Novo – A Modified GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition Camera
The Novo is a GoPro Hero 3 that has been modified to control exposure, change focus and give the user the ability to swap lenses. Radiant Images along with View Factor Studios have tweaked the GoPro into a smaller aluminum body with more camera controls.
The Novo digital cinema camera is available exclusively at Radiant Images. The company states that it is an ideal solution for cinematographers who want the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but held back by the Hero3’s cinematic limitations.
The Novo, developed and engineered by View Factor Studios in collaboration with Radiant Images, is a re-housed GoPro Hero3 that is even smaller in size and much more flexible and robust for cinematic purposes.
Key new enhancements include a C-mount lens system with back focus adjustment, which allows macro shooting, exposure control capabilities that open up a wide-range of artistic possibilities for cinematographers and camera operators. An internal CPU interfaced to the camera permits users to disable the auto exposure feature and then adjust the aperture manually via the lens. This feature gives control to set a desired exposure and stops. Like the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition, the Novo is capable of capturing cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance – 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, plus the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps video modes.
Currently, Radiant Images is renting the set up at $295 a day or $885 a week.
|Sensor Size||Back-illuninated CMOS Sensor 1/2.5″ 7.81mm Diag|
|Resolution||4K, 2.7K, 1080|
4K Cin 4096×2160 / 12fps
4K 3840×2160 /15fps
2,7K Cin 2704×1440 / 24 & 25fps
1440p 1920×1440 / 24, 25, 30 & 48fps,
1080p 1920×1080 / 24, 25, 30, 48, 50 & 60fps
960p 1280×960 / 100fps
720p 1280×720 / 120fps
WVGA 848×480 / 240fps
|Bit Rate / Format / Time||MPEG-4-AVC/H.264|