Well, this is an interesting one. Atomos, largely famous for its monitor/recorder systems is getting into camera sensors. Atomos has announced that it has completed the development of a new “world class 8K video sensor” designed for cinema cameras to shoot 8K content. Atomos hasn’t released much information about the sensor, but they say they are in talks with several camera manufacturers.
It’s an interesting move, for sure, but it’s one that’s been in the works for a long time. Atomos acquired the intellectual property rights and the technical team from broadcast equipment firm, Grass Valley five years ago. The goal of that acquisition seems to have been specifically to “develop a leading-edge 8K video sensor”. The press release reads as follows: