Among the great camera discussions, Blackmagic Design has brought forth some unique topics, workflow being one of them. The Blackmagic Studio Camera and seeks to dispel the notion that broadcast cameras are the only ones well-suited for live production. Even then, with so many variables in live production (for reference, in all of our webcasts we've had different setups each and every time), we can't name many cameras that are really built just for live production.
FDR-AX1 is the Sony Handycam that will allow producers of video to really play with 4k. With a very familiar body, the FDR-AX1 should fit right in with cameras that you've used before. When we see the camera, we're left with a "wow" because cutting edge technology is made tangible, and by getting the price below $5,000 with video output via HDMI, 4k video gets as close as ever.
The anatomy of video contains a wide variety of parts—some remain hidden, right before the viewers’ eyes. Pixels, like cells of the body, work together, combining to make the overall image. Chroma subsampling is the DNA of color information in the pixels of a video image. It’s a small part of each individual frame, but one that plays a major role in the construction of the overall clip of footage.
A trip to Las Vegas for the 2013 NAB Show means exciting news from some of the biggest manufacturers. At the center of all the lights and attention we found products for video production that simply couldn’t go without being recognized.
All you that talk about "CS6" or Premiere, listen up. Adobe announced that they will not continue to develop their Creative Suite. No CS7, no giant package of production software. However Adobe would only be making enemies if we stopped now, their solution is Adobe Creative Cloud, established in 2012. Adobe MAX is the creativity conference taking place May 4-8, 2013 in Los Angeles and the center of this massive initiative.
What do you do when your camcorder, computer, tablet or other device is no longer useful to you, but still has use in its electronics? Do you sell it? Donate it? Save it for historical laughs or throw it in a landfill?
Videomaker's Best Camcorder of NAB 2013 is the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The team at Blackmagic Design has been hard at work preparing the release of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. We may begin with this one by looking at the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which looks virtually the same save for a 4K insignia.
Panasonic resizes the P2 card to a microP2 card, and is not to be confused with SD media cards, even if they're now the same size. These microP2 cards may remind you of their same-size relatives the SDXC card, this time with two capacities at 32GB and 64GB. Panasonic creates these with the broadcaster in mind, the type of shooter that goes into harsh environments of negative 4-degrees F and 140-degrees F areas. The durability test concludes with 1,500G impacts and vibration.
If you've never seen video from a Vision Research camera, you're in for a treat with their test video shot with the Phantom Flex4K. Now if you're casualing shopping for a camera, maybe you want to pick one up on the side, you'll be stuck window shopping.