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Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

DPs Greg Taylor and Mike Goodman shoot harrowing Viceland doc series, Dopesick Nation, with VariCam LT cinema cameras

DPs Greg Taylor and Mike Goodman shoot harrowing Viceland doc series, Dopesick  Nation, with VariCam LT cinema cameras

In Dopesick Nation, recovering addicts Frankie and Allie take on the heroin epidemic by working to save as many addicts as they can. Premiering on Viceland in September 2018, the series takes place in southern Florida and also tries to expose the corruption and exploitation that takes place in the rehab industry. The majority of Dopesick Nation was shot by cinematographers Mike Goodman and Greg Taylor with Panasonic VariCam LT cinema cameras.

Solotech Implements 12G-SDI Workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park

Solotech Implements 12G-SDI Workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park

Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built a new 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. The new workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around the world.

U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras

U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras

The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) has increased its complement of Panasonic production cameras with a purchase of five Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR high-speed broadcast camera systems in full studio configuration. Previously equipped with five AK-HC3800 HD broadcast cameras and three AJ-PX5000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, U. of Miami’s Athletics has utilized the HC5000s to produce linear and digital broadcasts of Division One sports since early this year.

Latest Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System

Latest Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System

The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output, incorporating the full power of the renowned colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned the approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.

Carlo Rinaldi, AIC recreates a horrific event for The Haunting of Sharon Tate with VariCam LTs

Carlo Rinaldi, AIC recreates a horrific event for The Haunting of Sharon Tate with  VariCam LTs

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of Los Angeles’ most notorious murder cases. The Haunting of Sharon Tate follows 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. Fraught by terrifying dreams, Tate’s worst nightmares come to life with the appearance of Charles Manson and his deadly cult. The horror/thriller feature film was directed by Daniel Farrands (Amityville: The Awakening) and shot by cinematographer Carlo Rinaldi, AIC with VariCam LT cinema cameras.

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

Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems

Sigma Unveils Sigma fp Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera; Announces High-Performance Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems July 11, 2019 Sigma Corporation today made the following announcements: Launch of Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. Introduction of a newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The first of which will include: Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Sigma fp - The Smallest and Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera With dimensions of…

Tedial to Launch SMARTLIVE MULTI SPORT Configurations and Demonstrate Version Factory Updates for Content Production and Distribution at IBC 2019

Tedial to Launch SMARTLIVE MULTI SPORT Configurations and Demonstrate Version Factory Updates for Content Production and Distribution at IBC 2019 Tedial solutions available on premises and in the cloud Malaga, Spain – 9th July 2019 – Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, will be unveiling significant new features to its cutting-edge, award-winning sports and live events solution, SMARTLIVE, on stand 8.B44 at IBC 2019. The company will also unveil upgrades…

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home Culver City, Calif.– Post-production sound for this summer’s blockbuster hit from Columbia Pictures, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell led a team of veteran sound artists in delivering dynamic soundscapes to match the film’s full throttle action, mind-blowing superhero gadgetry and larger-than-life characters, the latter including a quartet of extra-dimensional creatures with colossal powers known as the Elemental Creatures.

Broadway’s Network Used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers

Broadway’s Network Used Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and ATEM Switchers Fremont, CA - July 9, 2019 - Blackmagic Design today announced that the hit Tony winning Broadway play “Network” used its products to help create an immersive experience for audience members, putting them right in the middle of a live news broadcast. Video Designer and Cinematographer Tal Yarden used Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel on and off stage to film and live switch the performance, helping to create a unique multimedia spectacle for the audience.