Eye In The Sky

The state of camera drones for film and television production
By Dan Brockett
2015 is destined to go down in history books as the year of the drone. A quick scan of the floor at NAB revealed new, lower-cost, more advanced drone technology everywhere. As a producer, director or cinematographer, you may have merely a passing interest in drones, but your projects in…

In The Driver's Seat

With groundbreaking new cameras, ARRI looks to dominate all sectors of the high-end production industry
By Neil Matsumoto
Along with Panavision, ARRI has been the gold standard in the production industry for decades, but the Munich-based company has had a much smoother transition to the digital age than their American rival. ARRI released the Arriflex D-20/21 in 2005, and although it wasn't an immediate success, cinematographers appreciated that…

Cinema EOS V2.0

Profiling the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II and testing the EOS C100 Mark II
By Neil Matsumoto
Announced back in 2011, the Canon EOS C300 has been one of Canon's most successful video cameras since the launch of their Cinema EOS division, and at NAB 2015, they finally upgraded the camera to 4K. The EOS C300 Mark II is targeted at a broad range of shooters (cinema,…

August 2015

Ultra-high-precision alignment technology is used to implement three 4K sensors on a new prism, allowing the support of next-generation ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard's widening color space.
By The Editors
4K GAME CHANGER The new Sony HDC-4300 is the first camera to use three 2⁄3-inch 4K image sensors while mounting B4-mount lenses like Sony's popular HDC-2000-series cameras. The existing HDLA-1500 series, control and shading systems, viewfinders and master setup units can be swapped between the HD and 4K systems. The…

Sony Unveils HDC-4300 - 1st Camera With Three 4K Image Sensors

Delivers 4K/HD capabilities for sports and event broadcasts - up to 8X super-slo-mo in Full HD with proven HDC Series performance
By Neil Matsumoto
Here at HDVideoPro, since a lot of our coverage is on indie filmmaking, we sometimes overlook the important broadcast world. Even with a large number of documentaries moving towards large sensor cameras (Canon C300, ARRI AMIRA, Sony FS7, etc.) for sporting and event productions, cameras containing 2/3" sensors with B4-mount…

ARRI's Total Domination

The Mighty ARRI Display Their New Mini And Other Groundbreaking Products
By Neil Matsumoto
As usual, ARRI had one of the busiest booths on the floor with attendees elbowing their way in to get up-close-and-personal with the latest gear. But NAB 2015 was a pretty big year for ARRI as they announced game-changing new gear – perhaps even besting Blackmagic. On the lighting side,…
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