Future Camera Utopia?

Published in Technology & Computing

Modular cameras, new entrants, and a shake up of the old guard; these are interesting times for the world’s camera manufacturers and potentially bountiful ones for the world’s camera consumers.

Sony Launch Touch Screen Live Production Switcher

Published in Production

Sony are launching a new version of their "Anycast" production switcher, the AWS-750. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and features an innovative dual touch screen control surface 

Sony’s 4K World Cup Workflow

Published in Production

Following over a year of tests that started at last summer’s Confederations Cup, three matches from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil — including the Final - are to be captured in 4K 60p, with Sony and host broadcaster HBS working together to produce a 4K feed. Here’s how they’ll do it.

Why cameras are designed the way they are

Published in Business

A close look at the complex process of camera development and the way that manufacturers decide what cameras to make and what niches to fill.

3 best things at IBC 2012

Published in Business

IBC is a convention for the moving image industry that is second only to NAB. It's an event that's amazing in its size and scope. We haven't been around long enough to have our own official awards, so here's my own ideosyncratic top three from this year's show, in reverse order

The Ursa Mini 4K: how cameras can get out of the way

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes takes another look at the Ursa Mini 4K and explores the greatest gift any camera can bestow on a production: letting people simply get on with the business of making films.

Sony's 4K Ecosystem for the Living Room

Published in Business

Nearly lost in the bustle of NAB 2014, Sony announced pricing for its new BRAVIA 4K UHD televisions, and a clearer picture of its designs to transform your living room.

Shooting films is better lit with, you know, lights. But if you just have to use a candle as your sole light source, there's hope for you yet. Not only that, but Sony's light-sipping A7s could get you out of all sorts of low-light trouble

How do you make sure you get the shot? The live webinar that went out last week is now available for viewing on demand

Sony adds Super35 CMOS sensor to 4K XDCAM range

Published in Production

Sony reckons its new ultra-portable PXW-FS7, which is also the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor, represents the ultimate choice for single-person operation.

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