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Major new software upgrade for ARRI ALEXA

Published in Production

One of the best things about modern cameras is that they just keep getting better - even after you've bought them, they just keep getting better

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at the Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder in this second part of his Nikon D800 + Ninja 2 review.

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

Sony is releasing firmware updates for its popular F55, F5 and FS7 cameras, unlocking new functionality for these venerable favorites. But in order to take full advantage of these updates, it may cost you.

Why are there so many camera codecs?

Published in Technology & Computing

Why can't cameras all use the same codec?

Convergent Design, who gave us one of the biggest product surprises at NAB 2013 with their Odyssey monitor/recorders, has released pricing information about their modular system, including daily rental options for additional and camera-specific codecs

Why you should use Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes

Published in Post & VFX

Here's another chance to read this article about why it's a good idea to use ProRes, Avid DNxHD, and any of the other production quality compression codecs

We don't think anyone was expecting this. This is such a NON Sony thing. Sony has just announced on their Community website that the Sony F5 and F55 will be able to have a hardware upgrade to two of the most popular post production formats: ProRes and DNxHD

Why the new ProRes update for the Blackmagic cameras is going to change everything for users of the Blackmagic pocket camera and open possibilities to new users who thought it might be out of reach for them too!

Somewhat surprisingly, Sound Devices has added the ability to record 12-bit, 4:4:4 content to Apple ProRes 4444 format at 330 Mbit/s, giving a "perceptually lossless" quality to stored material

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