Three-chip cameras make great colour. Back at the beginning of the month, we replayed an article originally published some time ago which talked about the benefits of 3-chip and single-sensor cameras. That about the most recent 3-chip camera intended to do cinema work, and , while never the most comprehensive database, does not list any credits for it after 2010.
Viper did perhaps a little better, with credits up to 2012, but the reality is difficult to ignore: 3-chip for cinema is a legacy concept for big-budget releases, and has been for pushing a decade. It not as if there have not been any developments in the field; Thomson now have very quiet, very sensitive 4K studio cameras, with high speed options, which would make it quite possible to produce a 4K, high speed capable version….