Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

Published in Technology & Computing

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

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

RED’s 6K Weapon ships and adds internal ProRes

Published in Production

The first RED Weapon cameras are coming off the production line as v6.1.6 firmware adds ProRes recording options, Rec.709 and Rec2020 colour spaces, and 3D LUT and multi-look support.

Blackmagic URSA - unboxing and first impressions

Published in Production

We've just taken delivery of an URSA for a review. Here are our first impressions

New software for Blackmagic Video Assist adds focus peaking, Zebra and more.

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

Major upgrade to PIX 240 from Sound Devices

Published in Production

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

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

First Footage from AJA Cion 4K camera

Published in Production

 AJA has surprised everyone with this mature-looking 4K camera for $9,000

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