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10 years of Panasonic’s PTZ cameras: from Big Brother to Virtual Reality

10 years of Panasonic’s PTZ cameras: from Big Brother to Virtual Reality

Panasonic shows at IBC 2019 the latest innovations in virtual and augmented reality, as a result of its collaboration with other companies. PTZ cameras as the UE150, play a key…

New Zylight F8-200 // Tool Talk

New Zylight F8-200 // Tool Talk

  The new bi-color Zylight F8 200w LED Fresnel is a very thin, single-chip fixture with a CRI of up to 97 and the output of a traditional…

The Lion King: a film shot inside a game engine, with VR and Virtual Production

The Lion King: a film shot inside a game engine, with VR and Virtual Production

The Lion King uses a game engine platform to emulate live action film production in a VR space, a real learning process that allowed the team to create a suite…

IBC2019: Blackmagic announces ATEM Mini video mixer (“switcher”)

IBC2019: Blackmagic announces ATEM Mini video mixer (“switcher”)

At IBC 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Blackmagic Design just announced ATEM Mini, a new low cost live video mixer (“switcher”) specifically designed for live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via…

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

In order to expand my field audio recording options for interview situations, I recently purchased both the new RODE wireless Go system as well as the Tascam DR-10L. While…

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 is one of two mirrorless camera options from Nikon and the one best suited for 4K video capture. Before we get started, a full review of the…

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Canon XA40 is a small and mighty UHD camcorder yielding canon’s color as a weapon against single-lens camera hate in an s35mm and full-frame world. A…

Is your camera WorldCam & CineCam too?

Is your camera WorldCam & CineCam too?

In past articles, I have praised the benefits of WorldCams, especially for independent producers and camera operators. Unlike with a segregated camera, which is limited either to only NTSC-derived…

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Advanced Broadcast Solutions, a division of Key Code Media, presents a one-day Media Technology Expo, in Seattle WA on September 24th, and in Portland OR on September 26th. The…

Canon Announces C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera

Canon Announces C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera

In comes the Canon EOS C500 Mark II and all of its Full-Frame 5.9K glory. The headline on this camera announcement is easy to understand, Full-Frame and…

Why many studios and broadcasters are banning FTP from their supply chain

Why many studios and broadcasters are banning FTP from their supply chain

For decades, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) has been used in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry to move files between servers and for distributing them around the world…

VR experience: Wolves in the Walls and Lucy, a Virtual Being, win Emmy Award

VR experience: Wolves in the Walls and Lucy, a Virtual Being, win Emmy Award

Lucy, the star of Wolves in the Walls VR experience, from Fable, is a fully realized virtual being who addresses you directly and interacts with you as a visitor in…

Review: Blackmagic Pocket 6K

Review: Blackmagic Pocket 6K

The new Super35 6K Pocket Cinema Camera from Blackmagic was delivered into a few lucky people’s hands last week, and my friends at Stray Angel Films were one of…

Review: V-MODA BoomPro head microphone for certain headphones

Review: V-MODA BoomPro head microphone for certain headphones

The ≈US$30 V-MODA BoomPro microphone sounds great in its niche and is most similar to another head microphone I have reviewed before, the competing ModMic 5. What they…

Virtual Production: It’s the future you need to know about

Virtual Production: It’s the future you need to know about

In an age of dizzying technological churn, it’s hard to know which emerging fringe tech is worth paying attention to. Not so with virtual production: Anyone who’s experienced…