Sony Announces a New POV Camera

Sony's new POV camera

Move aside GoPro! Sony’s got a new wearable camera in the works. Details are few but here’s a quote from The Sony Blog:

The video camera is tiny and lightweight, but it houses Sony’s hallmark SteadyShot® image stabilization technology, Exmor® R CMOS image sensor, and an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens.

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Side by Side: a documentary on the film vs. digital debate

Keanu Reeves produced a documentary on the film vs. digital debate called Side by Side. No, you read that right: Keanu Reeves. He played the host in the upcoming film, er, digital film, and interviewed notable filmmakers like David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and many others. The trailer alone contains some memorable quotes. It is not without irony that this was posted one day after Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection and will be forced to finally reinvent itself or perish.

Side by Side Official Trailer (2012) from Company Films on Vimeo.

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Alexa SUP 5.0 and High Speed Licenses are available!

Alexa SUP 5.0 and High Speed LicenseAlexa SUP 5.0 and High Speed Licenses have been released for immediate download! This means 120fps ProRes422HQ on the new 64GB SxS cards and 60fps ProRes422HQ on the new cards without the license. SUP 5.0 brings a bunch of new features and improvements as well. Check out the very German 120fps demo video ARRI made:

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Alexa Avid DNxHD Support Announced for Early 2012

Avid LogoARRI has issued a press release announcing in-camera support for Avid’s DNxHD codec. ARRI doesn’t go into much technical detail, but they do say they are expanding the Alexa’s “parallel recording capability to include native support for Avid DNxHD“. ARRI says to expect the software update to be available in January 2012, with support for DNxHD 444 (440 Mbits/s) to follow shortly after. This will be a welcome feature for many productions as it will save them a transcoding step. For the full press release, Continue reading