In terms of 4K broadcast, many ENG shooters are being asked to shoot with digital motion picture tools - a difficult task, especially in terms of lenses. Several companies - first led by Fujinon's Cabrio series - have been releasing broadcast lenses that can also be used cine-style.
Today, Canon... more »
With facilities in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, AbelCine is one of the best sales, rental, service and training facilities in the industry. The company started in 1989 as a film camera service and repair company by brothers Pete and Rich Abel.
This Saturday, 10/18, AbelCine is throwing... more »
The Panasonic VariCam was one of the most popular professional HD cameras on the market, especially among indie filmmakers who were looking to emulate the look of film. But over the years, the cameras fell out of favor with feature cinematographers who were more attracted to large CMOS sensors found... more »
Just got the HERO4 Black last week and did a little shooting over the weekend. Full review of the camera will be in the next issue (HDVP Jan/Feb).
So far very impressed with the camera's 4K capabilities, especially when shooting in Protune where you have additional options.
Here's a video... more »
Last week was a big week for Adobe. They held their annual Adobe Max event in LA where the San Jose-based creative software company announced the latest releases to their Creative Cloud and more. The three day conference also included keynote presentations, labs and workshops where creative pros... more »
Created 10 years ago by Founder and CEO Nick Woodman, the GoPro was a miniature wrist camera that allowed surfers to take 35mm stills good enough for print magazines. But with the explosion of digital technology and social media, the GoPro became a cultural phenomenon, allowing adventure and extreme... more »
If you're of a certain age, you might remember Todd-AO -- a 70mm format that used a single 70mm piece of film (as opposed to Cinerama's three strip projection system). The format was used on several "event" films from the '50s and '60s, such as Oklahoma, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Sound... more »
In the consumer camera marketplace, Panasonic is going mano a mano with Sony in bringing innovative hybrid cameras to both photographers and filmmakers. Their GH4 has become one of the most talked about cameras in years, delivering both 4K DCI and UHD capture at high bitrates up to 200-Mb/s. With... more »
Along with the 5D Mark II, Canon's original EOS 7D was a key DSLR that changed the game for low budget filmmakers. Because it contained a smaller sensor (APS-C) than the 5D's full frame, the 7D was actually a better motion camera because the APS-C sensor is closer to the true frame size of 35mm motion... more »
Atomos just entered the battery market by announcing their new Power Station at IBC 2014. The new accessory will allow a crew to power up multiple devices in the field as well as hot swap a number of camera batteries.
"The Power Station is the Anton Bauer for the masses," said Jeromy Young, CEO... more »
Convergent Design announced their Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder adds 4K and UHD ProRes 422 HQ recording for the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others. Because of the efficiency of ProRes, you can capture more 4K video material to Odyssey7Q's dual SSDs. This capability will... more »
At IBC2014, it's time to add another 4K camera to the mix. Canada-based IO Industries' 4KSDI has been garnering a lot of attention on the exhibition floor with its small form factor, Super 35mm-sized sensor and 10-bit 4:2:2 RAW capture. It follows in the footsteps of their popular 2KSDI.
It really... more »