Figure 1. The unique ColorVu aperture. The amount of light entering the F1.0 aperture is four times that of F2.0.
The lenses also feature Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) Coating and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) optical glass, to reduce light flare and efficiently reproduce an image’s sharpness and color saturation.
ColorVu high sensitivity sensors, meanwhile, employ a new light-collection structure that vastly improves the utilization of available light. This does a much better job of rendering natural-looking light and color in dark locations.
Not your standard supplementary light
Naturally, there will be some scenarios – such as inside an office or a retail premises – when some supplementary light is needed. However, the standard white light used within most video cameras will never recreate natural-looking nighttime video. What’s more, this kind of light generates significant pollution, and can be a disturbance to anyone in the vicinity.
To resolve this, ColorVu cameras are equipped with warm, organic supplementary light. This delivers a more balanced picture, richer colors, and an overall rendering that’s much more realistic.
Bringing it all together
It’s bringing all of these elements together – the super aperture, advanced sensors, organic supplementary lighting and digital noise reduction – that enables ColorVu cameras to capture a rainbow of colors in the darkest of environments.