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Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

Published in Technology & Computing

Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

We don't think anyone was expecting this. This is such a NON Sony thing. Sony has just announced on their Community website that the Sony F5 and F55 will be able to have a hardware upgrade to two of the most popular post production formats: ProRes and DNxHD

Massive codec upgrade for Sony's PMW-300 and PMW-400

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A surprise upgrade for Sony's shoulder-mount ENG cameras means they can record HD with the same quality as visually lossless ProRes

A new, higher quality version of ProRes is immediately supported by the ARRI Alexa

3.2K ProRes comes to the Arri Alexa XT

Published in Technology & Computing

 ARRI makes it clear that the Alexa is a camera for the 4K future

Blackmagic expands ProRes options on all cameras

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Lately, Blackmagic Design has been rolling out new features at a more brisk pace, as evidenced by a recent firmware update that adds more ProRes recording formats to its available cameras.

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 3 of 3

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Phil Rhodes looks at how you would use the Ninja 2 and Nikon D800 on a shoot. But first he compares HDMI and SDI.

Perhaps in response to the recent Sony F5 'hack' (or perhaps not; who can say?), Sony has announced that it will now be offering a software only 4K recording upgrade for the Sony F5, in addition to its full Sony F5 to F55 hardware upgrade.

We're following a bit of a theme here: ProRes versus in-camera recording. Here's an extremely interesting clip with a split-screen demonstration of ProRes vs a Canon C100's internal codec which is 24Mbit/s AVCHD

Major upgrade to PIX 240 from Sound Devices

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Sound Devices has just posted a major firmware update to its Pix 220/240 series of file-based recording devices

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