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Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. This new model builds on the popularity of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K but has a larger Super 35 sensor size with 6K resolution, allowing higher image quality. The EF lens mount model works with a wide range of lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss, Sigma and Schneider.

Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras

Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras

Cisco Live, the annual customer conference under the aegis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), has upgraded its session capture with the use of more than five dozen Panasonic AW-UE70W/K 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras with AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software. This state-of-the-art software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection, now with deep learning technology.

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.

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.

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Red Giant Releases Game of Thrones VFX Pt. 2: The Undead Horse

Red Giant Releases Game of Thrones VFX Pt. 2: The Undead Horse Red Giant, creator of filmmaking, visual effects and motion graphics tools, today released the second installment of its multi-part Game of Thrones visual effects tutorial series: how to turn a live horse into a member of the Night King’s undead army. Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto demonstrates keying and compositing techniques using tools including King Pin Tracker, Spot Clone Tracker and Supercomp from the new Red Giant VFX Suite, to add and track gory effects to a very much alive horse. Watch now and stay tuned for more Cheap Tricks Game of Thrones VFX tutorials.

Ncam to debut Ncam Reality 2019 to Latin American market at SET EXPO 2019

Ncam to debut Ncam Reality 2019 to Latin American market at SET EXPO 2019 Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced the latest version of its camera tracking solution, Ncam Reality 2019.1, will debut in Latin America at SET EXPO 2019 on booth 159/160. Ncam is also reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region with the appointment of Leandro Luraschi to Product Specialist, reporting to Ncam’s Business Director for LATAM, Sergio Bourguignon.

New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve

New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve Fremont, CA - August 15th, 2019 - Blackmagic Design today announced the new sci fi film “Quanta” was shot entirely on an URSA Mini Pro, while grading was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film is one of the first globally distributed films by the new Melbourne based film production company and film collective Raygun, and will begin distribution in the United States and other countries in August.