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What were the video trends in 2012?

Published in Business

Probably the best way to find the real trends of the past year is to understand what people have been buying. And few would know better than Peter Savage, Managing Director of Azule Finance, a Berkshire, UK - based finance house supporting the creative industries

First 5D mk III RAW videos appear

Published in Technology & Computing

We're taking this at face value. If this is what it says it is, it's the first proper video from a Magic Lantern-modified 5D mk III showing actual raw video

Canon 1Dc: Sharp 4K shooting in challenging light

Published in Production

We'll be getting a Canon 1Dc in a week or two because this is a unique camera: A DSLR that shoots 4K, and captures to MJPEG files which are not only a completely standard format but which preserve each frame in its entirety

When the Lytro camera was launched a couple of years ago it heralded the dawn of a new age of Photography, where the camera was not just an updated version of the Camera Obscura. Now we are starting to see even more possibilities and they may even be coming to video...

Testing times for the D800

Published in Technology & Computing

You may have seen some reaction to the news that the Nikon D800 has "failed" the BBC/EBU tests that indicate whether a camera is suitable for use in serious broadcast productions. But is this the whole story?

Panasonic GH3: Amazing new footage from this $1,300 camera

Published in Production

The Panasonic Lumix GH3 keeps amazing us with the quality of the video it can create in capable hands. Regular RedShark contributor Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions takes us to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where the clear skies, geometric patterns and striking buildings are the perfect way to test a camera

Automating camera moves artistically

Published in Production

For most people, repetition represents boredom. Doing the same thing again and again means not doing new things. A lack of innovation. An absence of creativity. But sometimes, the ability to repeat something, precisely and consistently, opens up new creative options, and can be instrumental in making something wonderful. Here's a perfect example

New types of affordable and lightweight camera mean that there are new types of film making. And the film makers are challenging the skills of "traditional" professionals. Simon Wyndham takes the sport of Kayaking as an example

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

Published in Production

In this meticulously detailed feature, Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

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