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September 16th, 2014

Photokina 2014 – Panasonic announces new 4K LUMIX DMC-LX100 – contains micro 4/3s MOS Sensor and an F1.7 Leica DC Vario-Summilux fixed zoom lens

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Panasonic's LX100 can capture UHD (3840x2160) and contains a new Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (24-75mm 35mm equivalent) f/1.7 - f/2.8.
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 Canon releasing their underwhelming (at … 
September 15th, 2014

At Photokina 2014, Canon introduces the successor to the 7D. Is the EOS 7D Mark II worth the five year wait?

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Canon announced the successor of its 7D DSLR with the EOS 7D Mark II.
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 … 
September 15th, 2014

At IBC 2014, Atomos announce Power Station for continuous power in the field and show off the shipping version of 4K Shogun monitor/recorder

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
With their new Power Station, Atomos enters the battery market with an advanced power management solution.
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 and … 
September 14th, 2014

IBC2014 – IO Industries to release 4KSDI – 4K/UHD camera head with 3G/HD-SDI outputs, Super 35mm-sized sensor with Global Shutter and more!

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
The 4KSDI is the perfect small camera for shooting in tight spaces where professional quality is a must.
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 goes to show you … 
September 13th, 2014

IBC2014 – Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q adds 4K ProRes capability

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
The Odyssey7Q is now the most affordable yet high-value 4K video analysis tool in the industry.
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 be available through a free firmware upgrade later this … 
September 12th, 2014

IBC2014 – RØDE Microphones to release their flagship Stereo VideoMic X for single system audio

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
At IBC2014, RØDE Microphones just announced their new flagship Stereo VideoMic X for single-system audio. The on-camera mic features acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output. The SVMX contains an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser capsules that are housed in integrated Rycote® Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, protecting the sensitive … 
September 12th, 2014

AJA releases new CION teaser reel. Shot in UltraHD with no post work performed.

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
AJA Video Systems released a brand new teaser reel shot using the soon-to-be-shipping CION camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California.
AJA Video Systems is showing a new video shot on their upcoming and much anticipated digital cinema camera, CION. The film was shot recently in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, and was captured in UltraHD at 23.98 fps and ProRes 4444. CION – Science of the Beautiful; Ungraded Images Reel from AJA Marketing on … 
September 12th, 2014

IBC2014 – Sony unveils revolutionary doc-style camera, PXW-FS7 – 4K XDCAM with a Super 35 CMOS sensor

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Sony releases new 4K PXW-FS7 that is optimized for long-form with XAVC-L recording, native E-Mount, XQD Media and a comfortable, robust design.
Following in ARRI’s footsteps with the release of the AMIRA, Sony today announced a brand new digital cinema camera that is targeted towards documentary and indie shooters. From the specs, the PXW-FS7 looks like a revolutionary camera, which lately Sony seems to release every six months or so. The FS7 contains an E-mount, records a … 

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September 10th, 2014

16×9 Inc. introduces Movcam A7S Cage for Sony a7S

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
16x9 Inc. announced the new Movcam A7S Cage and Cage Kit.
You know a camera is good when you start seeing 3rd party camera accessory manufacturers building specific rigs for it. The Sony a7S is the camera of the moment for indie filmmakers. 16×9 Inc. just announced a new cage kit specifically designed for the a7S. Read the release… (VALENCIA, Calif, September 10th, 2014) — 16×9 … 
September 10th, 2014

IBC2014 Preview – Teradek announces Beam, a new camera-back broadcast contribution encoder

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Teradek announced Beam, a camera-back broadcast contribution encoder capable of delivering stunning HD video at bit rates up to 50Mbps.
Teradek, which is now part of the Vitec Group, creates wireless video devices for remote video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting. They’re one of the most innovative companies to hit the production marketplace in years. Today, they announced Beam, a camera-back broadcast contribution encoder that can capture HD at bit-rates … 

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