UHD 4K video at 24 frames per second may be captured with the Hasselblad H6D-100c and written on CFAST2.0 cards in a proprietary compressed raw format that uses a.3FV container. The 256GB CFAST2.0 cards that I used each stored enough data for around 20 minutes. It does not inform you how much space is left on the card while you are shooting, so you are forced to make educated guesses and backups as you go along. This is why I say “around.”
To make a video with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the whole width of the sensor is being utilized, but the top and bottom are being cropped off. This is very fantastic since it is converting the gorgeous medium-format look from the 12K sensor to 4K compressed raw footage on the fly. I can’t seem to check if it is utilizing a method such as pixel binning, but regardless, this is quite amazing. Because of this, you should be prepared for a visible rolling shutter effect, which is something that I was prepared for because Christoph warned me about it in the initial review. Do not even attempt to photograph handheld with anything longer than 24 millimeters, especially if you are a regular coffee drinker like I am…
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After you have finished shooting something, you will need to use the Phocus software that comes with the Hasselblad camera to decompress the.3FV files into a flavor of ProRes or a cinema DNG sequence. You have the option of giving these sequences names, or you may just output to the same name as the compressed files in their original form. Be aware that the process of decompressing files with Phocus is rather sluggish. I mean at a snail’s pace. Decompressing 930 gigabytes worth of.3FV files from the shoot took close to 20 hours on my computer, despite its reasonable speed. I attribute this to the fact that it is designed to work best with single photographs rather than video. It is my hope that this will be rectified in a later edition.
If you chose cinema DNG like I did, the space required by the decompressed 16bit DNG files is around 2.5 times that of the space required by the original compressed.3FV files. Even in Resolve, these files are very demanding on the computer’s processing power. As a result, I recommend that you create DNG proxies with Slimraw (which costs $49.00 USD) in order to compress the 16bit CDNG files into 12bit DNG with 3:1 or 4:1 compression, etc., so that you can edit and grade them in Resolve. In this manner, the workflow in Resolve is not altered, and when you are ready to export the image, you need to re-link the original 16-bit CDNG.
NOTE: At the moment, Resolve is the only piece of software that is able to read these compressed DNG files. The workflow for other NLEs is going to be different. This decompression procedure is kind of comparable to what you need to perform with video captured with DJI’s X5R camera using the Inspire 1 or DJI OSMO RAW. These DNG files will seem like second nature to anyone who is familiar with the Blackmagic or DJI product lines. After everything was decompressed and proxies were made, I found that the process of editing and grading to be really enjoyable.
Hasselblad H6D-100c Specifications
|Lens Mount||Hasselblad H|
|Sensor Resolution||Effective: 100 Megapixel (11,600 x 8700)|
|Sensor Type||53.4 x 40 mm (Medium Format) CMOS|
|Capture Type||Stills & Video|
|Shutter Type||Leaf Shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 to 60 Minutes|
|ISO Sensitivity||64 to 12,800|
|Metering Range||2 to 21 EV (Spot)|
1 to 21 EV (Center-Weighted Average)
1 to 21 EV (Center Spot)
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 1.5 fps|
Still Image Capture
|Image File Format||Raw|
Internal Video Capture
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p
External Video Capture
|External Recording Modes||HDMI|
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
|Media/Memory Card Slot||Slot 1: CFast|
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
|Video I/O||1 x Mini-HDMI Output|
|Audio I/O||1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output|
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
|Other I/O||1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output|
1 x Hasselblad Cord H Input
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini FlashSync Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm FlashSync Output
|Power I/O||1 x DC Input|
|Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)||None|
|Display Type||Fixed Touchscreen LCD|
|Secondary Display||Top: Status Display|
|Type||Built-In Electronic (LCD)|
|Diopter Adjustment||-5 to +3.5|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual Focus|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||1 to +19 EV|
|Guide Number||39.4′ / 12 m|
|Maximum Sync Speed||None|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +3 EV|
|Dedicated Flash System||TTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, PC Terminal|
|Operating Temperature||14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C|
|Battery Type||1 x 3200 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Grip, 7.2 VDC, 3200 mAh|
|Tripod Mounting Thread||1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)|
1 x 3/8″-16 Female (Bottom)
|Accessory Mount||1 x Hot Shoe Mount|
|Material of Construction||Steel, Aluminum|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||6 x 5.2 x 4.8″ / 153 x 131 x 122 mm (Excluding Protrusions)|
|Weight||3.6 lb / 1633 g (Body with Battery and Memory)|
|Package Weight||8 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||12 x 11.6 x 7.5″|
This camera may not be suitable for everyone’s needs and preferences. However, if you know how to work around its limitations, you may capture some pretty great pictures when the conditions are ideal. For me, the overall image quality and look that this camera produces is special enough to outweigh the current list of drawbacks, some of which I am sure can be easily remedied in a firmware update and future versions of Phocus. For example, I am sure that future versions of Phocus will include a feature that will allow you to change the color temperature of your images.
- Recording onto easily accessible media CFAST2.0 media
- Complete reading across the breadth of the sensor with no horizontal cropping.
- The incredible appearance that can be achieved with these lenses when combined with such a large sensor
- Beautiful three-dimensional rendering of the objects, with outstanding fall off and silky bokeh.
- Stunning hues right out of the package.
- Medium-format video in a form factor that is so tiny that it can even be mounted on a handheld gimbal.
- Even in strongly overexposed regions, the highlight roll off is attractive to the eye.
- Phocus takes a long time to convert compressed raw data into DNG files after expanding them.
- There is no method to check the remaining storage capacity on the CFAST card.
- Rolling shutter is noticeable in quick pans or while shooting fast-moving objects.
- Even for scratching purposes, the audio is impossible to utilize.
- In some circumstances, shadows can highlight audible disturbances.
- Highlights that have been overexposed typically have a very faint purple hue.
- The MP4 files have a price of 25 pence and a length that is distinct from that of the DNG sequences.
- After each and every shot, live view will be deactivated and must be restarted.