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8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you

Published in Technology

It’s a great pity that in order to enjoy the benefits of digital imaging, we must use pixels that may only be one of a comparatively small selection of colours, as opposed to the effectively infinite subtlety of nature. Phil Rhodes spreads light and understanding about quantization and noise.

Digital Bolex: First video of actual camera

Published in Business

The first video showing the actual body of the Digital Bolex D16 has arrived. It's another piece of evidence that this camera might actually become a commercial product

Panasonic tries a new approach with their actioncam

Published in Production

Yet another entrant in the crowded action camera field, the Panasonic HX-A100 sets itself apart by being wearable, right out of the box

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

Published in Business

Open Source software. Somehow, it makes sense: talented developers contribute to projects in their spare time and the result is often stunningly good software. So what about Open Source hardware? That's different, and it's far more difficult

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

Ned Soltz, our East Coast correspondent, has all the details on the new Sony pricing, and how it will stir up the Digital Cinematography marketplace

Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

Published in Business

You may have heard that one of the top camera manufacturers is taking legal action against another for alleged patent infringement. This is news, but there's very little point in speculating about the outcome at this stage. Only a select group of people working for those companies will have access to evidence that proves the rights or wrongs of the case. We certainly don't

Within hours of my article on the FT-One  going live,  Vision research have announced  the Phantom Flex4k. Mere hours ago the FT-One was something of a groundbreaking camera giving really high speeds in the 4k space, which gives you some idea of what this years NAB is like. Now, there's much bigger news. Redshark contributor Freya Reports

The JVC GY-HM650 is in several ways an important camera. It can record to two codecs simultaneously, and can stream over 3G/4G mobile and and WiFi. And the BBC loves them enough to have placed a very large order. Here's our in-depth review

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

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