Posts Tagged ‘4k’

Dec
1
2014

4K TV Sets the Surprise Holiday Gift?

Is this the year that end consumers start demanding more 4K content? They are predicting that this year 4K Television sets will be one of the hottest selling items over the holiday season.[adrotate group="6"] In the last two years prices for 4K TV set have…
Nov
29
2014

Sony A7II Available for Pre-Order Now

Is the Sony A7II the camera that pushes you over the edge into Sony orbit? It just might be. Thinking about giving up your big honking DSLR and cutting over to mirrorless, but worry about protecting your investment in glass? Yeah, yeah: Metabones. But the…
Nov
24
2014

Sony Surprises with 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, XAVC-S & S-Log2 Though Not 4K, Yet

Well I didn’t quite see this one coming, though I was aware of the rumour that new Sony Alphas are to appear early 2015. Yesterday, in Japan, Sony announced the A7II, a brand new midrange full-frame mirrorless with some seductive features for moviemakers bar one, 4K.[adrotate group="6"] Actually, make…
Nov
17
2014

Canon 5D Mk IV Rumor Update: February 2015 Launch?

Credit to Keith Cooper of Northlight Images, who writes about his rumors site (and source of the most recent rumor we’ve seen that a 5D Mk IV will be announced in February) “…remember that [the rumours are] here for entertainment rather than serious buying research.…
Nov
12
2014

Blackmagic URSA: “It’s a Monster” – and Better than a RED Scarlet?

How many times does Corey over at Faymus Media call the Blackmagic URSA “a monster?” We dare you to watch the video and post your answers below -- and then answer this question: does it matter?[adrotate group="6"] You already know that we think Blackmagic is…
Nov
10
2014

Stills from 4K: How Many Megapixels Does it Take to Make a Great Wedding Album?

Wedding photographer and planet5D reader Alexandru has the happy clients to prove it: still captures from 4K video at 9 megapixels can be just as effective as dedicated still camera capture at twice that resolution and more.[adrotate group="6"] Sometimes more is better -- think Ansel…
Nov
3
2014

Another Comprehensive Camera Test. Is This One Helpful?

There are a lot of camera tests available online and it is hard to always find the cameras you want compared to the cameras you are interested in seeing.  If you are like me you are a little skeptical as to how much you can…
Oct
21
2014

4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

We're all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones - which put me off of [adrotate…
Oct
15
2014

Be Inspired by A Boulder Summer, Made on the Panasonic GH4

After watching Colorado branding and production agency Balcony Nine Media's A Boulder Summer, made for the 2014 TEDx Boulder conference, I found it difficult to stem the flow of superlatives. If I had to settle on just one, "inspirational" would be it.[adrotate group="6"] Another praise…
Oct
6
2014

Leica Enters the 4K Fray with Three 4K-Capable Cameras

One of the most pleasant moviemaking surprise announcements at this year’s Photokina trade show came from a German company, Leica, rather than the usual Japanese camera makers.[adrotate group="6"] The company that blessed the world with the first 35mm rangefinder camera in 1925 is now supporting…