Posts Tagged ‘4k’

Aug
13
2014

Price Drop on Atomos Samurai Blade

Australasia – more specifically, Australia and New Zealand – has become a hotbed of cinematographic technology and capitalism which companies like Blackmagic, RØDE, and Atomos call home. No surprise then – though welcome news nonetheless -- that Atomos has just announced a $300 price drop…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
Aug
7
2014

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable sometime very soon?[adrotate group="6"] Me too. Good to know, then, that the team over at…
Aug
4
2014

Ten Reasons I’m passing on the Panasonic GH4

I REALLY wanted to love the Panasonic GH4. I REALLY wanted to play with the latest. In fact, I was at EVS in Burbank, credit card out, 40 seconds away from throwing down and I remembered what I tell my filmmakers, "Rent before you buy."[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul
27
2014

Major Print Publisher The Wall Street Journal Goes 4k with the GH4

Ironic and telling language, a sign of the times: a major newspaper publisher may be the first of its peers to standardize on 4K video with the GH4 for its web team. [adrotate group="6"] Sure, it’s a validation of both the format and the camera…
Jul
20
2014

EBU Leans Towards a New Enhanced 1080p Format Over 4K Broadcasting

Having lived in Europe for three years, I’m happy to acknowledge that Europeans do nuance better than we do in the States. Case in point: The European Broadcast Union (EBU) Policy Statement on Ultra High Definition Television.[adrotate group="6"] The EBU asserts that 4K resolution alone…
Jul
19
2014

4k video in a compact camera? Yes it’s true

So 4K is now really for the masses. Panasonic recently announced the new Lumix DMC-FZ1000. This is the kid brother of sorts from the Panasonic GH4. The FZ1000 is a compact camera that has a 21MP 1” type MOS sensor. It has a non-removable Leica…
Jul
17
2014

GH4 vs Blackmagic for Chroma Keying: GH4 Wins According to Video Alchemy’s Paul Shillito

What begins as a very clear and impressive comparison of the GH4 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera for chroma key work (man, the guy knows how to work with After Effects AND create an appropriate test bed) quickly becomes a larger assessment. [adrotate group="6"] Not only…
Jul
17
2014

Latest Rumor- Canon 5D Mark IV Might Feature 4K Video

The latest rumor from Canonwatch.com is hinting that the Canon 5D Mark IV might ship with the ability to shoot 4K video. The questions we should be asking are: #1- Is the rumor credible? #2- If the Canon 5D Mark IV doesn't have the ability…
Jul
13
2014

Panasonic GH4 Video Review by Philip Bloom: “It’s a breakthrough”

Philip Bloom is an indie filmmaker who favors the Canon 1DC for his own HDSLR work, but he's just put up an almost 40 minute long review of the Panasonic GH4.[adrotate group="6"] Full disclosure: Bloom has done film work for both Canon AND Panasonic specifically…