Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
4K Garden Taps AJA Gear to Keep 4K HDR Production Blooming
4K HDR production can elevate the quality of content and help it stand out in a crowded marketplace, but requires a workflow equipped to handle vast amounts of complex data. Since launching in 2016,4K Gardenhas focused on providing solutions that alleviate common pain points when working in 4K and now HDR. As the popularity of 4K HDR content has grown, so has demand for its services. 4K Garden’s clients include the top two 4K channels in China, offered by national public broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) and provincial broadcaster Guangdong TV Station, each featuring a range of live 4K programming. To ensure reliable, quality 4K HDR outputs across productions, 4K Garden relies on an array of sophisticated gear, including AJA’s FS-HDR real-time HDR/WCG converter, HDR Image Analyzer 12G, and the Ki Pro Ultra 12G recorder/player. These tools also play a crucial role in a 4K/UltraHD HDR training program that 4K Garden provides to up-and-coming talent.
Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Offering with the Introduction of AK-UC3300 Studio Camera
As the demand for 4K video content continues to grow across industries, the need for a flexible, 4K, feature-rich studio camera has become more desired. Panasonic today announced an expansion to its studio camera line-up with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a future-proof solution that delivers high-quality imagery and dynamic performance. The new AK-UC3300 studio camera was designed specifically to satisfy for the needs of industry professionals working in production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging, and eSports environments. Following in the footsteps of Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set broadcasters have come to expect including exceptional color accuracy and dynamic range. Due to the growing demand for high-quality content, the AK-UC3300 housesa large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor toachieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2,000 TV lines. The camera system is ideal for live remote and studio production and supports various interfaces, including 12G-SDI output, TICOover SDI (4K over 3G-SDI output) and SMPTE ST 2110.
Panasonic Ships AG-UMR20 Recorder/AG-UCK20 Compact Camera
Panasonic has begun deliveries of the AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, facilitating ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming.
Netflix's Anne with an E Shot with VariCam 35s
Anne with an E is a filmed adaptation of the classic coming-of-age 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series was shot by cinematographer Bobby Shore, CSC with VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
Cineo Lights the Way for the Stars of America’s Got Talent
America’s Got Talent, the acclaimed nationwide talent show that has become a mainstay on NBC, is set to premier its twelfth season this year. Cineo Lighting has been with us since the beginning, helping ensure judges, hosts and performers always look their best for the camera.
The Sword and The cineSync: VFX of King Arthur
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword feels like the logical next step in Guy Ritchie’s career – after all, who better to direct a modern reimagining of King Arthur than British film royalty? Ritchie has spent years moulding rough and rugged England into whip-smart stories of sleazy charm, and Ancient Albion feels like home turf.
Atomos Shogun Studio Rack-Mounted 2-Channel 4K/HD Recorder, Monitor and Playback Deck Reduced to Just $2,495 US
Today, Atomos have announced a new price point for their Shogun Studio rack-mounted 2-channel 4K/HD recorder and playback deck with dual 7” IPS monitors. The price of unit is being reduced to just $2,495 US, making it the best value solution available.
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Makes “Reel Incredible” Investment in AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
Canon U.S.A. Announces New Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras Set to Debut at 2017 Cine Gear
Canon U.S.A., Inc., just announced the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras, the latest additions to its Cinema EOS line of professional cinema cameras. According to company executives, the new Canon cinema offerings will combine the ease of use of entry level cinema cameras with new, high-end features that are ideal for cinema, documentary, wildlife, wedding and events productions.