For.A FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera

For.A FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera

For.A FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera

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The For.A FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera captures high-speed 4K video as RAW data at up to 860 fps. It shoots at a variety of frame rates including 24, 60, 120, and up to the maximum of 860 fps. The main feature of this camera is "Fiber-Optic connectivity". Used with the optional FT1-BS base station, the camera can be used in live outdoor coverage, in a studio setup, or in other applications requiring long-distance transmission. It features a 12-bit CMOS sensor with 4096 x 2304 resolution, which is slightly larger than the DCI standard. The Sensor features an ISO rating of 640, and provides an image with an 11-stop dynamic range. It uses a global shutter that allows the images to avoid rolling shutter artifacts.

The FT-ONE-OPT carries camera signals via an optical cable. It has a Gigabit Ethernet connection, and carries genlock signals. It also features an intercom or broadcast scenarios or emergencies, and switchable VF out and RET 1/2 outputs.

The CMOS sensor is equivalent in size to a Super 35 sized sensor, preserving the depth of field associated with cinema productions. The camera has a PL lens mount, allowing it to accept PL mounted cinema style lenses, as well as full frame lenses with a PL mount. The camera records 9.8 seconds of 4K footage at 860 fps, which you can play out as 4K or HD through the camera, or transfer the RAW files to available SSD modules for on camera play back. The available SSD modules will hold approximately 90 seconds of high-speed video, and can be hot swapped to transfer the footage to available storage for editing.

By partitioning the camera's internal RAM, the camera can output 4K or HD from one partition, while simultaneously recording to another. The built-in 12-Axis color corrector allows you to adjust hue and saturation for each of the 12 colors, which is useful when trying to match the HD output of the FT-One to other cameras. Color correction settings only affect the HD output, leaving the RAW files unaffected.


Advanced FT1-CMOS Sensor
For.A developed the FT1-CMOS sensor, which is equivalent in size to Super 35mm, specifically for this camera. The sensor features 4096 x 2304 resolution, an ISO rating of 640, an 11-stop dynamic range, and a global shutter.
Slow Motion in 4K up to 860 FPS
The FT-One captures 4K images at select frame rates: 24, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 360, 420, 480, 540, 600, 720, 760, 780, 860, and 900. 1
Fast Recording, SSD Memory Capacity
RAW capture is recorded to internal RAM. You can shoot in 4K resolution for up to 9.8 seconds at 860 fps, while slower frame rates allow for longer recording times. Recorded footage can be transferred to available 2TB SSD cartridges, each of which can hold up to 84 seconds of material. The cartridges are hot swappable, so there is no need to power down the camera and stop shooting as you swap out cartridges.
RAW Conversion
The FT-1READ Converter (sold separately) is a RAW to DPX converter for the FT-ONE camera unit. The 12-bit RAW material is recorded to the internal memory and SSD cartridges in the camera. Before color grading or editing, this RAW data (not video output) must be converted to a common file format. The conversion produces DPX files with your preferred parameters.
Storage Partitioning
The internal RAM can be used as a single space or partitioned from 2 to 16 spaces for simultaneous recording or playback. Partitioning enables you to record new scenes while playing back recorded scenes already stored in any partition.
Simultaneous 4K Recording/Playback
Simultaneous 4K recording and playback are supported by using 1080p HD-SDI signals. In addition, 2 downconverted HD-SDI outputs allow you to monitor the signal on a preview monitor and a viewfinder with an on-screen information display.
Versatile Trigger Support
Constant image capture begins as soon as this camera is turned on, and it continues to overwrite the internal RAM until the record trigger is pressed. The record trigger has three settings:
Start - records to available space on the partition, beginning with when recording was triggered. End - saves the images recorded prior to triggering the recording.
Center - saves the video before and after recording is triggered, up to the amount of available space on the partition.
Global Shutter System
The high-speed global shutter system counteracts rolling shutter artifacts that might otherwise occur with fast motion.
12-Axis Color Correction
For.A's 12-axis color correction allows the FT-One to match the output of traditional cameras. This adjustment only affects the camera's video output, and does not affect the RAW files.
Genlock Input
The camera accepts genlock signals allowing it to seamlessly fit into an existing mobile or studio system.
Carries camera signals via an optical cable. When used with the FT-1BS base station (sold separately), the camera can be used in live outdoor coverage, in a studio setup, or in other applications requiring long-distance transmission.
In the Box
For.A FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera
  • Dedicated AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    For.A FT-ONE-OPT specs

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    Image Sensor Size Super35
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Effective Sensor Resolution 4096 x 2304
    Color Filter Bayer
    Shutter Type Global Shutter
    ISO 640 (Native)
    Gain 0 to 42 dB (Expanded)
    0 to 12 dB (Native)
    Advertised Dynamic Range 11 Stops
    Lens Mount PL Mount
    Shutter Speed 1/24 to 1/50,000 sec
    Built-In ND Filter None
    Recording Media 2 x FT-ONE SSD Card Slots
    Internal Recording
    Video Connectors 4 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Monitor Output
    2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Input
    Audio Connectors 1 x 5-Pin XLR Mic Level Input
    2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x BNC Genlock 
    1 x RJ45 Control Input/Output
    1 x BNC Reference Output
    1 x 9-Pin D-Sub GPI Output
    Battery Type V-Mount
    Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 to 17 VDC) Input
    Power Consumption ≥180 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 30 to 85%
    Accessory Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    Dimensions 9.1 x 11.6 x 19.1" / 232 x 294 x 487 mm (Without Protrusions)
    Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg

    For.A FT-ONE-OPT reviews

    FT-ONE-OPT Full 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera/But now I'm poor This camera was great. Even the box it came in, was very nice, considering i live in it now.
    Date published: 2015-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Positively the best! I was looking originally for something straightforward to get some good shots of my family, maybe our dog, maybe a secondary camera to add on in my little home photography studio. I thought this sounded like a good option, especially for the price, and figured there was no harm in giving it a try.I have to say, I have NEVER taken such great pictures! The shots of my dog came out really clearly, better than anything else I've ever taken. Action shots are no problem for this thing. I'm pretty sure I can watch my wife's hair grow. The video is great too, far better than my expectations. Positively beautiful pictures and video, every time, no questions asked. It's a real workhorse. And for the price? You can't get anything better, for sure.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement for my GoPro If you thought GoPros' were awesome, this thing will completely shatter that thought. I strapped this bad boy to my chest and never looked back. When skiing the extra weight from the camera helps increase your overall speed as well while capturing some great footage.
    Date published: 2017-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera, great value I got this just because it was so cheap and I needed something to take photos and short videos of some stuff I was selling on craigslist. It definitely does the job at a great price. Would recommend!
    Date published: 2017-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty good camera for the money I use this to take selfies of me and my girlfriend, a bit bulky though
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great camera for the family I bought this camera to take videos of my family on vaca, or just around the house. Works great. 4 stars only because it didn't ship with a lens, but for $128, I can't complain!
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for interviews I couldn't recommend this camera more. I use it for as my b-cam for interviews instead of my 5dmii. It's been thrilling to get so much footage to work with.
    Date published: 2017-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Great deal. Provides an O.K video for the low price it has. Good beginner's camera
    Date published: 2015-02-26
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