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Seeing Red

Published in Business

There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

While Canon's recent updates of its camera line may have left something to be desired, namely 4K recording, the company is stressing 19 improvements for its C100 Mark II over the previous model. The question remains: are these changes enough to entice buyers in an increasingly-competitive market?

Astonishing timelapse video of the Milky Way

Published in Production

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to travel to some of the truly dark places still left in the world, you’ll have seen the Milky Way stretched out across the sky like a liquid river of stars. If you haven’t, then Denis Frantsouzov’s video from the wilds of Kazakhstan is the next best thing.

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

Great news for Canon 7D users who feel left out of the Magic Lantern raw party, it would appear that the buffers for raw data on the 7D have now been found! This brings the 7D much closer to a working raw workflow

Canon is bringing out a wired remote controller for its Cinema EOS cameras, apparently as a result of user requests

4K is really great with anamorphic lenses

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The resolution of 4K sensors means that there's easily enough detail to work well with anamorphic lenses for those cinematic ultra-wide aspect ratios

Atomos is making its 4K monitor recorder, the Shogun, an increasingly attractive option for an increasingly wide audience by once again announcing support for upcoming cameras months before release. Camnera's such as Canon's C300 Mark II.

Rumours are surfacing all around of a 46 megapixel camera from Sony. (Just like the rumours about a 46 megapixel camera from Canon!)

Canon has announced the release of the worlds smallest and lightest DSLR camera which, in America, will go by the name of the Rebel SL1 and in Europe as the EOS 100D

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