Last Action Hero

GoPro lives up to its name with the release of the 4K HERO4 Black
By Neil Matsumoto
GoPro was founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman, who was looking for a cheaper way to capture pro-quality surfing shots. Thanks to the rise of social media and digital camera technology, GoPro is now a public company worth billions, and even has aspirations of becoming a media company, as well.…

Sony a7S

For photographers, mirrorless cameras have come a long way.
Lisette Rose
Main Features Of The Sony a7S • Full-frame image sensor (35.8x23.9mm) • Wide ISO sensitivity (ISO 200-409,600) for movies • Captures 15.3 stops of latitude • Captures XAVC S files at 50 Mb/s • S-Log2 gamma expands dynamic range by up to 1300% • Can output UHD (3840x2160) to third-party…

The DSLR Evolution

Back in 2008, Canon released the EOS 5D Mark II, which forever changed the way we shoot video.
Lisette Rose
WOODEN CAMERA 4K MOD + PL MOUNT; REDROCK MICRO RETROFLEX Back in 2008, Canon released the EOS 5D Mark II, which forever changed the way we shoot video. It was an act of rebellion, as novice and pro shooters alike traded their dedicated video camcorders in lieu of video-enabled DSLRs.…

4K In The Real World

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 offers a plethora of pro video features
By Dan Brockett
KEY SPECS • 4K video recording in Cinema 4K (4096x2160/24 fps) and QFHD 4K (3840x2160/up to 24/25/30 fps in MOV/MP4) • 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Micro 4/3 sensor • VFR (variable frame rate up to 96 fps in 1080p) time-lapse shot/stop-motion animation capability built in • Professional video functions (time…

Hands-On With The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

The hard-to-categorize 4K camera is a “pro” camera, but lacks many pro features
By Neil Matsumoto
Main Features • Contains a Super 35mm-sized 4K sensor (21.12x11.88mm) • EF mount only • Captures UHD (3840x2160) and full HD (1920x1080), but not DCI 4K (4096x2160) • At this time can only capture ProRes 422 (HQ), not CinemaDNG RAW • 12 stops of latitude • Removable 2.5-inch SSD storage…

When Worlds Collide

Nipros enables live broadcast shooting with 4K digital cinema cameras
By Dan Brockett
At first glance, it seems an incongruous pairing. Imagine shooting a live worldwide broadcast with a dozen RED EPICs, perhaps two handheld Canon EOS C500s and an ARRI ALEXA on a jib arm. Why would you attempt such a thing? The production parameters of live television are generally about as…
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