RedShark News Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, reviews Blackmagic's 4K SDI to HDMI converter and investigates its usefulness in a production environment.

Sone very nice still images from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have appeared on the Blackmagic Forum. Our in-house Cinematographer, Phil Rhodes, casts an experienced eye over them

 

This is possibly the most unusual recording format we've seen. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the first to support it. Here's what it is, and what it isn't

A total software rewrite for URSA Mini, a 7" 4K Video Assist and a radical new way to distribute UHD video are some of the highlights of Blackmagic's announcements at NAB this year.

More great-looking URSA demo footage emerges

Published in Production

More lucious 4K footage from the yet-to-be-released Blackmagic URSA

Switching from SD to HD... in 2015!

Published in Studio & Broadcast

While many production houses and broadcasters are adopting 4K workflows, guest author Fran de Souza, who resides on the border between Uruguay and Brazil, details his television station's struggle in transitioning from SD to HD broadcast in 2015 and the stroke of ingenuity that made it happen.

Here's another chance to read Peter Haas's epic article on when you should use raw. (It's over a year old, so you may find some of the references outdated, but it's still an important read).

Red Shark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, reports from London's BVE 2015, both a precursor to the forthcoming NAB and a possible indicator of what we'll see there.

What we might see at IBC2015

Published in Business

With Canon already having set the industry alight with its grab for the 8K high-ground, Phil Rhodes gazes into the depths of his crystal ball to see what news IBC2015 might have hiding up its sleeve.

Resolve updates to include the Macbook Pro Touch Bar

Published in Post & VFX

The most recent update to Blackmagic's popular colour grading and editing software, Davinci Resolve, leverages the Touch Bar on the new Macbook Pro and brings other new features.

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