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Articles tagged "4k"
May 22, 2018 at 20:10
The new lightweight laptop packs a whole lot of photo- and video-editing punch. The laptop can be specced out with a Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, NVIDIA graphics with 4GB of GDDR5, and a 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB coverage.
Apr 25, 2018 at 22:07
Philips' new Momentum 436M6 43-inch Quantum Dot HDR monitor really deserves that designation. In fact, it's the first monitor in the world to earn VESA's DisplayHDR 1000 badge.
videoApr 18, 2018 at 12:00
The team behind the ubiquitous JPEG format has unveiled an all new image format designed to quickly and efficiently stream content across wired and wireless networks alike. Surprisingly, it actually uses less compression than traditional JPEG.
Apr 9, 2018 at 16:24
Ezio's new 31.5-inch ColorEdge CG319X DCI-4K HDR monitor features a built-in calibration sensor that can recalibrate the display while you work, hybrid log-gamma (HLG) support and a perceptual quantization (PQ) curve for editing HDR video footage.
videoApr 6, 2018 at 21:00
Western Digital's new Black 3D NVMe SSD was built for hardcore gamers, but it's ideal for video production because of its ability to rapidly and seamlessly handle 4K/UHD graphics.
Mar 29, 2018 at 20:05
The Zenmuse XT2 features a 12MP 4K visual camera with a 1/1.7" CMOS sensor, and two different thermal resolutions: 336 x 256 and 640 x 512. It also sports 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, and 25mm lenses, and an IP44 rating for flights in fog, rain, snow, and smoke.
mobileFeb 2, 2018 at 17:02
The new UFS 3.0 flash memory standard for mobile devices brings theoretical transfer speeds of up to 2.9 GB/s, while lowering power consumption at the same time.
mobileJan 31, 2018 at 17:11
The director of movies such as Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and Ocean’s Eleven was impressed by the smartphone's 4K resolution, and general movie performance.
Jan 11, 2018 at 16:11
Hong Kong drone manufacturer Yuneec has announced three new drones at CES including an update to the Typhoon H with a bigger sensor with more resolution and the ability to shoot 4K at 60fps.
Jan 7, 2018 at 16:26
Announced ahead of CES, LG's new 34-inch 5K UltraWide monitor and its 4K 32-inch beast should both have photographers and video editors chomping at the bit.
Dec 4, 2017 at 18:06
Director of Photography Dustin Farrell drove over 20,000 miles with his Phantom Flex4K camera in 2017 to capture this incredible reel of storm chasing footage. Put your headphones on, turn down the lights, and be sure to set the resolution to 4K.
videoNov 29, 2017 at 21:24
The new HDMI 2.1 specification and Ultra High Speed Cable standard have been released, and they can handle some crazy data rates. We're talking 10K video, uncompressed 8K HDR, and 4K at 120fps kind of crazy.
Nov 21, 2017 at 17:24
As the saying goes: A photo is worth a thousand words. And if you're sending that photo through Facebook Messenger, your thousand words now look twice as nice after today's update to 4K resolution.
videoNov 18, 2017 at 17:00
Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Nick Arcivos, who recently created a beautiful cinematic short film in Paris using only the iPhone X, a couple of gimbals, and a few lights. The results are very impressive.
videoNov 16, 2017 at 22:07
8K video is coming a lot faster than you think, and Blackmagic is ready for it. Meet the DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance PCI-E capture and playback card built to handle 'real time high resolution 8K workflows.'
Nov 1, 2017 at 19:17
The new BenQ SW271 27-inch 4K monitor was designed for professional photographers who need both high resolution and extremely accurate colors.
camera newsOct 31, 2017 at 22:00
Meet Rylo: a 4K 360° camera that uses some impressive companion software to produce "beautiful, cinematic video" that is "impossibly smooth", no matter your skill as a videographer.
videoOct 30, 2017 at 15:53
Video platform Vimeo has just released its own camera. Meet the Mevo Plus, a 4K livestreaming camera designed specifically for use with the Vimeo Live service.
videoSep 27, 2017 at 18:36
Filmmaker Matteo Bertoli recently put the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces on a cinematic 4K shoot in Los Angeles, and the resulting footage really impressed him.
Sep 25, 2017 at 14:42
Intel just debuted their 8th generation desktop CPUs, and the lineup packs a performance boost for 'content creators' that photo and video editors might be intrigued by.
Sep 5, 2017 at 15:00
Photographer JunHo Oh captured this spectacular 4K close-up of the total solar eclipse during totality from Warm Springs, OR using a Panasonic GX85, 2160mm f/12 telescope, and robotic mount.
Aug 15, 2017 at 16:26
Samsung just revealed a blazing-fast new Solid State Drive capable of data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.
'That article was more like gossip' Panasonic's head of cameras talks downsizing, GH5 and the 8K era
May 8, 2017 at 10:00
Yosuke Yamane, the Director of Panasonic’s imaging business speaks to us about the GH5, the promise of 8K, reports of downsizing and why we haven’t seen on-sensor phase detection in one of the company’s cameras. Read more
camera newsDec 5, 2016 at 21:49
The Cyclops 360 action camera is designed to record motorsport adventures, with a magnetic base for secure mounting and a mode that automatically starts recording when the engine starts. Read more
This 4K video tour of the International Space Station is probably as close as you'll get to being an astronaut
videoNov 1, 2016 at 08:00
NASA has released an 18-minute 4K video featuring a fly-through of the International Space Station. See video
Oct 14, 2016 at 09:00
Mike Olbinski chased the monsoons in the desert Southwest over the course of 36 days to put this amazing time-lapse film together. See more
Aug 9, 2016 at 20:32
Epson is set to begin sales of three 4K UHD digital projectors that feature HDR and 3D support, as well as extremely long lamp life. Read more
videoJul 13, 2016 at 11:00
Mike Olbinski drove some 20,000 miles over the course of 18 days to put together one of the most compelling time-lapse videos we've seen in a long time. Read more
camera newsFeb 23, 2016 at 01:00
Ricoh has announced the WG-M2, an update to the WG-M1, its original rugged action camera, adding 4K video at 30 fps. It's capable of diving to depths of up to 19.8m/65ft, an improvement over the prior model's 9.8m/32ft waterproof rating, and is 40% smaller than the WG-M1. The WG-M2 is also able to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C/14°F and will survive falls up to 2m/6.5ft. Read more
video newsDec 7, 2015 at 19:02
According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, Panasonic has decided to resume image sensor development in order to speed up the drive for 8K video. The company suspended its development program a few years ago, the report says, but now Panasonic is preparing to invest ¥10bn/$80.8m to get its R&D back up to speed. Read more
video newsSep 25, 2015 at 18:03
RED has launched its new RED RAVEN camera. The model offers 4K recording at 120fps and 2K recording at 240fps using an 8.8 megapixel RED DRAGON image sensor. The new model is one of RED's smallest and lightest cameras at 3.5lbs, making it suitable for handheld and drone use. Read more
videoMar 19, 2015 at 19:21
Atomos has released a major firmware update to the Atomos Shogun 4K external video recorder. The Shogun, already popular among filmmakers and professional videographers thanks to its 4K 10-bit ProRes recording capabilities, gains several important features that should appeal to motion picture shooters. The update, dubbed AtomOS6.2, adds important features such as 3D LUTs and Avid DNxHR/DNxHD recording formats. Read more
videoNov 13, 2014 at 17:37
JVC has introduced the GY-LS300 4KCAM Handheld S35mm camcorder, a relatively compact Micro Four Thirds model featuring Ultra HD-resolution 4K recording. JVC has incorporated a Super 35mm CMOS sensor alongside the MFT lens mount, with the maker promising full native angle of view via its proprietary Variable Scan Mapping tech. Read more
videoSep 13, 2014 at 00:09
Blackmagic Design has announced the addition of two new PL mount options to its line of professional motion picture cameras. The Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera are now available with a PL mount, complementing existing EF and passive Micro Four Thirds models. Read more
reviewAug 4, 2014 at 14:30
Though they come with vastly different sensor sizes and price tags, the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the Sony Alpha 7S are similar in spirit. They're both meant for video recording as much as they are for stills. To that point, the 12.2MP full frame A7S and 16MP Micro Four Thirds GH4 are both capable of 4K video output and offer extensive video features. Our comparative review takes a detailed look at how these cameras perform in terms of video and stills, as well how they stack up against one another. Read part one
previewJun 12, 2014 at 04:00
Up until now, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 was the only game in town for those seeking a big zoom camera with a larger-than-average sensor. Panasonic has thrown its hat into the ring with the Lumix DMC-FZ1000, which offers a 1"-type, 20.1MP CMOS sensor, plus a longer (but slightly slower) zoom lens. The FZ1000 is also the first compact camera to support 4K video recording. Perhaps the biggest story is the price: $899. We've gotten our mitts on a product model and have some initial thoughts to share. Find out more
camera newsJun 12, 2014 at 04:00
Panasonic has announced its Lumix DMC-FZ1000 superzoom camera, which features a 1"-type CMOS sensor and F2.8-4.0, 25-400mm equivalent lens. The sensor is not only the same size as on Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 - it's also the same resolution (20.1MP). The FZ1000 features both a fully articulating LCD as well as a high resolution OLED viewfinder. The FZ1000 is also capable of recording 4K video at a bit rate of 100Mbps, from which 8MP stills can be grabbed. The camera will be priced at $899 / £749.99.
camera newsMay 16, 2014 at 04:20
Sony has announced pricing and availability information for its Alpha 7S 12MP mirrorless camera. The Alpha 7S is the first full-frame camera able to read out its entire sensor fast enough to output 4K 30p footage without the need for line skipping or pixel binning. It's also not constrained by the AVCHD standard with bitrates of up to 50Mbps. The body will be available in July and sell for $2,499.99. Learn more
video newsMay 13, 2014 at 17:00
The headline feature of the Panasonic GH4 is that it's a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video for under $2000, capturing either Quad HD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97p or 'Cinema 4K' (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p. Seattle-based photographer Erik Hecht recently took the new Panasonic GH4 for a spin to test the dynamic range and to see how well it takes color correction. See video
video newsApr 11, 2014 at 16:17
Earlier this week Sony got a lot of attention with its Alpha 7S announcement - a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera with 4k video capabilities and ISO expandable to 409,600 for stills and video. This sounds impressive, but how does it actually perform? See for yourself as Sony just released a video demonstrating the high ISO performance of the Alpha 7S. Watch video
Atomos has released the latest in its series of field video recorders, the Shogun, at the NAB show in Las Vegas. It's capable of 4K Apple ProRes and Raw recording in 24, 25 or 30p, and up to 120p in HD. The device features a 7-inch touchscreen for operation, and accepts two SSD or HDD drives. Additionally the Shogun offers wireless remote control to trigger recording. Learn more
AJA has announced the Cion - a production camera featuring a 4K APS-C sized sensor - at NAB in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is AJA Video System's first camera, the company being known primarily as a manufacturer of video interface and conversion products. The camera accepts lenses with a PL mount and records to a single proprietary SSD drive. Learn more
video newsApr 7, 2014 at 22:57
Update: Consumer electronics maker JVC Kenwood has joined the Micro Four Thirds standard and said it will develop products for the system. The company is showing two prototype 4K-capable cameras, including a compact, handheld model at NAB in Las Vegas. We stopped by the JVC Kenwood booth and got a first glimpse of the cameras on display. Interestingly, the company says both cameras will have Super 35 sensors (around 21 x 12mm), which is wider than the original Four Thirds sensor format which the standard was designed around. Learn more
video newsApr 7, 2014 at 19:14
Blackmagic Design has unveiled its latest and most expensive camera to date, the URSA. The camera features a changeable sensor design, allowing the user to swap out the Canon EF lens mount and 4K Super 35 image sensor for a similar sensor with a PL mount. The URSA features touch screens for operator control - including a 10-inch flip-out screen. It also has another 5-inch screen showing timecode, histogram, and other indicators such as a spectrum scope for checking focus. Learn more
camera newsApr 7, 2014 at 00:08
Sony has just announced a 12MP full-frame addition to its Alpha 7 series, designed to output 4K footage over HDMI. We've just got back from Sony's press conference at the NAB show in Las Vegas, where we got a chance to see the camera. We hope to get more hands-on in the coming days, but for now, here's some more details of the Sony Alpha 7S.
camera newsApr 6, 2014 at 20:25
Sony has announced the Alpha 7S, a 12MP full-frame mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video. The camera can read out its entire sensor fast enough to output 8-bit 4:2:2 4K video over HDMI at up to 30p, without line skipping or pixel binning. This also promises higher quality for the 1080p video (at up to 60p) it can record internally. Unlike the a7 and a7R, the latest model is not constrained by the AVCHD standard, also offering the XAVC S system, with bitrates of up to 50Mbps.
videoApr 4, 2014 at 07:00
Transcend has announced SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Class 3 (U3) rated memory cards with read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 85MB/s. The Transcend cards meet requirements to give smooth video capture on new 4K cameras such as the Sony FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Canon EOS C500. Featuring 32GB to 128GB capacities, the new cards will available by mid-April in Japan and soon after in the U.S. Learn more
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