Samsung has announced its NX1 mirrorless camera, which serves as the flagship of the NX line. The NX1 features a 28.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 4K video at 24fps, as well has UHD video at 30fps. [Read more...]
Blackmagic has added yet another firmware update for the Production Camera 4K. The new Camera v. 1.9.5 update adds the ability to directly format an SSD to HFS+ or exFAT within the camera.
The firmware is currently being worked on for the other Blackmagic cameras. You can download the update for the Production Camera 4K here on Blackmagic Design’s website.
4K monitors continue to trickle out as computers and graphics cards come out with better support for these higher resolution displays. Philips’ new 28-inch 4K monitor just became available.
The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K monitor displays a 3840 x 2160 image at 60hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. It is equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI and VGA SmartConnect ports. Additionally, it features 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports for expandability. An integrated MHL port allows you to connect compatible phones and tablets directly to the monitor to mirror content to the display while charging the device at the same time.
The Philips 28″ 4K display retails for $799; however, it is already available at a sale price of $599.99 on Amazon.com.
Blackmagic has announced a firmware update for the Production Camera 4K to version 1.9. It includes new “heads up display” on screen metering that provides histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining.
Before the 5D Mark III was released, we heard rumors that the camera would feature 4K video. Of course, that seems silly now given Canon’s conservative approach in releasing new DSLRs and video products in recent years. And in the Twilight Zone of the camera industry we live in now, Canon is the one that started this whole HDSLR craze after all with a groundbreaking product in the 5D Mark II.
Of course, Canon didn’t know what it had with the 5D Mark II. Canon would have almost certainly neutered it or rebranding the model with a much higher price tag if it knew that it would be the catalyst to the democratization of filmmaking.
The 5D Mark III was released as a very solid camera and a proper successor to the 5D Mark II. Great low light performance, much better AF and a respectable upgrade in the video department. However, it wasn’t groundbreaking. It was a calculated, incremental upgrade. It was solid and it was safe.
In the mean time, Canon has released a series of EOS Cinema cameras geared toward the professional filmmaking and video industry. The C100 currently runs about $5000, while the top-end C500 runs $20,000.
Canon and the 4K Dilemma
If you want to shoot 4K with a Canon camera, [Read more...]
The Panasonic GH4 is the first 4K camera I have tested. I have lots of good things to say about it and will have plenty more sample video along the way. For those new to 4K video (including yours truly), I wanted to take a few minutes and break down what I have learned about exporting 4K video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC and share some presets that I created for exporting 4K footage for YouTube 4K delivery. [Read more...]