Digital Bolex: First video of actual camera

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The first video showing the actual body of the Digital Bolex D16 has arrived. It's another piece of evidence that this camera might actually become a commercial product

RED EPIC Monochrome Field Test (with video)

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Following up his "first impressions" article, Phil Rhodes reports on his actual use of this most unusual of cameras

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

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I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens

Digital Bolex: Actual body revealed in detail

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More breaking Digital Bolex coverage: detailed pictures of the actual D16 body

Canon's 4K EOS 1D C should be on sale now

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Ever since the new EOS-1D C was announced way back in April 2012, enthusiasts were abuzz over Canon’s first attempt to cross the 4K threshold in a DSLR form factor

We've just written about the paucity of 4K from Panasonic at NAB this year. Meanwhile, Sparky Media Productions has sent us another stunning set of shots taken in Hong Kong with their Panasonic GH3: a digital still camera that outperforms Panasonic's own AF100 (their large-sensor video camera)

Seeing Red

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There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

My Video Business

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This is the first of our series looking at people who run a video production business focusing on their strategy and their technology. Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions specialises in very high quality video which is increasingly obtainable on lower-cost equipment - although he's not afraid to use high-end kit where necessary.

So, we've seen the announcement from Sony of two new 4K cameras, new codecs, new recording media and a new 30" 4K LCD monitor. Just how significant is this, and is this the 4K Tipping Point, at least for production, if not all the way to the home?

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

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