Selling for just $3,500, the Chronos 1.4C high-speed camera has brought some insane ultra high-speed capabilities to the masses, but once you see what it can actually do in a real-world scenario, you’ll definitely want to play around with the device and have some real fun.
At least, that’s what I thought when I came across this hilarious video of Potato Jet recently. So, if you are ready to see what it’s like to crush a watermelon with a C-stand while filming it at whopping 4,500fps, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy!
It seems that shooting between 3,000 and 5,000fps is the sweet spot for capturing some stunning slo-mo videos, as long as you have a like-minded fellow filmmaker, a few crazy ideas and a couple of hours to spend. Of course, you’ll need this handy DSLR-like camera which makes even a boring punch in a face look dope and extremely entertaining.
Meanwhile, the first Chronos 2.1 HD camera was shipped out last Friday, so if you want to capture some eye-catching slow-motion videos but in Full HD resolution at a relatively affordable price, Kron Technologies has got you covered with their latest offering.
Something new is definitely on its way! The Chronos 2.1-HD early bird pre orders have been shipping since Friday afternoon. If you are waiting for your early bird unit, stay tuned, you should receive a tracking number ASAP! pic.twitter.com/yFYIs8u31Q
— Chronos Cameras (@ChronosCameras) February 6, 2020
Here’s a compilation of sample footage shot on the Chronos 2.1 HD and Chronos Ring.
And, the rig utilized for filming the above samples:
The successor of the Chronos 1.4C sports 4/3” Full HD 1920×1080 image sensor that captures 1000fps at Full HD (1920×1080) and up to mind-boggling 100,000 fps at lower resolutions. The all-new camera is available in color and monochrome versions as well as 8GB, 16GB and 32GB memory options for 2.5, 5 and 11 second record time respectively.
Regarding lens choices, videographers can choose between Nikon F, Canon EF, Micro Four Thirds (passive) and C mounts available as field-swappable options. As part of the package and besides the camera itself, users will get CS to C and Nikon F mount adapters along with a battery and 32GB card.
Other neat features on the Chronos 2.1 HD include 5″ touchscreen display with 1000 nits of brightness, HDMI connection, SD card slot, USB and SATA ports alongside the ability to save RAW video files all packed into a standard DSLR body.
Chronos 2.1-HD Ultra High-Speed Camera Highlights
- 4/3” Full HD CMOS image sensor with 2.1Gpx/s throughput
- Electronic Global shutter
- Dynamic range 10.3 stops (62.4 dB) (preliminary)
- Nikon F, Canon EF, Micro Four Thirds, and C mounts supported
- Base ISO 500 (Color), 1000 (Monochrome) sensitivity
- 5″ 800×480 1,000 nit touchscreen (multitouch, capacitive)
- Multiple RAM versions
- Internal Recording on an SD card, External Storage Option via USB and SATA interface
- H.264/MP4 recording format
- RAW video recording (Uncompressed DNG RAW)
- Bit depth 12-bit
- AC Adapter or battery
- Focus peaking highlights sharp edges for quick and perfect focus
- Network: Gigabit Ethernet
- Trigger Two Trigger inputs/frame strobe outputs (BNC and Aux)
- Audio* Microphone/Line input, headphone output
- Video HDMI monitor output
- USB USB type A (host) and micro B (device)
- SATA eSATA 3Gbps
- Low-noise variable speed fan – camera can run indefinitely without overheating
- Weight: 3.3lbs
- Dimensions: 155mm x 96mm x 67.3mm (6.11″ x 3.78″ x 2.65″)
- Price – $5,000
For more details and specs, head over to Kron Technologies’ official website here.
[source: Potato Jet]
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