Posts Tagged ‘4k’

Jan
23
2015

Why Am I Shooting 4K Again? Amazing, Inspiring Videos from Panasonic Remind Me

I encounter my fair share of 4K sceptics online. Sometimes I even begin to doubt my own enthusiasm for the 4K format. But then all I have to do is watch some great 4K footage on a 4K or 5K monitor and I am snapped…
Jan
16
2015

Who Shoots 4k video? Our survey tells a lot! Simple Sunday Survey #4

This week we asked how many of our planet5D subscribers are shooting 4k video and how often they’re doing it… the results, despite all the hype over 4k, are pretty much what I thought… tho actually, the number of[adrotate group="6"] people shooting 4k all the…
Jan
12
2015

New Sony 4K Camera: XAVC S; Ports Galore; WiFi and LiveStreaming…

...in a $1,000 Handycam. Gotcha! OK, you have to look past the oy vey, “So I’m not gonna need a tripod now... Exactly” moment in the video. And the 4K is UHD only. Still, the convergence of smartphone and video camera coupled with feature trickle…
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…