Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
America’s Got Talent, the acclaimed nationwide talent show that has become a mainstay on NBC, is set to premier its twelfth season this year. Cineo Lighting has been with us since the beginning, helping ensure judges, hosts and performers always look their best for the camera.
Today, Atomos have announced a new price point for their Shogun Studio rack-mounted 2-channel 4K/HD recorder and playback deck with dual 7” IPS monitors. The price of unit is being reduced to just $2,495 US, making it the best value solution available.
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword feels like the logical next step in Guy Ritchie’s career – after all, who better to direct a modern reimagining of King Arthur than British film royalty? Ritchie has spent years moulding rough and rugged England into whip-smart stories of sleazy charm, and Ancient Albion feels like home turf.
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., just announced the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras, the latest additions to its Cinema EOS line of professional cinema cameras. According to company executives, the new Canon cinema offerings will combine the ease of use of entry level cinema cameras with new, high-end features that are ideal for cinema, documentary, wildlife, wedding and events productions.
Director of Photography Bobby Bukowski (When We Rise, Weeds, The Messenger, Arlington Road) has completed production of the upcoming Netflix series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. Bukowski shot the 10-episode dramatic series with VariCam 35 4K camera recorders.
Video production company Ethos Media, serving the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, recently purchased three Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorders for live event coverage. While a primary assignment for the UX180s has been recording weekly services at the Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX), the camcorders have also been used on a variety of theatrical, concert and corporate projects.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro cameras were used to produce a live YouTube broadcast during this year’s Ultra Music Festival (UMF). For the first time at the UMF, DJs on the Main Stage were captured and broadcast in stunning 4K.
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
Zero VFX's, Meg Bailey began her journey as a production assistant and is now credited with some pretty amazing projects including the visual effects producer for the Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Oscar-nominated film, Fences. She answered a few questions, including how she got her start, what she loves about her job and more.
French born, Aline Sinquin first intended to be a DOP but when she encountered colour grading, she could not let go. Aline’s creative energy and passion is apparent in her entire body of work where she has worked across many brands, and with acclaimed directors. Today she is leading her own specialist colour grading boutique in the heart of SoHo in New York.
Let’s get it straight right from the get-go. Right now there are several very good field recorders/monitors out in the field as we speak. I have had the good fortune of using and reviewing others such as Blackmagic Design Video Assist ($895) and Video Design PIX-E7 ($1695) to name two.
For years, sports video production professionals have been in the unique position of being able to forecast upcoming broadcast trends. From the transition of standard definition to high definition to 4K, sports video production has influenced the purchasing decisions of millions of home viewers with each Super Bowl, Olympics, and UEFA European Championship. Now Vinten, a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Group brand, is proud to announce the release of their new whitepaper “Supporting the 4K Revolution in Sports Broadcasting.” With more global sports networks switching to 4K resolution, this white paper – written by the Vinten Product Manager Philip Dalgoutte – examines the importance of camera supports in 4K and UHD adoption for sports video production.
As the title suggests, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is all about outlandish creatures—which made it a perfect project for Image Engine and its established creature pipeline. The team worked to bring four mythical beasts to life for this new installment in the Harry Potter universe, along with generating a variety of other vivid visual effects.
In our recent Q&A with Animatrik's Post Production Supervisor, Sara Cameron, we learned a little bit more about motion capture and Sara's recent work on Gears of War 4 and Gears of War Ultimate Edition.
Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO, answers a few questions about the history of the NAMM show, what to expect from this year's show, acknowledging industry greats lost in 2016 & so much more.
On December 8th , 2016, Imagecraft Productions became the first rental house in North America to offer the new, RAPTOR prime macro lenses for rental.
The TV and media industry has seen immense advancements in the way consumers watch and engage with video. The rise of OTT, predominance of multi-device viewing and the sophistication of screen resolutions like 4K/UHD are just some of the latest enhancements that have influenced how broadcasters and content providers approach the consumer viewing experience. Concurrently, and unsurprisingly, consumer demand for this content is flourishing as media outlets and platforms proliferate. The content players that can meet this demand and successfully evolve into a multiplatform driver will emerge as the leaders in today’s rich and evolving media landscape – and reap the rewards. Amongst all the necessary operational fixings that need addressing to get there, implementing a unified, end-to- end digital workflow is a fundamental step in the right direction.
The transition to “the cloud” in our industry has been challenging. In order to understand how we address cloud computing, we must follow the history of how we got here.
The advent of 4K has been talked about and talked about in the media world. Well, guess what? It’s here. The discussion has shifted from theory and conjecture to real needs and challenges. Consumers have demonstrated the appetite for it. Now broadcasters, service providers, content owners and content creators must deliver it.There are enough challenges—from bandwidth strains to quality concerns—when delivering 4K content for broadcast TV. And when you consider 4K for internet-delivered channels it seems even more daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you need to know.
The impact of technology today on sports and the fan experience is growing more and more each day. Fans in and out of the stadium want more access to in-game statistics, insights and the vantage points that they can receive from instant replay and slow motion. EVS, the pioneer of instant replay, just scored an Emmy Award for its Epsio Zoom technology. FOX Sports used Epsio Zoom for first-time 4K coverage of key holes of this year's US Open (golf). The solution was integral to CBS' Super Bowl coverage this year and is in use by the Minnesota Vikings, at MetLife Stadium and by broadcasters, other stadiums and arenas around the world. Read our exclusive interview with James Stellpflug, Vice President of Product Marketing, EVS, about the technology, the impact of 4K, and more.