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Sony is showing for the first time their new 4K OLED professional monitor screens. Up to now you'd  have one or the other - not least because either technology is still eye-wateringly expensive, so it's hard even to imagine what the cost of a screen incorporating both attributes might be

We've already seen the unbelievably cheap Seiki sets for around $1,200, but the well-known manufacturers are being much more realistic about their pricing now

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

The world changed again today when Blackmagic introduced two more cameras. A 4K camera for $3,995, and - a total surprise a "pocket" digital film camera for $995. An excited Freya reports

 Another niche in the 4K production workflow is filled as Brevity’s content transport and simultaneous transcoding service adds 4K support as well as motion compensated frame rate conversion.

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

F55: Where does it fit?

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Phil Rhodes holds an F55 for the first time and tells us where he thinks it fits in the digital cinematography marketplace

IBC 2012: Roger Deakins on the Arri Alexa

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We're pretty sure Arri doesn't need any help from us to sell their popular Alexa cameras, but we found this clip from an Arri-staged event at IBC 2012 that features Roger Deakins, the award-winning Chief Cinematographer on Skyfall.

Is 4K twice or four times as good as HD?

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Don't confuse pixel numbers with resolution!

Just a few blurry shots but here's Sony's prototype 4K media player - and a shot in video of the 4K consumer camcorder

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