How is it that Sony is now the leading innovator with still cameras that can be used for video?

Here's a really good side-by-side comparison between Canon's EOS 5D mk III (with the Magic Lantern mod) RAW output and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Nikon is aggressively marketing its new D7200 DSLR as a video shooter. It certainly seems to show that the company understands the market and what it demands, but as the industry slowly turns its mind towards NAB could it just be a hint of much more to come?

We're following a bit of a theme here: ProRes versus in-camera recording. Here's an extremely interesting clip with a split-screen demonstration of ProRes vs a Canon C100's internal codec which is 24Mbit/s AVCHD

Canon prepping the 7D Mark II

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According to rumor site, a revamp of the popular 7D is forthcoming. Here's a list of specs and a possible release date.

As NAB Show 2015 quickly approaches, we survey the buzz around rumored announcements from Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design.

Opinion: Is the DSLR dead?

Published in Production

With the ever-increasing choice in video cameras, some strong opinions are emerging. Craig Marshall reports

Pixels Schmixels

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes injects some reality into the current race for megapixels

It's been some time now since the digital stills fraternity stopped worrying about megapixels, at least to the extent that the Canon EOS 5D mark 3 was designed with only trivially greater resolution than its predecessor.

In advance of IBC2014, Canon has announced a  free firmware update to its Cinema EOS system and 4K reference display for more efficient 4K production that complies with current standards.

RedShark Awards - The First Winners

Published in Business

This year at Amsterdam's IBC - the second biggest trade show for the video, film and broadcast industry after NAB -  we've launched our first RedShark awards. And here are the intitial winners.

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