Hasselblad has launched the third video in its ongoing ‘Hasselblad Residence’ sequence, showcasing how the Swedish firm produces and assessments its X System medium format cameras inside its Gothenburg headquarters.
Throguhout the four-minute video, Hasselblad reveals the five-step manufacturing and testing course of it makes use of to make sure all X System cameras are correctly constructed and programmed to get the most effective picture high quality doable. Step one within the course of is a beauty verify to make sure the digital camera physique itself is undamaged from the manufacturing course of. If it clears the beauty verify, that digital camera is assigned a serial quantity, which is able to observe it till it reaches the arms of the shopper.
With the serial quantity assigned, it’s onto putting in the software program of the digital camera and finishing extra meeting of the principle digital camera unit. Hasselblad says it assessments every sensor independently — by capturing over 700 take a look at photographs — and makes use of that information to create a calibration profile that’s then put in on the digital camera that particular sensor unit is put in in. The digital camera will apply that particular calibration profile to every picture earlier than information is saved to the recording media.
From there, it’s onto the digital unit take a look at, whereby Hasselblad employees alter focus, take away mud and apply different high quality management measures earlier than transferring onto the ultimate picture high quality take a look at. Utilizing each studio scenes and shade charts, Hasselblad assessments the picture high quality of every digital camera utilizing each automated and handbook verification to make sure no anomalies are seen within the ensuing images.
The video is one more distinctive look right into a course of often hidden throughout the manufacturing facility partitions. No matter whether or not or not you personal — or have even shot with — a Hasselblad, it’s laborious to not respect the extent of precision and a spotlight to element that goes into every digital camera unit earlier than it’s packaged up and shipped off.