Hasselblad has launched the third episode in its “Hasselblad Home” collection the place the corporate gives an intimate look into the “core of Hasselblad” and the ideas and processes concerned within the improvement and manufacturing of its medium format cameras.
Made at their headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, the X-system cameras are put by a exact manufacturing schedule along with rigorous testing and sensor calibration processes with every manufacturing technician following a particular coaching process that may range from one hour to a number of days relying on the duty within the meeting line. Many of those technicians have refined their abilities engaged on these programs at Hasselblad for over 30 years.
The corporate says that most of the minuscule parts require the utmost focus whereas assembling to make sure there are completely zero flaws, moreover, some elements require a “human contact” to attain the outcomes it appears for.
The X-System manufacturing is split into 5 phases. Within the first stage, elements are checked for beauty points earlier than being registered with serial numbers within the system permitting the staff to hint the elements as they transfer by each step of the method from meeting to ultimate supply. Subsequent, the cameras are programmed and absolutely assembled and have the newest accessible firmware loaded into the system.
The third step includes testing and calibrating every sensor unit, which is finished individually from the digicam physique in a calibration station. Hasselblad says that over 700 pictures are taken with varied settings the place specialised software program calculates compensation parameters and gives a calibration file particular to that particular person sensor. Then the sensor is cleaned utilizing a particular wipe and mixture of ethyl and isopropanol, after which the digital unit checks the place the main target, noise, energy, are examined and adjusted.
The ultimate step is the picture high quality part, the place pictures are taken in a studio atmosphere testing in opposition to colour charts for tonal accuracy, points with flare, and colour accuracy.
After the photographs are robotically analyzed, they’re checked manually for any irregularities the beforehand run automated checks might need missed. These could be beforehand unknown points the system hasn’t already been programmed to verify for. As soon as all of that is full and the cameras have handed their related checks, the nation and wifi settings are programmed and ultimate cleansing of the digicam is finished. Then these medium format cameras are packaged and shipped to distributors and creatives throughout the globe.
The video reveals a lot of those processes in magnificent element, and for these taken with related movies from the corporate, make sure to try the first and second episodes that go over different facets of the corporate’s digicam manufacturing.
Picture credit: Images supplied courtesy of Hasselblad.