Freya Black

Freya Black

Freya Black is a Freelance writer, director, cinematographer and artist based in the UK, (the land of cold winters and rainy days). She believes cinematography is all about creating magic through light. Her all time favorite film is "Freaks" by Todd Browning. Freya is a big fan of chocolate, owls and the night.

Over the weekend Apple accidentally released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker replete with details of the new iPhone 8.

Back in April, Samsung and Amazon announced another HDR standard for everyone to get confused by, HDR10+ an open source update to the existing HDR10 standard to make it even more powerful and competitive with Dolby Vision. This is why it matters.

People have been expecting a 4K capable Apple TV for a long time, even before the last version of the device was announced way back in 2015 but now it seems like a 5th generation of the Apple TV might be on the horizon that is both 4K and HDR capable.

Whereas there is some question around whether 4K streaming, with its bandwidth limitations or physical media (in the form of UHD Blu-ray) is the future for 4K and HDR, it all seems a lot simpler for computer games. Indeed, the main question for gaming in 4K seems to be if you want to go with Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro or Microsoft's Xbox One S and Xbox One X offerings.

Nikon celebrates its centenary today and, while details are frustratingly sparse, it is marking the occasion by confirming the development of a replacement for the much-loved D810. 

Sony gives the little FS5 a load of love with a new firmware update with three really exciting new features for the camera.

Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen

Published in Business

With projection technologies increasingly under examination, Samsung’s first installation of a 10.3m LED cinema screen in South Korea could demonstrate a new direction forward.

Sigma's rather enthusiastically received Cine 14mm and 135mm lenses and sets will begin shipping late July 2017 for EF, E and PL mounts for $4999 each.

Shooting Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk in 65mm

Published in Production

Christopher Nolan's forthcoming Dunkirk is notable for a lot more than simply featuring Harry Styles: it's also Nolan's first film to be shot entirely large format - and that includes a lot of handheld IMAX shots with a 54lb camera.

Even security cameras are now making use of 4K sensors and advanced technology. The Nest Cam IQ from Nest which is a subdivision of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has a 1/2.5-inch 4K sensor and a six core Qualcomm CPU.

Halide is a new iOS photography app with serious chops written by former Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky who previously worked on the iOS version of Twitter and the Periscope video processing stack.

The Panavision DXL camera system is a clever adaptation of existing technology to make something special and unique. And it's a system that's still expanding too.

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