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Perhaps in response to the recent Sony F5 'hack' (or perhaps not; who can say?), Sony has announced that it will now be offering a software only 4K recording upgrade for the Sony F5, in addition to its full Sony F5 to F55 hardware upgrade.

First Footage from AJA Cion 4K camera

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 AJA has surprised everyone with this mature-looking 4K camera for $9,000

Massive codec upgrade for Sony's PMW-300 and PMW-400

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A surprise upgrade for Sony's shoulder-mount ENG cameras means they can record HD with the same quality as visually lossless ProRes

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

The best Magic Lantern footage we've ever seen

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Andre Meyer has produced some wildlife footage using a Canon 5D Mk III, the like of which we've never seen

Why are there so many camera codecs?

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Why can't cameras all use the same codec?

Somewhat surprisingly, Sound Devices has added the ability to record 12-bit, 4:4:4 content to Apple ProRes 4444 format at 330 Mbit/s, giving a "perceptually lossless" quality to stored material

 Freya Black gives more details on how the ARRI Amira is going to ouput 4K

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

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In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage captured as ProRes

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Blackmagic's original Cinema Camera continues to amaze, with some people likening it to a mini Arri Alexa. Most of what we've seen from the camera - understandably, has been from the raw footage, subsequently graded - sometimes heavily

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