AJA's Ki Pro Quad now shipping

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AJA has announced that they're shipping this extremely capable 4K recorder and it is, perhaps, a good time to recap its functionality. There are a number of angles to this complex product

3.2K ProRes comes to the Arri Alexa XT

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 ARRI makes it clear that the Alexa is a camera for the 4K future

Perhaps in response to the recent Sony F5 'hack' (or perhaps not; who can say?), Sony has announced that it will now be offering a software only 4K recording upgrade for the Sony F5, in addition to its full Sony F5 to F55 hardware upgrade.

Massive codec upgrade for Sony's PMW-300 and PMW-400

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A surprise upgrade for Sony's shoulder-mount ENG cameras means they can record HD with the same quality as visually lossless ProRes

Blackmagic URSA - unboxing and first impressions

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We've just taken delivery of an URSA for a review. Here are our first impressions

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

Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

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Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

The best Magic Lantern footage we've ever seen

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Andre Meyer has produced some wildlife footage using a Canon 5D Mk III, the like of which we've never seen

FootageStudio 4K makes processing video simple

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Acrovid are a small company based in Panama City. They have just released version 1.0 of FootageStudio 4K, a video transcoding package for the PC which brings simple batch processing of video files to multiple formats including ProRes and also has noise reducton and impressive Slo Motion capabilities.

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

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In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

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