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RED's NAB showreel and the philosophy of movie cameras

Published in Technology

When your showreel looks as good as this, you really don't have anything to prove. You don't have to convince anyone that your kit is good enough for the movies, because your showreel is the movies

4K in the Front Row

Published in Production

 

With the first 4K concert film ‘Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium’ released into cinemas on 5 November and the recent Peter Gabriel So: Back to Front tour filmed in 4K at London’s O2 Arena, the format is fast moving into the live production mainstream

Who needs "retina" displays when you have Lego?

Up to now, Sky (full name BSkyB), the UK-based satellite broadcaster has been silent on the subject of 4K, saying only that they are "looking at it", and given that you'd have to be in orbit round Neptune not to be "looking" at 4K, that doesn't tell us very much at all

More clues about an Apple TV

Published in Business

Imagination Technologies has decided to commit it is PowerVR Series5 encoder and decoder processor family to HEVC. “So what?” you may ask. Well, there are a couple of interesting details about all this…The picture is a clue.

Could VP9 be the codec for 4K Blu-Ray?

Published in Distribution

 Even though many pundits think 4K will be delivered by streaming, there are plenty of households still with slower broadband for whom this will not be an option. Now, it seems, Google's free VP9 codec might be a candidate for a new "Blu-Ray" format

The mysterious new XDCAM from Sony may not be so mysterious after all... Our Far East correspondent, John Burkhart has been investigating

Have a look at this lovely time-lapse filmed in Iceland recently. One of the most unspoiled and spectacular landscapes on Earth, Iceland is a dream for filmmakers

The Utah landscape obviously helps to make a jaw-dropping film, but you also need some clever flying kit, and some piloting skills. And the fact that you can now capture it all in 4K makes it more than worthwhile

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.

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