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…

4K Paradise - The Samsung NX500

Hands on review of the new Samsung NX500 - a compact mirrorless camera system that captures 4K and UHD
By Neil Matsumoto
Although a relatively new player to the world of interchangeable lens cameras, Samsung has made waves in the professional photography world, especially with their NX1 – a powerhouse mirrorless camera that contains a Super 35mm sized, 28-megapixel CMOS sensor, a high-speed DRIMe V image processor, and records 4K and UHD…

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,…

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,…

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…

Blackmagic Gives Birth To An URSA Mini And Much More

Blackmagic sets off a bomb at NAB2015 with 38 new products, including a new imaging sensor, three new cameras, a big update to DaVinci Resolve, and more
By Neil Matsumoto
It’s NAB time so you know what that means. A slew of new Blackmagic products - all 38 of them! How does one company accomplish so much? Well, I certainly don’t have the time to write about all 38 products, but I will give you a rundown on the exciting…
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