If you've been watching for pre-NAB anouncements and rumors as closely as we have, you've surely seen some of the big news. A couple of the biggest morsels being Sony's NEX-FS700U, which can shoot up to 960 frames per second, and some rather cryptic invitations being sent out from Canon which contain nearly no details on what they might be talking about. Rumors are swirling about the possibilities.
I'm having trouble compressing a video (NTSC, .dv format) without getting blockiness in the red area. The .dv file does not have it, but when compressing for playback on a Brightsign player, every file I make has this blockiness. I've tried H.264, and both HD and SD MPEG-2 Transport Streams. (screenshot attached)
Leave it up to James Cameron to shell out almost 3 million dollars on new camcorder equipment. Recently, Jim Jannard announced that the Avatar director bought 50 of his company's Epic-M cameras for production on his newest Avatar films.
There was a time when a person could buy a piece of technology and expect it to be at the relative top of technological advancements for almost a year, but alas, those days are far behind us. In light of these facts, we'll take a close look at what is coming around the corner in the world of camcorder technology.
With their products, Canon, Nikon, and RED proved that prosumers were looking for more than just a new recording medium, they were looking for the flexibility of super high resolution images and the beauty of interchangeable lenses. Now ARRI, Panasonic, and Sony have decided to join the DSLR revolution with their newly released high definition camcorders.
Some day I need to shoot an actor on a hang glider, any ideas? I thought there would be a motor operated pedal bike but is that too dreamy, would it need to be a small plane? Or would the camera also need to be on a hang glider. It has to drift slowly along with the actor to make the whole sequence feel dreamy and free. It's going to be on RED or an HVX200.
There's some new wrinkles to Red's camcorder lineup. First off, everything you knew about Scarlet? Forget it. They've revamped the whole thing and have a new version of the Scarlet alongside the Epic. The idea is that you can have a fully modular camcorder setup that is prepared for digital cinema at whatever resolution you want to shoot. You can start with the Scarlet "brain" for $2500, add a compatible (2/3") lens, batteries, and as much monitoring, I/O and recording modules as you like.