badge":"","badge_position":"","badge_bg_color":"","badge_text_color":"","layout":[]} [helixultimate_enable_page_title] => 0 [helixultimate_page_title_heading] => h2 [page_title] => Explore [page_description] => We are a supplier of a complete package of camera accessories for the professional filmmaker. For over 30 years now, we offer global distribution and share our expertise in this rapid changing industry. [page_rights] => [robots] => [access-view] => 1 ) [initialized:protected] => 1 [separator] => . ) [displayDate] => 2012-03-12 09:20:55 [slug] => 62:the-new-cambag-combo [parent_slug] => [catslug] => 8:explore [event] => stdClass Object ( [afterDisplayTitle] => [beforeDisplayContent] => [afterDisplayContent] => ) [text] =>

camRade presents the camBag Combo, a camera bag that securely holds most of the new videocameras like Sony EX1, F3, RED Epic, Canon EOS C300 etc.

[jcfields] => Array ( ) )
The new camBag Combo
stdClass Object
(
    [id] => 64
    [title] => First pictures of wetSuit Canon EOS C300/C500
    [alias] => first-pictures-of-wetsuit-canon-eos-c300-c500
    [introtext] => 

camRade has developed a new wetSuit for the Canon EOS C300. camRade is the first to supply a high quality rain cover for this camera.

[fulltext] =>

 

The wetSuit will be available at the end of February and pre-orders are taken. These first pictures were shot at the Action 2012 day’s in Brussels on 13/14 January 2012.

Key features

  • Form-fitted for the Canon EOS C300 and C500
  • Tailor-made of waterproof near silent fabric
  • Protection against bad weather conditions
  • Full access to the controls, ports, memory cards, display and battery compartment
  • Strong Easy-on-Easy-off construction with hook and loop fasteners
  • 1 Reinforced hood
  • 1 Lens cover
  • Handmade in France, Europe
  • 5 Year warranty

Learn more about camRade!

[checked_out] => 0 [checked_out_time] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [catid] => 8 [created] => 2012-02-14 08:09:00 [created_by] => 844 [created_by_alias] => [state] => 1 [modified] => 2020-05-15 10:46:03 [modified_by] => 845 [modified_by_name] => [publish_up] => 2012-02-14 08:09:00 [publish_down] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [images] => {"image_intro":"images\/news\/ws-c300-8-processed.jpg","float_intro":"","image_intro_alt":"","image_intro_caption":"","image_fulltext":"images\/news\/ws-c300-8-processed.jpg","float_fulltext":"","image_fulltext_alt":"","image_fulltext_caption":""} [urls] => {"urla":false,"urlatext":"","targeta":"","urlb":false,"urlbtext":"","targetb":"","urlc":false,"urlctext":"","targetc":""} [attribs] => {"article_layout":"","show_title":"","link_titles":"","show_tags":"","show_intro":"","info_block_position":"","info_block_show_title":"","show_category":"","link_category":"","show_parent_category":"","link_parent_category":"","show_associations":"","show_author":"","link_author":"","show_create_date":"","show_modify_date":"","show_publish_date":"","show_item_navigation":"","show_icons":"","show_print_icon":"","show_email_icon":"","show_vote":"","show_hits":"","show_noauth":"","urls_position":"","alternative_readmore":"","article_page_title":"","show_publishing_options":"","show_article_options":"","show_urls_images_backend":"","show_urls_images_frontend":"","helix_ultimate_image":"","helix_ultimate_image_alt_txt":"","helix_ultimate_article_format":"standard","helix_ultimate_audio":"","helix_ultimate_gallery":"","helix_ultimate_video":"","show_labels":"1"} [metadata] => {"robots":"","author":"","rights":"","xreference":""} [metakey] => [metadesc] => [access] => 1 [hits] => 1270 [xreference] => [featured] => 0 [language] => * [readmore] => 910 [ordering] => 18 [category_title] => Explore [category_route] => explore [category_access] => 1 [category_alias] => explore [published] => 1 [parents_published] => 1 [lft] => 15 [author] => Thomas Raadgeep [author_email] => thomas@aspectra.nl [parent_title] => ROOT [parent_id] => 1 [parent_route] => [parent_alias] => root [rating] => 0 [rating_count] => 0 [alternative_readmore] => [layout] => [params] => Joomla\Registry\Registry Object ( [data:protected] => stdClass Object ( [article_layout] => shaper_helixultimate:aspectra [show_title] => 1 [link_titles] => 1 [show_intro] => 1 [info_block_position] => 0 [info_block_show_title] => 1 [show_category] => 0 [link_category] => 0 [show_parent_category] => 0 [link_parent_category] => 0 [show_associations] => 0 [flags] => 1 [show_author] => 1 [link_author] => 0 [show_create_date] => 1 [show_modify_date] => 0 [show_publish_date] => 0 [show_item_navigation] => 0 [show_vote] => 0 [show_readmore] => 1 [show_readmore_title] => 1 [readmore_limit] => 100 [show_tags] => 0 [show_icons] => 0 [show_print_icon] => 0 [show_email_icon] => 0 [show_hits] => 0 [record_hits] => 1 [show_noauth] => 0 [urls_position] => 0 [captcha] => [show_publishing_options] => 1 [show_article_options] => 1 [save_history] => 1 [history_limit] => 10 [show_urls_images_frontend] => 0 [show_urls_images_backend] => 1 [targeta] => 0 [targetb] => 0 [targetc] => 0 [float_intro] => left [float_fulltext] => left [category_layout] => _:blog [show_category_heading_title_text] => 1 [show_category_title] => 0 [show_description] => 0 [show_description_image] => 0 [maxLevel] => 1 [show_empty_categories] => 0 [show_no_articles] => 1 [show_subcat_desc] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles] => 0 [show_cat_tags] => 1 [show_base_description] => 1 [maxLevelcat] => -1 [show_empty_categories_cat] => 0 [show_subcat_desc_cat] => 1 [show_cat_num_articles_cat] => 1 [num_leading_articles] => 0 [num_intro_articles] => 9 [num_columns] => 3 [num_links] => 0 [multi_column_order] => 1 [show_subcategory_content] => -1 [show_pagination_limit] => 1 [filter_field] => hide [show_headings] => 1 [list_show_date] => 0 [date_format] => [list_show_hits] => 1 [list_show_author] => 1 [list_show_votes] => 0 [list_show_ratings] => 0 [orderby_pri] => alpha [orderby_sec] => rdate [order_date] => published [show_pagination] => 2 [show_pagination_results] => 1 [show_featured] => show [show_feed_link] => 1 [feed_summary] => 0 [feed_show_readmore] => 0 [sef_advanced] => 1 [sef_ids] => 1 [custom_fields_enable] => 1 [show_page_heading] => [layout_type] => blog [menu_text] => 1 [menu_show] => 1 [pageclass_sfx] => h3avenir [secure] => 0 [helixultimatemenulayout] => {"width":600,"menualign":"right","megamenu":0,"showtitle":1,"faicon":"","customclass":"","dropdown":"right","badge":"","badge_position":"","badge_bg_color":"","badge_text_color":"","layout":[]} [helixultimate_enable_page_title] => 0 [helixultimate_page_title_heading] => h2 [page_title] => Explore [page_description] => We are a supplier of a complete package of camera accessories for the professional filmmaker. For over 30 years now, we offer global distribution and share our expertise in this rapid changing industry. [page_rights] => [robots] => [access-view] => 1 ) [initialized:protected] => 1 [separator] => . ) [displayDate] => 2012-02-14 08:09:00 [slug] => 64:first-pictures-of-wetsuit-canon-eos-c300-c500 [parent_slug] => [catslug] => 8:explore [event] => stdClass Object ( [afterDisplayTitle] => [beforeDisplayContent] => [afterDisplayContent] => ) [text] =>

camRade has developed a new wetSuit for the Canon EOS C300. camRade is the first to supply a high quality rain cover for this camera.

[jcfields] => Array ( ) )
First pictures of wetSuit Canon EOS C300/C500

The latest from Aspectra on Instagram

Aspectra B.V.
Spoorhaven 78
2651 AV, Berkel en Rodenrijs
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 514 06 80