Systems

Wooden Camera’s URSA Mini Side Plate and Wireless Adapter

Wooden Camera’s URSA Mini Side Plate and Wireless Adapter

There are times when a company releases the one product which will make your life a little easier as a shooter. For me, it is the Wooden Camera Wireless Side…

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Get your DIY on with Blackmagic’s 3G-SDI Arduino Shield. The Arduino is built to help creatives and engineers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other…

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic continues to deliver what Broadcasters are looking for with the single-lens AJ-PX230 camera. Simple, easy to use by a layman/laywoman feels like the theme of the…

Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Updated to 6.9

Blackmagic ATEM Switcher Updated to 6.9

Blackmagic released update 6.9 for their ATEM Switcher. This update adds adaptability to the multi-view by adding new features like VU Meters and the ability to swap program…

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…

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

It’s small. It shoots raw. It’s the Blackmagic Micro Cinema. This is definitely one of the smallest cameras I’ve shot on to date except…

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

The Panavision Millennium DXL: Light Iron and RED create a winning new look for large format cinematography

My invitation to a mysterious press event was nearly one of the biggest surprise announcements of the year. That morning Panavision showed their new camera, the Millennium DXL, to the…

Key Code Media announces Mike Flanagan will run new education division

Key Code Media announces Mike Flanagan will run new education division

With offices throughout the United States, Key Code Media is able to sell and support live production, editorial and numerous other solutions to clients across a wide range of industries…

NAB 2015: Litepanels Caliber System

NAB 2015: Litepanels Caliber System

The best light kit is the one that makes it off the truck.  In this case, Litepanels Caliber system makes for an easy choice to be your go-to…

Blackmagic URSA PL Review

Blackmagic URSA PL Review

The Blackmagic URSA should be a great camera. It boasts a 10 inch built-in monitor, 80FPS in 3:1 4K, and an ease of use usually reserved for more…

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the…

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

If you’ve been thinking about attending the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, February 9-13, better make up your mind: it’s close to selling out…

Sony FS-7 Gets A Firmware Update

Sony FS-7 Gets A Firmware Update

In the FS-7 firmware V2.0 the versatile camera will add 4K (4096×2160) recording in XAVC-I which is an improvement over the UHD 4K the camera…

Codex Multi-Camera Recorder

Codex Multi-Camera Recorder

  Alongside the launch of the exciting looking ARRI ALEXA Mini a few days ago, long-time ARRI partner Codex, revealed a new multi-camera recorder.  The recorder features…

Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format

Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format

[UPDATED ARTICLE] Back in 2012, Sony deployed the first version of XAVC, one that can offer color depths of 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit and chroma subsampling…