HDR has dazzled us for some time. But there are instances where SDR may actually tell the story better.
The Entertainment Enablement session at SMPTE 2018 presented a wide spectrum of technologies that could enhance time spent in the driverless cars of the future.
The rise of the PTZ camera, discussed in a previous post, fits into the wider trends for remote operation, robotic cameras, and automated content production. We spoke with Mark Roberts Motion Control (Nikon-owned since 2016), one of the pioneers in robotic cameras to gain insight into the drivers for this, new applications and future developments.
The announcement by Blackmagic of their new RAW camera file format reminds us that there is choice to record RAW versus regular video with digital cinematography cameras. What is RAW, what are the pros and cons, and why should cinematographers capture RAW files rather than conventional video? At a first pass, a RAW image file consists of the data from the image sensor with some basic processing, but cannot be viewed as a regular red, green and blue (RGB) video file.
Back in 1972 — when the arcade video game, Pong, came on the scene — electronic gaming was born. Now millennials are drawn to eSports and NAB NY 2018 will show broadcasters ways to help capture that audience.
A few years ago, remote Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras were regarded as being low quality and not suitable for professional use. Thanks to the advances in sensor, IP technology, the introduction of fanless designs and optical image stabilisers, the balance has been tipped in favour of remote cameras as an industry standard.
Westcott has released the Flex Cine System, redesigned flexible LED mats backed by a lifetime limited warranty, a smart Wireless DMX Dimmer, V-mount power and a complete range of lightweight LED modifiers.
ELEMENTS will be introducing its Non-Volatile Memory Express storage solution to the US market at the upcoming SMPTE conference. The unit provides up to 80TB of storage capacity and says it handle 8K DPX workflows with more than 20GB/sec, providing both 100Gb Ethernet and 32Gb Fibre Channel connectivity.
Gitzo has introduced the Mini Traveler tripod, calling it the world’s smallest carbon fiber tripod.
Volumetric capture studios are at the forefront of producing the most life-like immersive content by fully recording the motion and 3D shape of an object or human. The compact video cameras from IO Industries provide a fully shutter-synchronized capture and then stream RAW video into IO Industries’ multi-channel recorder forming a complete capture solution.