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Slowing things down wirelessly

Published in Technology & Computing

Ultra slow motion cameras, the sort that will run above 10x, had a bit of a field day at the Olympics, with nigh on 50 units from various different manufacturers deployed during London 2012 alone. Their next task: getting to places that ultra slo mo has never been before, with NAC’s Hi-Motion II leading the way. Andy Stout observes.

There are a LOT of cameras coming out!

Published in Production

This is going to be a bumper month for camera reviews!

Sony releases the A7 and A7R mirrorless full-frame cameras

Why do people put video from one of the world's top cameras on YouTube with the expectation that we can judge the quality of the material? Just to make it perfectly clear: video on YouTube is highly compressed.

You don't need cameras any more

Published in Technology & Computing

Have a close look at this video clip. It’s an advert for a high-end kitchen worktop manufacturer. Watch it in 720p, and look as closely as you can at the camerawork, the clever use of depth of field, the lighting, and particularly the fresh fruit.

And then reflect on the fact that no cameras - or indeed fruit - were involved in the making of this at all.

Lynx: A camera that makes 3D models

Published in Production

This future camera captures the world in 3D models; yet another exciting innovation funded through Kickstarter.

UK sees ‘huge demand’ for 4k production

Published in Production

According to UK hire outfit Procam TV, which you will recall has recently spent over £500k on Sony 4k cameras, demand for 4k acquisition in the UK is ramping up impressively.

We may be reaching the point where the tools, gadgets and gizmos that we love to buy are simply good enough. This is the first of two articles (the second will be by RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes) about what happens when our technology simply gets to the point when we don't actually need any improvements.

NAB, which is without any question the time and place each year when the biggest announcements are made, is only three weeks away. We'll be there in force, bringing you the most important stories. Meanwhile, it's useful to see what others are predicting at the show

These days you often find that the most cutting-edge technology is in our smartphones and not our cameras. But the professional and the consumer markets do cross-fertilise, and it benefits us all

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