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IBC 2019: Panasonic shows camera with world’s first 8K organic sensor

IBC 2019: Panasonic shows camera with world’s first 8K organic sensor

Panasonic shows at IBC 2019 the prototype 8K camera system, displayed as a reference exhibit. The date of market release and the price of the 8K camera system are undecided…

Unreal Engine now supports Blackmagic Design DeckLink cards

Unreal Engine now supports Blackmagic Design DeckLink cards

To meet its growing adoption in live broadcast and virtual production workflows, Unreal Engine now supports Blackmagic Design DeckLink products and SDK. Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.21 now supports…

AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP

AJA ships new KONA cards and Thunderbolt 3 Io IP

  Perfect for live streaming and switching with up to 4-channels of 1080p HDMI video capture, the KONA HDMI was recently released by AJA Video Systems, along with the…

NAB: Global UHD Conference

NAB: Global UHD Conference

One of the session tracks at NAB is the Global UHD Conference, devoted to a discussion of progress in higher-than-HD television. I attended two sessions on Saturday. In…

Real time HDR/WCG conversion with AJA’s FS-HDR

Real time HDR/WCG conversion with AJA’s FS-HDR

Presented as a real world answer for realtime HDR processing, the new FS-HDR from AJA provides the flexibility to convert between HDR and SDR standards and formats, without extra…

Blackmagic Designs Ursa Mini 4.6k with the B4 Lens Adapter

Blackmagic Designs Ursa Mini 4.6k with the B4 Lens Adapter

NOTE:  Please go to the addenda box at the end of the article to read about an embarrassing mistake and credits for all the help I got in creating this…

Sony Z150 Camera Review

Sony Z150 Camera Review

Is the Sony Z150 one of the lowest priced professional 4K camcorders on the market? For a brand new single-lens 4K camera, it is actually not the lowest priced…

Titan: live-switch a “3-camera show” from one 4K feed

Titan: live-switch a “3-camera show” from one 4K feed

Convergent Design has found yet another way to enhance the Odyssey and Apollo monitor/recorders. The Titan HD Extract option, available in October if all goes according to plan, lets…

Titan: transform one 4K in three HD

Titan: transform one 4K in three HD

Many cameras can shoot in 4K today, but most clients still want HD.  How can a 4K camera become an enhanced HD device?  The answer is one, says Convergent Design…

CineXinsert: your digital scissors for NLEs

CineXinsert: your digital scissors for NLEs

CineXinsert, which I like to think of as digital scissors, is a modern tool that treats your file as if it was a tape from the old days of linear…

Blackmagic’s Micro Cinema Camera Delivers POVs on Peugeot Commercial

Blackmagic’s Micro Cinema Camera Delivers POVs on Peugeot Commercial

POVs. Helmet Camera. The Peugeot spot, found below,  looks great. The fact it was shot on Blackmagic cameras is a testament to the kind of big splash Blackmagic Design has…

Keying and compositing in NukeX

Keying and compositing in NukeX

You’ve seen it before: composited people with hair helmets. If you’ve done any keying yourself, you probably notice it all the time. And you’ve seen worse: webbed…

4K Micro Studio Camera Review

4K Micro Studio Camera Review

Blackmagic’s smallest studio camera proves to pack a big punch with loads of features…

26 Must-Have HDSLR Video Accessories

26 Must-Have HDSLR Video Accessories

As the Hollywood community continues to embrace the razor-sharp HD video capabilities of the newest generation of Digital SLRs, many pros and weekend warriors are seeing the benefits of…

Shooting a Music Video Pt.1: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

Shooting a Music Video Pt.1: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

In the first of a three-part series, filmmaker Tom Antos takes you through the process of shooting a music video featuring recording artist Anna Cyzon…