Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
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.
DP Bobby Bukowski Shoots Netflix Series Gypsy with VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Director of Photography Bobby Bukowski (When We Rise, Weeds, The Messenger, Arlington Road) has completed production of the upcoming Netflix series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. Bukowski shot the 10-episode dramatic series with VariCam 35 4K camera recorders.
Ethos Media Invests in AG-UX180 4K Camcorders For Live Event Production
Video production company Ethos Media, serving the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, recently purchased three Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorders for live event coverage. While a primary assignment for the UX180s has been recording weekly services at the Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX), the camcorders have also been used on a variety of theatrical, concert and corporate projects.
Ultra Music Festival Live Broadcast Filmed with URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K
Blackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro cameras were used to produce a live YouTube broadcast during this year’s Ultra Music Festival (UMF). For the first time at the UMF, DJs on the Main Stage were captured and broadcast in stunning 4K.
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
James Neihouse Trains Astronauts to Film 4K in Space for A Beautiful Planet IMAX
A Beautiful Planet is the seventh IMAX film to be shot in space by the astronauts, and was produced bythe same IMAX space team that most recently did HUBBLE 3D and Space Station 3D. The film is a look atthe human impact on planet earth as seen from the vantage point of the International Space Station. Thefilm also gives the viewer a glimpse into the day-to-day life aboard the orbiting outpost that has beencontinually occupied since 2000.
Tossing Sony’s PXW-FS7 into the “Crucible of Creativity”
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.