SI-2K Mini – Small, Rugged & Powerful Cinema Quality
The SI-2K Mini utilizes a 2/3” Format CMOS sensor which can capture uncompressed imagery up to 2048 x 1156 with 12-bits precision and 11 F-stops of dynamic range. The image capture and camera control are all done on a single Gigabit Ethernet cable or via fiber optic converters. The Mini is only 72mm wide, weights less than 2lbs and has an Interchange Mount System for shooting on B4 Zooms, Cine PL, Nikon F and C mount optics. The Skinny Mini is 37mm wide with a C-mount. The Hawkeye combines two SI-2K Minis into a single housing with a fixed 65mm IA.
Stereo Synchronization – Frame & Files are always matched
The SI-2K camera utilize a unique hardware synchronization system where one camera establishes the frame rate with 2ppm clock reference and sends a control signal to the second camera to operate in a slave mode which continuously adjusts its readout rate to match. This technology also enables us to keep cameras synchronized in non SMPTE rates for both over and under cranked speeds. The time-stamped images from the two cameras are captured by the SiliconDVR software and stitched into a stereo pair for processing and recording to either a single muxed file or split into two separate files with matched Left-Right file naming and identical start times and duration. For systems requiring dual recorders and outputs, the synchronization system can still be used with a common record start signal being applied to both Minis.
Simple Control – Touch-Screen Driven 3D
SiliconDVR uses a touch-screen interface to provide quick and simple access to camera controls, color, stereo geometry, timecode, audio, file management and monitor visualizations. Camera setting changes are made the same as a single camera such as resolution, frame-rate, gain and shutter. Visualization tools include Histograms, False-Colorization, Peak Detectors, Spot-Meters, Guides and Pan/Zoom to assist in composition, focus and exposure. A built in Frame Store enables grabbing or saving stereo-pairs from the live or playback video and then recalling them with 50-50 overlay to help in shot continuity alignment and exposure level matching. A built-in Keyer, enables the stereo frame store to be used as a background for shot composition with independent Left and Right channels.
Stereo Visualization – All the tools you need
SiliconDVR can support dual monitors, each with its own selectable view. This enables one view for operator or stereographer and another for stereo monitoring on standard displays (Anaglyph, 50-50, wiggle, split, side-by-side) or on passive or active 3D Monitors using Line-Interlace, Side-by-side, mesh and Frame-Sequential modes. An adjustable 3D-ruler overlay is used for quick measurements of disparity. Parallax controls allows for precise image alignment and Horizontal Image Translation (HIT) for adjusting convergence when shooting in parallel modes. The geometry settings are also stored in the QuickTime file and used for initial values in post.
Iridas Speedgrade Embedded -WYSIWYG
SiliconDVR integrates the award-winning Speedgrade color processing technology. This enables creating or modifying looks on-set and having the content viewed on-set with 3D LUT grading applied. Users can also create sophisticated color grades with primary and secondary corrections using Iridas tools and load the look file into the recorder. The .look metadata is recorded in the raw video stream and associated .look file is stored on the media drive along with the content. In post, the look can be automatically applied to see what the director and cinematographer’s intent was on set.