German high-speed camera developers Weisscam plans to speed the implemention of a 4K sensor into its high-speed T-CAM, based on the positive feedback it received at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas when it showed a non-functional prototype.

The company aims to fund the new sensor’s development with internet “crowdfunding”. 

The original plan had been to develop a 4K T-CAM for 2013. The T-CAM is currently available with a 2/3” sensor. Weisscam’s CEO Stefan Weiss said, “Because of the strong interest and astonishing number of requests we received for the 4K sensor, we think it is the right way to go and really want to do this ASAP. In order to help the push for more rapid development, we have decided to look to the public for their support through Crowdfunding beginning this June. For us, this is a completely new and exciting means of financing. If successful, it should mean that we can speed development of the 4K version of T-CAM for release this year.”

The Weisscam Company was started in by Weiss with the development of the Weisscam HS-1 in 2005.