Hasselblad has launched the third video in its ongoing ‘Hasselblad Dwelling’ 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 the very best 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 can comply with it till it reaches the fingers of the client.
With the serial quantity assigned, it’s onto putting in the software program of the digital camera and finishing extra meeting of the primary digital camera 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 digital camera that particular sensor unit is put in in. The digital camera 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 employees alter focus, take away mud and apply different high quality management measures earlier than shifting onto the ultimate picture high quality check. Utilizing each studio scenes and colour 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 pictures.
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 arduous to not respect the extent of precision and a focus to element that goes into every digital camera unit earlier than it’s packaged up and shipped off.