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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

Atomos Connect converters finally ship

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Atomos, the Melbourne, Austraila - based company, has finally shipped their Connect converters. These are small, battery-powered gadgets for converting HDMI to HDSDI and vice-versa - with a few extra tricks hidden inside their compact packaging.

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

Published in Technology

 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!

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

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

The typically grey and murky English weather is the bane of photographer's lives but on this occasion it only adds to the sense of foreboding as we look at these weird, sinister relics

It's here: NAB 2013. Prepare to be surprised and amazed.

Published in Business

The NAB exhibition in Las Vegas starts on Monday 8th of April, and the RedShark team is packing its bags ready for a long flight to Nevada on Friday. Stand by for NAB's big and surprising announcements

Atomos Samurai Blade now shipping

Published in Technology

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

10 reasons why 2014 will be the Year of 4K

Published in Business

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

 Sony's new A7s is a well thought out 4K-capable camera. Sony briefed us, giving some more information

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