Monday 12 Dec 2016
CES 2017: Prepare for consumer heaven in three weeks’ time
The first big event of the year, CES, arrives hot on the heels of the New Year break. David Shapton looks at some of the technologies that may be making an appearance first on the showfloor and then in your living room not long after.
Friday 25 Nov 2016
MSE intros The Elevator camera support
Matthews Studio Equipment has added a useful new support for camera people and DoPs who want to add dynamic vertical motion to their shots without the additional cost of hiring in a crane or dolly.
Monday 16 Jan 2017
An Apple Studios original?
Long-standing rumours that Apple is planning to enter the content business itself and go toe-to-toe with the likes of Netflix and Amazon got a big boost following a Wall St Journal article at the end of last week.
Tuesday 13 Dec 2016
Panasonic’s AG-UX180: great footage, small camera [sponsored]
Here’s some footage from the new Panasonic AG-UX180, the handheld professional camera with a 1” 4K sensor and built in 20x zoom Leica lens.
Tuesday 29 Nov 2016
VR: the next five years according to Oculus
2016 has been the year that VR has arrived as a genuine mass market proposition, and while we wait to see what the volume of headset sales is this holiday season, Oculus Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, has been mapping out the future of the technology.
Friday 02 Dec 2016
Is there simply too much video on the internet?
Opinion: Video killed the, er, video star. There's an overwhelming amount of video on the internet, but have we entered into a phase of viewer fatigue? And how will the current video usage trends impact future productions?
Friday 03 Feb 2017
Lexar's new Cfast 512GB card breaks 500MB/sec
For those that need both capacity and Speed, Lexar has announced a 512 GB Cfast card that will reach a jaw-dropping 525 MB/sec.
Friday 06 Jan 2017
HDMI paves the way towards 8K120 and more
Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification has been announced by industry body the HDMI Forum and includes specs for both Dynamic HDR and some impressively higher video resolutions.
Tuesday 17 Jan 2017
Hive crowdfunds innovative high-tech LED light
Once again, a Kickstarter darling brings a potentially useful filmmaking innovation to market, this time in the form of a lighting instrument with colour properties that separate it from other hardlight LEDs.
Tuesday 21 Feb 2017
Planet Earth II to showcase what UHD Blu-ray can really do
The BBC is about to make available what is possibly going to be the biggest landmark release for the 4K UHD Blu-ray format yet: Planet Earth II.
Tuesday 21 Feb 2017
Sony’s new FE lenses: a first hands-on
We’ve already covered the announcement of Sony’s FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm f1.8 lenses, but just the other day Ned Soltz was part of a group of journalists who had the opportunity to shoot with both lenses and to grill Sony about them. He left the shoot impressed.
Monday 05 Dec 2016
The Apple Automobile is go — perhaps
I like driving in iCar: Apple has finally confirmed long-standing industry speculation that it is investing in autonomous vehicles, but does that mean hardware or software?
Monday 30 Jan 2017
Aputure COB 120D on test (the LED version)
RedShark Review: the COB-120D open face daylight LED light by Aputure, which happily manages to avoid most of the flaws that often bedevil LED lights
Tuesday 29 Nov 2016
Join Sony for a webinar on making better documentaries [sponsored]
‘It's your story: A filmmaker’s guide to better documentaries’ aims to explore the theory and practice of producing compelling images when it’s just you, your camera and your subject.
Monday 13 Feb 2017
RED gives USC massive quantity of cameras and gear
RED's recent gift to the School of Cinematic Arts at USC ensures that present and future students will learn their craft on high-end, professional gear.
Monday 16 Jan 2017
A timelapse system that works unattended for months
A recent, successfully funded Kickstarter project promises solar-powered timelapse you can really just set and forget.
Thursday 02 Feb 2017
Some handy tips for your first live TV show
Last Friday, we staged our first live show. We wanted to tell you what we learned from it. Brief summary: a lot. There are reasons why so many jobs in broadcasting are highly skilled and considered mission critical.
Monday 06 Feb 2017
LG’s OLED vision: screens everywhere
LG has posted a video on YouTube that indicates how it sees OLED screens developing in the future to permeate every part of our life. Meanwhile it promises a fix for its well-publicised LG UltraFine 5K Display problems.
Thursday 01 Dec 2016
YouTube intros 4K live streaming
Not long after introducing HDR support, under a month in fact, viewers of today’s Game Awards can help make online history by watching the first content live streamed on YouTube in 4K.
Thursday 19 Jan 2017
How the Sundance Film Festival became so important
This year’s Sundance Film Festival starts today with a screening of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’. As such, it remains the only film festival that is held in a ski resort…in winter.
- Friday 17 Feb 2017 - (17684) Panasonic GH5 Review: the first full hands-on report
- Sunday 19 Feb 2017 - (12219) The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing
- Friday 17 Feb 2017 - (5933) Transform Your Video With Light Leak Overlays (+ Freebie Inside) [sponsored]
- Tuesday 14 Feb 2017 - (5924) DJI Osmo Mobile: good run and gun on a budget?
- Saturday 18 Feb 2017 - (5452) SLR Magic's Anamorphot primes: anamorphic on a (relative) budget
- Thursday 23 Feb 2017 - (129) First look at Varicam Pure 4K raw footage
- Thursday 23 Feb 2017 - (342) SmallHD takes its first steps into OLED
- Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 - (958) Sony claims world’s fastest flash memory
- Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 - (1071) Fujifilm releases radical new MK lenses
- Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 - (994) Phantom Flex4K adds global shutter to high speed options