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Dome Productions Tackles 4K and HDR Production with Help from Sony’s PVM-X Series Monitors

Dome Productions Tackles 4K and HDR Production with Help from Sony’s PVM-X Series Monitors

As a leading production facilities provider, Dome Productions executes live sporting events and entertainment, as well as corporate productions, working closely with major broadcasters, leagues, teams, production companies, government bodies and content creators.  We pride ourselves on providing technologies and expertise that contribute to a visually engaging and immersive end result.  We’ve been a longtime Sony user, incorporating their imaging technologies into our workflow for many years, so we’ve come to trust their expertise and dependability. 

AVIWEST launches 4K UHD encoder for live remote production

AVIWEST launches 4K UHD encoder for live remote production

Encoder supports 4K UHD and multicamera workflows for up to four high-resolution, fully frame-synced feeds, as well as the latest generation of H.265/HEVC and H.264/AVC compression standards

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

PTZ Cameras: it all started with Security

When you think about it, PTZ cameras are a pretty ingenious invention. Their genesis was the need to realize more efficiency with less hardware and fewer people in a surveillance environment for both indoor and outdoor security monitoring. 

Delivering Low Latency 8K Live Streaming over the Internet

Delivering Low Latency 8K Live Streaming over the Internet

A number of innovative global technology organizations aligned to demonstrate end-to-end 8K live video showcase from live production to encoding, streaming and playback on 8K TV live streaming over the internet.

SGO’s Mistika Ultima used as the backbone of groundbreaking Virtual Cinema Experience at UEFA Champions League Finals

SGO’s Mistika Ultima used as the backbone of groundbreaking Virtual Cinema Experience at UEFA Champions League Finals

UEFA®’s remarkable introductory Virtual Cinema Experience at the Champions League Finals is the ultimate expression of the latest technological trends in the M&E Industry. Virtual production, remote workflows, AI, immersive technologies, HDR, high-resolution and high-frame rate are just some of the characteristics of this avant-garde piece, extensively completed in Mistika Ultima - SGO’s complete workflow solution and full-finishing hero-suite. 

 

LaserFilm Optimizes Storage for 4K Workflows with a Scalable, High-Performance Quantum StorNext Solution

LaserFilm Optimizes Storage for 4K Workflows with a Scalable, High-Performance Quantum StorNext Solution

LaserFilm—a full-service audio and video post-production facility in Rome—is taking on an increasing number of projects in 4K resolution, mainly based on DPX format. To store large, uncompressed media files from these projects and support high-performance workflows, the studio needed a robust, scalable storage platform. By implementing the StorNext File System with Xcellis appliances, LaserFilm has accelerated post-production work and gained scalability for the future while simplifying collaborative access to files.

4K Opinions & Interviews

4K/8K Workflows + Online/Color Grading Production Workflow

Video Editor + Colorist, Denis Ogorodov, shared his thoughts on 4K/8K workflows + color grading production workflow through examples of his own work in documentaries such as The Donut King, as well plenty of commercial and sports work.

Is there a difference between 4K/8K/12K? Can you talk about what each of these actually means?
Yes, 4K, 8K and 12K are three different pixel resolutions. 4K stands for “four thousand pixels,” which is usually short for 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition). 4K is rounding up the horizontal pixel count, which for 4k UHD is 3840 horizontal pixels and 2160 vertical pixels. Unlike 1080p, 720p, and 480p, which use the vertical pixel resolution as its naming “label”; starting with 4K, the horizontal resolution is used instead i.e. 4k = 3840(w) x 2160(v), 8k = 7680(w) × 4320(v), and 12k = 11520(w) x 6480(v). There is also a difference between 4k UHD and what is colloquially referred to as “Native 4k” or “True 4k,” which is 4096 (w) x 2160 (v). This wider frame is usually the preferred and default settings in cameras as well as cinema projection (DCI) standards. It scales to 8,192 x 4,320 and 12,288 x 6480 for 8K and 12K respectively. You can see that the vertical resolution stays the same, but the frame width increases in each instance.
DP Benjamin Gaskell Shoots the Latest Installment of the Witness Project Documentary Series with a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

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.

How did you get involved with "Witness Project: The Story of Anastasia Lin"?
The director / editor of the project, Adam Hawk-Jensen, asked me to come on board as his director of photography. As I understand it, the nonprofit organization “Victims of Communism,” approached him to helm a new series of documentaries that would tell the stories of these survivors. I knew going into the project that Adam needed me to bring a strong vision with a lot of creative autonomy on my end as his DP - he’s a great collaborator in that regard. I’ve worked a lot as a cinematographer on projects that explore themes of liberty and what it takes to sustain a free and prosperous society, as well as the inverse. While I have only shot three videos for the Witness Project, it’s been an absolute honor to capture the story of these heroic and inspiring individuals.

News: 4K, HDR & More

Kazunali Tajima Shootskolor’s Spring Summer 2022 Collection Movie for Paris Fashion Week with 4 URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2
Kazunali Tajima Shootskolor’s Spring Summer 2022 Collection Movie for Paris Fashion Week with 4 URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

Fremont, CA – October 20, 2021 – Blackmagic Design announced today that photographer/DoP Kazunali Tajima shot fashion brand kolor's Spring Summer 2022 Collection with Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2…

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Game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max delivers extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display
Game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max delivers extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display

October 18, 2021 PRESS RELEASE Game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max delivers extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display The new…

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Popular Fan Film Jason Rising Shot with Multiple Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks
Popular Fan Film Jason Rising Shot with Multiple Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks

Fremont, CA – October 13, 2021 – Blackmagic Design today announced that “Jason Rising,” a hugely popular fan fiction film based on the Friday the 13th world, was shot using multiple Pocket Cinema…

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OWC Announces Ideal Storage and Connectivity Solutions For New Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max
OWC Announces Ideal Storage and Connectivity Solutions For New Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, announces…

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