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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4K Meets Highspeed

For-A has just announced a High Speed 4K (4096 x 2160) camera capable of capturing full resolution up to 1000fps. The camera captures 8.5 seconds of footage at it’s top end to an Internal RAM buffer (aprox. 6min. playback time). It offloads raw camera data to one of two hot-swappable SSD cartridges. Footage is instantly ready for on camera playback at either 4k or 1080p. The processing for playback is separate from the capture processing, so playback and recording can happen simultaneously.  The camera will come standard with a PL mount.

Adobe Speed Grade

Adobe recently purchased IRIDAS Speed Grade. I know a few DIT’s who have been waiting patiently to see what Adobe would do with the program. The good news is that it is a full of integration with CS 6, the bad news is that they have abandoned the Speed Grade Onset functionality. It’s now a solid tool for post, but no longer a suitable on set LUT creation tool. The other kicker, (unless you don’t already own a copy) is that they now include it for free bundled with CS. Apart from that, the integration and communication with Premier is everything you could want it to be.

Small HD DP7 OLED Monitor

Small HD has just announced the DP7 Pro, a 7″ OLED monitor that frankly looks fantastic. The Monitor shown at NAB was still not finished. When released in the fall it will also offer HDMI in to SDI out conversion as well as up conversion, and cross conversion in monitor.

Since I was in their booth, I had a chance to talk to one of their product specialists about build quality. We had been putting Velcro tabs on the front bezel of the monitors to attach protective plexi sheets over the screen. When you rip off the velcro off comes the whole front bezel of the monitor. Not only have they already changed the design to make it stronger, they have also switched to a stronger, more durable plastic for the housing.

Black Magic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design, maker of video signal processors and the colour-grading tool DaVinci Resolve,  has jumped into the camera market with a product that is still baffling me hours after seeing it in action.  The specs seem almost too good for the price point. Continue reading

Sony anounces the FS700 camera

The FS700  is a new camera from Sony, set to fit in line just below the F3. Major features include a 4k super35mm sensor that is planned to one day offer more than the current 1080 4.2.0 AVCHD recording to SD, and high frame rates including a reportedly capable 240fps buffered in camera and up to 960fps at low resolution. This could be a really interesting fit for the indie or documentary film maker.

Also check out Frank Glencairn’s hands on review.

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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