Beyond 4K Buzz & Trends
Sony and Verizon Demonstrate How 5G Stands to Transform Live Sports Production
Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Verizon joined forces with NBC Sports to test how 5G can change the way live sports broadcasts are captured and produced. During the Houston Texans vsNew England Patriotsfootball game at NRG Stadium on December 1st, 2019, a camera person from NBC Sports captured video of the game on the field using Sony’sPXW-Z450shoulder camcorder.The video was streamedthrough Sony’s prototype transmitter box and Xperia 5G mmWave device, via Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network to a production room in the stadium.
Creative Day Technologies Supports FANUC America Grand Opening with Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K/HDR Camera Systems
FANUC America, the U.S. subsidiary of FANUC, a global leader in automation for manufacturing, recently inaugurated a new461,000 square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility in Auburn Hills, MI. The grand opening event was supported by rental/staging company Creative Day Technologies with Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K/HD/HDR field/studio camera systems.
Panasonic Announces Delivery/Pricing of Premium AJ-CX4000 4K/HDR Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
Panasonic announced that its new AJ-CX4000, a 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorderwith B4 lens mount and interchangeable lens, will be available at the end of December ata suggested list price of $25,000. Idealfor network news, sports, blue-chip nature films and travel documentaries, the AJ-CX4000follows the handheld AG-CX350 to expand the CX Series of 4K camcorders.
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford & Sons
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning live director, Steve Price, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to create acinematic, slow motion backdrop for Mumford & Sons’ recent appearance at the iHeart Radio music festival in LasVegas.
Sony Showcases Prototype of New 24-inch Monitor for 4K HDR Production
Sony Electronics unveiled a prototype of its new 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor for the first time at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2019 (Inter BEE 2019) in Japan. The portable monitor offers high grade picture quality and accurate color reproduction and is ideal for 4K HDR productions - giving professional content creators a reliable tool for versatile applications such as on-set monitoring, non-linear video editing, studio wall monitoring, rack-mount monitoring in OB trucks or machine rooms.
Director/DP Yoram Astrakhan captures Investigation Discovery’s Betrayed with AU-EVA1 cameras
Investigation Discovery’s Betrayed follows the lives of normal people whose lives are cut short at the hands of a family member, co-worker, friend, or lover. Currently shooting its 4th season (10 episodes per season), the true crime series is directed and shot by Yoram Astrakhan with AU-EVA1 cinema cameras. (Season 1 and 2 were shot with Canon 5D DSLRs.) Astrakhan’s evolution as a director/DP began after studying photography in Israel and then moving to Los Angeles to study cinematography at the American Film Institute. From there, he worked his way up the camera crew ladder in becoming a DP.
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.