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Atomos Samurai Blade now shipping

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

Firmware upgrade adds Avid DNxHD to Atomos Ninja 2

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Atomos has finally released their Avid DNxHD upgrade for Ninja-2 field recorders. First hinted at over a year ago, the new firmware upgrade will allow direct capture from HDMI sources into the Avid format, which is usually lossless at higher bitrates

Canon C100 and Ninja 2: An excellent video overview

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A new video showing the C100 in detail and how it might be used with an external recorder for even better images

There's still life in compressed video...

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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

Sony's tiny 4K HandyCam supports a full 4K HDMI output that should be compatible with the upcoming Atomos Shogun 4K recorder - months before the A7S

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

10 reasons why 2014 will be the Year of 4K

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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

How does raw video compare with HDV? (seriously!)

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 RedShark reader Krasnapolski saw Peter Haas' film Peter Pan Bakery, shot with a Digital Bolex D16, and sent us a link to a very similar production: Mario's Cafe by Roland Denning, a customer at the cafe. It was shot with a Sony Z7 HDV Camera. It's fascinating to compare the two!

Atomos Samurai Blade now under $1000

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Atomos has announced a new $995 price point for its Samurai Blade, reckoning that with both of its HDMI and SDI monitor/recorders now under $1000 the days are numbered for monitors that don't record or playback.

Atomos Samurai Blade - RedShark's full video review

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The Atomos Samurai Blade is a combined HD-SDI recorder and Electronic Viewfinder/Field Monitor. It combines two categories of product into a single device. We've tested it and here's our report

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