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How does raw video compare with HDV? (seriously!)

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 RedShark reader Krasnapolski saw Peter Haas' film Peter Pan Bakery, shot with a Digital Bolex D16, and sent us a link to a very similar production: Mario's Cafe by Roland Denning, a customer at the cafe. It was shot with a Sony Z7 HDV Camera. It's fascinating to compare the two!

Atomos Samurai Blade - RedShark's full video review

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The Atomos Samurai Blade is a combined HD-SDI recorder and Electronic Viewfinder/Field Monitor. It combines two categories of product into a single device. We've tested it and here's our report

Sony's Glasnost: Is Sony opening up to working with other companies and products?

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 3 of 3

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Phil Rhodes looks at how you would use the Ninja 2 and Nikon D800 on a shoot. But first he compares HDMI and SDI.

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

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Phil Rhodes looks at the Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder in this second part of his Nikon D800 + Ninja 2 review.

This is a camera that changes everything in its market sector: 4K for less than 1,000 USD

Atomos Samurai Blade now shipping

Published in Technology

Famous for its low-cost touchscreen field recorders, Atomos has just announced that their new Samurai Blade is now shipping

Sony's tiny 4K HandyCam supports a full 4K HDMI output that should be compatible with the upcoming Atomos Shogun 4K recorder - months before the A7S

There's still life in compressed video...

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While it's tempting to think that with the Magic Lantern EOS raw hack out in the open that normal, compressed video will never be good enough again, that's taking far too strict a line on it. The fact is that the conventional video output from cameras like the EOS 5D MK III is very good indeed with the exception of certain well-known issues like moire and rolling shutter

Why can't HDMI recorders handle 60p?

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60p recording seems like a strange omission from HDMI recorders. But there's a reason, explained here

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