Netflix feature film, 6 Balloons, stars Abbi Jacobsen and Dave Franco and began streaming in April. Like most indie films, DP Polly Morgan’s biggest challenge was time, shooting the movie in 4 weeks with a 3-year-old lead and a schedule full of night work, in and around a car in rough LA neighborhoods. With Netflix’s 4K mandate, Morgan selected the VariCam 35 and was excited about the camera’s ability to shoot at high ISO.
Noise is found in all imaging systems, but it becomes particularly challenging in low light. High ISO can be used to increase brightness, but it also amplifies noise. Post-processing can be applied, but it does not resolve the low signal-to-noise ratio due to low photon counts. Is artificial intelligence the answer to clean low-light images?
An upgrade to wireless video system Teradek Bolt includes two new lines of zero-delay product both of which can be mounted onto the Sony Venice ecosystem.
The BR-DE900 ProHD decoder is a new portable appliance that supports H.265 and H.264 compression standards suitable for pairing with JVC’s IP-enabled cameras.
JVC Is looking to revolutionize the 2/3-inch ENG camera market the same way it did several years ago with the introduction a 1/3-inch sensor camcorder for live news remotes.
At the conclusion of every NAB, when we’ve decompressed and had time to let all the information sink in, each of us forms impressions of what was our highlight of the show. In my case, it was the new generation of 4K micro-four thirds cameras, an imaging system that further democratizes high-quality video making.