HEVC Advance Launches to Rally Critical Mass of Stakeholders to Deliver Next Generation Video Experiences Looks like the cost of using the HEVC codec just went up… New HEVC patent pool addresses digital media market demand for efficient and transparent licensing, and balanced commercialization of HEVC technologies… Read More
Radiant Images have put four of the most popular professional mini cameras on the market today to the test. Exposure test… Mini Camera Exposure Test from Radiant Images on Vimeo. Under exposure and over exposure tests for the following cameras: – Codex Action Camera –… Read More
DigitalRev ask are DSLRs obsolete? Is mirrorless the way forward? Or will everyone be shooting photos with their iPhones in the future? Here are 10 reasons why you don’t really need a DSLR anymore.
According to a Televisual survey the most hired camera last year in the UK was the Canon C300. Taking out the honour for another year. Televisual Magazine have been conducting camera hire surveys for the last nine years to reveal the 10 most hired cameras… Read More
From Ranger99Productions… I shot everything in 4k ProRes HQ @ 60FPS at 800 ISO. I used a Canon 70-200 IS f2.8 and kept my aperture around 3.2. I did a simple BMCP 4k LUT in Resolve and adjusted the WB and color, some of the… Read More
Keyframe Digital Video Factory conducted some test shots to see how the Sony FS7 performed against the Canon C300 and the Sony Alpha 7S camera. The Mob from Keyframe Digital Video Factory then analysed the original footage recorded from the Sony FS7, Sony A7S, and… Read More
From CNN… Cameraman Harvey Hogan does a side by side comparison of the iPhone 6’s camera against a professional kit used by CNN.
Back in March this year Calumet Photographic Inc filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the USA, and their assets sold to C&A Marketing Inc. Now Calumet Photo is back. This time as a camera and lens hire / rentals company… For more: Calumet Rentals.
How cheap have thermal imaging devices become? Once only available to specialised skilled industry professionals for around three grand, but now anyone can take thermal videos of cats for under $200. Like Flir before them, Seek Thermal have announced the Seek thermal camera, a pocketsize… Read More
Marshall Electronics have announced their next generation Miniature 2MP HD-SDI Camera, CV500-M2, providing full HD video in multiple formats including 50fps in 1920x1080p, 1920x1080i and 1280x720p. This is the second generation of the popular CV500 Mini-Camera line, improving versatility, durability, compatibility, and functionality. The CV500-M2… Read More
Matrox Video have announced the Matrox X.mio3 FH and DSX LE4 FH SDI cards, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. The half-length PCIe cards offers up to 12 reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K, along with support for AES/EBU, LTC and… Read More
From ARRI comes the news that via a paid upgrade and licence ProRes upscaled 4K is available on the AMIRA cameras. While widespread adoption of 4K or UHD for broadcast is still a long way off, an increasing number of content owners are becoming concerned… Read More
In case you were wonder which camera out of 12 cameras would win in a knife fight. The cameras were tested on 21 MAY 2014 in Warsaw by Tomasz Wolski & Szymon Lenkowski PSC for FilmPRO magazine & FILM CYFROWY portal under the auspices of… Read More
In case you were wondering which camera would win a knife fight: The Canon 5D MKIII or the OnePlus One Android phone. From YouTube user EXIV comes the the Canon 5D Mark III camera Verses OnePlus One phone test. The aim of this test is… Read More
Televisual has released their annual Production Technology Survey revealing which camera, which editing, compositing, grading system, and which workflow is the most popular in 2014. Let us look at their results for cameras for 2014, and which camera company would you most likely want to… Read More
Quick one for you: Robert Primes, ASC talks about Radiant Images and their Novo Camera. Robert tells us his thoughts on the Novo Camera and chats about technology and its impact on the future of filmmaking. Please see Radiant Images for more information.
Quick one for you… RED Epic Dragon Dynamic Range test from the Mob at Magnanimous Media. 18-stop greyscale shot with with Epic Dragon in 6K 5:1 and rendered in RedLogFilm. Red Epic Dragon – Dynamic Range – Magnanimous Media from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo.
Mattias Burling is working on a comprehensive Buyers Guide Video, and he recently lined up a bunch of Sony and Blackmagic Design cameras for an unscientific shootout. This is a big shootout made to compare various types of cameras. Its not at all to determine… Read More
I’m just going to leave this here and turn my back. What you do with it, well that’s up to you. I’m not judging anyone for anything. Remember Jeremy Bornstein? He was that guy who claimed to have an expressive face and started a Kickstarter… Read More
Look away now if you are at all offended by flower bed vision tests in any way. Nikon D810 Vs Canon 5D MKIII camera, by World of DSLR. Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III Video Test Lenses used :- Nikkor 24-70 2.8 Canon 24-70… Read More
ARRI has announced their support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, which will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras. “Working with ProRes has been great for our customers,” says Marc Shipman-Mueller, ARRI’s Product Manager for Camera Systems. “Up until… Read More
Forza Silicon showed off that 100+ MP camera platform system at the Defense, Security and Sensing or DSS convention, in Baltimore. Forza Silicon’s 100+ MP CAM Platform System is an advanced CMOS image sensor modular camera reference design. It features a customizable CMOS image sensor… Read More
Camera Corps announces a major new addition to its range of speciality cameras, the MeerCat mini camera. The Meercat fulfils the need for a very high quality miniature HD broadcast camera which can be mounted practically anywhere without being visible to other cameras or to… Read More
Late last year we told you about a Danish Father and Son team that were involved in making the Logmar S-8 Super-8 camera. Well happy days as they have polished it up and are ready for you to have one too. After setting out to… Read More
Canon have announced that the Company, through its technological capabilities, contributed to the standardization, completed on April 4, 2014, of range extensions for the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC). The JCT-VC, established in 2010 by… Read More
Out of all the cameras released this year, the WALLEY POS-86 camera is simply one of them. A short promo video that parodies the endless production and marketing of prosumer video cameras. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley have created a camera that is both a… Read More
Forza Silicon a leader of advanced image sensor and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, introduces the unprecedented Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform featuring a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60 frames per second (fps) and supporting multiple camera resolutions. The dual-mode camera… Read More
Get your glad rags on, cause tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1965. Did you know that 50 years after Eastman Kodak Company first introduced Super 8 filmmaking, you can still be one of the hip ones with your very own brand new Super 8… Read More
Apertus have release details about the latest Beta development on their Axiom open source 4K camera. Crowdfunding is on the cards for the Axiom Beta and it means you could be the owner of one of the cheapest 4K cameras on the market. It looks… Read More
StudioTech TV have gone to the Blackmagic Design booth at the NAB 2014 Exhibition and got the low down on all the new goodies, products, and upgrades that BMD have on offer. Thanks to StudioTech TV for taking us on a tour of the Blackmagic… Read More
Digital Bolex have announced their D16M Native Monochrome camera. After a few months of testing we’re very excited to announce the D16M, boasting a black and white sensor for highest quality monochrome capture without the need to debayer, retaining a higher sensitivity to light and… Read More
The one-cam camera was designed by London VFX studio One Of Us and developed for the Jonathan Glazer movie “Under the Skin” starring Scarlett Johansson. London studio One Of Us is pleased to preview one-cam, their new small form-factor camera system. one-cam has been developed… Read More
Canon have announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera. The upgrade twill enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014. EOS C500 The new Cinema… Read More
The Mob over at Gulf Camera attempt to answer the question: Which lenses will cover “Open Gate” on the ARRI Alexa XT camera? From Gulf Camera… Super 35 film has an image circle of 28.5mm and the Alexa 16:9 is a little smaller at 27.8mm.… Read More
The much anticipated Panasonic 4K VariCam and HS VariCam are of course modular. Meaning you can swap out sections to go 4K or 2/3″ depending on your needs. From Kunihiko Miyagi Director of Panasonic Professional Imaging comes some very sexy Panasonic VariCam modular configurations. Panasonic… Read More
Super quick one for you… From Andrew Bikichky comes news of the custom blacked out 35mm Panavision Panaflex XL film cameras being used to shoot JJ Abrams Star Wars VII. The A and B cameras have the names Deathstar and Millennium Falcon.
Codex have announced the Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion… Read More
FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera at NAB 2014. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE… Read More
Sorry for the worst post title in the history of Blogging. It’s an amalgamation of the combined test videos featuring the Panasonic GH4 4K camera… So just going to leave this here: Panasonic GH4 4K camera used in some very basic tests by Sittipong Kongtong… Read More
Forest Gibson Producer, Actor and 2.5k Blackmagic camera owner of six months had an approved external battery flare out and fry the camera’s SSD, and the camera itself. Gone… Cooked. After getting footage for the Kickstarter video for me new game, my Black Magic Camera’s… Read More
First footage has surfaced taken from that 4K Apertus Axiom Camera. The open source camera is a prototype and it’s early days, but with first pictures comes relief for those working on finishing the project. Please note that this footage contains the first samples ever… Read More
If this video about the 120 plus years of history about the motion picture camera doesn’t put a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye and an overwhelming feelings of euphoria, then check your heartbeat because you are dead. For the Society of… Read More
Yes footage has surfaced from that incredibly small Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm camera, some good, some not so… In addition to a 4mm, F1.2, D mount lens attached to the camera; Chinon will make M42 C, CS mount adapters to be sold separately. Bellami HD-1… Read More
David Newman, Senior Director of Software Engineering for GoPro has expanded on the new GoPro firmware Protune 2.0 features for the HERO3+ Black Edition camera. David on his Cineform Insder Blog talks about the new advanced Protune 2.0 controls for Colour, ISO Limit, Sharpness and… Read More
Nikon Rolls out Global Sales of Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1) Nikon is going to roll out the global sales of data analysis software “HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1)” that is fully compliant with the next-generation H.265/HEVC video coding standard. This software was released… Read More
Well as you can see… Well maybe not. The upcoming Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm camera is super tiny. If you need to know more then hang out over at Chinon.
Take it in… Digest… Respond: Bellami HD-1 Full HD digital 8mm interchangeable D-Mount lens video camera from Superheadz.Tokoyo. Feel like more? Trip on over to Chinon.
Sometimes when you have been drinking do you sometimes look at your camera and think…. You know what, hell yeah I’m gunna pull it apart to see what it looks like on the inside!!! If you don’t think or do that, that’s OK because someone,… Read More
According to a Televisual survey the most hired camera last year in the UK was the Canon C300. Televisual Magazine have been conducting camera hire surveys for the last eight years to reveal the 10 most hired cameras of the year. They are saying the… Read More
Panasonic dropped a YouTube Channel called “FEEL THE PASSION” which films sports athlete views using the wearable camera HX-A100, in five sports (skeleton, curling, mogul skiing, short track speed skating, ice dancing) which will take place at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Panasonic –… Read More