Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
ATEM Constellation 8K Used for Live Production at Country Music’s WE Fest
Blackmagic Design today announced that its ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher was used as part of an Ultra HD 12G-SDI and fiber live production workflow at WE Fest, the largest country music festival in the United States and the longest running in theworld. Now in its 37th year, the three day festival took place in Detroit Lakes, MN, in August 2019 with performances from stars such as Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, LeAnn Rimes andmore.
Phillip Youmans’ Tribeca Award Winning Burning Cane Film Shot on URSA Mini Pro
Phillip Youmans’ Tribeca 2019 Founders Award winning ‘Burning Cane’ was shot using URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Production Camera 4K, with color correction done using DaVinci Resolve Studio. At19, Youmans is the youngest and first African-American filmmaker to ever win the prestigiousaward.
DP Matthew Macar Captures The Long Walk With The AU-EVA1
The Long Walk is the third feature film by director Mattie Do (Chanthaly, Dearest Sister), who was raised in Los Angeles but relocated to Laos to become the country’s first, and only, female filmmaker. In an interview in Women and Hollywood, Do describes her genre-bending film as “an unconventional time-travel thriller set in a forgotten rural village in Laos, about the ethos of a man, plagued by regret and loneliness, and his downward spiral into becoming a serial killer. He also has a very complicit ghostly friend.” The low-budget feature was shot over 32 days in Vientiane, Laos by cinematographer Matthew Macar with the AU-EVA1 cinema camera.
NewTek Expands the Frontiers of Software-Defined Visual Storytelling
Expanding upon its position as the leader in software defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) and IP video production, NewTek will demonstrate the universal power of IP video at IBC2019, giving customers breakthrough capabilities and unprecedented options that seek to transform the way video is made.
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, anew handheld digital film camera with afull Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. This new model builds on the popularity of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K but has alarger Super 35 sensor size with 6K resolution, allowing higher image quality. TheEF lens mount model works with awide range of lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss, Sigma andSchneider.
Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
Cisco Live, the annual customer conference under the aegis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), has upgraded its session capture with the use of more than five dozen Panasonic AW-UE70W/K 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras with AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software. This state-of-the-art software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection, now with deep learning technology.
A Guide to the Panasonic AG-CX350 Camcorder by Barry Green Now Available as Free Download
NEWARK, NJ (July 15,2019) – Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of Barry Green’sA Guide to the Panasonic AG-CX350 Camcorder, a comprehensive reference eBook for customers and users of the new4K 1.0-typeAG-CX350 handheld camera. The eBook can be downloaded for free athttps://na.panasonic.com/us/CX350book.
DPs Greg Taylor and Mike Goodman shoot harrowing Viceland doc series, Dopesick Nation, with VariCam LT cinema cameras
InDopesick Nation, recovering addicts Frankie and Allie take on the heroin epidemic by working to save as many addicts as they can. Premiering onVicelandin September 2018, the series takes place in southern Florida and also tries to expose the corruption and exploitation that takes place in the rehab industry. The majority ofDopesick Nationwas shot by cinematographers Mike Goodman and Greg Taylor with PanasonicVariCam LTcinema cameras.
Solotech Implements 12G-SDI Workflow for Mont-Mégantic National Park
Blackmagic Design today announced that the ASTROLab, an astronomy activity center located at the Mont-Mégantic National Park in southern Québec, has built anew 12G-SDI AV and streaming workflow around Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic Web Presenter. Thenew workflow powers ASTROLab’s daily science presentations in its interactive theater, allowing them to live stream the presentations to audiences around theworld.
Transmijelive livestreams for Polish FA with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that amulticam outside broadcast workflow, featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, is delivering awide range of live streaming content for Poland’s national football association, Polski Zwiazek Pilki Noznej(PZPN).
U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) has increased its complement of Panasonic production cameras with a purchase of five Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR high-speed broadcast camera systems in full studio configuration. Previously equipped with five AK-HC3800 HD broadcast cameras and three AJ-PX5000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, U. of Miami’s Athletics has utilized the HC5000s to produce linear and digital broadcasts of Division One sports since early this year.
Latest Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System
The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output, incorporating the full power of the renowned colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned the approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.