My Video Business

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This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

Sony's Glasnost: Is Sony opening up to working with other companies and products?

Atomos 4K Shogun now shipping

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Enter the Shogun: Announced to great fanfare at NAB earlier this year and shown in production ready form at IBC, the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder has now completed its first production run and is shipping.

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

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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

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

 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!

Firmware upgrade adds Avid DNxHD to Atomos Ninja 2

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Atomos has finally released their Avid DNxHD upgrade for Ninja-2 field recorders. First hinted at over a year ago, the new firmware upgrade will allow direct capture from HDMI sources into the Avid format, which is usually lossless at higher bitrates

 There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).

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.

Expect up to 20 new 4K cameras to hit the market before NAB, says Atomos Chief Executive

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