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Are big sensors always best?

Published in Technology

Internet forums, YouTube and magazines are full of articles extolling the virtues of large sensor video cameras, whether it's the Red Epic or the Canon C300. But should we be obsessed with the Big Chips, or do they have a downside as well. Kieron Seth investigates.

FS700: First impressions at 240 FPS (with video)

Published in Production

Sony's FS700 will be capable of shooting in 4K with a future upgrade, but available right now is full HD up to 240 fps. Phil Rhodes tries it out.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

Published in Business

It looks like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is moving closer to production, after all the delays caused by the blemishes on the sensor glass

The conventional view is that cameras that allow you to work with multiple lenses are always better. Barry Braverman disagrees.

IBC2013: What We Learned

Published in Articles

In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

Published in Business

Sony caught the entire industry on the hop with their low list pricing for the recently-announced F5 and F55 4K-capable cameras, but now we're seeing the first street prices, and they are, of course, even lower!

Why the Sony F65 is still on top

Published in Production

With Sony's F55 shaping up to be such a good device, it's reasonable to wonder about the future role of Sony's flagship camera, the F65.  We spoke to Richard Lewis, Product Specialist for Cimenatography at Sony Europe, to get some definitive answers

The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

JVC's GY-HM70: Low light performance at a low price

Published in Production

JVC has released details of their new GY-HM70 camera aimed at camera operators working at weddings, events and a wide range of other contexts. Stand-out features include strong low-light performance and "superior" image stabilisation

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