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IBC2013: What We Learned

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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

JVC's GY-HM70: Low light performance at a low price

Published in Production

JVC has released details of their new GY-HM70 camera aimed at camera operators working at weddings, events and a wide range of other contexts. Stand-out features include strong low-light performance and "superior" image stabilisation

Sony Camcorders Gain Wireless Capability

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony has announced a new wireless adapter designed to optimise news and production workflows for its professional camcorder users, shares Kate Large

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

Published in Business

Sony caught the entire industry on the hop with their low list pricing for the recently-announced F5 and F55 4K-capable cameras, but now we're seeing the first street prices, and they are, of course, even lower!

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

Published in Business

Open Source software. Somehow, it makes sense: talented developers contribute to projects in their spare time and the result is often stunningly good software. So what about Open Source hardware? That's different, and it's far more difficult

Ned Soltz, our East Coast correspondent, has all the details on the new Sony pricing, and how it will stir up the Digital Cinematography marketplace

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

Published in Business

It looks like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is moving closer to production, after all the delays caused by the blemishes on the sensor glass

RedShark contributor Freya looks at new ways to get your footage off your camera and back to base

Rent or buy?

Published in Business

Rent or buy? Phil Rhodes finds that renting might not be the most expensive option

We've just written about the paucity of 4K from Panasonic at NAB this year. Meanwhile, Sparky Media Productions has sent us another stunning set of shots taken in Hong Kong with their Panasonic GH3: a digital still camera that outperforms Panasonic's own AF100 (their large-sensor video camera)

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