4K ultra HD monitors are a growing chunk of the premium PC display economy and they’re increasingly becoming a favorite technology of both gamers and visual design professionals alike. However, one thing that definitely mars their attractiveness is just how much they can cost, particularly if you factor in the price of a PC GPU capable of handling all those extra pixels fluidly (especially if you’re a 4K gaming fan).
Panasonic today unveiled the VariCam LT, representing the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and superb imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.
Blackmagic Design has today announced its Production Camera 4K digital film camera was one of only two camera packages to be used in the production of “War and Peace,” a new adaptation by the BBC, based on Tolstoy’s classic novel. The six part drama was lensed by director of photography (DP) George Steel, and graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by colorist Simone Grattarola.
Wait until March for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player? No thank you. If you've been following all the online chatter about Samsung's to-be-released device, which will be the company's first that can play 4K Blu-ray discs, then you probably know that most normal retailers, including Samsung, have been saying that they'll start selling the player in March.
Canon's just-announced EOS-1D X Mark II, records 4K (4096×2160) video to on-board CFast cards at up to 59.94p. The camera also has the ability to take 8.8MP still frame grabs from video footage.
"This camera is a huge step forward", said professional photographer Damian Strohmeyer who is also a Canon Explorer of Light.
While the camera looks much like its predecessor, the EOS 1D X Mark II has one notable physical difference - the viewfinder pentaprism hump is a little more pronounced…
4K TVs are now not only affordable but also more popular than ever and this was a definite trend in the making right from the start, leaving room for one to wonder how anyone could have doubted the future of 4K ultra HD resolution.
Sony finally announced the followup to 2014's A6000 mirrorless camera, and it looks really good. The new Sony A6300 packs a 24.2-megapixel sensor, shoots 4K footage, and will cost $1,000 ($1,150 with a 16-50mm kit lens) when it goes on sale in March. The A6300 uses 425 phase-detection autofocus points, allowing it to focus in as little as 0.05 seconds — good enough for the "world's fastest autofocus," according to Sony.
The results are in and in one of the biggest off-field clashes of the season, 4K TV has taken home all three points in the battle of the screens. Research from Currys PC World – conducted live during a recent Premier League game – has revealed that 4K raises the pulse of viewers and gets them more actively immersed in the action when compared to HD.
Japanese electronics giant Sony has launched four new home theatre projectors in India targeted at home-cinema enthusiasts. The new projectors launched include the VPL-VW520ES, VPL-VW320ES, VPL-HW65ES and the VPL-GTZ1.