Canon’s two new camcorders point to the HDR future

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The new Canon XA35 and XA30 are both aimed firmly at the prosumer market and, interestingly, are also considerably ramping up the dynamic range options available in this segment.

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

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Open Source software. Somehow, it makes sense: talented developers contribute to projects in their spare time and the result is often stunningly good software. So what about Open Source hardware? That's different, and it's far more difficult

We're replaying some of the best articles from 2012 in case you missed them the first time round. Today: What does "broadcast quality" mean these days by Phil Rhodes

Rent or buy?

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Rent or buy? Phil Rhodes finds that renting might not be the most expensive option

The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

Why the Sony F65 is still on top

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With Sony's F55 shaping up to be such a good device, it's reasonable to wonder about the future role of Sony's flagship camera, the F65.  We spoke to Richard Lewis, Product Specialist for Cimenatography at Sony Europe, to get some definitive answers

Colour Look Up Tables demystified

Published in Technology & Computing

As digital video cameras get better, and their users become more ambitious, LUTs are used to preserve or manipulate the images. Understanding LUTs is now key to setting up a production workflow

RedShark contributor Freya looks at new ways to get your footage off your camera and back to base

Panasonic's Miniature AC90 packs a powerful HD punch

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This is a camera that's small enough to always have with you, but don't be deceived by the size: it's a very good imager, as Barry Braverman finds out

This camera breaks the laws of physics

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Hot on the heels of Nokia's 808 PureView, a smartphone with an over-endowed 41 MegaPixel sensor that allows smooth, lossless digital zooming, comes the Sony NEX-EA50EH. It's definitely not a phone, but does share one fascinating feature in common

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