People have been making pictures for both the big and small screens for almost a century. In an industry with a history that long, it’s no surprise that the perpetual search for something new has long been tempered by a certain respect for tradition. Or, to put it another way, directors of photography are very often looking for ways to make pictures look different, and different in a way that’s somehow appropriate.
Thoroughbred Racing Productions (TRP), based in Port Melbourne, Australia, recently hit the road with a new HD mobile production truck to help cover South Australian Racing for betting audiences. The new truck was designed and built by Sony Australia as a replacement for TRP’s flagship unit and had to be completed in a very short time frame.
Finnish production company Director’s Cut, based in Helsinki, has recently equipped part of its production facilities with new video production technology that helps improve existing workflows. Veteran systems integrator Broadcast Solutions and its Finnish subsidiary designed and built new facilities capable of simultaneously producing multiple sports programs.
Sony Electronics unveiled a prototype of its new 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor for the first time at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2019 (Inter BEE 2019) in Japan. The company said its professional monitor offers unrivaled 4K HDR picture quality, accuracy and consistency.
Sony has released its new archive media which supports 5.5TB per cartridge and 375MB/sec transfer speeds per drive. It has also unveiled a prototype of its upcoming 24-inch 4K LCD professional picture monitor for 4K HDR productions.
Each year, as the TVs in our homes grow larger and brighter, DOPs have to wonder how this will affect our craft and the integrity of our images. As it is, HDR is touted as a kind of industry panacea, addressing in an orderly way (more or less) the vastly improved color, highlight detail, and dynamic range, in the latest sets.