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.

Sony's Glasnost: Is Sony opening up to working with other companies and products?

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

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

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.

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.

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.

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

Why are there so many camera codecs?

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Why can't cameras all use the same codec?

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.

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