New High Speed cinema camera at NAB

I had a nice chat with John Rule and his associate at Fastec about the new TS3 camera they’re introducing by end of summer. Big 1 inch imager, 700+fps, 720p, handheld form-factor(without being tethered to a laptop), huge LCD screen, built in 128gb SSD, and the best thing- they’re using the Adobe Cinema DNG codec, so the quality should really hold up in post.

It’s not cheap, but when you compare it to the approx $150,000 price tag of a Phantom Flex, the $30,000 is not bad- especially as a rental house item. I love the Flex(we shot with one last week), but it doesn’t always fit into most budgets. I can’t wait to try this new Fastec out!