When the television and cine markets began demanding 4K cameras, the quickest solution was to use large-format, single 4K sensors. Since many of these sensors were close to the size of a 35mm frame of film, shooters could draw on the large supply of 35mm PL mount film lenses. Lens makers quickly began development and production of a newer generation of optics.
Earlier this year, news broke out of Texas Frightmare Weekend that Don Coscarelli was “retiring” his personal 35mm print of his fright favorite PHANTASM, a film whose prints have become decidedly difficult to find in its native format. For some, the move came as an unfortunate turn, considering that the 35mm theatrical experience is still one embraced by a majority of horror hounds, while rumors began to swell that the print’s retirement had something to do- promotional or otherwise- with the upcoming release of PHANTASM V: RAVAGER. Yet no one could have predicted the truth behind the matter, revealed this weekend at Harry Knowles’ Butt-Numb-A-Thon, as J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot, have teamed with Don Coscarelli on a 4K restoration of PHANTASM!
There are a lot of cameras on the market and picking the right one takes a lot of thought. For the past few months, we have been trying to figure out our next camera purchase and with all the quality choices out there in today’s market, that decision did not come easy. It is not as simple as choosing the camera with the best picture quality or the one that is the most versatile. Production companies have more choice and access to affordable gear then ever before.
Canon has rolled out a new projector that is aiming at a variety of markets where high resolution and bright output are needed. Canon says that the Realis 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector is ideal for training, museums and galleries, industrial design, and higher education. The projector has a native resolution of 4096 x 2400.
Grand Theft Auto V just got a free upgrade, but only for PC. Now console gamers may get to play the best games first, but PC gamers always end up getting the most stuff for those games in the end.
Smaller TVs (i.e., those measuring less than 50 inches) often suffer from lackluster picture performance. The Sony XBR43X830C is an exception, offering excellent color fidelity, good upscaling capability and a solid 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) picture, all for less than $700.
Displaying a broad spectrum of government applications, Panasonic will showcase a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K pan/tilt/zoom in Booth #401 at Government Video Expo, December 1-3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Cyclops gear may not have the same weight in the 4K action camera market as GoPro does since they’ve had only a short time in this market niche but now, that’s about to change.
The GoPro Hero4 may get all the hype as the best 4K video camera out right now, but there’s a competitor on the way, and it’s not Sony. Mokacam will arrive Feb. 2016 and the features look promising. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign boasts Mokacam is the world’s smallest 4K video camera.Weighing just 96 grams, the camera is no heavier than a third of a pound. It’s a perfect square cube, 1.77 inches wide and 1.77 inches tall. Mokacam comes out of Hong Kong and its minimalistic, and extremely tiny, design makes it a versatile lifestyle camera.
You could argue, I guess, that the timing of this review of the Panasonic TC-55CX850U is a bit unfortunate. After all, the attention right now seems to be focused on a different Panasonic TV: the preposterously brilliant 65CZ950 OLED TV (reviewed in rather glowing terms here)...The 55CX850U, on the other hand, is a whole lot more approachable. Sure, its $3,499.99 price is still hardly bargain basement territory, but I’d say it’s not bad at all considering how much the TV has to offer.
At the Inter BEE show taking place in Japan, AJA introduced the Ki Pro Ultra, a ProRes-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD player/recorder that’s capable of capturing 4K video at framerates up to 60p. Post spoke with AJA product marketing manager Bryce Button just prior to the Ki Pro Ultra’s introduction, and he noted the company’s history in ProRes recording solutions, dating back to AJA’s Io HD in 2007 and Ki Pro in 2009.
Panasonic has announced that a firmware upgrade for its AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder becomes available today.
WAYNE, NJ (Nov. 4, 2015) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its ProHD and 4KCAM camera lines, along with its latest Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and an assortment of professional field and studio monitors, at Content and Communications World (Booth 1119), which runs Nov. 11-12, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Elephone is a Chinese company established at the end of 2006 that focuses on manufacturing mobile communication devices. Lately, they have announced that they are going to enter the action camera market and their ambition is to create a sports camera that can capture 4K videos. First images of the company’s device were already leaked alongside some specifications.
From the same company that brought the world mass market high quality aerial drones and their excellent video recording capacities, the DJI OSMO is a natural step for the Chinese manufacturer to take given its previous product developments. After first mass producing its affordable drones, DJI also jumped into the business of putting together some excellent semi-native 4K UHD cameras for newer UAV models like the Phantom 3 and since all DJI drones for sale feature a highly stable gimbal assembly for the sake of clean shooting even with in-flight drone vibration, the OSMO was a natural outgrowth of these technologies.
Some 4K monitor prices are starting to reach affordable levels, but is 4K gaming really within reach for most PC gamers? We dig in.
The sun's beauty has been captured by NASA in 4K Ultra HD, giving space enthusiasts a safe way to examine the fireball. A color was assigned to the sun's various wavelengths, each of which highlights a different temperature. The result is breathtaking.
Sky has sent out invites to an event on 18 November where it is going to unveil what's next for the broadcaster.The invite simply says "It's time to set your TV free," with the #SetTVFree as the social hashtag for the event. So what could it mean?
Delivery of a 4K Master is increasingly what is being demanded, but the good news is that it is getting easier to achieve, and there are now many routes to get there. On Saturday, November 21st, the Digital Cinema Society in cooperation with such groups as the LAPPG, Digital Production BuZZ, ProductionHUB, AOTG, and Pro Video Coalition will gather at Raleigh Studios to explore the challenges and solutions of finishing in 4K.
NEWARK, NJ (October 21 , 2015) – Fashion video content producer/publisher Adriana Kaegi recently shot extensive coverage of New York Fashion Week with Panasonic's new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorders. Kaegi is a featured channel partner on AOL.com Style Addytude, with eight million monthly viewers, and her company ADDY.media was the first to do live streaming and VOD of the New York, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.
Sony Electronics today announced the introduction of the VPL‑W5000ES, a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRDTM laser light source projector. Sony’s new reference-quality unit is the first projector designed specifically for home cinema use that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides 5,000 lumens of brightness, is compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 color gamut, and covers the full DCI color space.
In recent years Ford Motor Company has become a leader in exploring new technology for design and engineering. The company’s newest initiative is the Ford Immersive Vehicle Environment (FIVE) Lab, led by Elizabeth Baron, Ford Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization technical specialist.
If there's one thing the RED 4K camera was built for, it was capturing footage in space.