Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
Canon 4K Cinema EOS-1D C Digital SLR Camera Used in Creation of a TV Commercial During a Fashion Photography Shoot
The deadline and budget were tight. The client, a leading maker of iconic, affordable jeans, wanted stills and a beautifully photographed film-style location-shoot commercial turned around in one day. Learn how the team came though with a remarkable creation.
4K Camera Workflows- Raw, Video, Proxy
by 4KHUB contributor, Andy ShipsidesAt AbelCine we host a number of educational events and workshops.I was surprised to discover the high level of interest in acquiring in 4K. We all know that 4K usage is growing, but to have a room full of producers in front of me saying that they are being asked by their clients to deliver 4K really said a lot. The group wanted to understand the workflow implications of acquiring in 4K and what the cost difference would be, especially in terms of storage needs and editing complexity. So the workshop veered in that direction and led to very interesting discussion topics that I thought I’d share with you.
Aerial Shoot for Panasonic & the New GH4K
byDan CoplanI recently did an aerial shoot for Panasonic and the new GH4K in time for a demo at NAB. I’ve been using a Canon DSLR on my midrange octocopter, but was very excited to be able to swap it out for a camera that is very close in size and weight yet shoots the higher resolution. I am most likely going to replace the Canon with the Panasonic as my default camera for that particular setup.
Champions League Final Showcases 4K
by 4KHUB Contributor, Ken KerschbaumerThe Champions League Final gave UEFA a chance to showcase 4K and Ultra HD, courtesy of a closed-circuit production that made use of Telegenic’s T25 OB and its four Sony F55 cameras coupled with Fuji prime cinema lenses and an Chrosziel adapter that allows full iris and focus control.
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Save the Date for 10/8! Post Workflow for David Fincher's Gone Girl
David Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl employed the most advanced technical workflows of any film ever produced to date. It marks the first 6K real-time review pipeline in any feature film production. Meet Gone Girl post production engineer, Jeff Brue and assistant editor, Tyler Nelson as they discuss the challenges of shooting in 6K on the RED Dragon camera and more.
Panasonic’s AW-UE100 Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Now Delivering
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America today announced availabilityof its AW-UE100 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera to address the increasing demand to create streamlined productions that deliver high quality viewing experiences. The AW-UE100 is the industry’s first PTZ camera to support 4K/60p for high-bandwidth NDI and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), which enables users to capture and stream high quality images and video over public internet securely and in real-time. Addressing the need for increased flexibility, the new AW-UE100 PTZ camera features an all new Direct Drive motor for much quieter and smoother movement with heightened response time to capture quality live remote and studio production in broadcast, staging, corporate, sports, higher education and house of worship applications.
Is 8K More Supply or Demand?
Bill Thompson, Senior Platform Manager, Signiant For the majority of content creators and distributors, it’s hard even to start considering 8K when 4K, while still maturing in production, mastering, and distribution, is not yet the standard across the production supply chain. 8K’s immense file sizes impact numerous media operations—the least of which are storage space, transcoding services, file transfer, delivery mechanisms, and timelines. Despite that, 8K garners more industry attention every year, growing in usage and infrastructure after almost two decades in development. For some, it’s the next “big thing” and an unnecessary evolution. For others, it’s already here, inevitable and appropriate.
Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR Broadcast Cameras Chosen to Capture NHL Hockey, Major College Basketball for Prudential Center’s World-Class Video Board
Prudential Center, home to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and NCAA's Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team, has upgraded to Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR studio/field camera systems for all in-game presentation on the arena’s massive, center-hung LED scoreboards (almost four stories tall). In addition to capturing game action, the four AK-HC5000s and an AW-UE150 4K/HD 60p pan/tilt/zoom camera enhance the fan experience, including fan shots, player warm-ups and timeout features.
DP Patrick Alexander Stewart captures HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm with VariCam LT cinema cameras
Created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm premiered on HBO twenty years ago. Along with Mitchel Hurwitz’s Arrested Development, the series transformed the half hour comedy sitcom genre from multicam to single camera in its use of handheld documentary style cinematography. What do both shows, and the upcoming Netflix show, Brews Brothers, have in common? They are all currently shot by cinematographer Patrick Alexander Stewart with VariCam LT cinema cameras.
This is the first time the Super Bowl is streaming in 4K resolution, but it won't be true 4K
Fox Sportsannounced back in December 2019 that theSuper Bowl LIVwill be the first Super Bowl to be streamed in 4K — a resolution sharper than traditional HD cable TV broadcasting — as well as high-dynamic-range (HDR).
Cyber Media TV Uses ATEM Constellation 8K for eSports Streaming
Blackmagic Design today announced that Cyber Media TV uses Blackmagic Design ATEM Constellation 8Ks and ATEM 1M/E Advanced Panels for eSports and steaming programs for gaming. Cyber Media TV uses both ATEM products, along with anumber of other Blackmagic products, to stream 60 to 80 eSports programs eachmonth.