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.

Monday, 17 November 2014

What’s New in Large Format Sensor Cameras

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES — It wasn't all that long ago that the single-sensor color camera design was for cheapie consumer cameras. However, large-format single-sensor cameras have today taken over a significant part of the professional camera market, especially for 4K production. Companies that have entered that market have been staying busy improving their wares.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sony FS7 field report week 1: The Canon C300 killer?

I was lucky enough to purchase one of the first Sony FS7 production cameras and have been using it for just over a week. In the first of this series of reports I'm going to focus on what this camera is actually like to use in the field and the tips and tricks to turn it into a production tool. The big question for me was: Would I be happy replacing my trusty Canon C300 with this camera?