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We predict two camera trends for NAB 2015

Published in Articles

Now is a good time to make a few tentative predictions about the year ahead, just before NAB comes along and proves me completely wrong

Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

Published in Technology & Computing

Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture

Digital Bolex D16 shipping in a few weeks

Published in Production

A recent blog post from the folks behind the Digital Bolex eludes to an on-schedule release of its long-awaited camera.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Latest news

Published in Business

There's so much interest in Blackmagic's Cinema camera that we're bringing you updates as soon as we get them

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new sensor technology based on Graphene, which is 1000 times more light sensitive than existing CMOS or CCD sensors

RED EPIC Monochrome: First impressions

Published in Production

We've been given a RED EPIC M Monochrome to use for a couple of weeks, lent to us by RED’s European headquarters in Pinewood Studios, West London. Why does this very high resolution black and white video camera even exist?

When cameras are Good Enough

Published in Technology & Computing

Have cameras reached the point where we need to be looking beyond resolution to judge their film-making abilities?

The art of Colour Rendering

Published in Post & VFX

Human beings come in a variety of exciting colours. Rendering those colours in a pleasing way has been a goal of photography since before photography actually had colours, but it's always going to be an incredibly subjective issue

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

Bryce Bayer's incredible foresight

Published in Technology & Computing

Somehow, I managed to overlook the fact that last month saw the death of Bryce E. Bayer, the man who decided that the best way to make a single-chip colour imaging sensor was to silk-screen a pattern of coloured filters on the front

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