Thursday 16 Feb 2017
The 100th Anniversary of Nikon: Is this the beginning of the end?
With cancelled cameras, layoffs in recent months of over 1000 staff, and its stock falling off a cliff after the revelation of an "extraordinary loss" during the last months of 2016, all does not currently seem well at Nikon. How did it get here, though, and what does its future hold?
Friday 31 Mar 2017
Revolutionary 8K lightfield camera totally automates production
A new camera from start-up Loof Enterprises promises to do away with camera people, post production people, and pretty much everyone else in the production workflow. All it needs are viewers.
Thursday 16 Mar 2017
Fujinon's new MK 18-55mm lens on test
RedShark Review: Short zooms often cover the 18 to 55mm range; whether they're intended for stills or motion picture use, they're workhorses. So, Fujinon’s release of the E-mount MK 18-55mm lens for cameras with Super-35mm sensors is going to be a good fit for a lot of people.
Friday 10 Mar 2017
Equipping your Canon DSLR for HDR
A new collaboration between Atomos and cinematographer and post expert, James Miller, aims to bring C-Log picture profiles to Canon DSLR users at an affordable price.
Monday 20 Mar 2017
How to shoot log in high bitrates on your iPhone
As long as you have a new iPhone 7, amongst an impressive raft of other features the latest release of Filmic Pro adds the ability to shoot log on your iOS device.
Wednesday 19 Apr 2017
GH5 gets first firmware update and 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 video
The first of the two firmware updates promised by Panasonic for its new GH5 this year will be released on April 24, with v1.1 firmware adding 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD video capture to the existing 4K video mode.
Tuesday 21 Mar 2017
New battery technology 3x more powerful than Li-Ion?
Batteries with better performance than the currently available Li-Ion bricks aren’t exactly around the corner, but new findings hint at a huge step forward in battery technology. Two scientists are working on a solid-state battery based on glass and sodium. Will someone pass me the salt, please?
Wednesday 19 Apr 2017
Adobe rolls out significant Creative Cloud updates
Adobe has announced a significant update to the Creative Cloud suite. And rather than announcing updates which would then deliver later in the spring following NAB, these product updates are available immediately.
Monday 13 Feb 2017
Is Intel in danger of becoming irrelevant?
Opinion: Intel is facing increasing and unprecedented competition on all fronts, so how does it ensure its legacy and keep its place at the top table.
Monday 06 Feb 2017
Old school Soviet-style lenses: great results, budget price
When you're just starting out, some of the prime lenses out there can be a bit out of your price range. So how can you get professional results on a kit lens budget? A visit to eBay and the Cold War can help.
Wednesday 05 Apr 2017
Latest RED showreel - featuring 6K and 8K footage
RED has just released a showreel with some gorgeous-looking greater-than-4K footage.
Wednesday 15 Mar 2017
Global shutter is coming to Canon DSLRs ...eventually
How can a camera company obsessed with protecting the 4K capability of their professional camera platforms coax their consumer base into buying new cameras with 1080p? Well, by giving them something else, like HDR and global shutter. That seems to be Canon's plan down the road.
Tuesday 07 Feb 2017
Filmmaking accessories you can 3D print
Following our recent piece on whether you should print your own 3D camera accessories, enough of you answered yes that we thought we’d cue up a few more that you can produce at home.
Friday 03 Mar 2017
A new pair of control panels for DaVinci Resolve
As well as the Ursa Mini 4.6K Pro camera announced last night, Blackmagic also unveiled two new control panels for DaVinci Resolve: the $995 DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and the $2995 DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel.
Sunday 26 Feb 2017
Fire at Sea: How to grade for documentary
Colourist Andrea Orsini reveals the ways in which DI can craft nonfiction through his work on Oscar-nominated Fire at Sea.
Wednesday 08 Mar 2017
HDR: de-confusing the standards
For a new technology that looks set to be deployed without any damaging format wars, there is still plenty of confusion regarding HDR standards and what you should be looking for when thinking of purchasing a new TV set. Here’s the information you need.
Wednesday 12 Apr 2017
Leica Thalia: new lenses for big picture cinematography
CW Sonderoptic’s new Leica Thalia primes are matched look spherical lenses for large format, VistaVision, and Super 35 cinematography. And they are seriously turning heads.
Friday 24 Mar 2017
The state of the market for SSDs: March 2017
Leo Waldock takes a look at the latest movements in the SSD market and, while these are all from the UK which has its own economic peculiarities at the moment, the trends map onto countries around the globe.
Saturday 18 Mar 2017
Is TV the new cinema?
‘Cinematic’ is a term you’ll often find on these pages. It seems to be a look we all aspire to. We could argue about what ‘cinematic’ actually means (the best answer is probably ‘not like video’ - but then video doesn’t look like video anymore) but I’d rather discuss the underlying assumption: cinema is the highest form of the moving image and television is a lowly cousin.
Wednesday 01 Mar 2017
Just announced: How the Unreal Games Engine could change the way we make films
‘The Human Race’ is a new short film created by Epic Games, The Mill and Chevrolet, which celebrates the 50th birthday of the Camaro but whose realtime CG techniques could go on to revolutionise filmmaking.
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- Monday 24 Apr 2017 - (11906) Resolve 14 is the software’s biggest upgrade ever
- Saturday 22 Apr 2017 - (9899) Avid goes free: Meet Media Composer First
- Monday 17 Apr 2017 - (8463) Light L16 camera to ship in July and look like this
- Tuesday 25 Apr 2017 - (8050) New firmware for Sony cameras
- Thursday 27 Apr 2017 - (29) GoPro talks 'over-capture' with Fusion
- Thursday 27 Apr 2017 - (330) Pond5 - 7.2 million clips and growing [video]
- Thursday 27 Apr 2017 - (497) How Boxcast has solved three big 4K streaming problems [video]
- Thursday 27 Apr 2017 - (2250) Bluetooth: the Ursa Mini Pro’s really useful hidden feature
- Thursday 27 Apr 2017 - (1665) DJI and Hasselblad introduce 100MP aerial photograph platform