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There's still life in compressed video...

Published in Production

While it's tempting to think that with the Magic Lantern EOS raw hack out in the open that normal, compressed video will never be good enough again, that's taking far too strict a line on it. The fact is that the conventional video output from cameras like the EOS 5D MK III is very good indeed with the exception of certain well-known issues like moire and rolling shutter

Atomos Samurai Blade now shipping

Published in Technology

Famous for its low-cost touchscreen field recorders, Atomos has just announced that their new Samurai Blade is now shipping

The typically grey and murky English weather is the bane of photographer's lives but on this occasion it only adds to the sense of foreboding as we look at these weird, sinister relics

Atomos Connect converters finally ship

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Atomos, the Melbourne, Austraila - based company, has finally shipped their Connect converters. These are small, battery-powered gadgets for converting HDMI to HDSDI and vice-versa - with a few extra tricks hidden inside their compact packaging.

Canon EOS 5D mk III + new firmware + Atomos Ninja 2

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When the first external recorders for DSLRs came out in 2011, there was a drawback: they didn't work with DSLRs! Now, slowly, that is changing, but the 5D mk III is the big one and now, with its newly released firmware, a clean HDMI output is available to record externally

Sony NEX-FS700 gets S-Log2!

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Sony have announced a new version 3.0 firmware update to give the FS700 S-Log2!

My Video Business

Published in Business

This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

20 new 4K cameras to arrive before NAB 2014

Published in Technology

Expect up to 20 new 4K cameras to hit the market before NAB, says Atomos Chief Executive

10 reasons why 2014 will be the Year of 4K

Published in Business

4K has been on the mind of producers, cinematographers, editors and other pros for some time now. But 2014 will be the year it breaks wide for video professionals and consumers alike, and here’s why

We're following a bit of a theme here: ProRes versus in-camera recording. Here's an extremely interesting clip with a split-screen demonstration of ProRes vs a Canon C100's internal codec which is 24Mbit/s AVCHD

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