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
It looks like soon it will no longer be a matter of choosing between the visual qualities of the Arri Alexa or those of 4K resolution. A recent statement seems to suggest that it might soon be possible to have your cake and eat it
Could the Amira be the ultimate indie digital cinema camera?
A new, fairly expensive ENG-style camera that's only HD resolution? But it has the same sensor as the most sought-after camera in Hollywood (according to the Oscar nominations)!
There has been a lot of excitement about Arri’s new Amira camera, (featuring an Alexa sensor in something closer to a traditional ENG form factor) not least because it would appear that it could be very useful outside of its intended documentary context and it has been expected to have a much lower price tag than the Arri Alexa
Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers
Cheaper, cinematic cameras come with a cost - they tend to have Rolling Shutters, which means that rapid movement can be skewed. In the next few months, you'll be able to buy cameras with Global Shutters at all price points. This can't come soon enough, according to Phil Rhodes