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Samsung 870 QVO 8TB SSD
Wooden Camera RED KOMODO ACCESSORIES
EOS R5 CAMERA Canon
Samsung has announced its second- generation quad-level cell (QLC) flash drive, the 870 QVO SATA SSD. It features possibly an industry-leading capacity of up to eight terabytes, which brings it into the realms of the professional user, with its mix of speed, storage capacity and reliability. In the past, consumers have had to choose between SSDs – which provide superior performance – and HDDs, which traditionally offer greater capacity. Samsung’s 870 QVO SSD, however, is able to reliably offer the best of both worlds, making it an optimal choice for mainstream PC users who prioritise performance and value, as well as for professional users who require high levels of capacity. Following the launch of Samsung’s first consumer QLC drive – the 860 QVO – in 2018, this is Samsung’s second- generation QVO SSD, which offers a doubled capacity of 8TB as well as enhanced performance and reliability. The 870 QVO offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 560 MB/s and 530 MB/s respectively, with the drive’s Intelligent TurboWrite technology allowing it to maintain peak performance levels using a large variable SLC buffer. The drive also delivers a 13% improvement in random read speed compared to the 860 QVO, making it ideally suited for everyday computing needs such as multitasking, gaming and web browsing. The renewed Data Migration and Magician 6 software provides a host of improved and added features, enabling users to upgrade, manage and optimise their SSDs with greater ease. The 870 range comes in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 8TB models, and is already available, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of £110.99 for the 1TB model, and also comes with a three-year limited warranty.
Wooden Camera has announced a full range of Red-approved accessories compatible with the much-anticipated Red Komodo camera. These products are currently available for pre-order with an expected shipping date later in August. Accessory kits range from Base, Advanced and Pro, and include all-new Red Komodo-specific accessories like the LW 15mm Baseplate (Red Komodo) and Complete Top Mount Kit (Red Komodo, Arca-Swiss). The Complete Top Mount Kit features a new top mount that provides a centre Arca-Swiss-style dovetail clamping slot, as well as 1/4in-20 and 3/8in-16 threaded holes for attaching accessories. The complete Top Mount Kit includes all three top mount Arca-Swiss accessories: top handle, monitor hinge and top-plate. Each Arca-Swiss accessory is also available as a Top Mount Kit or by itself. To mount each Arca-Swiss accessory to the camera, the top mount is required. This provides users the option to mix and match accessories to meet their production needs. Designed specifically for the Red Komodo, the Canon RF to PL Mount Pro (Red Komodo) adapts PL lenses to the Canon RF mount on the camera. The B-Box (Red Komodo) attaches easily to the camera’s BP-9 battery slot and provides a breakout for the camera’s EXT connector. Power the camera with the Battery Slide Pro V-Mount or Gold Mount (Red Komodo). This product attaches to the BP-9 battery slot and powers the camera using a right-angle LEMO compatible connector. Wooden Camera has also announced production-ready kits for Canon’s R5 camera bound for high-end videography, including a unfied DSLR small cage, a Canon RF to PL mount for cine lenses and Zip Box Pro for unwanted flares.
The new Canon EOS R5 camera is seen by many to be the natural successor to the 5D Mark II first seen back in 2009 – this, of course, is from a videography standpoint. The spec at least is impressive; this is the highest resolution EOS camera ever. The DIGIC X processor, CMOS sensor and RF lenses combine to advance image quality and achieve a resolution exceeding 45 megapixels. Up to 100% AF coverage with 5,940 selectable AF points and ISO range of 100-51,200 keep subjects sharp, even in extreme low-light conditions. Dual-card slots support a high-speed CFexpress and SD UHS-II card, housed in a weather-resistant magnesium body. The headline is, of course, the 8K capture, especially at 12-bit Raw video internally using the full width of the sensor for a cinematic result, with continuous eye and face AF tracking for people and animals. Starting from an 8K base, the EOS R5 also delivers great 4K. Capture 4K DCI (full-frame) and 4K UHD at frame rates up to 120p (119.88fps) with 4:2:2 10-bit quality, enabling high-resolution slow motion with full AF performance. User demand sees the return of the multicontroller to EOS R5 with touch- and-drag AF using the 3.2-inch, 2.1 million dot resolution, vari-angle touchscreen. With Dual Pixel Raw also supported, correction of the focus and contrast in the background and changing the lighting in portraits is possible after capture – enhancing creative possibilities. The 0.5- inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) refreshes at 120fps with 5.76 million dot resolution for a staggeringly realistic view of the world comparable to an optical viewfinder. Basic high-end spec is 8K Raw internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped), 8K internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped) in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
18 DEF I N I T ION | SEPTEMBER 2020
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