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Does Medium Format video make sense?

Published in Technology

 

With the release of what is probably the first affordable Medium Format digital still camera by Pentax, it makes us wonder whether Medium Format video is a thing that makes any sense

Ned Soltz, our East Coast correspondent, has all the details on the new Sony pricing, and how it will stir up the Digital Cinematography marketplace

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

Arri Alexa gets XR module for on-board raw recording

Published in Technology

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

What's the best shape for a camera? Phil Rhodes has some strong views

A few early shots from the ARRI Amira

Published in Production

The Amira is shipping, and we're starting to see shots from it

It’s official: Arri are developing a 4K Alexa!

Published in Business

It looks like soon it will no longer be a matter of choosing between the visual qualities of the Arri Alexa or those of 4K resolution. A recent statement seems to suggest that it might soon be possible to have your cake and eat it

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

F55: Where does it fit?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes holds an F55 for the first time and tells us where he thinks it fits in the digital cinematography marketplace

IBC2013: What We Learned

Published in Articles

In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

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