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

Published in Technology

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!

Sensors need better technology, not more resolution

Published in Technology

Recently I've been expressing the view that all cameras are pretty much the same, because they all use the similar technology (give or take) for their sensors. I don't mean to be unnecessarily cruel about the work of camera manufacturers – taking an electronic component such as an imaging sensor and making it into a usable tool is far from trivial. Still, the absolute performance of cameras is determined by what you can get off the lump of silicon behind the lens

Digital Bolex D16 shipping in a few weeks

Published in Production

A recent blog post from the folks behind the Digital Bolex eludes to an on-schedule release of its long-awaited camera.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

Published in Production

In this meticulously detailed feature, Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

Dramatic claims from RED: 21 stops from Dragon!

Published in Technology

RED and, say, Sony are diametrically different in so many ways, and perhaps no more so than in the way that the EPIC manufacturer absolutely loves to let information about new products seep from every pore

First Sony F5 video short

Published in Production

Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

What if the RED Dragon was a still camera?

Published in Technology

 

The technology in video and still cameras is converging, as still sensors become capable of video at very high resolutions. But why to some cameras cost 20 times more than others?

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

Published in Production

In part 2 of this fantasticly detailed article, Ulrich Plank advises what to look for, and what to look out for!

Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

Published in Business

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

This sensor sees everything

Published in Technology

Imagine Google Earth or Google Maps represented not as a still image, but as a full-motion video, showing the positions of cars, people and even birds in real time

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