Thursday, 9 April 2015

Canon C300 Mark II Now Official with Internal 4K & 15 Stops of Dynamic Range

The Canon C300 has been a workhorse for lots of productions, from docs, to TV, to even feature films, but considering its age, it was only a matter of time before Canon was going to announce a new version with specs that better reflected what the competition was offering, including internal 4K (and external 4K RAW). We got that today and more, including a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range, which is right up there (and possibly surpassing) the best cinema cameras out there. It also features Canon's own flavor of the H.264 AVC codec called XF-AVC, which is wrapped in an MXF (as the previous C300 had done).

Joby's Action Jib Kit offers a new perspective on your stunts

Joby has introduced an action camera-focused jib kit to let you capture your extreme endeavors (or more mundane activities) from a new perspective. Part of the Action Series line-up, the Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack is designed for action cameras including GoProContour and the Sony Action Cam. It should make it easier to film that skateboard trick you've been practicing, with more cinematic-style camera movements.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Top10 Best Professional Video Camera 2014 Pro Camcorders

If you are looking for the best professional production quality video cameras priced from $2500 to $8,000+ then this is the Top 10 you want, otherwise…

Monday, 5 January 2015

Ikegami To Debut HC-HD300 At BVE 2015 - UK Broadcast News | 05/01/2015

Ikegami's HC-HD300 will make its first UK exhibition appearance at BVE 2015 in London, February 24-26. 

Introduced at BIRTV 2014 and now deliverable, the HC-HD300 is a flexible docking-style camera for studio or field operation.

Monday, 22 December 2014

AJA’s CION 4K camera begins shipping

One of the most interesting cinema cameras this year has been AJA's CION. It promises to deliver 4K images with excellent colour and latitude, coupled with a lightweight shoulder mounted design. The camera finally began shipping today just in time for Christmas. To coincide with the launch AJA have just posted a technical video showing what the camera is capable of. It covers Exposure Index, Gamma and In-Camera Color Correction options available with the CION in 4K and in HD.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dejero Releases Live+ NewsBook Software for Mac

WATERLOO, Ontario — Dejero, a provider of remote video transmission solutions, announced the debut of its Live+ NewsBook software for Mac notebooks. The new software transforms a Mac notebook into a "go-anywhere" video uplink solution for transmitting live HD or SD video feeds, as well as recorded and edited files, back to the broadcast facility.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Big update for Blackmagic's URSA: "It's like having a whole new camera..."

Black Magic's ambitious full-size 4K production camera, URSA, is a new product, but with this latest firmware update, it's already taking some interesting new directions.

The key new capabilities include 80fps recording, in RAW or ProRes, and visually lossless 12 bit compressed raw recording. There's a new way to handle slow motion too: the sensor frame rate and the project frame rate are decoupled, so high speed footage can be previewed at normal playback speed for instant review of of slow motion.