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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

Does Medium Format video make sense?

Published in Technology & Computing

 

With the release of what is probably the first affordable Medium Format digital still camera by Pentax, it makes us wonder whether Medium Format video is a thing that makes any sense

It’s official: Arri are developing a 4K Alexa!

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It looks like soon it will no longer be a matter of choosing between the visual qualities of the Arri Alexa or those of 4K resolution. A recent statement seems to suggest that it might soon be possible to have your cake and eat it

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

Zeiss NAB Showcase Video

Published in Production

Not quite ready to put NAB 2013 in the books? Then here's a treat, courtesy of Zeiss: the company's NAB 2013 highlight reel, showcasing new compact zoom and anamorphic lenses!

ARRI ALEXA Mini costs $36,000...and it's a steal

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While it may disappoint many observors who had hopes of a truly affordable ARRI camera, the premium pricing of the ALEXA Mini may be justified by saving productions money down the line.

It's real! ARRI Alexa 65mm 6.5K camera!

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In a stunning reveal, ARRI introduces the Alexa 65, a 6.5K 65mm large format video camera, making good on a rumor that surfaced way back before NAB 2014.

What's the best shape for a camera? Phil Rhodes has some strong views

Arri release new watch!

Published in Business

Sony have developed a software updateable watch, Apple are rumoured to be developing the iWatch, so perhaps ARRI didn’t want to feel left out of the party, hence the announcement of the dop1, a new "cinematography watch" from Arri

4K cameras: A rundown of what's available now

Published in Production

In between IBC and NAB, most of the newly-announced 4K cameras are on sale. So before the expected avalanche of 4K announcements and previews at NAB, we thought we'd ask Phil Rhodes to run though what you can buy now

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