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4K in Slow Motion at the Superbowl

Published in Technology & Computing

Host broadcaster CBS had over 60 cameras at the Superbowl, including 6 FT- ONE 4K cameras from FOR-A but they weren’t used for normal game footage. The FOR-A Cameras can shoot 4K at up to 900 frames per second so they are the perfect system for capturing disputed plays

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Studio & Broadcast

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology & Computing

Do we need yet another H.264 - based codec? Sony thinks that we do, and explains why

A historic moment for TV: The first 4K TV series is announced

Published in Business

With RedShark's 4K month just two weeks away, 3NET Studios, a joint venture owned by Sony, Discovery and IMAX, has announced that its initial slate of TV series and specials will include the first ever 4K television series: Space.

Should the PS4 be called the PS4K?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

We've started to see rumours about the as-yet unannounced Playstation 4 (PS4) supporting 4K. We think it will - and so do the experts.

4K Ready? 4K Now! One of the things that was most noticeable about IBC2014 was that 4K is now very much a part of the mainstream. That’s not to say there wasn’t still room for debate, though.

JVC's compact 4K camera: Hands-on video from IBC

Published in Production

JVC proves that its NAB 4K camera prototypes are progressing along, with a hands-on IBC showing of its compact GY-L300 4K camera.

In August last year we reported on rumors that Panasonic's first 4K camera was likely to be a video-capable still camera, which would probably be called the GH4. Now, it looks like we were right, with a sighting at CES

Here it is: the Future of Colour

Published in Post & VFX

 

Amid all the recent fuss over 4K, it's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm over resolution. Shooting a video frame that's the size of a photo taken by a stills camera is no bad thing, of course, but colour and contrast are still the most eye-catching properties on an image. But now we know what the future holds for colour

Pre-NAB Rumor: Canon's 4K C200 & C400

Published in Production

We heard this rumor before, but if recent reports can be believed, NAB could bring two new entries into Canon's Cinema EOS camera line.

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