Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018

Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018 The  new Marshall CV420-CS offers true 4K resolution in 4096x2160p at 60/50 fps, and comes packaged in a sturdy, discrete design that features a wide range of picture adjustment controls. Built around a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor, the Marshall CV420-CS  expands the family of CV cameras from the company with a compact true 4K camera. The new model delivers crisp, clear 4096x2160p video with, adds Marshall, vibrant colors and fast frame rates. The Marshall CV420-CS has outputs of 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and it has a Varifocal or Fixed CS/C lens mount capability with DC Auto-Iris plug-in for Continue reading "Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018"

Sony FS5 Helps A Mt. Everest Shoot Become A Reality

The Sony FS5 is lightweight, easy to use 4K camera so it makes absolute sense to me it would be the preferred choice for co-producer / director of photography Sierra Johansen to take to Mt. Everest for a documentary on climber Nick Talbot. Talbot was attempting to summit Everest even though he has Cystic Fibrosis. “Breathing on Everest” is directed by Meredith Gaito you can read all about Johansen’s experience with the Sony FS5 and about her shooting at Everest’s basecamp below which Sony asked her to share. The words below are all Johansen’s and I feel it best for
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This is Age-Reduction Retouching in 4K

Here’s a video that may blow your mind. Los Angeles-based digital compositor and beauty artist Rousselos Aravantinos made this short video showing the digital age reduction retouching he can do on a 4K video. He’s able to make an older woman realistically look like she’s decades younger. “I experimented with new techniques,” says Aravantinos, a Fulbright alumnus. “The goal was to preserve more fine details of the skin texture but also not to alter the face dramatically.” Aravantinos says he’s studying human anatomy to increase the realism of his work. An earlier age-reduction retouching test of his went viral
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Canon’s New PowerShot SX740 HS Has a 40x Optical Zoom and 4K Video

Canon has announced the PowerShot SX740 HS, a 40x zoom compact that replaces the SX730 HS and adds 4K video recording to the line. The camera has a 20.3MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor and can shoot 10 frames per second continuously with AF lock on. The 20x lens has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 24-960mm. The 3-inch LCD screen on the back of the camera tilts 180° for selfies and easy vlogging. Other features include a pop-up flash and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Here are some sample photos captured with the camera: The CanonPowerShot SX740 HS will cost $399
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AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP

  AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP Perfect for live streaming and switching with up to 4-channels of 1080p HDMI video capture, the KONA HDMI was recently released by AJA Video Systems, along with the robust single-channel KONA 1. AJA Video Systems has been busy this month, and the company recently released the KONA HDMI multi-channel HD/single-channel UltraHD HDMI capture card, the KONA 1 3G-SDI capture/playback card and the Io IP Thunderbolt 3 equipped video and audio I/O device. Simultaneously, AJA delivered Desktop Software v14.2, which introduces support for KONA HDMI and KONA 1; 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP with Io IP;
AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP
AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP
AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP
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Blackmagic’s New eGPU Is A Hurdle Leaped For Creatives (commentary)

Yes, the news about Blackmagic Design’s new eGPU, a high-performance graphics processor, has already been posted on PVC by Jose Antunes. I want to talk about how the new eGPU is the missing link in the DaVinci Resolve 15 to mainstream editor chain. For many freelancers, the cost of a new faster GPU computer can be a hurdle. Frankly, I care more about how the eGPU can better a creative’s workflow than Gaming Graphics.
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I think we might see more of a desktop parked eGPU than a traveling one.
What is the Blackmagic eGPU? It is a high-performance graphics
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BoxCaster Pro: live streaming without compromise

BoxCaster Pro: live-streaming without compromise Able to ingest video of any resolution from SD to 4K60 and stream it up to 1080p60, the new BoxCaster Pro aims to do so without requiring users to pay a kings’ ransom. Announced during a live streamed event and immediately available, BoxCaster Pro is Boxcast’s newest live streaming encoder designed to deliver ultra-high quality live streams with all the simplicity, reliability, and technical sophistication for which BoxCast is known. The BoxCaster Pro can ingest video of any resolution from SD to 4K60 and can stream up to 1080p60. HEVC encoding allows users to stream events live without requiring large
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BoxCaster Pro: live-streaming without compromise
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Sony FS5 Mark 2 Camera Review: Looking At The New Color

Yes, the Sony FS5 Mark 2 looks exactly like the original with one exception, the filter wheel on the Sony FS5 Mark 2 is a different color (black) from the original Sony FS5 (brushed aluminum). Otherwise, from the outside, the Sony FS5 Mark 2 and Mark 1 look very similar. Of course, outside appearances do not matter one iota. What matters to us shooters is what is inside and whether or not the new color science from the FS5 Mark 2 is more like Sony’s flagship full-frame 6K cinema camera the VENICE. My initial thoughts after the first few days
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AJA introduces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters

AJA introduces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters Designed to streamline the transmission of high resolution, high frame rate and deep color content over long distances, the new AJA new Mini-Converters will be available Summer 2018. Announced by AJA at the recent InfoComm 2018, the new Mini-Converters aim to simplify conversion between 4K/UltraHD HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI, with options to extend signals up to 10km over a single fiber link. AJA announced Hi5-12G, a new 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter, and HA5-12G, an HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI Mini-Converter, each available in three model configurations, with or without Fiber SFPs. AJA introduces Hi5-12G and HA5-12G Mini-Converters The next generation of Hi5-4K-Plus, Hi5-12G
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Sony RX100 VI: a compact with 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm zoom

Sony RX100 VI compact: 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm World’s fastest AF speed in an ultra-compact body is only the first of many firsts for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI. There are other “firsts” that take this camera to a new level within the family. Because this is a camera of “firsts”, it makes sense to point them all before we continue. So, here it goes, with all the details available about each of the new features that contribute to make this the “exciting model” that Sony suggests. The new RX100 VI camera is the first of all the RX100 models to include a high magnification zoom lens, as
Sony RX100 VI compact: 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm
Sony RX100 VI compact: 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm
Sony RX100 VI compact: 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm
Sony RX100 VI compact: 4K video, world’s fastest AF and a 24-200mm
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Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video

Available in early Summer in blue, orange and black, with a price of $449.99, the Lumix TS7 is your 4K video camera if you like to go underwater, down to 31 meters. Named TS7 in North America and FT7 elsewhere, the new compact camera is the first of its kind to offer a viewfinder. Besides that, the successor to the TS6 introduces one feature that will be most welcome if you like to have a camera always ready to action, no matter where you are: 4K video, which comes with Panasonic’s 4K Photo option, present in so many of
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Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
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EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support

EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support Successor of the CG318-4K, which offered the best features of ColorEdge monitors, like self-calibration, available in a 4K screen for the first time, the new CG319X is, according to EIZO, even better. Debuting at NAB 2018 but only this May available for purchase, the new ColorEdge CG319X – a 31.1-inch monitor from EIZO, features DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and HDR gamma support for the professional post production workflow. It is the successor model to the CG318-4K with several upgraded features. EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support Although it belongs to the same family, the ColorEdge line of monitors from EIZO, and shares multiple specifications
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
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NAB 2018: Panasonic Shows Off Cine Live For VariCam LT

Netflix, Amazon, and everyone else who wants to record a 4K live multi-camera event or show while retaining Panasonic’s Super35mm look and color from the VariCam LT should take a look at Panasonic’s Cine Live. Panasonic, well-known for exciting and lasting broadcasting equipment, have taken their knowledge and applied it to a cinematic camera system, the VariCam LT. The LT is easily one of my favorite cameras to shot on today. It is well thought out and helps professionals producing sensational images and that dual ISO of 800/5000 is killer. Now, Panasonic has made multi-cam easier for the VariCam LT. Mitch

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Canon Headquarters Exhibit Preparation and Showroom Video (Podcast 615)

After three months of running at full speed, last week I needed a rest. Not being one for just sitting down and doing nothing, I changed gears and gave myself a week to make some background music for a video I’d put together to show some of the large format prints emerging from the printer, the work involved in setting up the gallery space, and a sneak peek at Canon’s exclusive showroom and museum space in their headquarters.
This week’s audio podcast is primarily to tell you that the video is ready to watch and provide a gallery of the
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AMD Radeon Pro SSG graphics accelerates 4K and 8K workflows

AMD Radeon Pro SSG graphics accelerates 4K and 8K workflows The new version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, launched at NAB 2018, offers native support for AMD Radeon Pro SSG graphics, allowing users to achieve a dramatic acceleration of 4K and 8K workflows. Visitors of the AMD booth at NAB 2018 could see the workflow in action, a new solution for demanding 4K and 8K video workflows that enables seamless editing of popular video formats, accelerating the production process while giving editors unprecedented control of their projects using high-resolution, uncompressed footage. Announced at NAB 2018, the new Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes native support for AMD Radeon Pro SSG graphics, AMD’s solution
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NAB 2018: Sigma Shows Off 105mm f1.4 and 70mm Macro.

At NAB 2018 Sigma showed me their new 70mm macro lens and their new 105mm f1.4 which they are nicknaming “The Bokeh Monster.” Since last year was the year Sigma released their Cine Lens line-up NAB attendees were able to see and/or try Sigma’s entire Cine Lens selection. Additionally, Sigma had on hand their new clamp-on ring for the incredibly wide 14mm Cine Prime Lens so Full-Frame shooters could use a matte box without vignetting.

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No matter the size. No matter the weight. Give us great Bokeh. This was the approach to building the
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NAB 2018: MEVO 4K Camera – Livestream Like A Pro

At NAB 2018: Vimeo came to the convention to show off a new little camera called the MEVO which is capable of some very astonishing features when paired with their app. This is all about live video streaming in Full HD 1080p to supported platforms or record in stunning 4K to a Micro SD card. Think of a three-camera production out of one single small 4K camera called the MEVO. One can use their smartphone or tablet to choose shots to cut to during their live stream or they can let the app figure out the edits on its own. This is one
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NAB 2018: The Sony VENICE Full-Frame Camera

At NAB 2018 I got an opportunity to talk to Sony about the Sony VENICE. The day before I, like many NAB attendees took a deep look at the camera to see what the image is like and what to expect out of Sony’s new Flagship camera.

The Full-Frame Sensor and Wide-Range of Lens Options

VENICEVENICE comes with a newly developed 36x24mm Full Frame sensor to meet the ever-growing sensor size camera market. What’s great about this sensor though is its flexibility. The 36x24mm Full Frame is just one way, or size the sensor can shoot. The new Full Frame

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