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  • Sony Brings Entry Level 4K & HDR Ready HXC Series Camera System to NAB NY 2017
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  • Panasonic Showcases 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera at NAB NY 2017
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  • Blackmagic Design Implements SSD Recorder to their URSA Mini Pro at NAB NY 2017
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  • Panasonic Debuts 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera at IBC 2017
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Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

Defying limits with the Black Magic — tips from shooting on-location for the film BROWN'S CANYON

Defying limits with the Black Magic — tips from shooting on-location for the film BROWN'S CANYON

When director John Helde approached me about working with him on Brown’s Canyon, I was immediately intrigued by the project’s inherent limitations. His plan: to shoot a somewhat improvisational feature over the course of two weeks at a remote location in the mountains of Utah, with five actors, and a minimum of crew and tools. It didn’t take me long to sign up for the job. We discussed tone and technique early on and quickly decided that the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera would suit our aims well.

2018 Predictions: The Industry Gets Real with 4K, the Cloud and AI

2018 Predictions: The Industry Gets Real with 4K, the Cloud and AI

As 2018 begins to unfold, the buzz-generating techniques and technologies of past years will become a
real and transformative part of day-to- day media operations. Capturing, processing and delivering
higher-resolution content will become the norm, the cloud will become an integral part of media
workflow, and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the generating of metadata will
revolutionize the way content owners catalog, manage and monetize their media assets.

Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

4K Opinions & Interviews

DP Benjamin Gaskell Shoots the Latest Installment of the Witness Project Documentary Series with a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

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In late 2015, Smock Media, a Venice Beach-based film and VR production company, and the Victims of Communism (VOC), a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization, came together and started The Witness Project. DP Benjamin Gaskell was brought on to tackle the first episode of the second installment, which would set the tone for the rest of the documentary series. The episode focused on Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada 2015 and 2016, and her story.

Q What challenges were associated with shooting? Did you have a hard time landing any shots?

A My favorite filming location was on a remote hill that had these beautiful rolling hills of golden wheat. It was quite a logistical challenge to work effectively in the space, and I had a lot of concerns while we were location scouting about making it work. However our skillful producer J.P. Mandarino was instrumental in putting together a plan that made the whole experience a very efficient operation. It was one of those shooting days where the crew had such a good time working in a beautiful location capturing a meaningful story that you could almost feel the disappointment when we called wrap. If only every shooting day was like that! haha! Another moment that stands out to me was towards the end of our first half-day filming together. We ended up shooting past golden hour and deep enough into civil twilight that our overall ambient light levels required me to push the camera to 1600 ISO to get proper exposure. I’ll be honest about the fact that I was nervous about how the grain structure wouldn’t match, however I was pleasantly surprised at how the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K performed. The color rendition and noise pattern of our twilight footage matched up really well with the rest of the project’s look and tone. It’s a nice feeling knowing that you don’t always have compromise the quality of an established look or aesthetic in order to get enough footage in the can at the end of the day. When you work with good crew and the right equipment you can do almost anything.

Taking a Look at Upcoming 4K Video Trends

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StarTech takes a look at upcoming 4K video trends including how it's being adopted, what barriers exist, true 4K ecosystem and more.

Learn more about StarTech at: www.startech.com.

Q How is 4K Being Adopted and Proliferated?

A 4K technology opens a world of possibilities for content creation and consumption. 4K UHD augments the viewing experience in applications like entertainment, digital signage, education, sports, surveillance, games and medical applications. Native 4K resolution is significantly better in resolving detail, allowing closer, more immersive viewing and scales down to 2K output with a higher quality picture than if created in 2K. An entire industry has emerged to enable a truly end-to-end 4K ecosystem - from capture, production, initial distribution, and secondary distribution to consumers. Consumer electronics equipment manufacturers, in particular, are embracing this revolutionary display technology and are the driving force behind making 4K mainstream.

News: 4K, HDR & More

IMT VISLINK’S HCAM HEVC 4K WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM GOES LIVE, DEPLOYED BY BROADCAST RF AT HIGH-PROFILE UK SOCCER LEAGUE MATCHES

IMT VISLINK’S HCAM HEVC 4K WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM GOES LIVE, DEPLOYED BY BROADCAST RF AT HIGH-PROFILE UK SOCCER LEAGUE MATCHES SARASOTA, FL, JANUARY 15, 2018 — xG Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced today that IMT Vislink’s HCAM HEVC 4K Wireless Camera Systems have been successfully deployed in their first live outside broadcast events by Broadcast RF Ltd. (“BRF”).

DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018

 DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018 A Redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 Turns Smartphones Into Smart Steadycams And Ronin-S Becomes DJI’s First Single-Handed Stabilizer For DSLR And Mirrorless Cameras January 7, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, introduced two new handheld camera stabilizers at CES 2018 – Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S. Built for smartphones, DSLRs, and mirrorless camera systems, they give consumers, professional videographers and photographers new tools to capture smooth, steady videos and…

SONY CAMERA AND FUJINON LENS PAIRING CAPTURE END ZONE CLOSE UPS FOR MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

SONY CAMERA AND FUJINON LENS PAIRING CAPTURE END ZONE CLOSE UPS FOR MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Wayne, N.J., January 3, 2018 – Close-up cameras covering the goal line have moved from the nose-bleed seats to level with the main coverage ‘game’ cameras during ESPN’s Monday Night Football. ESPN, working with longtime partner Fletcher Sports, is using Sony HDC-4800 4K ultra-high frame rate cameras with FUJINON PL 20-120mm Cabrio lenses for goal-line close ups for each Monday night broadcast. Because ESPN’s NEP EN-1 truck uses all Sony cameras, the Sony 4800 cameras easily integrate into the complement, enabling the director to cut to the 4800s live.

XG Technology's IMT Vislink Business Begins Shipping World's-First HCAM HEVC 4K Wireless Camera Systems In Fulfillment of Client Orders

XG Technology's IMT Vislink Business Begins Shipping World's-First HCAM HEVC 4K Wireless Camera Systems In Fulfillment of Client Orders SARASOTA, FL, JANUARY 3, 2018 - xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that its IMT Vislink business has begun initial deliveries of HCAM, the world's-first 4K UHD wireless camera systems, to its customers.