Panasonic has just released a firmware update which delivers a raft of new recording modes and features for the Varicam 35 and Varicam HS cameras.

London's Soho is a bit of a contradiction when it comes to technology. There are more post production facilities in this square mile than in the rest of the country. Every broom cupboard houses at least three video editors. Only a decade ago, almost every Soho pedestrian carried a Digi Beta tape or even a can of film. Now, it's hard disks

Panasonic’s FZ1000 stunned the industry when it was launched just over two years ago, and while its successor doesn’t represent quite the same great leap forward it provides a serious amount of camera in the £1000 bracket.

Making a film with a crew of one

Published in Production

Roland Denning on documentary filmmaking when you are your only crew.

CES 2015 Hot Trend: HDR & Quantum Dot 4K Televisions

Published in Studio & Broadcast

We're seeing an interesting trend in consumer display technology shaping up at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that could impact filmmakers and video content producers.

How to break into filmmaking

Published in Business

How do you become a good filmmaker? How do you make movies that people actually watch and earn a living from it at the same time. Don Starnes has some advice.

The conventional view is that cameras that allow you to work with multiple lenses are always better. Barry Braverman disagrees.

Panasonic provides big camera updates

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According to Panasonic, its latest update to the GH4 and YAGHE camera firmware is not only to improve compatibility of the two AG models with the Atomos Shogun recorder which records UHD via HDMI at 10-bit 4:2:2, but it also lets the two units output 25p and 30p while filming in Full HD.

The Blackmagic Micro Studio 4K camera, a unit that packs a sizeable punch for something camera roughly the same dimensions as your computer mouse. By Iain Churchill-Coleman.

How to work with high ISO

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Barry Braverman took the ISO 5000 Panasonic Varicam 35 out for a night shoot in Paris, an experience which has left him with some very definite opinions on the difficulties of shooting at high ISO.

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