Hasselblad has launched the third video in its ongoing ‘Hasselblad House’ collection, 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 one of the best picture high quality potential. Step one within the course of is a beauty test to make sure the digicam physique itself is undamaged from the manufacturing course of. If it clears the beauty test, that digicam is assigned a serial quantity, which is able to observe it till it reaches the palms of the shopper.
With the serial quantity assigned, it’s onto putting in the software program of the digicam and finishing extra meeting of the principle digicam unit. Hasselblad says it assessments every sensor independently — by capturing over 700 check photographs — and makes use of that knowledge to create a calibration profile that’s then put in on the digicam that particular sensor unit is put in in. The digicam will apply that particular calibration profile to every picture earlier than knowledge is saved to the recording media.
From there, it’s onto the digital unit check, whereby Hasselblad staff modify focus, take away mud and apply different high quality management measures earlier than shifting onto the ultimate photograph high quality check. Utilizing each studio scenes and shade charts, Hasselblad assessments the picture high quality of every digicam utilizing each automated and guide verification to make sure no anomalies are seen within the ensuing images.
The video is yet one more distinctive look right into a course of normally hidden throughout the manufacturing unit partitions. No matter whether or not or not you personal — or have even shot with — a Hasselblad, it’s arduous to not respect the extent of precision and a focus to element that goes into every digicam unit earlier than it’s packaged up and shipped off.