Animatrik Film Design recently joined forces with creative agency Territory to showcase the finest moments in motion capture (or Mo-cap) history. Mo-cap is the process of recording live-action movements of objects or people. Within the entertainment industry, it refers to recording actions of performers within a mocap volume and using that information to give life to digital character models or objects in 2D or 3D computer animation.
ATEME announced today that RTVE, Spain’s public service broadcaster and largest audiovisual group in the country, broadcast the opera by Wagner “Parsifal” from Teatro Real on April 21, live in Ultra High Definition (UHD). The broadcast took place via HISPASAT satellite and terrestrial network, in partnership with ATEME, who provided the digital compression of the signal.
BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today presented its all-new PV3200PT IPS monitor. Purpose-built for today's professional video postproduction applications, the 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display delivers incredible color precision via 10-bit, 100-percent sRGB color, following the Rec. 709 standard. With an OSD controller and Eye-Care technologies, the new creative display provides a feature-rich and comfortable computer viewing experience that renders colors and details with the highest quality.
At the NAB Show next week, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will introduce its cutting-edge FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) broadcast lens - the longest and widest 4K lens ever created for Ultra HD (UHD) broadcast applications. The UA107x 4K UHD lens can be seen along with the complete FUJINON Premier 4K product family at Booth C7125 during the NAB Show, running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
ATEME announced today that FRANSAT, the satellite TV bouquet of Eutelsat in France, broadcast the Vienna Opera ballet “Le Corsaire” live in Ultra High Definition (UHD) on April 2, in partnership with Arte channel.
The market for Micro Four Thirds cameras continues to balloon. These compact mirrorless shooters with interchangeable lenses are beloved by photography enthusiasts who want a high-quality camera that’s smaller and easier to manage than a DSLR. They’re also attractive as an upgrade from a smartphone camera.
Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has launched another end-to-end 4K and HDR mobile production unit, designated 39 FLEX, incorporating 12 Sony HDC-4300 live camera systems and using Sony's BVM-X300 4K/HDR master monitor for critical viewing. Powered by Sony’s 4K/HDR broadcast production technology, 39 FLEX makes live sports production in 4K/HDR a practical reality.
Sony is launching its 4K movie streaming service called Ultra next month. Consumers will be able to buy movies from the service, and stream to supported Sony 4K TV sets, starting April 4.“We wanted to give consumers a streaming option that showcased the best 4K content that we can offer with the ease of a streaming service,” said Sony Pictures Entertainment VP Jake Winett during a press event in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Panasonic has announced that a firmware upgrade for its AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder is immediately available. The upgrade, free to DVX200PJ customers, is labeled Ver. 1.51 and can be downloaded here.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist were used for live video feeds and video introductions on Sir Elton John’s “All the Hits” world tour. Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini, UltraStudio Express and DaVinci Resolve Studio were also used for concert production on the tour.
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and maker of best of breed batteries and mobile power solutions for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce the North American debut of the new CINE battery series at NAB 2016. The new CINE series continues the brand’s history of producing the industry’s most powerful and durable batteries.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera have commenced shipping and that the specifications of the two cameras have been changed. This announcement can also be viewed as a video available here.
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality.
Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to complete post production, including the final DI and online edit, on this year’s French Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, “Mustang.” Colorist, Yov Moor talks about his work on the film, using Davinci Studio and what it feels like to have the film considered for an Oscar.
Panasonic has announced a number of cost-saving camera kit packages for the recently unveiled VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera, which begins shipping later this month. In addition, Panasonic has announced a 40% reduction in the cost of expressP2 cards, the media used for recording on the VariCam LT and VariCam 35 cinema cameras as well as the VariCam HS action camera.
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.
Interlude, a media and technology company that enables production and web distribution of selectable, interactive multimedia videos teamed up with Coke for its Super Bowl 50 ad. Using their own platform and creativity, they reimagined Coke's ad and delivered a completely interactive masterpiece featuring The Hulk and Ant Man.
Sony’s newest 4K camcorder, the PXW-Z150, combines enhanced low-light performance and multiple file transfer options in a compact design for professionals who need to quickly and easily shoot, edit and deliver broadcast-quality content.
A new class of SD cards that can record and access 4K and 8K video much more quickly is on its way later this year for devices like cameras, smartphones and VR headsets.
You're familiar with stitching—not just the physical kind you get at the emergency room after each epic adventure, but also the way your camera uses special software to link together panoramic pics. To avoid that awkward stitching, 360fly's camera magically captures everything around you with just a single lens. And in April, they'll be releasing a 4K version.
How soon should producers and distributors of unscripted TV and digital programming begin originating and delivering programs in 4K, and what are some of the big challenges involved, were among the questions posed to a panel of 4K experts at the recent Real Screen Summit in Washington DC. Moderator John Smithson, creative director, at Arrow Media, played the devil’s advocate for cynics “I used to write articles about the 3D renaissance. We thought that we’d all be producing 3D with big budgets, but it just didn’t happen. How do we know that 4K, won’t be more of the same ?” he questioned the panel.
A new year calls for plenty of new trends and the future of 4K is looking pretty bright. Joel Holland, founder and CEO of VideoBlocks, answers a few questions about what we can expect from 4K this year, new products to look forward to and whether or not this "trend" will live up to its expectations or fizzle out.
AJA Video Systems today announced availability of Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and uniquely offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows.