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4K Cameras Become the Norm at NAB 2015

by Carl Mrozek
 
This is the 19th consecutive year I’ve attended NAB in quest of the ideal digital video camera, and ideally one that is somewhat affordable. Of course one man’s ideal is another’s disappointment, and likewise with affordable. However, at the largest production media trade show in the world, NAB 2015, there were more than a few cameras that nearly fit my criteria. This included wide dynamic range, a wide range of frame rates, more than one robust recording codec, smart design and of course great imaging. 

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4K to 8K: What it Means for You

4K to 8K: What it Means for You If you have spent any time considering an upgrade to 4K production, you realize it's a thorny topic. Luckily, our friends at ProVideo Coalition created an E-book to answer all your questions...

4K on the Way

4K on the Way Our team of three set up a Red Epic camera and attached all the camera support items needed including the Mattebox with filters, and lit for the interview.  The client wanted us to set up the camera to shoot in 4K.  Why?  Because this would eliminate the need for a second camera and second camera operator.

MammothHD to ADD 8K

MammothHD to ADD 8K

MammothHD to add 8K - as soon as the new RED Weapon 8K (VistaVison Sensor) camera starts to ship later this year MHD 4K+ Stock Footage Library will be adding new material acquired in 8K resolutions (8192x4320). 

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4K in the News

Sharp's latest 4K TV adds yellow subpixel for 8K resolution

Sharp's latest 4K TV adds yellow subpixel for 8K resolution Electronics maker Sharp is launching what it believes is the next phase in high-definition TVs with a 4K screen that can display imagery at 8K resolution, seen as the display standard to follow 4K. The 80-inch Aquos 4K Next TV has a nominal resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, which is also known as Ultra HD or 4K. But it has an added subpixel and a special circuit that allows it to “upscale” to the equivalent of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, or 8K, resolution. Sharp is calling the technology the…

Panavision Fields Ten Panasonic Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorders

Panavision Fields Ten Panasonic Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorders Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with 10 VariCam® 35 4K camera/recorders. “We’re pleased to add the new Panasonic VariCam 35 camera, customized with Panavision Modular Accessories, to our fleet.” said EVP of Global Sales & Marketing Bob Harvey. “Offering this new camera builds on our history of supporting the filmmaker with the latest creative tools to further enhance their story telling capabilities. …

Nordost Heidall 2 & Valhalla 2 4K UltraHD Cables Tested by DPL Labs

Nordost Heidall 2 & Valhalla 2 4K UltraHD Cables Tested by DPL Labs High-performance cabling can be a polarizing topic in A/V circles, but when a cable manufacturer backs up its claims through verified performance via a third-party testing firm, the results can be hard to argue. Working with DPL Labs to validate the performance of its newly announced Heimdall 2 and Valhalla 2 4K UHD HDMI cables, the Mass.-based cabling and power company Nordost has introduced a choice of handmade-in-the-USA, high-speed HDMI cables that are capable of supporting UltraHD.

Is 4K Video Quality Critical For Online Creators?

Is 4K Video Quality Critical For Online Creators? 4K video has been gaining steam in the past few years. It already has solid roots in movie theatres and is beginning to make headway with TVs, but what about online video? The format is supported by YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix and Amazon at this time with many more on the way, but the main barriers to entry in 4k streaming video continue to be the cost involved to shifting production for creators and bandwidth issues for viewers.

Panasonic Announces Sub-$800 Lumix G7 with Internal 4K

Panasonic Announces Sub-$800 Lumix G7 with Internal 4K Panasonic has announced the Lumix G7, a compact 4K mirrorless camera with a kit price of less than $800. Offering a solid list of features for an entry-level camera, the new Lumix G7 is perfect for amateur photographers looking for a inexpensive camera with both quality video and photo capabilities at almost half the price of the GH4. This 16-megapixel camera and small form factor make it light and compact. Even without some of the pro video features of the GH4, the G7 lowers the barrier to entry on 4K video recording even further.