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Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

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.

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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

FUJIFILM TO HIGHLIGHT WIDEST 4K HDR LENS RANGE DURING THE ANNUAL SVG SUMMIT

FUJIFILM TO HIGHLIGHT WIDEST 4K HDR LENS RANGE DURING THE ANNUAL SVG SUMMIT Wayne, N.J., December 7, 2017 – Attendees at the annual SVG Summit on December 11-12th will get a first-hand look at the widest range of 4K HDR optics currently available. The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will demonstrate its UA Series of 2/3” lenses, which include eight models designed specifically for 4K HDR broadcast and video production, in the exhibits section of the event. Also on hand at the sport’s industry flagship event will be several FUJINON 4K lens sports broadcast customers, including: Dome Productions out of Toronto; Florida-based F&F Productions; and Mobile TV Group, headquartered in Denver. Held at the New York Hilton, the SVG Summit is designed for those involved with all aspects of sports production, content creation, and distribution. The two-day event features numerous workshop tracks and exhibitors showcasing the latest technology for sports coverage.

Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory

Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms BURBANK, Calif. — Nov. 29, 2017 — Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use…