Today in New York City, Videomaker saw the introduction of Sony’s new a6300 — with what they claim is the world’s fastest autofocus. A mirrorless camera with a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, the Sony a6300 shoots 4K video internally and boasts the ability to lock focus in just 0.05 seconds with its 425 phase detection AF points.
The Learn and Loot Sweepstakes is over, and Tim Maner is getting a great opportunity to learn and loot Videomaker. Tim will get Videomaker Magazine for three years and we looted the studio and have a production bag’s worth of goodies to send.
The phone’s 4K camera benefits from a 5.7-inch, 2560x1440 display, being shock resistant and having three mics. That’s right, three mics, the manual controls for the LG V10’s camera allow you to direct the mics to pickup certain audio, and the exposure/shutter speed can be adjusted.
Here at CES, Panasonic has added two new camcorders to its 4K Ultra High Definition line that was introduced last year, the HC-WXF991 and HC-VX981. These are impressively compact, almost as small as the HD models. (There are also three new Full-HD models, the HC-W580, HC-V380 and HC-V180.)
The Nikon D5 and D500 are an update of the Nikon’s video capability. They can now shoot video at 3840x2160 at 24, 25, or 30 frames per second. For time-lapses, utilizing 4K will be easier with the Time-lapse Movie function.
Vimeo has announced that it has commenced the rollout of adaptive streaming across its service. This is a major upgrade which will enable the streaming of videos in 4K resolution to viewers through both the Vimeo.com website and the Vimeo player, which can be embedded in third party websites.
Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q and 7Q+ now include dual-stream functionality. Two SDI signals can be viewed at the same time, or a single SDI and one HDMI, with either input selectable for recording. This dual-stream HD monitoring ability comes courtesy of a firmware update, which also adds additional functionality to the monitor-recorders.