Ultra slow motion cameras, the sort that will run above 10x, had a bit of a field day at the Olympics, with nigh on 50 units from various different manufacturers deployed during London 2012 alone. Their next task: getting to places that ultra slo mo has never been before, with NAC’s Hi-Motion II leading the way. Andy Stout observes.
NAB, which is without any question the time and place each year when the biggest announcements are made, is only three weeks away. We'll be there in force, bringing you the most important stories. Meanwhile, it's useful to see what others are predicting at the show
Though it has been inevitably overshadowed by the Ursa Mini 4.6K, Simon Wyndham reckons that the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is well worth a look for specialist uses and more.
Sony releases the A7 and A7R mirrorless full-frame cameras
You can now buy six of Amazon’s new colour Kindles (i.e. a fully-fledged tablet) for $250. It was eye popping enough to see the price for individual tablets, which is $50, but if you buy five, you get an additional one free. Is this degree of commoditisation about to happen to cameras?
We have become so used to technological progress with mainstream video cameras being dizzyingly relentless that it’s almost a shock to come across a field where the dominant models are two years old and, as yet, there are no new ones on the horizon.
The European Broadcast Union has had the Canon EOS C300 Mark II independently tested and cleared it for use on HD and Ultra HD programmes. It might sound overly bureaucratic, but such paperwork is really important for the way a camera is perceived in the industry.
In case this seems like a really downbeat title for an article, please let me reassure you that it’s not. In fact it’s more of a tale about a really nice world where nice people say nice things to each other, and, ultimately, get their broken cameras fixed. Or something like that....
We may be reaching the point where the tools, gadgets and gizmos that we love to buy are simply good enough. This is the first of two articles (the second will be by RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes) about what happens when our technology simply gets to the point when we don't actually need any improvements.
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