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  1. Grass Valley EDIUS 7.4 is released

    EDIUS Pro 7.4 is released New Features Ripple Marker (engendering much happiness in Germany, evidently) QuickTime HQ/HQX exporter with timecode and multichannel audio After Effects Plugin Bridge supports Sapphire's Lens flare Project importer supports FCP XML import from Plural Eyes XAVC exporter supports 720p/50/60 XAVC Intra exporter with smart rendering AJA KONA3G timeline output (no RS422 control) New License Packs...
  2. Blackmagic Design Van UK Tour

    Inside Blackmagic Design's UltraHD Mobile Demo Vehicle Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Solutions. Featuring thier latest products, including those announced at NAB 2014, the UK tour allows you a unique opportunity to discover and experience these first hand. Blackmagic Design has recreated some of the real world workflows used in broadcast, live event and post-production all...
  3. What’s the Big Deal with a Sony camcorder?

    Just because the Sony PXW-X160is smaller does not mean that it lacks any less of a punch. This Sony camcorderis capable of filming in both Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings, meaning that is contains a lot more technology per inch then some of its larger rivals. This Sony comes with three 1/3" Xmor CMOS sensors, and a new, high-quality G-lens with a 25x zoom, marking it apart from the latest trends of having single sensor cameras. Continue reading
  4. The Atomos Samurai Blade - Crystal Clear HD Monitor Display

    The spectacular lenses and camera sensors available today require accessories that are just as spectacular, and that's precisely what the Atomos Samurai Blade is. An HD monitor, recorder and playback deck all rolled into one, the Atomos Samurai Blade has been designed to be an essential tool in the field, offering simple but top-of-the-line operation. The Atomos Samurai Blade: Features The Atomos Samurai Blade has the ability to record directly from the sensor, thereby limiting the degree of compression required as well as reducing data loss. It records to 10-bit, 4:2:2 Apple ProRes, or Avid DNxHD, depending on your needs. Continue reading
  5. Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Cinematic lens technology now handheld for increased flexiblity

    Canon has recently launched its first servo lens that can be held by hand, mounted on your shoulder or on a tripod, and allows the creation of cinematic images regardless of how you shoot. The Canon CN7x17 KAS S is a highly impressive lens that is perfect for shooting scenes where movement is essential to the composition. So, if you're looking for the must buy camera lens that's versatile and highly impressive, look no further than the Canon CN7x17 KAS S. Canon CN7x17 KAS S: Features The Canon CN7x17 KAS S offers amazing 4K optical performance due to Canon lens technology and has been designed for Super35mm cameras. The servo drive unit allows for both hand-held and broadcast production, while the lens is effective for most situations as it's highly versatile with its 17mm-120mm focal length. Continue reading
  6. Datavideo introduces versatile HD H.264 multi-port streaming server

    Launching at IBC 2013, Datavideo NVS-20 is a broadcast quality HD H.264 network streaming server. Unlike many encoding devices, NVS-20 is equipped with a variety of video and audio inputs that enable users to integrate the unit quickly into virtually any workflow. Designed for live event streaming, the device is lightweight and portable. It encodes at up-to 6Mb/s, delivering a high quality...
  7. Sony announce DWX Digital Wireless Microphones and PMW-400 Camcorder Promotion

      All XDCAM HD shoulder camcorders, including the new PMW-400, offer a 2 channel slot-in capability for Sony DWX Digital wireless receiver (DWR-S02D), allowing for a fully digital workflow using superb audio quality by AES3 out and 24Bit/48kHz D/A conversion, with up to 72MHz bandwidth. You can pair the digital receiver with a choice of digital wireless transmitters, either the...
  8. Grant Petty Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Update 04/09/2013

      Hi, I just want to give you an update on the 4K camera. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we received the production sensors much later than we expected. When we built cameras from them we saw some big differences in the images between these production sensors vs the pre production samples we originally received. What this means...
  9. Top 10 News Reporter Video Bombs

    The life of a news reporter is a tough one. You have to deal with being sent to dangerous locations, you have to report in snow, wind and rain, you face the risk of being kidnapped if you go to a dangerous country, and of course, you have to watch out for idiots trying to dance, sing, and shout in...
  10. The Power of Cinemagraphs

    Recently you may have heard about Twitter releasing a brand new service called Vine. This service allows you to create 6 second videos which can act as gifs (Animated images) to display in their twitter feeds. This service could be something that is great for people with their mobile phones, but what about those that like to live in the higher resolution side of things? Don't worry, we've got that covered too. Cinemegraphs, The High Resolution Version of Vine Cinemagraphs are still photos which have been transformed into animated pictures, usually in .gif format. The term was coined by two photographers from the US called Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. They used the technique to bring fashion and news photographs to life in 2011. Cinemagraphs give the illusion of video but are in fact just a sequence of subtly different photographs strung together to depict movement. Typically the cinemagraphs show slight movements, in hair and clothing as if in the breeze, liquids being poured or vehicles moving. See some more examples of Cinemegraphs Continue reading

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