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Better Pixels - Where Did It Start? January 6th 2017 - 11:00 AM

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 successful? Early indications are that it will, especially when there are no worries about losing expensive eyewear down the back of the sofa. Through this series I take a look at acquisition through to delivery for UHD content.

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DP Donald R. Monroe carried the VariCam LT through the rugged terrain of Virginia’s State parks.

Panasonic Varicam LT Captures The Harsh Conditions of “Maine” December 29th 2016 - 01:00 PM

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

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Hospices Choir Shoots Christmas Single with Varicam December 12th 2016 - 11:00 AM

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 one. The video was recorded at London’s prestigious Abbey Road Studios, as well as at the Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham using the Panasonic VariCam 35.

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Shaun Walker shooting The Offroad Adventure Show with his new Sony PXW-FS7.

Sony PXW-FS7 Goes Offroad for Australian Adventure Series December 1st 2016 - 03:00 PM

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.

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Here a LUT…There a LUT November 24th 2016 - 12:05 PM

A way too cute title—I agree. But LUTs are indeed everywhere. Before we look at the ways LUTs are used, let’s be sure we understand what a LUT does.

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Tim Hawkins scales new heights with Sony F5.

Tim Hawkins Scales Himalayas with Sony F5 for Body Hack November 14th 2016 - 01:00 PM

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 Series Body Hack meant taking a full crew to 6000 metres.

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