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.
When Levi Whitney, owner and creative director of Uphill Cinema production company, was enlisted to create a video demo showcasing one the latest mirrorless cameras, he knew he needed a rugged, compact and multi-tasking tripod custom built for the smaller payloads of DSLRs and HDV cameras. He chose the AIR CF2 Carbon Fiber System from Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, to put the camera through its paces in the ideal professional context.
The American Advertising Association’s Awards, formerly called the ADDYs, is one of the ad industry’s highest honors. Taking place regionally, the award events are huge productions that bring together the best creatives in the US ad space.
By the end of 2015, it was clear that the time for 4K had arrived. Now, talk is turning to the implementation of a ‘UHD Premium’ standard that builds upon the resolution of 4K, transitioning UHD from the end-goal to a primary requirement for image quality moving forward.
Burning Man gathers 70,000 people from around the globe into what’s called a “crucible of creativity” as participants build a city of art and ideas in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. This year, I put a combination of Sony 4K technologies — the PXW-FS7 camcorder with FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS servo lens, the NEX-FS700 camcorder and α7R II camera — through a torture test of sandstorms and heat.
The Movie and TV industry is embracing 4K more and more, with world famous service providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu and YouTube already offering content in 4K. The term 4K has morphed into what is now commonly referred to as UltraHD to not only refer its enhanced spatial resolution (4K pixels per line of video) but also increased color gamut, brightness and contrast. This has changed the quality game and providers have, not surprisingly, been quick to embrace it.
The 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR event will be shot and broadcast in HD on Golf Channel using Sony professional cameras, continuing Sony’s long-running tradition of providing HD production technology for major live entertainment and sports events.