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Blackmagic expands ProRes options on all cameras

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Lately, Blackmagic Design has been rolling out new features at a more brisk pace, as evidenced by a recent firmware update that adds more ProRes recording formats to its available cameras.

Sony Alpha 99 Provides Clean HDMI Output

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We've just heard from PhotoKina that the Sony A99, with it's 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, outputs a clean HDMI signal that works with external field recorders. This is looking like an established trend now.

Fifteen years ago, audio over the Internet was broadcast - and stored - as RealAudio. For those of us listening in over dial-up or downloading one-minute clips, it was an unexceptional entry into the world of new media. Kieron Seth  wonders what will happen to our soon-to-be outdated media files.

We take a look at Cinemartin's Cinec 4 transcoding tool and whether it's worth a premium over lower-cost and free options.

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

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In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

Massive codec upgrade for Sony's PMW-300 and PMW-400

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A surprise upgrade for Sony's shoulder-mount ENG cameras means they can record HD with the same quality as visually lossless ProRes

First Footage from AJA Cion 4K camera

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 AJA has surprised everyone with this mature-looking 4K camera for $9,000

Atomos is one of the best examples of a company that rides the wave of new technology. As soon as a new function or capability becomes possible at a sensible price point, Atomos jumps on it and makes a product.

Why are there so many camera codecs?

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Why can't cameras all use the same codec?

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

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