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Sony’s FS7 to Get 4K, ProRes and Four-Channel Audio in March

Sony announced new details of an upcoming free firmware update for the PXW-FS7 camera that enables 10-bit 4:2:2 4K recording in the XAVC-I format. The update also enables the promised ProRes 422 and 422 HQ options for HD recording, which require the optional XDCA-FS7 extension unit … more »

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Go In Close with ARRI’s New, Downsized Alexa Mini

Top-notch imaging has made the ARRI Alexa a huge hit in both feature-film and television production, but many DPs have coveted the compact, lightweight form factor of the Red Epic — itself no slouch in the image-capture department — because it … more »

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Red Teases New Weapon Camera Before NAB Debut

Red Digital Cinema is extending the upgrade path for Dragon owners at NAB this year, with Red Digital Cinema President Jarred Land teasing the new Red Weapon camera body in a forum post at reduser.net. Red shooters who already own … more »

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ARRI Enables 3.2K ProRes Recording with Latest Alexa Update

The ARRI Alexa's 3.2K ProRes upgrade has gone live with the release of Software Update Packet (SUP) 11.0, which adds the previously announced recording format aimed at UltraHD productions as well as a new, higher-quality debayering algorithm. For more details on SUP 11.0 … more »

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Varicam 35/HS Firmware Update Enables ProRes 422 HQ Support

Panasonic has released a firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS that supports HD recording in ProRes 422 HQ for both cameras. The VariCam 35 gets more codec support, with 12-bit AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 recording and a variable-frame-rate boost up to … more »

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Samsung’s $799 NX500 Mirrorless Camera Shoots True 4K

Samsung announced the NX500, a new consumer-grade mirrorless camera with a 28Mpixel BSI APS-C sensor and high-resolution 4K (24 fps) and UltraHD (30 fps) video recording capability. The internal specs are close to those of Samsung's NX1, a mirrorless in a larger form … more »

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Rode Announces RodeLink Wireless Digital Audio System

At NAMM, Rode announced RodeLink, an inexpensive new fully digital wireless audio system that uses Series II 2.4GHz digital transmission to send a 128-bit encrypted 24-bit 44.1 KHz lossless audio signal up to 100 meters. Rode said the system transmits on two … more »

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NewTek Launches TalkShow VS 100 Live Video Production System

NewTek today officially launched TalkShow VS 100, a hardware solution in a single 19-inch rackmount chassis that converts a Skype call from any device into a professional-quality video signal without the need for a scan converter. Built upon Microsoft's Skype TX software platform, the … more »

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Dell Adds Thunderbolt, UHD Display Option to Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation

At the Sundance Film Festival this week, Dell refreshed its Precision M3800 15-inch workstation with a new option of an Ultra HD (3840×2160) 10-finger multi-touch display, the addition of a Thunderbolt 2 port, and the ability to configure the system with up to … more »

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Boxx Upgrades Mobile Workstations with UHD Displays

Boxx Technologies updated its line of GoBoxx 15 SLM mobile workstations, adding a new UltraHD-resolution IPS display option. Previously, the system displays maxed out at 3K (2880×1620), with a less-expensive HD panel option also available. On the high end, the GoBoxx 15 … more »