Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Firmware 3.4 Announced

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Firmware 3.4 Announced

It was the last thing I thought Blackmagic would do. I thought they would focus nearly all of their efforts on furthering the 4.6K URSA Mini and the 4K…

Amazon gets Dolby Vision HDR

Amazon gets Dolby Vision HDR

Viewers of the hit Amazon original series Bosch can now see it with Dolby Vision. There is also a slate of blockbuster films in Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range that…

Annabelle 2 will scare you in 2017

Annabelle 2 will scare you in 2017

In 2014 “Annabelle” scared up nearly $257 million at the worldwide box office during its run in theaters. The new film, once again being produced by Peter Safran and James…

Spartan: beauty dish and softbox

Spartan: beauty dish and softbox

The Phottix Spartan assembles easily using flexible rods, a huge benefit over the time-consuming setup of traditional octa softboxes. When needed, it changes into a softbox, by replacing the…

Imaging at the speed of light

Imaging at the speed of light

Researchers have improved upon a new camera technology that can image at speeds about 100 times faster than today’s commercial cameras while also capturing more image frames. No, it…

V-Log L on the GH4 revisited, part 2

V-Log L on the GH4 revisited, part 2

In part 1 of this saga, I looked at the reasons you might want to shoot V-Log L on the GH4 (or other log formats on other cameras). In…

V-Log L on the GH4 revisited, part 1

V-Log L on the GH4 revisited, part 1

The release of the V-Log L upgrade for the Panasonic GH4 brought new attention to log capture in affordable cameras, resulting in new waves of both interest and confusion…

Dead Dreamcolor? Reanimate it.

Dead Dreamcolor? Reanimate it.

Got an original HP LP2480zx Dreamcolor display? Did it suffer catatonic failure? By that, I mean a failure where when you turn it on, the side-panel buttons and backlight…

Remote Productions:  The Traveling Road Show Continues

Remote Productions: The Traveling Road Show Continues

In our first examination into the origins of television remotes, we explored the first mobile units designed to leave the confines of studios and cover events, particularly sports, from anyplace…