Seeing Red

Published in Business

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.

Living with Red

Published in Production

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

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

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Nearing production

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

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

Pricing announced for the Panasonic DVX200

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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.

Sony reveals its consumer 4K camera format

Published in Technology & Computing

With sales of Sony's larger 4K cameras (the "CineAlta" range) kicking off - apparently more than 2000 F5 and F55s have been sold - Sony has introduced a version of their 4K codec that is more "consumer friendly"

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

FS700: First impressions at 240 FPS (with video)

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Sony's FS700 will be capable of shooting in 4K with a future upgrade, but available right now is full HD up to 240 fps. Phil Rhodes tries it out.

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

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