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

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

This new device from Atomos is what DSLR users have been waiting for - and its half the price we expected!

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

The AJA CION has been available for some time now, but very little finished footage has been seen so far. Here's an example from a production shot in New York.

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

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

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Phil Rhodes looks at the Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder in this second part of his Nikon D800 + Ninja 2 review.

Major upgrade to PIX 240 from Sound Devices

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Sound Devices has just posted a major firmware update to its Pix 220/240 series of file-based recording devices

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

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