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A sensor’s signal-to-noise ratio is indicative of the quality of its electronic signals. On the new HD CMOS PRO sensor used in the XA35, this has been improved by 3dB. When combined with the DIGIC DV4 image processor, which has powerful noise processing capabilities, overall noise is reduced by over 40% compared to previous models (XA25, XA20). This means higher quality image capture, even for footage shot in low light.
Two new gamma recording modes, “Highlight Priority” and “Wide DR”, have been included. The Highlight Priority mode helps to suppress white blowout (loss of information due to overexposure) by capturing more image data in the mid-to high-brightness range, so that clouds in the sky look more three dimensional and metallic objects are rendered more realistically and in-detail. Meanwhile, the Wide DR mode achieves an expanded, wide dynamic range of 600% so that subtle colour gradations are well captured even for high brightness areas.
The camcorder has HD/ SD SDI terminals, a standard interface for professional application such as on TV broadcast or movie production sets. Compatible with live relay and can be directly connected to broadcast relay systems. Uncompressed video, audio and time code data can be sent to external devices for recording. Linking with a GPS unit for geotagging of shooting locations is also possible. All these features work to aid the film production and editing process.
* 35mm film-equivalent focal lengths.