Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Tokyo’s Sony PCL Goes 8K with Quantel Pablo Rio Installation

If you're still wrapping your head around 4K workflow, brace yourself—8K is definitely on the way. Quantel announced today that it is providing a Pablo Rio 8K editing, color-correction and finishing system to anchor the post pipeline at Sony PCL in Tokyo. … more »

Quantel/Snell Survey Sees a Slow Transition to 4K, IP Video

Even as Quantel said it was shipping its first 8K finishing system, Quantel and Snell released results from an international survey indicating that transitions to next-generation technology like 4K and video-over-IP are expected to happen slowly. Of more than 1,000 respondents, … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: John Schwartzman, ASC, on Jurassic World

Irony wrapped in serendipity surrounds the fact that cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC, ended up shooting Jurassic World in collaboration with director Colin Trevorrow under the watchful eye of the man who created the dino-franchise—producer Steven Spielberg, director of the original … more »


Mastodon: Asleep in the Deep

Visit a secret, psychedelic feline dreamscape imagined by directors Skinner, Shane Morton, and Video Rahim. Love it? Set pieces are being auctioned off in a benefit for The Humane Society of the United States. Credits: Creative Direction: Mark Szumski and Gina … more »


With Internal 4K, the a7R II Is Sony’s New Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Sony's just-announced a7R II mirrorless camera is looking to carve out a serious niche in the market, utilizing a brand-new 42-megapixel (7952×5304) full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensor and offering on-board 4K UHD video recording. The a7R II's 4K implementation uses XAVC S … more »


Trailer: The Tribe

Feature film The Tribe unfolds completely in sign language, and director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy said every distributor signs a contract that prevents them from adding subtitles or voiceover to the film. "I wanted to make a modern silent film," he said. The Tribe … more »


Atomos Shogun Studio Handles 4K in a 3RU Monitor/Recording Deck

Scaling its Shogun monitor/recorder up to a rackmounted form factor, Atomos announced the Shogun Studio, a new 4K/HD 3RU two-channel recording and playback deck with dual seven-inch 1920×1200 monitors. It's designed for live events, studio shoots, broadcast environments, and on-set … more »


Jinxy Jenkins & Lucky Lou

This thesis film from Ringling College Class of 2014 seniors Michelle Kwon and Michael Bidinger (now at JibJab and Pixar, respectively) is the winner of Best Computer Animated Short in the SIGGRAPH 2015 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival.


AJA Announces Five New Mini-Converters at InfoComm

AJA announced more mini-converters at InfoComm this week, with nifty little boxes aimed at applications ranging from on-set workflow and studio environments to post-production and digital signage. The new HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI convert HD and UHD signals from HDMI to Ethernet and … more »


Matt Thompson: Neon Glassblower

Watch 30-year sign-making veteran Matt Thompson work with glass tubes and gas to create neon in this eight-minute documentary segment from Twin Cities Public Television's MN Original.