I’m not surprised we now have a camera capable of 1k frames per second at 4k resolution but what I’m surprised about is the fact that it’s not from Phantom. This new powerhouse is from FOR-A. They’re calling it the FT-One.
There are no demo videos available, they literally just showed the first ever footage to Cinegear expo attendees. I was lucky enough to be one of them.
After the six of us sat down in a dark room with the huge 4k projector they gave us a quick overview and then the lights dimmed. The first shot was of a killer whale doing a backflip at some Japanese sea world. It took 3 minutes for it to do the full backflip, it is that slow.
The latitude and detail was unreal. I could see in every shadow and seriously thought the footage looked better than real life. I had my doubts on the difference between 1080p and 4k but I think anyone will be able to tell the difference and in a good way.
I was sure it was all professionally graded but they informed us that zero color correction or any post was used. All the clips were directly off the camera itself.
I only saw one instance of flickering and one minor instance of rolling shutter but I was pixel peeping the whole time. An average person wouldn’t notice unless he/she was looking for it.
The camera itself is the size of a large car battery. It won’t be easy to transport or rig but certainly will be worth it.
Expected price is about $150k so this will be a rental for most cinematographers.
Here’s the preliminary specs-