Entertainment, Hardware

Blackmagic Design Launches Portable 4K and Pocket 1080P Cameras

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Blackmagic Design company today announced two new camera products on the first day of NAB conference. The first major news is the new 35mm camera, offering 4K resolution shooting for $3995. 4K for $4K. Additional features include an SSD recorder, incorporated 5" touch screen with the ability to input metadata, compressed DNG and Prores recording, BOTH in 4K and 1080p, with frame rates ranging from 23.98 to 30p. There is also the global shutter, which should solve the major drawback of most CMOS sensors, the infamous "jello" effect, a Thunderbolt connection and Canon EF lens support. This should bring a smile to many shooters faces

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Entertainment, Hardware

Blackmagic Adds Online Editing Into DaVinci Resolve Software

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DaVinci Resolve, a world known color grading platform, got its upgrade to version 10, and with it a special expansion. As of this version, Resolve features a dedicated video editing tool as well. It seems as Blackmagic design reacted to any potential market need for another viable option for professional video editing, the need which might have emerged when Apple did the 180 degree turn with Final Cut Pro X. Resolve 10 user will have 5 main application sections named: Media, Edit, Color, Gallery & Deliver, to complete more tasks of a project within one software. Color correction part of the software received a large

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Entertainment, Graphics

Breakthrough: New Sensor from RED breaks the film Dynamic Range Barrier

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RED released an image which represents a breakthrough in development of motion imaging technology. It is 21 stop DR chart (DR = Dynamic Range) with unprocessed, engineering image sample which clearly shows at least 18 stops of NATIVE dynamic range, coming of a ultra high definition motion imaging sensor. We’ve written about the DR range from Red Epic camera in a HDR mode before, which at the time was a remarkable achievement. The new sensor outshines it, as well as achieving many other technical breakthroughs in digital motion capture. This time new Red sensor, named Dragon, pulls off natively. That’s right. This surpasses film DR

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Apple, Companies, Graphics, Hardware

Ultra-high Resolution Screens Coming in 2012 on Acer, Apple and ASUS Notebooks

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According to DigiTimes, the suppliers have reasons to expect a significant resolution bump in new notebooks coming from Apple, Asus and Acer next year. New MacBook Pro models might be using a 2880×1800 resolution, which is quadruple the resolution (double the density) of the screens used in current generations of MBP notebooks. This is likely to happen in second quarter of 2012. Current 15" MacBook Pro models use 1440×900 (110PPI) resolution with the optional 1600×1050 (128PPI) screen, and this increase to 2880×1800 (220 PPI) practically brings MacBook Pros into iPhone’s Retina display territory in terms of picture clarity. Although Retina display on iPhone is 326

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Entertainment, Hardware

RED Gives Tidbits About Upcoming 3D 4K Laser Projector

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New revolutionary visual high tech is cooking in RED labs. The new company policy is to not publish a lot of info before the products are ready, but several new tidbits were enough to cause a stir. Resolution: 4K is what RED was trying to push since the start of the company and 4K from sensor to the screen is what awaits us. Actually… 5K downscaled for pristine 4K, with Epic cinema camera in mind. For anyone unsure whether the difference from 1080p and 4K is noticeable enough and worth it…yes it is. The statement which would be subjective if it wasn’t also based on

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Apple, Companies, Graphics, Reviews

NVIDIA Quadro 4000 for Mac Reviewed: A Silver Bullet

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As far as my professional experience goes, graphics solutions for Mac computer have always been rather "modest", to say the least. Contemporary applications such as Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.5 harness the power of GPU in a big way and that was the trigger in our decision to test the new Quadro 4000 for Mac. Since even the latest Mac Pro is exclusively being powered by ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards (note to Apple: AMD shut down the ATI brand and now consumer products are exclusively known as AMD Radeon), harnessing the real power of the GPU in Adobe’s suite was simply not an option.

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Entertainment, Graphics

Cameron Purchases 50 Epic Cameras: Will Avatar 2 Announce The New Era of Filmmaking?

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According to James "Jim" Jannard, founder and former owner of Oakley and a man who chose to create his dream camera with Red Digital Cinema – James Cameron recently made an order for purchase of 50 Red Epic high end digital cinema cameras. For one of the most successful and visionary directors of today this move may be seen as a significant step for cinematography of tomorrow. Why is this announcement so important? Let’s go through it: 5K versus 1080pUntil now, Cameron has been focused on using Sony HD camera systems in his digital moviemaking, which were Full HD 1080p cameras, combined into 3D rigs to

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Business, Entertainment, Hardware

RED Epic Makes Cinematography History

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Until yesterday, we had a clear separation in the world of moving images: celluloid film was the undisputed ruler of dynamic range, while the digital sensor was the leader in resolution, speed and practicality. This has just changed for good, as an upcoming camera from RED Digital Cinema Company reached a goal which no other camera manufacturer has been able to achieve. Test image taken on the upcoming RED Epic camera in 5K resolution [downsampled to a lowly 675 pixels] The RED team successfully tested moving images from a digital sensor in dynamic range larger than the range captured by a film tape. RED Epic

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