Newsgathering is changing rapidly due to the internet, smartphones, broadband wireless and live-streaming apps. Television news and newspapers continue to compete with online news sites to produce the latest video. The old days of ENG have moved to “mojo,” for mobile journalism.
FilMic Pro, a popular video production app for professionals using smartphones, has introduced LogV2, an advance the company calls “a revolution in dynamic range.”
The trend began in 2008 — 10 years ago — when Nikon introduced the first DSLR camera that combined video capability with still photography. Since then the powerful combo has accelerated, now with news organizations reorganizing their staffs to employ “visual journalists” that do both.
The City of Kissimmee, located in central Florida, operates a 24-hour government TV channel, Access Osceola, which is supported by four AW-HN130 three-chip HD PTZ cameras and two AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema cameras. The city has recently added Panasonic’s new AV-HLC100 Stream Studio for a wide range of video production activities that are viewed both live and on demand.
Audi chose Sony’s CineAlta Full-Frame system camera Venice to shoot the commercial of its first all-electric car model, the new e-tron. The commercial was produced by Kropac Media and shot in a quiet and natural environment to highlight the car’s practically silent engine. Sony’s Venice, equipped with a full-frame image sensor capable of capturing stunning visuals in almost any format and delivering a great depth of field, perfectly replicated the quiet atmosphere of electric driving on screen - a key reason Audi and Kropac Media relied on the Venice camera system for this shoot.
It was a busy October for the editors at The Broadcast Bridge. During that month, we published more than 200 feature articles, tutorials, essential guides and new products information. A reader could be excused for missing some of that content, especially in light of the multiple exhibitions and conferences that took place in the same time frame.