Blackmagic's URSA Mini 4K Digital Cinema Camera is in Production

Blackmagic's URSA Mini has a Super-35mm 4K sensor

The arrival of the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K Digital Cinema Camera signals changes that reflect well for live production and studio use. Announced at NAB 2015, the camera is now in production and scheduled to start shipping this month. The URSA Mini comes in an ergonomic shape whose aluminum body weighs in at only 5 lbs. and includes a side handle for hand-held work. There is also an optional shoulder mount with a quick release plate for taking the camera from handheld to shoulder to tripod.

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I have been creating amateur videos, subject wild life, mostly birds for about 15 years. All of my video has been made on foot or in hides. Both of these methods work OK with a tripod. I have been using camcorders. You don't have to be able to read between the lines to see that a professional video maker would cast me to one side. But I have hit a problem.

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Enter your short film into our Climate Action Film Contest and win cash prizes, filmmaking software, plus a special screening of your film at the 2016 SF Green Film Festival. Deadline: November 6, 2015

We are seeking films of 3 minutes or less that tell your climate action story. Whether it's about compost, cycling, or growing your own vegetables, we want to see a short film that shows how we can all take action for the climate.

Tech Giants to Deliver Next-Generation Web Video Codec

The Alliance for Open Media is working on a streaming video codec

Every major company has been looking into how to best encode/decode high quality video for the web, but attracting special mention is that seven of the leading software companies — Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Ciso, Intel and Mozilla have banded together to form The Alliance for Open Media (AOM) to develop a universal video format optimized for the web.

Vitec Opens Burbank Showroom for Videographers Looking for Hands-On Experience

Vitec Videocom has opened a new showroom in Burbank, California.

Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of The Vitec Group plc, has opened a new showroom in Burbank, California. The express purpose of the showroom is to aid customers who are looking for the right tools for their projects: helping to outfit, educate and support them in discovering more about how the emerging technologies can increase their effectiveness on set, as well as in creating solutions for better customization of their rigs.

Nikon Unveils 3 New High-Performance NIKKOR Lenses

Nikon's new go-to lens: THE AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Professional and enthusiast shooters alike will look with extreme affection on the new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR — it improves in nearly every way on its iconic predecessor when it comes to sharpness, speed, control and physical durability.

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Hi I was shooting a wedding with my Canon 5D Mark II and Rode Videomic Pro. After, when I was going through my video there wasn't any audio playback. After checking my camera the audio somehow was disabled. Is there any way to recover the audio? Any help would be appreciated thanks!


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