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Rent or buy?

Published in Business

Rent or buy? Phil Rhodes finds that renting might not be the most expensive option

New Sony 4K announcements: What does it all mean?

Published in Technology

So, we've seen the announcement from Sony of two new 4K cameras, new codecs, new recording media and a new 30" 4K LCD monitor. Just how significant is this, and is this the 4K Tipping Point, at least for production, if not all the way to the home?

Sony Camcorders Gain Wireless Capability

Published in Technology

Sony has announced a new wireless adapter designed to optimise news and production workflows for its professional camcorder users, shares Kate Large

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

Published in Business

Sony caught the entire industry on the hop with their low list pricing for the recently-announced F5 and F55 4K-capable cameras, but now we're seeing the first street prices, and they are, of course, even lower!

The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

Living with Red

Published in Production

David Read gives us his heartfelt opinion after two years experience with a Red One camera

Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

Published in Business

You may have heard that one of the top camera manufacturers is taking legal action against another for alleged patent infringement. This is news, but there's very little point in speculating about the outcome at this stage. Only a select group of people working for those companies will have access to evidence that proves the rights or wrongs of the case. We certainly don't

My Video Business

Published in Business

This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

Panasonic tries a new approach with their actioncam

Published in Production

Yet another entrant in the crowded action camera field, the Panasonic HX-A100 sets itself apart by being wearable, right out of the box

A heroic leap forward: GoPro's new 4K Sports Cam

Published in Production

Well, how many people saw that coming? A 4K Hero!

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