Postcard from Taiwan: Documentary filming on the run

Published in Production

Our intrepid traveller, Craig Marshall, details a recent trip to Taiwan, including his gear of choice for such gigs and workflow insights.

Xenon FF-Primes now available in Sony E-mount

Published in Production

Schneider-Kreuznach has added a Sony E-mount option to its growing line of 4K Xenon FF-Prime high-resolution digital cinematography lenses.

Is Sony the next Netflix?

Published in Business

At CES, Sony teased an upcoming cloud-based streaming video service, taking aim at Netflix and traditional cable providers. Can it succeed?

Why do people put video from one of the world's top cameras on YouTube with the expectation that we can judge the quality of the material? Just to make it perfectly clear: video on YouTube is highly compressed.

Sony’s newly announced PXW-X400 is not just a new XDCAM shoulder camcorder for ENG work, it’s designed to sit differently on the shoulder.

Examining the future (and some extreme lighting) with the BSC

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes visited London's BSC Expo 2016 mounted by the British Society of Cinematographers and brought back some industry insights and a few oddities in the lighting arena.

So, who exactly is going to be shooting in 8K?

Published in Production

Who will be using 8K is a very good question. We were asking the same thing about 4K about two or three years ago but, already, we're seeing enough trends to figure out who is going to use 4K and where. But 8K?

RedShark Awards - The First Winners

Published in Business

This year at Amsterdam's IBC - the second biggest trade show for the video, film and broadcast industry after NAB -  we've launched our first RedShark awards. And here are the intitial winners.

Sony sells Vegas and more to Magix

Published in Post & VFX

Well, this is a surprise, but with hindsight, maybe not so much. Sony has sold its suite of media products (Sony Vegas, Movie Studio, Sound Forge and Acid) to German software developer Magix.

Sony launches new handheld NXCAM

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The HXR-NX100, which broke cover at Broadcast Asia, features a 1.0 type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS Sensor with 20 megapixels, which, given that it’s similar to the sensor in the company’s RX10 camera, should mean it takes some very good HD.

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