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 Kieron Seth  wonders what will happen to our soon-to-be outdated media files.

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

Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 now supports Apple ProRes HQ

Published in Production

Blackmagic Design yesterday released an update for its $345 Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 recording device enabling recording of Apple ProRes HQ files.

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

Published in Production

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

Convergent Design, who gave us one of the biggest product surprises at NAB 2013 with their Odyssey monitor/recorders, has released pricing information about their modular system, including daily rental options for additional and camera-specific codecs

More details on the ARRI Amira

Published in Production

I spoke to the ARRI Amira product manager for the new camera to confirm a few things. While some of this is available from ARRI's website, I just wanted to go over the most important things here

We take a look at Cinemartin's Cinec 4 transcoding tool and whether it's worth a premium over lower-cost and free options.

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 3 of 3

Published in Production

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

Somewhat surprisingly, Sound Devices has added the ability to record 12-bit, 4:4:4 content to Apple ProRes 4444 format at 330 Mbit/s, giving a "perceptually lossless" quality to stored material

AJA's Ki Pro Quad now shipping

Published in Business

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

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