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 Freya Black gives more details on how the ARRI Amira is going to ouput 4K

This new device from Atomos is what DSLR users have been waiting for - and its half the price we expected!

Sony Alpha 99 Provides Clean HDMI Output

Published in Production

We've just heard from PhotoKina that the Sony A99, with it's 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, outputs a clean HDMI signal that works with external field recorders. This is looking like an established trend now.

Major new software upgrade for ARRI ALEXA

Published in Production

One of the best things about modern cameras is that they just keep getting better - even after you've bought them, they just keep getting better

Fifteen years ago, audio over the Internet was broadcast - and stored - as RealAudio. For those of us listening in over dial-up or downloading one-minute clips, it was an unexceptional entry into the world of new media. Kieron Seth  wonders what will happen to our soon-to-be outdated media files.

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

ProRes remains a living codec and proof of that came out two days ago when Apple announced ProRes XQ - an ever higher quality variant

Why you should use Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes

Published in Post & VFX

Modern cameras are simply amazing. The idea that you can record cinema-quality video on a still-picture camera that costs only a few thousand dollars still seems unreal at times.

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

Last week I was very fortunate to be able to borrow a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the afternoon. I was meeting my daughter in Camden Market so I took the camera along and shot some bits and pieces. I have uploaded the footage to Vimeo

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