In the consumer camera marketplace, Panasonic is going mano a mano with Sony in bringing innovative hybrid cameras to both photographers and filmmakers. Their GH4 has become one of the most talked about cameras in years, delivering both 4K DCI and UHD capture at high bitrates up to 200-Mb/s. With... more »
Along with the 5D Mark II, Canon's original EOS 7D was a key DSLR that changed the game for low budget filmmakers. Because it contained a smaller sensor (APS-C) than the 5D's full frame, the 7D was actually a better motion camera because the APS-C sensor is closer to the true frame size of 35mm motion... more »
Atomos just entered the battery market by announcing their new Power Station at IBC 2014. The new accessory will allow a crew to power up multiple devices in the field as well as hot swap a number of camera batteries.
"The Power Station is the Anton Bauer for the masses," said Jeromy Young, CEO... more »
Convergent Design announced their Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder adds 4K and UHD ProRes 422 HQ recording for the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others. Because of the efficiency of ProRes, you can capture more 4K video material to Odyssey7Q's dual SSDs. This capability will... more »
At IBC2014, it's time to add another 4K camera to the mix. Canada-based IO Industries' 4KSDI has been garnering a lot of attention on the exhibition floor with its small form factor, Super 35mm-sized sensor and 10-bit 4:2:2 RAW capture. It follows in the footsteps of their popular 2KSDI.
It really... more »
At IBC2014, RØDE Microphones just announced their new flagship Stereo VideoMic X for single-system audio. The on-camera mic features acoustically matched true-condenser capsules and the option for balanced XLR output.
The SVMX contains an acoustically matched pair of externally-biased, true condenser... more »
AJA Video Systems is showing a new video shot on their upcoming and much anticipated digital cinema camera, CION. The film was shot recently in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, and was captured in UltraHD at 23.98 fps and ProRes 4444.
CION - Science of the Beautiful; Ungraded Images... more »
Following in ARRI's footsteps with the release of the AMIRA, Sony today announced a brand new digital cinema camera that is targeted towards documentary and indie shooters. From the specs, the PXW-FS7 looks like a revolutionary camera, which lately Sony seems to release every six months or so.
The... more »
You know a camera is good when you start seeing 3rd party camera accessory manufacturers building specific rigs for it. The Sony a7S is the camera of the moment for indie filmmakers. 16x9 Inc. just announced a new cage kit specifically designed for the a7S.
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Teradek, which is now part of the Vitec Group, creates wireless video devices for remote video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, proxy recording and webcasting. They're one of the most innovative companies to hit the production marketplace in years.
Today, they announced Beam,... more »
Codex has become the industry standard for file-based recording on professional productions, especially for the ARRI ALEXA. At NAB2014, they made waves by previewing their very own compact, lip-stick style camera - the Action Cam. Some of the key features of the Action Cam include a 2/3" sensor with... more »
Adobe announced plans to update their Creative Cloud apps and Adobe Anywhere. To summarize, the updates include new media and project management tools in Premiere Pro CC; a new UI across all apps; and streamlined workflows for even more efficient editing. New updates are also coming to Adobe Anywhere,... more »