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The Panasonic HC-X100 is a great 4K camera but the shooting in 4K and downsampling to HD leads to stunning results!

Red Shark Guest Author, Rakesh Malik, recently ordered a Letus Helix 3-axis gimbal. These are his first impressions of the $4000 unit.

Guest author John Clark of Berlin Picture Company explores why there's so little consistency of colour across broadcast platforms and what the industry may need to remedy the problem.

Here's why chips are still getting faster...

Published in Technology & Computing

Guest author Rakesh Malik explores why we haven't seen great increases in processor speeds as of late, and how processors continue to improve in other ways. 

Guest author Daniel G. Roberts breaks down the value of a new iMac 5K against a Mac Pro system, in terms of Geekbench scores and specs.

We've bee testing the G-Tech G-SPEED Studio R, which is a desktop Thunderbolt raid system, with styling sympathetic to the Mac Pro, but which can, of course, be used with any computer supporting Thunderbolt. Tom Salisbury reports

How photography is saving analogue cinema

Published in Production

Film is dead, long live film. A Kickstarter campaign to resurrect one of the most famous names of the photochemical era, FILM Ferrania, has raced past its target and looks set to keep the ‘Made in Italy’ brand in business. By Fanjan Combrink.

Inside the 5K iMac

Published in Technology & Computing

What's inside the astonishing new 5K iMac, announced on Thursday? K.Stewart reports

For ages, we've been predicting a 4K Mac, but we were wrong! It's 5K! For pretty much what you'd have expected a 5K computer monitor to cost, Apple's thrown in a very capable computer. It's reduced the price of Mac Minis as well. It's never been cheaper to do serious stuff on a Mac. Oh, there are some new iPads as well. K. Stewart, our own Apple Expert, gives the full details

French VFX Facility BUF Compagnie to make software public

Published in Post & VFX

A French Revolution:The name BUF Compagnie is not always the first company to leap to mind when one thinks of the world’s top VFX houses, but you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t been dazzled regularly by the company’s work. And soon, reports guest author Neal Romanek you will be able to buy the software that produced it. 

Blender 2.72: Paint updates and more

Published in Post & VFX

Guest author and Blender expert Gottfried Hofmann dishes on Blender 2.72, the latest version of the popular and increasingly powerful open source 3D modeling and animation suite, which brings an overhaul of the paint system.

Just in case you missed it first time round, here's a fantastic article revealing five tips from World renowned freelance colorist Warren Eagles, who shares five top tips that shed light on the dark art of color grading and the life of a colorist. By Matt Aindow.

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