Sony NEX-FS700: 4K APS-C Camcorder & 240fps at 1080p

Sony NEX-FS700

Sony has released preliminary information on the upcoming NEX-FS700, and it looks like a killer camera out of the box if the price comes in around the expected $8k mark, available in June.

The FS700 will ship as a 1080p camera that utilizes an 11.1MP EXMOR CMOS sensor, which will later receive a firmware upgrade to enable the 4K functionality.  It’s not clear whether or not this upgrade will come at an additional expense like the initial S-LOG upgrade for the Sony F3.

More so than the 4K, the feature that really excites me is the ability to capture 10x slow motion in full 1080p.  The record times are limited to 8 seconds for 240fps and 16 seconds for 120fps.

Sony FS700

Another big boon is the built-in ND filters (up to 6 stops) that we all missed on the FS100, along with 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs for external capture devices.  It will also come with expanded focus magnification up to 8x out of the box – something the FS100 will get via a firmware update later this month.  Another expected update for the FS100 is the ability to store camera profile settings on memory cards – and, thankfully, Sony will put this on the FS700 from day one.

Sony FS700

I’ll have more coverage on this new camera as additional details emerge. For now, check out the rest of the new features below. [Read more...]

Boris Continuum Complete 8 for Sony Vegas Pro Now Available

Boris Continuum Complete 8

Sony Vegas Pro editors can now get Boris Continuum Complete 8 to add onto Vegas Pro versions 10 and 11.  All BCC filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL acceleration.  The BCC 8 package retails for $995, but is now available at an introductory price $595.  Upgrades from prior BCC software is $295. [Read more...]

Floatcam HD-DC Slider

 

HD DC-Slider

Matthews Studio Equipment is launching the Floatcam HD-DC Slider at NAB 2012.  As the model name implies, this is a heavy duty version of the popular DC Slider, and can handle larger cameras like the ARRI Alexa.

The new FloatCam HD-DC Slider features a rail length of 73” (185cm), tracking length of 63” (160cm), vertical height of 79” (200cm) and maximum load of 70 pounds (32Kg) with rail and fulcrum weight of 50 pounds (23Kg). The counterweights top at 70 pounds (32Kg). And the mini jib specs are a working diameter horizontal at 63” (160cm).

More info in the press release below. [Read more...]

Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

Take a look at the above video, which was completely edited in Photoshop (CS6 maybe?).

Right now, you can edit videos in Photoshop CS5 Extended.  I’ve done it in the past even with plug-ins applied to video footage.  However, if I can get the look I’m after in Premiere Pro or After Effects, I’m going to do that because the process is more streamlined (for now).

However, I’m excited to see what Adobe has up its sleeve because of the following statement at the Photoshop blog from Photoshop Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes: [Read more...]

Canon Cinema EOS Teaser for April 15

Canon NAB Teaser

As expected, it looks like Canon has big plans in place for NAB 2012.  Engdaget broke news of this teaser, which takes place the night before the NAB Show exhibits open.  While the Internet is scrambling at guesses of what this “exclusive screening” will be, it seems rather clear that it will relate to the new Cinema EOS line (see prior invite below). [Read more...]

Adobe to Offer Creative Suite Subscriptions for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud - Everything You Need

Adobe is about to shake things up a bit with a new subscription model for its Creative Suite applications.  Adobe has kinda soured the milk recently with its decision to cut upgrades for earlier versions of its software (which it later rescinded for this upgrade cycle), so I’m curious to see how all of this shakes out. [Read more...]