In the conclusion of our four part series on video processing and standards conversion, Phil Rhodes examines how key concepts are applied in real world examples.

The Ursa Mini 4K: how cameras can get out of the way

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes takes another look at the Ursa Mini 4K and explores the greatest gift any camera can bestow on a production: letting people simply get on with the business of making films.

First footage from the Blackmagic URSA

Published in Production

 Great-looking first footage from Blackmagic's URSA

 The 4K Production Camera is a camera that has been on the radar of many a camera owners mind since it was announced last year. Amongst the promises were 4K resolution, naturally, and a global shutter. All for the price of a couple of decent DSLR lenses.

Blackmagic 2.5K & Pocket Cams get in-camera formatting

Published in Production

Following in the wake of a recent update that unlocked in-camera formatting for the 4K Production Camera, Blackmagic has just released another update that gives that formatting functionality to its 2.5K and HD Pocket Cameras.

Blackmagic releases new 1.2 Video Assist firmware

Published in Production

Blackmagic announced a firmware update that brings Avid DnxHD to the package, along with some useful workflow tweaks.

Major firmware update for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Published in Production

The unavailability of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera until recently has not slowed down the software development team. They've just released version 1.2, the headline feature of which is Timelapse

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

Published in Business

It looks like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is moving closer to production, after all the delays caused by the blemishes on the sensor glass

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.

Drone Report: Red-hot consumer UAVs for filmmakers

Published in Production

Guest author George Krieger, cinematographer and drone pilot (amongst many other things) takes us on a drone tour circa 2015, revealing the hottest consumer drones that will undoubtedly find their way to productions near you.

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