We are living in bountiful times. Especially if you're on the lookout for a small camera with a superb lens - and 4K shooting capability

4K cameras: A rundown of what's available now

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In between IBC and NAB, most of the newly-announced 4K cameras are on sale. So before the expected avalanche of 4K announcements and previews at NAB, we thought we'd ask Phil Rhodes to run though what you can buy now

Do we really need Smart TV?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Connected TV has replaced 3D as the biggest buzzphrase in the broadcast industry this year. Sales are increasing globally, but, as Andy Stout, reports, different regions are responding in different ways.

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.

With a 4/3 sensor, 4K recording and a Leica lens that should really cost more than the camera itself, this is a pretty amazing camera. There may be better ones costing a lot more, but for the money, Neil Roberts thinks the LX100 is a great buy

Panasonic helps Marillion set new record

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And no, nothing to do with triple-gatefold sleeves. Panasonic's AV-HS410 Live Switcher apparently played an instrumental part in Marillion's successful attempt last month on the Guinness World Record for producing the World’s Fastest DVD Release.

Codex helps add RAW capture to the Varicam 35

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London-based production tools company Codex Digital has begun shipping V-RAW, its compact 4K RAW recorder for the Panasonic VariCam 35.

RedShark TV: The DVX 200, NewTek, IBC & more

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RedShark TV Episode 2: The Panasonic DVX 200 in depth. Plus we talk to NewTek President & CTO, Dr Andrew Cross, catch up with EMC, and wrap up IBC.

Pricing announced for the Panasonic DVX200

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We’ve had the first look and we’ve seen the first footage, now we get news of the official price of the eagerly-awaited Panasonic DVX200.

Most large-sensor cameras use a Bayer colour filter pattern to allow full colour images to be output - after "debayering". This entire process is now pretty routine but unfortunately what is also routine is the amount of light lost through the colour filter process. Less light means more noise, and noise is what ultimately limits the low-light capabilities all cameras

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