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Monday, February 24, 2014

The News

Netflix is paying off Comcast for direct traffic access, says WSJ | The Verge
According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix and Comcast have signed a multiyear paid contract allowing the video streaming service a more direct route to Comcast's network. The first indications of the new agreement came when App.net founder Bryan Berg noticed more direct traceroutes from the service, but Journal sources indicate the change is the result of a formal agreement between the two companies, and money has indeed changed hands.


Netflix to spend $3bn on TV and film content in 2014 | The Guardian
Netflix is committed to spending almost $3bn on TV and film content in 2014 and more than $6bn over the next three years, as the cost of securing international rights and commissioning new shows continues to mount on the streaming giant's balance sheet.



FCP X: When to Use Optimized, Proxy, or Native Media | Larry Jordan
While Final Cut does transcode all files in the background, which saves time, if all you are doing is cuts-only edits with a bit of B-roll, there’s no big advantage to optimizing, because FCP will render all camera native files as necessary during editing.


Sony Reinvents Switchers with the Anycast Touch | Government Video
The Sony Anycast Touch AWS-750 is a portable all-in-one production switcher that acts like a studio console but can stream and record live content from any location. Multiple camera sources and other feeds can be switched live, while adding transitions, titles, graphics and pre-recorded clips.


THE BACK-UP PLAN: UK CHANNEL 4 SHOOTER MATT JASPER GETS FIT TO SHOOT | News Shooter
The health of our bodies, and in particular our backs, is vital to being an employable camera operator. We have all at some time felt a twinge as we threw the camera over our head in a scrum, or chased someone with the camera on our shoulder, or having to shoot while wearing all sorts of protective armour.


BLACKMAGIC DESIGN PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K GETS AIRBORNE WITH TOM WAUGH | News Shooter
The challenging handheld ergonomics and lacklustre low light performance of the BMPC4K have already been discussed on Newsshooter but other aspects of the camera make it a great candidate for aerial shooting. Specifically the global shutter should eliminate rolling shutter (jello) effects often seen in DSLR aerial footage.









The takwaway is that the BMC4k is great, very great. They're all great actually except for the 5d2(great for other reasons). but putting that one aside since it's by far the oldest and least refined for video, the rx10 displays the most artifacting, but don't think for a second that it's a failure, because it's far from it. It may not control artifcating as well as the C100 or BMC4k, but it actually is quite good. that little strainer on the owl is a nightmare for any camera.

1 comment:

herefortheweather said...

"BMPC-4K: Shooting tips from early users":
http://herefortheweather.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/bmpc-4k-shooting-tips-from-early-users/