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Avid Media Composer v8.5

Avid Media Composer 8.5 Adds HDR, Simplifies Menus, Offers Better Feedback on the Timeline

It's been a good year for Avid editors, as new versions of Avid Media Composer made high-res workflow a reality on the system, adding custom resolutions that topped out at a massive 8K square: 8192×8192. The latest update, Media Composer 8.5, … more »

Sony PXW-FS5

Review: Sony PXW-FS5

In the past several years, Sony has created an impressive lineup of digital cameras, especially with their mirrorless full-frame α series (α7S II, α7R II) and professional XDCAM camcorders. Last year’s PXW-FS7 XDCam camcorder (MSRP: $9,599) was a big hit among … more »

Red Raven

Red Weapon, Scarlet-W and Raven to Support Avid DNxHR and DNxHD

Red Digital Cinema said its DSMC2 camera line-up, including the Weapon, the Scarlet-W, and the Raven (pictured, top), will support Avid's DNxHR and DNxHD codecs via a free firmware upgrade coming later this year.  The Avid codecs are key to … more »

varicam-event

Panasonic Teases New VariCam

Panasonic is getting a head start on NAB 2016, planning the reveal of the next camera in its VariCam line for a February 10 event at the DGA Theater Complex in Los Angeles.  In an email to press, the company … more »

Convergent Design Apollo

Convergent Design Adds Dual 4K to Apollo and Odyssey 7Q+

As promised, Convergent Design has enabled dual 4K, quad-HD 1080p60, and 4K 60p recording options on its Apollo and Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorders. The company said those features are included in the latest firmware, which is slated for release today at … more »

Connex Mini transmitter

Amimon Announces Connex Mini Video Transmitter for Drones

Amimon announced the Connex Mini, a new lightweight drone-video transmission system building on the original Connex released last year. The Connex Mini has been packed into an exceptionally tight form factor — it weighs 60g and measures 65mm by 45mm by 15mm. It … more »

Dutti Dolly

Get Low with MSE’s New Dutti Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) said it is adding a new piece of gear to its line-up, manufacturing the Dutti Dolly design from dolly grip James Saldutti. The Dutti Dolly is a 20-inch by 24-inch aluminum plate 1/2-inch thick that rides about … more »

Apogee Symphony I/O Mark II

Apogee Ships Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt Audio Interface

On the eve of NAMM in Anaheim, CA, Apogee Electronics today introduced the Symphony I/O Mk II audio interface. Building on the original Symphony I/O, shipped in 2010, the new hardware adds a Thunderbolt connectivity option, touchscreen control, and front-panel metering for … more »

VariCam simulator

Panasonic Launches Web-Based VariCam Menu Simulators

Panasonic has introduced new VariCam menu simulation software that helps camera operators get familiar with the new VariCam 35 and VariCam HS interfaces before they go hands-on with an actual camera. The simulated interface is meant to allow prospective VariCam operators … more »

Review: Blackmagic Design Ursa EF

Blackmagic Design's Ursa can be thought of as the big sister to the Production Camera 4K, which I reviewed here. The first thing you notice when looking at the Ursa is it actually looks like a video camera, as opposed to … more »