Monday 21 Aug 2017
Is the Nikon D850 waiting in the wings with 8K timelapse?
Rumours abound. A successor to the Nikon D810 has been anticipated for some time now. Rumours have been flying as to what the specifications might be. However in recent days information about its specifications have begun to leak out, including 8K time-lapse video capability and versatile slow motion abilities. No official announcement has been made, so it's a good idea to treat this as the purest form of speculation. However this is what we think we know so far!
Wednesday 09 Aug 2017
Building the 10-bit desktop display
When we recently discussed building workstations, there was much talk about the practicality of achieving a ten-bit display of desktop video.
Wednesday 06 Sep 2017
Venice: What does it mean?
Sony's new Venice CineAlta camera is a powerful statement that quality - as defined by cinematographers around the world - is paramount
Wednesday 13 Sep 2017
Adobe updates Creative Cloud products with VR integration
Adobe continues to enhance its ever improving Creative Cloud software with new VR integrations and interface streamlining.
Wednesday 26 Jul 2017
Learn how to grade on Resolve from a master of the art
RedShark Review: Freelance colorist Warren Eagles produced a series of ground-breaking online colour grading courses on Resolve a decade ago. Now he's back, with three more courses built upon Resolve 14.
Saturday 29 Jul 2017
Sony explains FS5 firmware withdrawal - seems it's a minor issue
Sony's sudden withdrawal of the latest FS5 firmware has taken users by surprise. The explanation, it seems, is simple: it's a minor, relatively obscure issue.
Friday 11 Aug 2017
'Awaken': stunning timelapse from a technical tour de force
Tom Lowe's forthcoming Awaken looks set to be one of those mesmerising films that supplies eye candy to the world for years to come.
Wednesday 02 Aug 2017
HDR10+ and why the world might actually need another HDR standard
Back in April, Samsung and Amazon announced another HDR standard for everyone to get confused by, HDR10+ an open source update to the existing HDR10 standard to make it even more powerful and competitive with Dolby Vision. This is why it matters.
Friday 18 Aug 2017
Getting your cables in a twist. There's a lot more to them than you might think
For all the industry’s increasing technological sophistication, it still very much relies on bits of shielded wiring to join it all together. Choosing the right cable for the job might not be quite as simple as it first seems.
Tuesday 05 Sep 2017
Two new drones and a new photo mode from DJI
Somehow it wouldn’t be a tradeshow without DJI managing to introduce another drone or two into its already crowded skies.
Sunday 30 Jul 2017
One 48-minute long take shot on Alexa Mini
British medical drama Casualty has just finished its 31st series — yes, 31 — with a technically stunning 48-minute episode shot in one take on a single Alexa Mini.
Monday 18 Sep 2017
The latest from Blackmagic Design at IBC 2017 [video]
RedShark at IBC 2017: One of the latest acquisitions by Blackmagic Design is the Ultimatte keying system, and it has now had a major overhaul to enable it to cater for the latest generation of technologies.
Tuesday 04 Jul 2017
One day all workflows might be like this
How a workflow that used Baselight on opposite sides of Canada to work on the grading and VFX of the Nissan Rogue Return of the Snowmen commercial could point the way to the future.
Friday 21 Jul 2017
Why you should digitise your content [sponsored]
While the topic of how you manage an archive can never be as exciting as other jobs in the media industry (like hanging precariously out of a helicopter while shooting a stampeding herd of wildebeest), it’s one of the most important aspects of any production business.
Friday 25 Aug 2017
How do we preserve the films of today, for tomorrow?
In for the long haul? The idea of archiving and keeping our digital data preserved for decades to come is a problem that most of us will be familiar with. Yet with no long term digital solution forthcoming, film studios are falling back to film technology, even for digitally produced movies.
Monday 11 Sep 2017
Acer packs well-priced power into the Predator Orion 9000 PC
While ostensibly marketed as a gaming computer, Acer does also mention that its new 18-core processor and 4-way graphics desktop behemoth, the Predator Orion 9000, also works as an 'extreme platform' for content creation too.
Monday 07 Aug 2017
Details of Apple iPhone 8 emerge in leak from Apple itself
Over the weekend Apple accidentally released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker replete with details of the new iPhone 8.
Friday 21 Jul 2017
SIGGRAPH 2017 preview - moving beyond the flat screen
If the content schedule at this year’s SIGGRAPH is anything to go by, it looks like rumours of VR’s death, or at least its entering into a proto-zombie state, are a bit premature.
Monday 17 Jul 2017
Aputure enhances VS series with new VS-5x
From the first time we looked at Aputure's VS-5 monitor (which, despite its name, is a seven-inch type) there was a hint at more connectivity to come. That promise has now been realised with the enhanced VS-5x.
Sunday 17 Sep 2017
Sony brings 273-point AF to camcorder level
4K HDR is becoming such a standard that it has almost been added as an afterthought to the announcement of Sony's three latest new camcorders with the main headline being the inclusion of the company's ground-breaking Fast Hybrid AF system.
- Saturday 9 Sep 2017 - (47725) The truth about colour. This is stuff every film-maker should know about.
- Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 - (8602) Canon announces two new fixed lens 4K camcorders with high frame rate capabilities
- Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 - (7905) HP boasts new workstation is ‘the most powerful on the planet’
- Friday 15 Sep 2017 - (7110) Sony's new 120fps 8K broadcast camera offers a step change for live broadcasting
- Sunday 17 Sep 2017 - (5391) Panasonic updates us on the amazing AU-EVA1 camcorder plus new footage [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (536) Remembering Final Cut Pro 7 - the end of an era
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (656) Atomos Sumo monitors to receive new capabilities with firmware updates [Video]
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (971) IBC 2017 - Have manufacturers stopped playing the numbers game?
- Friday 22 Sep 2017 - (4144) First footage from the new Sony CineAlta VENICE
- Thursday 21 Sep 2017 - (2446) Ignite Express: a very capable set of free plugins