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 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

The Sony A7S has an extraordinary dynamic range

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Sony's A7S has a low noise floor which helps it to achieve Sony's claimed 15.3 stops (at least with still shots - and it's not far from that with video). But what does this look like?

Popular though the Arri Alexa is, some people have been deterred from recording the Raw output by the requirement for the camera to be tethered to an outboard recorder which sometimes cost as much to rent as the camera itself! RedShark contributor Freya reports

What's the best shape for a camera? Phil Rhodes has some strong views

Pre-NAB Rumor: Arri's 6K 65mm Camera

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In the run up to NAB 2014, the rumor mill is working overtime. But the rumor of a new 6K camera from Arri could be the real deal.

Major new software upgrade for ARRI ALEXA

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One of the best things about modern cameras is that they just keep getting better - even after you've bought them, they just keep getting better

Our resident VFX expert, HaZ, made an on-set discovery that not only eased his workflow, but solidified, in his opinion, the ARRI Alexa as the go-to camera for VFX shoots.

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

 ARRI's intriguing new ENG camera made another tantalizing appearance recently in London. RedShark's Phil Rhodes was there

Compact Flash goes super speed with CFast 2.0

Published in Technology & Computing

The mystery memory card format to be used by the Arri Amira is revealed it all its glory by Sandisk with their new range of super fast cards

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