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Dell Introduces monitor with twice the pixels of 4K!

Published in Post & VFX

Guest author Daniel G. Roberts reports on Dell's upcoming display made with video editors in mind: the Dell Ultrasharp 27-inch 5K Monitor.

 The main offering from RED at this year's IBC is its new RED 7-inch touchscreen, while it also has a new set of interchangeable OLPF filters that promises to take the concept of modularity to the extreme.

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.

RED is gung ho over 4K

Published in Studio & Broadcast

RED doesn't think that 4K is moving fast enough. They have a vested interest in thinking this. As arguably the first camera company to have 4K cameras on the market, their lead is is being challenged by newcomers from the more established companies

Seeing Red

Published in Business

There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

New "Mini-Mag" media format for RED cameras

Published in Production

You may think that the world doesn't need another expensive storage format when generic storage is getting cheaper and faster all the time - but this new RED format guarantees performance in situations where your footage is almost inevitably going to be worth many times more than your memory

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

Here's another chance to read Peter Haas's epic article on when you should use raw. (It's over a year old, so you may find some of the references outdated, but it's still an important read).

First moving images from Digital Bolex

Published in Technology & Computing

Progress on the Digital Bolex camera seems slow but is moving in the right direction with the release of the first moving images

Take4D: Visualizing the Impossible

Published in Technology & Computing

When Hollywood comes calling and asks you to accomplish a miracle, it’s time to step up. Just ask Richard Widgery and the visualization specialists at Take4D.

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