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The people at Apertus are still stressing very strongly that this is just a concept. But what a concept! It's like Meccano for cameras, but with real camera parts. And the good news, is that this isn't a concept that's going away

IBC2013: What We Learned

Published in Articles

In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

There's a seemingly unstoppable trend towards more and more pixels. Greater resolution is heralded as the future of video. David Shapton doesn't think it is. He thinks there is another way. It's a radical suggestion, but completely plausible

4K broadcasting: South Korea gets into the game early

Published in Distribution

4K broadcast television is coming early to South Korea

Working with a 4K computer monitor is such a revelation that the moment you try one, you need one

Here are some fascinating things that we learned from our sessions at London's Broadcast Video Expo

Sony NAB press conference: "Beyond Definition"

Published in Business

Sony was in a difficult position when they presented their press conference today at the Mirage Ballroom in Las Vegas. They've already announced their F5 and F55 4K cameras in October last year (they've already sold 2000 of them) , and no-one was really expecting any ground-breaking news from them today. But that doesn't mean that the content of the news conference wasn't important, because the underlying seismic movement towards 4K was solidified by a few of the more subtle comments

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.

First footage from the Sony PXW-X70

Published in Production

This is the first footage from Sony's 20 Megapixel 4K-upgradble XDCAM

The Utah landscape obviously helps to make a jaw-dropping film, but you also need some clever flying kit, and some piloting skills. And the fact that you can now capture it all in 4K makes it more than worthwhile

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