When people think of action cameras, GoPro comes to mind. In fact, much like people called photocopies "Xeroxes" in the 80s we've heard people call action camera footage called "GoPro footage"; regardless of the camera used to shoot it. Funny enough though, despite the "Pro" in the name, GoPro has had a difficult time in the professional market.
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Camera 1.9 software for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.9 brings “heads up display” screen metering features such as histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining.
SmallHD, makers of high definition field monitors and small camera accessories, has released the Canon 5D MKIII Port Protector, a lightweight device designed to hold cables securely and defer tugs and pulls away from the delicate external ports on the side of the Canon 5D Mark III.
Blackmagic Design announced the release of Camera 1.8.2 software for all models of Blackmagic Camera, adding three new Apple ProRes recording formats. The cameras have always be capable of CinemaDNG RAW and compressed ProRes 422 HQ formats, but the addition of ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy will free up shooters to shoot in high quality and bring down the footage file sizes.
Replay XD announced the upcoming release of the Replay XD Prime X this week. The Prime X is the fourth generation of robust action cameras from Replay XD, and it looks to improve on the success of previous models in a number of ways.
Vision Research announced the release of not only theirs, but the industry’s fastest camera yet, the Phantom v2511. The v2511 is part of the v-series of one-megapixel digital high speed cameras, and the numbers this thing posts are staggering.
The Digital Bolex D16 and D16M Cinema Cameras are solid options for cinematographers that want full manual image control and enjoy working with a form factor similar to the 16mm film cameras of yesteryear.