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Why 4K is good news for HD users

Published in Technology & Computing

It's almost like a miracle! You can get 4:4:4 video from 4:2:0 video - if you downsample from 4K. Michael Ma shows how it's done in this video

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

Canon 1Dc: Where does it fit now?

Published in Production

The Canon 1DC is a curious camera. Based on a top-end DSLR design, with essentially only some additional firmware it becomes a 4K camcorder as well. But where does it fit into the increasingly complex matrix of options around high res, high dynamic range (i.e. RAW) devices that are available today at approximately affordable prices?

Never has so much usable resolving power been packed into such a small device. From the minute you pick it up, you realise that this is an astonishing camera

FootageStudio 4K makes processing video simple

Published in Production

Acrovid are a small company based in Panama City. They have just released version 1.0 of FootageStudio 4K, a video transcoding package for the PC which brings simple batch processing of video files to multiple formats including ProRes and also has noise reducton and impressive Slo Motion capabilities.

Varicam "Image Rivals Alexa"

Published in Production

" My opinion is that for high end work it's the best 4k solution in terms of color/tone/latitude." says, Thatcher Kelley, one of the cameramen on the VariCam demo shoot

The story behind the very first live 4K 60p sports transmission

Up to now, Sky (full name BSkyB), the UK-based satellite broadcaster has been silent on the subject of 4K, saying only that they are "looking at it", and given that you'd have to be in orbit round Neptune not to be "looking" at 4K, that doesn't tell us very much at all

Video: Blackmagic's NAB news conference

Published in Business

At NAB 2013, Blackmagic pretty much stole the show with their camera and 4K announcements. Here's a video of the whole press conference

Does 4K have a role in News and Journalism?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Will 4K be used for news gathering? No. But on the other hand, yes

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