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The issue of viewfinder clutter

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There seems to be no limit to the minutiae that can be displayed in a camera’s viewfinder.  Focal distance, zoom percentage, date and time, battery condition, shutter, and umpteen other things, all contribute to the clutter; indeed, there is no shortage of miscellany that can obscure the viewing image and the edges of the frame

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

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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!

Sony Camera tease: The New "F"

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Over the past week Sony’s CineAlta Twitter Feed (@CineAltaNews) has been buzzing hints of an upcoming product announcement on October 30. Ned Soltz, RedShark's reporter in New York, sums up the speculation

Rent or buy?

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

8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology

It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.

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

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

Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

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You may have heard that one of the top camera manufacturers is taking legal action against another for alleged patent infringement. This is news, but there's very little point in speculating about the outcome at this stage. Only a select group of people working for those companies will have access to evidence that proves the rights or wrongs of the case. We certainly don't

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

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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

When we were approached by RedShark News to take a look at the new Sony HXR-NX30E we were delighted to be asked, so we gladly said,‘of course!’. We're always excited to get our hands on new technology and equipment so the camera was swiftly biked over to us

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