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Digital Bolex: Actual body revealed in detail

Published in Business

More breaking Digital Bolex coverage: detailed pictures of the actual D16 body

Rent or buy?

Published in Business

Rent or buy? Phil Rhodes finds that renting might not be the most expensive option

Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

4K in a fixed-lens camcorder? No problem, says JVC

Published in Production

We’ll be one of the first to get our hands on a production version of this amazing device so keep watching for our hands-on review!

8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology & Computing

It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.

JVC's GY-HM70: Low light performance at a low price

Published in Production

JVC has released details of their new GY-HM70 camera aimed at camera operators working at weddings, events and a wide range of other contexts. Stand-out features include strong low-light performance and "superior" image stabilisation

RedShark contributor Freya looks at new ways to get your footage off your camera and back to base

The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

Last year at NAB, Panasonic revealed its concept for a 4K varicam camcorder. And what a concept it was, with a large sensor and a revolutionary Android-based user interface. It looked like a genuinely new and refreshing idea for the incoming era of 4K or Ultra High Definition

Within hours of my article on the FT-One  going live,  Vision research have announced  the Phantom Flex4k. Mere hours ago the FT-One was something of a groundbreaking camera giving really high speeds in the 4k space, which gives you some idea of what this years NAB is like. Now, there's much bigger news. Redshark contributor Freya Reports

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