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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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- Wednesday 3 Feb 2016 - (25701) 8-bit or 10-bit? The truth may surprise you
- Tuesday 9 Feb 2016 - (10655) AJA's surprise new camera is a change of direction
- Wednesday 3 Feb 2016 - (8831) Sony's A6300: Mirrorless 4K & world's fastest autofocus for under $1K
- Thursday 11 Feb 2016 - (6831) The powerful new Panasonic Varicam LT: Top-end features, mid-range price
- Saturday 13 Feb 2016 - (849) Event Horizon showcases the power of blocking and framing
- Friday 12 Feb 2016 - (1248) This is what you need to throw multiple 4K images around
- Friday 12 Feb 2016 - (1559) Odyssey 7Q+ to support Varicam LT V-RAW
- Friday 12 Feb 2016 - (985) Indian music and iPad: made for each other
- Thursday 11 Feb 2016 - (1549) RedShark Review: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone