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How the finance industry views developments at NAB

Published in Business

Now that the dust has settled and heads are clear after the industry’s annual jaunt to Vegas, Azule Finance’s Peter Savage reflects on this year’s show that bought the future into focus

Phantom Flex 4K Skateboard Video

Published in Production

Courtesy of Brain Farm, a high-end video production house, comes a skateboard video shot on the Phantom Flex, the 4K 1000fps camera.

Why 4K is more important than you think

Published in Business

In a recent article on The Hollywood Reporter, the paper questioned if 4K was "the best way to attract consumers." It's a fair question, but it may be missing the point.

First Footage from Panasonic 4K VariCam 35

Published in Production

Panasonic revealed it was developing a 4K VariCam Cinema Camera at NAB. The first footage has just been posted to Vimeo and it looks gorgeous.

4K is sooo last week. Get ready for 8K

Published in Technology & Computing

At the IFA show in Berlin, LG is not only showing off its range of curved OLED 4K TVs but also a 98-inch 8K monster.

The eagerly awaited 4K Blackmagic Production Camera is now shipping, and is significantly cheaper than when first announced. The new price is $2,995, €2,279, £1,925 (down from $3,995)

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Studio & Broadcast

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Most smartphones now have sensors that are around or above 4K in resolution, but not many of them claim to be able to capture 4K video. Samsung's Galaxy Note III looks set to do this, though, according to various rumours

Screens are getting wider: wider than widescreen. And this is a good thing

Sky and other broadcasters tight-lipped on 4K

Published in Business

Sky TV (one of the UK's major broadcaster and widely viewed across Europe) is remaining tight-lipped about their plans for 4K. RedShark contacted them recently with an interview request and the response was that no-one was available. This is in stark contrast to when they were launching 3D, when they were somewhat more effusive about their 3D roadmap

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