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

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

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

Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage captured as ProRes

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Blackmagic's original Cinema Camera continues to amaze, with some people likening it to a mini Arri Alexa. Most of what we've seen from the camera - understandably, has been from the raw footage, subsequently graded - sometimes heavily

Atomos is one of the best examples of a company that rides the wave of new technology. As soon as a new function or capability becomes possible at a sensible price point, Atomos jumps on it and makes a product.

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.

Why are there so many camera codecs?

Published in Technology & Computing

Why can't cameras all use the same codec?

Why you should use Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes

Published in Post & VFX

Here's another chance to read this article about why it's a good idea to use ProRes, Avid DNxHD, and any of the other production quality compression codecs

Ninja 2 + Nikon D800 Review: Part 1 of 3

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DSLR users have long complained that they can't get clean, unadulterated line outputs suitable for high-quality recording. But the D800 is different. Phil Rhodes tests it with an Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder

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.

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