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Studio Special Report: The State of the Art in Drone Technology

With the ubiquity of camera-carrying drones at trade shows like CES and NAB, the question doesn't seem to be whether the drone industry is set to become huge, but how huge it will become, and how long it will take to … more »

Q&A: UAVUS Co-Founder Bob Gonsalves on Drones, Evolving Legislation, and Best Practices for Pilots

Bob Gonsalves believes in education. As a content creator working with national brands, he understands the benefits of drone videography, but he also sees how well-meaning drone pilots can create the impression of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a menace. He … more »

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Q&A: DJI’s Randy Braun on Drone Design, Flying Tips, and the History of the Phantom

China's Dajiang Innovation Technology wasn't the first company to make remote-controlled drones. But it has come to dominate the market. Forbes says the company generated $500 million in revenue selling 400,000 units in 2014, and that it is set to … more »

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10 Drone Feats and Fails Gone Viral: What Can We Learn from Them?

The Internet loves a good drone video. Some of the most popular videos of the last year have shown us formerly impossible views of cities, landscapes, Burning Man … you name it. And drone disasters are just as popular as … more »

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Codex Ships V-Raw Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35

VariCam fans rejoice—the Codex V-Raw Recorder, which adds raw capture capabilities to Panasonic's 4K camera system, is finally shipping worldwide. Originally announced for December 2014 release, the V-Raw Recorder's absence from VariCam workflow has limited the camera's utility for shooters … more »

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SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »

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Frame.io Integrates with FCP X for Clip and Timeline Sharing

Content collaboration platform Frame.io released its Final Cut Pro X integration today with the release of a new companion app that allows editors to publish clips or timelines directly from FCP X to Frame.io. The release of a new companion app … more »

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Why Lousy Cables Are a Menace to Your Success in the Field

Professional-grade cables are essential for fast and reliable transfer of critical camera and related files in the field. With Apple devices finding more professional applications, the highest quality Thunderbolt and Lightning cables available should be a part of filmmaker’s kit.  … more »

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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 »

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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 »