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
Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
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.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4

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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Here’s a Stunning 4K Tour of the Moon

NASA has released a new eye-popping virtual tour of the moon in 4K resolution using imagery and data gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft since 2009. The journey visits a number of notable features on the moon’s surface, selected to show the diversity of features found on the lunar terrain. “Some are on the near side and are familiar to both professional and amateur observers on Earth, while others can only be seen clearly from space,” NASA writes. “Some are large and old (Orientale, South Pole-Aitken), others are smaller and younger (Tycho, Aristarchus). “Constantly shadowed areas near the poles
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: The ONE Thing (Aside from All The Other Things)

Blackmagic DesignYou know we love Hugh Brownstone and he's put a very good perspective on the just announced Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k. I'm at NAB but I haven't yet made it over to the BMC booth (darn them for being in the South Hall – long walk!) but this is about the only thing people are talking about that is really ‘new.' But the perspectives are interesting… some think it is really cool and some don't. Of course, some are wary of delivery schedules and things BlackMagic has been burned by (bad pun if you know what Continue reading "Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: The ONE Thing (Aside from All The Other Things)"

NAB 2018: Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15 Video

Let’s not underestimate anything here. Let’s also steer away from hyperbole too. It’s a gentle balance really… This DaVinci Resolve update is FU%$#*@ huge. For me, the update is a big deal. We talked to Blackmagic Design to tell us everything new to the software and they did their best to fit it all in a short few minute long video interview, but I am only scratching the surface here. DaVinci Resolve 15 is in Beta now and is a free download for those who want to give it a try.

DaVinci Resolve 15

Enthusiasm aside, I had a wish list
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NAB 2018: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Video

The number one selling camera for B & H Photo gets a must needed update. After five years since the original Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera arrived on the scene Blackmagic Design finally shows off a pre-production model of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Were the five years wait worth it? I think so. Blackmagic has packed this pocket camera with a plethora of potential. The only thing…The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K probably can no longer fit in your actual pocket. This is a good thing because Blackmagic Design needed the space for all the features shooters have grown to
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NAB 2018: Canon C700 Full Frame Digital Camera

NAB 2018  has a hint of a large sensor love affair perfume filling the air. Its beautiful aroma is intoxicating to the NAB attendees. From booth to booth these little Romeos and Juliets rush around the NAB floor trying to find the camera they love the most. Star-crossed lovers they may be considering the depth of wallet or purse it will take to love one’s own full frame camera.   At $33,000 the Canon C700 Full Frame, or FF, appears to be one of the most reasonably priced high-resolution full frame cameras at NAB 2018 for camera owner/operator lovebirds.
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Blackmagic Unveils a $1,295 Compact Camera That Shoots 4K RAW

Blackmagic has just announced its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a Micro Four Thirds compact camera that puts 4K RAW recording in your pocket for $1,295. The camera is a long-awaited successor to the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera of 2013, which offered 1080p RAW in a tiny camera body. Inside the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a 4/3 HDR sensor with 4096×2160 resolution and 13 stops of dynamic range. It has a dual native ISO of up to 25600. “The full size of the 4/3 sensor is designed to perfectly match MFT lenses so the crop factor
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NAB: Quick notes from Sony

Sony’s Sunday press conference covered quite a few things. I’ll focus on just a few.
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Sony’s CLED direct-view display, about which I’ll write more later

New Cameras

Sony’s Peter Crithary introduced two new 4K handhelds, notable because they’re the world’s first 4K “Handycams” using three-chip designs instead of single sensors with color filter arrays.
Peter Crithary shows two new Handycams
Peter Crithary shows two new Handycams
The PXW-Z280 uses 1/2″ EXMOR-R CMOS sensors and records 50p/60p 4:2:2 10-bit clips in both 4K and HD. It has a 17x zoom lens with three “full manual” control rings for zoom, focus, and iris. The PXW-Z190 uses three 1/3″
Instant HDR Workflow using HLG encoding
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Canon Announces The C700 Full-Frame Digital Camera

Less than two weeks before NAB 2018 Canon announces the EOS C700 FF, the “FF?” Well, it stands for a full-frame cinema camera.  Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, which was really the beginning of large sensor digital format, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement. The introduction of the Full Frame C700 FF is a commitment or maybe an unspoken promise from Canon to its customers that they have finally given Full-Frame shooters the resolution and maybe the camera they’ve always wanted. Let’s be honest, many of
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THE SONY PXW-Z90 4K SINGLE LENS CAMERA REVIEW

My quick overall opinion on the Sony PXW-Z90 is this little 4K camera is a straight-up documentary / ENG/ grab and go camera designed to be fast and quick to grab those important documentary moments needed to tell an emotional story. The PXW-Z90 has a 4K sensor is reasonably light sensitive and has the kind of useful lens which can cover all your focal lengths. PXW-Z90 Before we jump into my thoughts let me give you some details about the Sony PXW-Z90. This little camera offers broadcast quality 4K with advanced features like a high-speed autofocus, HDR workflow, up to 960fps
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Blackmagic Design Updates URSA Broadcast Firmware

As the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast makes its way into the hands of shooters and studios BMD has taken the time to improve the firmware to the newly released broadcast camera. The new firmware includes improvements for DNxHD 220X and DNxHD 145 interlace recording as well as adding Level A support to 3G SDI to the front and main SDI outputs. Since many studios are PC based editing systems and not Mac based the fact Blackmagic Design fixed the issue preventing a driver from loading on Windows 10 could be called critical and necessary to fix fast which it appears
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Blackmagic Design Firmware
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Blackmagic Design Updates URSA Broadcast Firmware

As the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast makes its way into the hands of shooters and studios BMD has taken the time to improve the firmware to the newly released broadcast camera. The new firmware includes improvements for DNxHD 220X and DNxHD 145 interlace recording as well as adding Level A support to 3G SDI to the front and main SDI outputs. Since many studios are PC based editing systems and not Mac based the fact Blackmagic Design fixed the issue preventing a driver from loading on Windows 10 could be called critical and necessary to fix fast which it appears
Blackmagic Design Firmware
Blackmagic Design Firmware
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