Tuesday 30 May 2017
Intel officially announces Core i9 - up to 18 cores
Intel has responded to the growing threat posed by AMD’s Threadripper with the official unveiling of its next-gen Core i9 at Computex, which it confirms range from 4 to 18 cores.
Friday 26 May 2017
The Acer Predator 21 X: probably the most insane laptop money can buy
When it was first announced last year, the 8.6kg (19lb) Acer Predator 21 X laptop caused surprise and astonishment. Now you can buy one of the 21-inch monsters and be surprised and astonished, not to mention $9000 poorer, in your own home.
Friday 26 May 2017
A brief guide to the most important image standards
Some of the most important aspects of producing video content in the modern age are governed by standards. Here is a brief rundown of some of the numbers we're most likely to encounter, and a quick summary of what they mean.
Thursday 29 Jun 2017
35mm: the format that refused to die
Seven years ago it looked like 35mm was a dead format. In the digital era though it still seems to thrive, with Kodak's recent announcement that it has re-opened a lab at the UK's Pinewood Studios - by the looks of it to support the Star Wars franchise - part of an increasing amount of background chatter that's becoming difficult to ignore.
Monday 05 Jun 2017
Nikon roars back with impressive new trio of lenses
Nikon has been through a lot of financial uncertainty recently and, as a result, quite a few future products were cancelled and the company was restructured. In that context it's really great to see the company is back with some new products and even better that they are lenses to boot.
Friday 02 Jun 2017
Garmin’s new VIBR 360 is a tech junkie’s dream
If you’re going to make a splash in the burgeoning 360-video camera field, one way of doing so is packing in bleeding-edge specs. That’s what Garmin has done with the VIRB 360, a camera that at a bare minimum captures spherical video up to 5.7K and at 30 frames per second and takes 15-megapixel stills.
Tuesday 06 Jun 2017
Apple remembers its professional heritage
Like the return of a long-lost friend, Apple has come back in the best possible way for professionals.
Thursday 13 Jul 2017
Shooting Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk in 65mm
Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Dunkirk is notable for a lot more than simply featuring Harry Styles: it's also Nolan's first film to be shot entirely large format - and that includes a lot of handheld IMAX shots with a 54lb camera.
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
Coupling the GH5 with a Ninja Inferno
The Panasonic GH5 combined with the Atomos Ninja Inferno is an interesting combination for budget-conscious indie filmmakers.
Thursday 27 Jul 2017
RED Hydrogen: Jannard provides mini update
In keeping with the promise to steadily drip out information about the forthcoming Hydrogen smartphone/computing platform, RED CEO, Jim Jannard, has posting an update to the REDuser forum.
Friday 04 Aug 2017
Vocas launches Canon EOS C200 accessories
Vocas announces a new range of accessories dedicated to the new Canon EOS C200, including a new viewfinder bracket, a top cheese plate, a sliding system, a cage, and a handgrip relocation.
Thursday 22 Jun 2017
What is the best action camera to have in your kitbag?
If you ask anyone about action cameras, and the best one to buy, the vast majority of people would say one word: GoPro. But, as the saying goes, other action cam alternatives are available, and some of them are quietly compelling.
Saturday 15 Jul 2017
Whatever happened to the film look?
Have we finally got over the whole “film look” thing, or have we just realised that the debate was never really about film to begin with?
Friday 09 Jun 2017
More pixels or better pixels? We try to answer this question with a Sony A7S II
Bigger pixels give brighter pictures, but more pixels give more detail. So, which is the better approach when it comes to choosing new kit?
Tuesday 15 Aug 2017
USB 3.2 announced - and it's 2x the speed of 3.1
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which consists of 980 member companies including AMD, Apple, HP, Intel and Microsoft, has announced an update called USB 3.2 that doubles the speed of USB 3.1.
Saturday 03 Jun 2017
First Canon EOS C200 footage surfaces
As far as we can tell, this footage shot in Helsinki in May was the first Canon C200 footage posted on the web.
Thursday 10 Aug 2017
Camera movement just got a whole lot more portable
For a company that keeps on innovating, Edelkrone shows no sign of slowing down. Single camera operators would appear to have a new gadget to assist them in getting smooth motion shots in the form of the new SurfaceONE.
Friday 09 Jun 2017
Grading movies: where did it all go wrong?
Digital colour grading has been an integral part of the cinema process since “O Brother Where Art Thou?” was released in 2000. Why then are so many modern films so flat?
Monday 14 Aug 2017
Sigma 18-35mm T2.0 & 50-100mm T2.0: RedShark review
The market for affordable cinema glass is becoming ever more competitive. Nick Morrison and DP Ted Rex King took a look at the latest cinema zooms from Sigma to hit the stores.
Thursday 17 Aug 2017
Struggling on a budget? Maybe there is a used camera bargain out there for you
For anyone struggling to find the budget to fund a brand new camera, a second-hand unit represents good value if you chose the right technology. Phil Rhodes gives us a rundown of some of the camera models to look out for.
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