Category Archives: Shooting

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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

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Watch the Fastest Phantom Cam Shoot at 44,000 fps and Higher

It might not deliver the world's highest resolution, but it definitely delivers some of the slowest slow-motion — the new Phantom v2511 super-slow-motion camera from Vision Research can shoot footage at more than 25,600 fps at its highest 1 Mpx … more »

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Director Ryan Hamelin on Dancing with “Alice” and the MoVi M10

In November, director Ryan Hamelin took delivery of a MoVi M10 gimbal, the handheld camera-stabilization rig introduced last year by Freefly Systems. He and his partner, cinematographer Erin Trout, put the MoVi to work on test shoots and commissioned work. … more »

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Atomos Ships Ninja Star HDMI to ProRes Recorder

Atomos said that it started shipping its Ninja Star field recorder, introduced at NAB, to resellers this week. The pocket-sized ProRes recorder, billed by the company as the world's smallest, takes a camera's clean HDMI output and writes 10-bit 4:2:2 … more »

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Nikon Announces Its New Flagship DSLR: the D810

Nikon has upped its DSLR game with the new D810, which improves on the previous D800 and D800E with a new 36 megapixel (7360×4912) full-frame sensor that eliminates low-pass filtering to increase effective picture resolution. The camera's new image-processing engine … more »

Apple Debuts ProRes 4444 XQ in Latest Final Cut Pro X Release

Some Final Cut Pro updates are bigger than others, but last week's release of version 10.1.2 included a special surprise — support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, a new sixth codec in the ProRes line-up. As in ProRes 4444, which … more »

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DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms

A long anticipated feature of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) firmware upgrade released this week was a refinement to the camera's debayering process that promised "sharper and cleaner" output. The new image-processing algorithms have been borrowed from advancements made in … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Unified v1.8 Camera Firmware

If you were one of the Blackmagic Design camera users confused by the appearance, then disappearance, of new camera firmware on the web yesterday, stop worrying — the firmware has been officially released and is ready for download. It doesn't … more »

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Panasonic Updates AG-AC90 with New Recording Modes

Panasonic is upgrading its $2250 AG-AC90 AVCCAM handheld camcorder with two new recording modes and a handful of other improvements. The new model is known as the AG-AC90A, but current users can get the new features via a free firmware … more »