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First Footage from AJA Cion 4K camera

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 AJA has surprised everyone with this mature-looking 4K camera for $9,000

Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 now supports Apple ProRes HQ

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Blackmagic Design yesterday released an update for its $345 Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 recording device enabling recording of Apple ProRes HQ files.

Ninja 2 + Nikon D800 Review: Part 1 of 3

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DSLR users have long complained that they can't get clean, unadulterated line outputs suitable for high-quality recording. But the D800 is different. Phil Rhodes tests it with an Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder

 Freya Black gives more details on how the ARRI Amira is going to ouput 4K

The AJA CION has been available for some time now, but very little finished footage has been seen so far. Here's an example from a production shot in New York.

Sony Alpha 99 Provides Clean HDMI Output

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We've just heard from PhotoKina that the Sony A99, with it's 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, outputs a clean HDMI signal that works with external field recorders. This is looking like an established trend now.

ProRes remains a living codec and proof of that came out two days ago when Apple announced ProRes XQ - an ever higher quality variant

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

We take a look at Cinemartin's Cinec 4 transcoding tool and whether it's worth a premium over lower-cost and free options.

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