Industry watchers will be analysing the latest product releases at CES to see where consumer technology is heading. For the broadcast sector, UHD and HDR featured heavily amongst the TV-related releases at CES 2017. Still wary after the failure of 3D to take TV viewing by storm, will UHD prove more
The upcoming feature film “Maine,” which details the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while hiking solo through the Appalachian Trail, was shot with a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder
An epic choir of 300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from 18 London hospices is taking on the might of X Factor with a cover of “The Living Years,” led by Paul Carrack, who was also lead vocalist on the original 1991 Mike & The Mechanics hit, and aims to be Christmas number
Australian freelance producer and owner of New Life Media Shaun Walker was tasked with finding a camera to shoot segments for popular outdoor lifestyle program The Offroad Adventure Show. After a period of evaluation and assessment Walker chose the Sony PXW-FS7.
For most DOPs shooting in the cold brings its challenges but when the cold comes hand in hand with climbing a mountain in the Himalayas, that’s a whole different ballgame according to Sydney-based cinematographer Tim Hawkins. Chosen to shoot the the Sherpas of the Himalayas for Network Ten TV
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of Relative Race, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. The co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, is an ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt. Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race
After twenty-five NAB shows I’ve developed a pattern of booths to visit each day. At NAB 2015 walking though a series of expensive C-series cameras in the Canon booth, I encountered a new species of video camera—the XC10. (Figure 1). It looked like neither a DSLR nor a camcorder.
Sony Updates FS7 camcorder with electronic ND filter, level-lock e-mount and tool-less configuration changes. The new FS7 II camcorder is designed for long-form shooting and production applications, especially for documentaries and independent filmmaking.
Moving to an IT/IP infrastructure is more than just bits, it is also about image/file size. Facilities will soon need to move from current HD-size files to 4K-size files. For those technical managers charged with this transition, you probably have questions. If so, then read on as help
The latest in Canon’s Cinema EOS line-up, the C700 was announced just before IBC2016. Photographer and filmmaker, Clive Booth, was offered a pre-production prototype to test on a TV commercial project.
Clive Booth directs short films and commercials as well as shooting stills, predominately portraits and landscapes. “For commercials
Veteran aerial film pilot Tim Orr was recently challenged with having to capture talent talking to the camera while the camera was hovering a thousand feet above in a stabilized gimbal-equipped helicopter. The client was the BBC and the 4K aerial footage would be used for a new television series