It's arrived! Around breakfast time this morning, our Blackmagic Production Camera loan unit landed on my kitchen table. Nicely packaged by Blackmagic, as ever, here's what's in the box
Freya Black gives more details on how the ARRI Amira is going to ouput 4K
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?
While 4K is certainly not for everyone – it’s a bear to work with, manage, and store – it is true nonetheless that 4K capture produces superior HD images: the additional fineness and reduced noise contributes to much better HD than originating in HD in the first place
Panasonic's GH4 is already getting a reputation for gloriously sharp 4K footage. Here's a great video overview
At the risk of giving the game away - probably not. But we still think that Ultra Widescreen - 21:9 - at 4K-type resolutions is a better bet than 8K, for all sorts of reasons
We'll be getting a Canon 1Dc in a week or two because this is a unique camera: A DSLR that shoots 4K, and captures to MJPEG files which are not only a completely standard format but which preserve each frame in its entirety