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Extreme 4K

Published in Technology & Computing

This is what happens when you push 4K and long lenses to the limit

dubai360.com promises to enable viewers to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state of the art 360 degree multimedia. The sneak preview — a ‘Little Planet’ video taken with four Canon 1Dxs from the top of the control tower at Dubai International Airport — already has our attention.

Much has been made of the upcoming Canon 70D’s new autofocus system. Panasonic’s been working on its own revolution in autofocus. But where is it?

We're following a bit of a theme here: ProRes versus in-camera recording. Here's an extremely interesting clip with a split-screen demonstration of ProRes vs a Canon C100's internal codec which is 24Mbit/s AVCHD

Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

Published in Technology & Computing

Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

New "Picture Style" Preset for EOS video makers

Published in Production

Canon has announced a "Picture Style" preset for EOS cameras designed as a result of feedback from EOS video makers

Seeing Red

Published in Business

There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!

While Canon's recent updates of its camera line may have left something to be desired, namely 4K recording, the company is stressing 19 improvements for its C100 Mark II over the previous model. The question remains: are these changes enough to entice buyers in an increasingly-competitive market?

This has been a long time coming, and we never actually thought we'd see it: a clean HDMI output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. What does this mean and why is it important?

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