Scott Sheehan, Thomson Grass Valley, The Infinity Series
The Infiniti camera by Thomson Grass Valley provides a shooting solution for those requiring a camera which shoots many different formats, works within a 4:2:2 colour space, and is a full-sized shoulder mounted camera with interchangeable lenses.
The infiniti looks like a cross between modern technology and traditional camera design. This is not a sub-$10 000 camera - expect to pay $30 000 to jump into this technology.
The camera is innovative in that it records to either Rev Pro discs, designed by Iomega, or direct to Compact Flash cards. The Rev Pro discs are available in either 40gb or 65gb and provide a robust and affordable recording technology designed to withstand the rigors of intensive professional use in production or television environments.
The camera records multiple formats, including working in a 4:2:2 colour space, making the camera suitable for chroma key work and high end effects.
Aimed at television stations, high-end corporate production and anyone needing the quality provided by two third inch sensors, recording in a 4:2:2 color space, with the benefits of interchangeable lenses and a shoulder mounted design - this camera offers professionals a toolset only found in high end camera.