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How to take still pictures from a 4K video shoot

Published in Production

With video cameras now sporting 4K video - that's the equivalent of 8 Megapixels, each frame is capable of looking like a pretty decent still photograph. This means that not only can you grab high quality frames from video to use in still image media, it might actually be the best way in the future to do still photography, because you will have a wonderful, 24 or even 60 frames per second to choose your stills from

BBC looking at 4K Games?

Published in Technology

According to reports in industry trade journal Broadcast, the BBC is looking seriously at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a potential milestone, both in the rollout of its IP-based production system Stagebox, and in 4K.

Where next for Canon's Cinema Cameras?

Published in Technology

 In the midst of rumours about Canon's Cinema Camera range, Phil Rhodes looks at the problems posed by updating your camera range too soon.

Sony FS700 can now use the Odyssey 7Q as a 4K recorder

Published in Production

I wrote before about the FS700 and how it was possibly the cheapest route to get to 4K at the time. You can read that article [here]. I was thinking of course about the Sony HXR-IFR5 interface unit and AXS-R5 Recorder combo but now another intriguing and unexpected option has surfaced, the Convergent Designs Odyssey 7Q

Who needs "retina" displays when you have Lego?

Sony bring 4K World Cup to a London Cinema

Published in Distribution

Sony is filming three of the World Cup games in 4K and now it has been announced that two of the three games will be shown to an invited audience in a London VUE cinema (Westfield near Shepherds Bush)

Blackmagic: the advantage of having a strategy

Published in Business

 

This morning, I woke up in my Las Vegas hotel room unspeakably early thanks to persistent jet lag. In my email was a note from RedShark contributor Freya Black saying "Here's the article on the two new Blackmagic cameras"

This whole project looks amazing. It's nothing less than the development of a completely modular 4K camera with a global shutter that records to Cinema DNG: so it will fit in with familiar workflows.

Sony answers questions about 4K

Published in Technology

Sony has given its fullest set of answers so far to its vision and strategy for 4K, robustly supporting the format in a detailed question and answer session

All the signs are that there is going to be more 4K content available sooner than many people thought, with the likes of Netflix and Amazon committing to 4K production and delivery. And since these content providers deliver using the internet, there's no need for broadcast standards to catch up

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