Canon’s two new camcorders point to the HDR future

Published in Production

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.

BBC places order for over 500 small cameras from JVC

Published in Business

Great news for JVC in Europe as the BBC orders over 500 cameras from the Japanese company. It's probably fair to say that this was a surprise for everyone, including JVC, as it was assumed by most people that Sony would get this order

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

UK sees the biggest ever order for 4K hire equipment

Published in Business

Procam, a UK-based hire company, has shown a huge commitment to 4K by placing the biggest ever order for equipment by a hire company with Sony

The issue of viewfinder clutter

Published in Production

There seems to be no limit to the minutiae that can be displayed in a camera’s viewfinder.  Focal distance, zoom percentage, date and time, battery condition, shutter, and umpteen other things, all contribute to the clutter; indeed, there is no shortage of miscellany that can obscure the viewing image and the edges of the frame

Living with Red

Published in Production

David Read gives us his heartfelt opinion after two years experience with a Red One camera

Pricing announced for the Panasonic DVX200

Published in Production

We’ve had the first look and we’ve seen the first footage, now we get news of the official price of the eagerly-awaited Panasonic DVX200.

A heroic leap forward: GoPro's new 4K Sports Cam

Published in Production

Well, how many people saw that coming? A 4K Hero!

Rent or buy?

Published in Business

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

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

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