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The World’s First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Was Announced by Samsung

Soon after the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) began licensing the Ultra HD Blu-ray format Samsung officially unveiled to the world their first curved ultra-high-definition (UHD) Blu-ray player the UBS-K8500. The player will support 10-bit colour gamut along with the new HDR standard and the ability to play back UHD content up

Five 4K Editing Desktop Workstations For Your Consideration

With all that 4K resolution and beyond becoming a reality for more and more productions, there are new demands for more powerful hardware resources and computing power that can handle these massive chunks of data no matter if it comes to 4K editing, grading, compositing or VFX work. Unfortunately, many

Shooting 4K Video For Online Distribution – Is it Worth it?

Do you remember the vigorous debate a couple of years ago whether the Canon DSLRs were capable of delivering true 1080p videos and how many lines they were actually able to resolve? Despite that the technology has advanced significantly these days with resolutions getting higher and higher as we speak

Sony A7R II vs. Sony A7S Low Light Comparison Tests

Being the first Sony mirrorless camera capable of shooting 4K video internally, the Sony A7R II seems to be another viable option and a logical choice for many owners of the extremely successful sibling the Sony A7S. However, as expected, the low-light capabilities of the new Sony A7R II will of

The ALEXA Mini First Look and Review Plus Some Test Footage

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about the ALEXA Mini – the latest entry in the ARRI’s line-up of high-end digital cinema cameras. Fortunately, US-based camera DP’s Chris Aran and Nicholas Giaqunito already put their hands on one of the very first Alexa Mini’s to hit US shores and thanks

The Next Generation High-Efficiency Video Coding – HEVC (H.265) Overview

Even the most outraged opponents of the 4K acquisition hardly could deny the indisputable assets the format has brought to the table in today’s production environment. Better overall image quality, more pixel density, finer detail, greater texture, superb colour rendition, more flexibility in post-production workflows, etc. In short, the higher resolution images are simply better. However, the

Sony Just Announced the 4K FDR-X1000V Action Camera

Sony continues to expand their 4K hegemony, this time by announcing the Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam – a direct competitor to the GoPro Hero4 Black, and as an addition to their action camera lineup. The camera made its debut just yesterday at CES 2015 and already generated a

David Carsten’s Experience With the AJA Cion Prototype

Cinematographer David Carsten found himself subject to an interesting opportunity in June of 2014, that being the chance to be one of the first individuals in the industry to test out the upcoming AJA Cion on set for a project with his friend and director Dabling Harward.

More 4K Footage from the Sony PXW-FS7

Only a month after Sony released their first 4K XDCAM camera, the PXW-FS7, the device still generates a lot of buzz and interest among filmmakers as one of the highly anticipated 4K professional cameras hitting the market this year. I’m sure, there is a lot more to come in the next months

Avid Releases DNxHR Codec For 2K, UHD And 4K Workflow

It was just a matter of time before Avid releases an upgrade to Media Composer and their existing intermediate codec DNxHD. Recently, during a stage presentation at Avid Connect Europe 2014, the company introduced the brand new DNxHR. The new capabilities of the codec are based on an architecture called Avid