Fifteen years ago, audio over the Internet was broadcast - and stored - as RealAudio. For those of us listening in over dial-up or downloading one-minute clips, it was an unexceptional entry into the world of new media. Kieron Seth  wonders what will happen to our soon-to-be outdated media files.

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

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 3 of 3

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Phil Rhodes looks at how you would use the Ninja 2 and Nikon D800 on a shoot. But first he compares HDMI and SDI.

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

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

Arri Alexa, LOMO, and Trent Reznor

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DP Linus Sandgren put vintage lenses on the Arri Alexa for Ice Age, the new video for Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels.

Sony Alpha 99 Provides Clean HDMI Output

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We've just heard from PhotoKina that the Sony A99, with it's 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, outputs a clean HDMI signal that works with external field recorders. This is looking like an established trend now.

ProRes remains a living codec and proof of that came out two days ago when Apple announced ProRes XQ - an ever higher quality variant

Last week I was very fortunate to be able to borrow a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the afternoon. I was meeting my daughter in Camden Market so I took the camera along and shot some bits and pieces. I have uploaded the footage to Vimeo

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.

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