The even more astonishing thing is the 4K codec has such a light footprint. About 100MB for a 10 second clip. 8x smaller than Blackmagic Production Camera 4K in ProRes. 1GB for a whole minute… approximately 64 minutes per 64GB card is very nice when you are used to 12 minutes per 64GB with 1080p raw on the 5D Mark III… yet this is 4K. So 8bit 4:2:0 has its advantages after all… wow.
THE DEATH OF MICRO FOUR THIRDS? SOURCES CLAIM PANASONIC AND OLYMPUS ARE MOVING TO FULL FRAME ON ALL FUTURE CAMERAS | Noam Kroll
Last week, multiple sources stated that Panasonic will be dropping the Micro Four Thirds format on future cameras. The rumors came after a recording that is said to be from a recent Panasonic staff meeting was leaked onto YouTube. In it, two reps (possibly from the company, but again not confirmed) discuss how the company is having to restructure and refocus their efforts (specifically referring to their MFT Cameras) as a result of steadily decreasing sales on their camera lines.
Digital Bolex hints at new camera | Upcoming events! | Digital Bolex
In a blog post about NAB and upcoming events is this hint:
??? will be showing a new camera that we’ll announce on Monday the 7th!
5 Tips for Working in High Frame Rates | Production Hub
2.) Optics:The faster a lens the better is a good general rule. An extra stop or too can sometimes be the difference in pulling off a high speed shot, especially when losing light outdoors or working in ultra high frame rates.
SONY F5/F55 FIRMWARE VERSION 4.0 TO BE RELEASED APRIL 4 – ADDS CACHE AND INTERVAL RECORD | News Shooter
Cache record is a very important feature and the ability to have your camera buffer record up to 15 seconds in 50Mbps 4:2:2 before you have even pressed the record button can make all the difference. Every news and documentary shooter has at some point in time said: “Damn, I wish I’d been rolling ten seconds earlier and I would have captured that moment that is now gone.”
Gone! FCC Closed Captioning Rules Threaten to Remove Movie Titles from Digital Storefronts | Filmmaker Magazine
The rules, mandated in a January, 2012 revision of 2010’s Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, require newly acquired movie and other content shown on the internet to be closed captioned if this content was shown on television with closed captioning after September 30, 2012.
New Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm T/2.9 lens | Sony Alpha Rumors
Well, if you want a top quality zoom for your Video work with E-Mount cameras you can buy the new Zeiss CZ.2 15-30mm T/2.9 lens. It’s not thaaaat expensive…you get it for € 17,900 or US$ 23,900….excl. VAT!
Ultra-Portable Devices Change Workflows and Capabilities for DPs and DITs | ProVideoCoalition
In his 30 years as a Colorist, Lorne’s seen what used to be an entire room of gear now condensed in a small on-set package. We discussed how those changes have affected his career, what it’s like working with Michael and how professionals everywhere can improve their on-set and post-production workflow.
Red Giant updates Magic Bullet Looks & PluralEyes | Filmmaker Magazine
Magic Bullet Looks has become popular with filmmakers who want to do a quick color grade for a project but don’t have the time – or the skill – to use a tool like DaVinci Resolve. This update adds several features, but perhaps of most interest to those who already have the tool is the promise of speed increases of up to 95% on Windows, and 25% on Macs.
How to clean a tripod: a simple guide to protecting your gear | Digital Camera World
You need to get into the habit of cleaning your tripod whenever you come back from a shoot that’s left the feet, legs and joints dirty. But you don’t need to fill your cupboards with expensive cleaning products and lubricants: chances are you have everything you need under the kitchen sink!