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We can't help being fascinated when people try to use very old techniques with very new technology, and here's a case in point

Here are some fascinating things that we learned from our sessions at London's Broadcast Video Expo

Canon 1Dc: Sharp 4K shooting in challenging light

Published in Production

We'll be getting a Canon 1Dc in a week or two because this is a unique camera: A DSLR that shoots 4K, and captures to MJPEG files which are not only a completely standard format but which preserve each frame in its entirety

Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

Published in Business

You may have heard that one of the top camera manufacturers is taking legal action against another for alleged patent infringement. This is news, but there's very little point in speculating about the outcome at this stage. Only a select group of people working for those companies will have access to evidence that proves the rights or wrongs of the case. We certainly don't

The World's Smallest 4K OB Van

Published in Production

 

Denmark's NIMB.tv has joined forces with Lundfilm Aps Producer/Director Troels Lund to create what it confidently calls the smallest 4K OB van in the world.

Toshiba announces 4K Blu Ray Player... er... no, it doesn't

Mark McCarthy rigs up a top-end second-hand Sony camera and is delighted with the results

How the finance industry views developments at NAB

Published in Business

Now that the dust has settled and heads are clear after the industry’s annual jaunt to Vegas, Azule Finance’s Peter Savage reflects on this year’s show that bought the future into focus

4K in Slow Motion at the Superbowl

Published in Technology

Host broadcaster CBS had over 60 cameras at the Superbowl, including 6 FT- ONE 4K cameras from FOR-A but they weren’t used for normal game footage. The FOR-A Cameras can shoot 4K at up to 900 frames per second so they are the perfect system for capturing disputed plays

Is 4K a missed opportunity? The EBU thinks so

Published in Technology

The EBU has issued a statement saying that, while it notes the growing interest in UHDTV, it believes that by focussing on increased resolution alone the industry is not only missing an important opportunity but that 4K will be of limited success in broadcasting.

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