Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Red Wants to Make the Dragon a Live 4K Studio Camera

Red was preaching the resolution gospel at NAB, highlighting gorgeous footage from the 6K Red Dragon sensor — including "Closed Set," a short film by ace cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen (Now You See Me, Transformers) that Red screened from a 15-perf … more »

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G-Technology Adds Studio RAIDs with 6 TB Drives, Thunderbolt 2

G-Technology announced the new G-Speed Studio and G-RAID Studio, Thunderbolt 2 storage devices using 7200 RPM hard drives with capacities of up to 6 TB.  The G-Speed Studio is a four-bay hardware RAID enclosure with claimed sustained transfer rates of … more »

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Promise Technology Debuts More Portable Pegasus2 M4

Promise Technology had new Thunderbolt 2 shared-storage devices at NAB, aiming them squarely at users in search of 4K workflow solutions. The new Pegasus2 M4 is designed to be the most portable of the Pegasus2 RAID enclosures, reaching 4 TB … more »

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Tektronix Says Existing WFM8300 Waveform Monitor Will Be 4K-Capable with Upgrade

Tektronix said its WFM8300 waveform monitor will be upgradeable to UHD (3840×2160). The company didn't officially announce pricing or availability of the upgrade, but said it wanted to have a technology demonstration of the 4K capabilities at NAB in order … more »

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VFX Breakdown: Only God Forgives

More blood! More gore! No blinking! See how VFX supervisor Martin Madsen that made Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's ultraviolence even more graphic.

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Review: Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic

With the popularity of shooting video with DSLRs over the last few years, a number of audio products have been introduced to make up for the DSLRs' typically lackluster audio controls and performance. There are a number of small monaural … more »

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Mite

From the Shining-esque pattern on othe hotel carpet to the Ligeti composition on the soundtrack, Walter Volbers' "Mite" — animated in Softimage, moment of silence — looks like a Kubrick homage until it suddenly dives below the surface to investigate … more »

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Dolby Vision HDR System Gains Traction with SGO Mistika Support

4K was the buzzword at NAB, but even as the industry marched toward ever-higher resolution for acquisition, Dolby Laboratories was making inroads with another approach to the pixel problem — images with higher dynamic range, rather than simply higher resolution. … more »

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Review: Panasonic AG-GH4U Mirrorless 4K Camera

It shoots remarkable images at 4K resolution, records 10-bit 4:2:2 in full HD at up to 200 Mbps, captures images from 2-96 fps, offers true professional balanced audio and 3G-SDI output to an external recorder or monitor. Recording internally to … more »

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Man Mantis Machine: The Computation of 3D Vision in Praying Mantises

Researchers at Newcastle University put tiny pairs of 3D glasses on praying mantises in an effort to learn more about human vision. More information on the study is available at the school's press office.