Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter

NEWS Fujifilm’s 8K superstar Hot on the heels of the 26-megapixel

and 15fps using the mechanical shutter. Quite incredibly, the fastest shutter speed when using the electronic shutter is 1/180,000sec. The X-H2 features the same internal codecs as its sibling, with a choice of Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT. When recording ProRes, the X-H2 supports proxy recording to reduce the stress on computers editing 8K footage. When recording externally via HDMI to a compatible Atomos or Blackmagic, 12-bit Raw video output can be recorded as Apple ProRes Raw or Blackmagic Raw in up to 8K at 29.97fps or 4K at 60p. Internally, 8K movies can be recorded to the CFexpress card at 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. The X-H2 has a heat-dissipating design the same as the X-H2S, to enable recording 8K/30p video for approximately 160 minutes. The X-H2 supports F-Log and F-Log2 gamma, which records expanded dynamic range of more than 13 stops. The X-H2 has 3.33 million phase detection AF points - more than the X-H2S with 2.16 million - but its performance is not at the same level as the X-H2S, which has the

X-H2S, with its superfast stacked sensor, comes Fujifilm’s new high-resolution X-H2. Its 40.2-megapixel sensor means it is designed for 8K video. Both cameras use Super 35-size sensors: the fifth- generation X-Trans CMOS. The cameras look virtually identical and share many of the same features, such as the incredibly quick X-Processor 5, a 5.76-million-dot EVF and use of CFexpress Type B and SD UHS-II card slots. The X-H2 uses the same battery and is also compatible with the optional battery grip and file transmitter grip for the X-H2S, plus a cooling fan to prevent overheating when shooting video. Overall, the X-H2S is the speed king, with very low rolling shutter, stills frame rates up to 40fps, 120p video in 4K with a crop – or 60p without – and a maximum video resolution of 6.3K open gate. The X-H2 is a higher-resolution camera that shoots 8K video and 40-megapixel still images. That’s the highest-resolution APS-C mirrorless on the market. The X-H2 can capture stills at 20fps blackout-free with the electronic shutter WIDE ZOOM FOR MEDIUM FORMAT

ANOTHER LOOK The shape of the components has been updated

and to accommodate the internal zoom system, ensuring the lens length is constant, which is ideal for video. The lens barrel is weather-sealed in 12 places to ensure dust/weather resistance and the front lens element has a fluorine coating for protection. AF is fast and silent, and there’s an 82mm filter thread.

aspherical element and three ED elements. The optic uses Fujifilm’s Nano-GI coating to combat ghosting, has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm and only weighs 725g/1.6lb. Magnesium alloy is used around the lens mount to make it light and robust. The shape of components has been updated to keep the mount area slim

Fujifilm’s GFX medium format system now has a GF20-35mm f/4 R WR ultra- wide zoom lens, equivalent to 16-28mm in the 35mm format. It is suitable for all GFX cameras, including high-resolution 100-megapixel models. The £2349/$2499 lens is constructed from 14 elements in ten groups, with three aspherical elements, one ED



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