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Cine-servo lens technology for 4K broadcast and cinematography
Author(s): Ryuji Nurishi; Tsuyoshi Wakazono; Fumiaki Usui
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Paper Abstract

Central to the rapid evolution of 4K image capture technology in the past few years, deployment of large-format cameras with Super35mm Single Sensors is increasing in TV production for diverse shows such as dramas, documentaries, wildlife, and sports. While large format image capture has been the standard in the cinema world for quite some time, the recent experiences within the broadcast industry have revealed a variety of requirement differences for large format lenses compared to those of the cinema industry. A typical requirement for a broadcast lens is a considerably higher zoom ratio in order to avoid changing lenses in the middle of a live event, which is mostly not the case for traditional cinema productions. Another example is the need for compact size, light weight, and servo operability for a single camera operator shooting in a shoulder-mount ENG style. On the other hand, there are new requirements that are common to both worlds, such as smooth and seamless change in angle of view throughout the long zoom range, which potentially offers new image expression that never existed in the past. This paper will discuss the requirements from the two industries of cinema and broadcast, while at the same time introducing the new technologies and new optical design concepts applied to our latest “CINE-SERVO” lens series which presently consists of two models, CN7x17KAS-S and CN20x50IAS-H. It will further explain how Canon has realized 4K optical performance and fast servo control while simultaneously achieving compact size, light weight and high zoom ratio, by referring to patent-pending technologies such as the optical power layout, lens construction, and glass material combinations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9580, Zoom Lenses V, 95800F (3 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188841
Show Author Affiliations
Ryuji Nurishi, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Wakazono, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Fumiaki Usui, Canon Inc. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9580:
Zoom Lenses V
Ellis Betensky; Takanori Yamanashi, Editor(s)

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