We first received the news from View Factor (story HERE) that they had rehoused a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera into that tiny little Novo frame. Now Nick Lantz from Radiant Images demonstrates the steroid induced GoPro Novo digital cinema camera. The Novo camera is available for hire from Radiant Images starting at $250 a day up to $750 for a week.

It is the ideal solution for cinematographers who are enamored by the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but held back by the Hero3’s cinematic limitations.

NOVO Camera Demonstration:

NOVO______________________________ vs. __ GOPRO HERO 3 Black Edition
Interchangeable C-mount ____________________ Fixed lens Field of View: 170°
Back focus adjustable _______________________ n/a
Auto Exposure Disabled / user controls on & off ___ Always Auto Exposure
Highest grade of internal OLPF looks filmic ______ Attached to back element of lens creates Sharper video look
PCB board allows for custom programing ________ n/a
Thickness .5in ____________________________ Thickness .83in
Width 2.47in ______________________________ Width 2.3in
Height 1.85in _____________________________ Height 1.6in
Weight 3.2oz ______________________________ Weight 2.7oz

Novo Cinema Camera

Novo Shared Common Specs With GoPro Camera:
Sensor Size Back-illuninated CMOS Sensor 1/2.5″ 7.81mm Diag
12.40 Megapixel
Resolution 4K, 2.7K, 1080
Frame Rate
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
Base ISO 640
Latitude 8 Stops
Bit Rate / Format / Time

NOVO Camera Vs GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition. Side by Side (Field Of View) test:

Novo Camera

For more information about the Novo camera please visit the Radiant Images and View Factor websites.

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