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…

Samsung NX1 - Easy 4K

With the NX1 and its efficient H.265 codec, Samsung delivers a 4K powerhouse
By Neil Matsumoto
While we're still a long way off from viewing 4K television broadcasts, 4K capture has been a reality for several years, with cameras like the RED EPIC and Sony F55 for high-end features and the Panasonic GH4 and Canon EOS-1D C for indie productions. But with this explosion of cameras,…

The New 4K ARRI ALEXA SXT

ARRI to release the ALEXA SXT, which offers in-camera 4K capture
By Neil Matsumoto
For years, one of the biggest criticisms of the ALEXA camera was that it did not offer 4K recording. Because it's a professional digital camera system whose primary distribution is through broadcast and cinema, ARRI took their time in releasing a 4K camera since 1080 and 2K are still the…

The Indie Broadcaster

Whether you’re shooting for the small screen or the web, broadcast gear doesn’t have to break your budget
By Alex Cunningham
Back in the old days—think 15, even 10 years ago—there was a huge gap when it came to the sort of gear used to shoot big-budget features and TV shows compared to low-budget indies and cash-strapped broadcast productions. But thanks to the digital revolution, and fueled by the insatiable demand…

Built For Post

Panasonic releases not one, but two new VariCams, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS
By Dan Brockett
A decade ago, the original Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam was a ground-breaking technical achievement. It was the first 2⁄3-inch-CCD, high-definition production camera that was capable of variable frame rates. Featuring frame rates that were selectable from 4 fps to 60 fps in single-frame increments, the camera could also change frame rates…

Compact Broadcaster

Sony’s PXW-X70 XDCAM camcorder delivers the “ENG” experience in a small package
By Neil Matsumoto
You may have read reports that the camcorder is dead. After all, the masses are now shooting video with their mobile phones, and the rest are shooting motion with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Even with vast improvements in DSLR technology, if shooting video is your primary function, a camcorder is…
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