"You likely have an HD TV in your home. Maybe more than one. A 3D TV? Maybe not. 3D TV has been one of the big flops of the past few years. A technology no one really wanted (except maybe in theaters for block-buster popcorn movies). But the TV makers (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic et al) are in a jamb. They need to sell you a new TV, but TVs last a long time, and once you'd gotten your first HDTV have become a sort of appliance. Who gets excited about buying a new refrigerator?
The next step in TV evolution isn't 3D, it's 4K. There are no 4K TVs at the moment (at least not under $30,000), and only a few high-end projectors, but that's going to change quickly over the next few years. Many new major film productions are being shot in 4K, and increasingly still photographers on commercial assignments are shooting stills and video with the same 4K camera.
Because 4K is the hot topic in video production for many pros shooting commercially it will become a part of their workflow. 4K TV in the home isn't going to happen overnight. But 4K production is here today, and 4K projectors are what's being installed in cineplexes around the world. This also has implications for stills photographers as well as movie makers of all strips..."
More than just a camera, the C300* and C300 PL* cameras mark the beginning of a whole new system for the motion picture industry. Form factor, ergonomics, image processing and lenses - re-imagined to tailor the experience of shooting to the needs of professional cinematography crews.
"Sony have today released the first sample videos from the NEX-FS700. The video features my friend Den Lennie (who created my DSLR training DVD alongside me) and various other filmmakers who have had a chance to shoot with pre-production cameras.
It was also very interesting to note that Sony met with Den to discuss camera development six months ago – clearly they are actively listening to shooters needs..."
Robin Good: Vibop is a new YouTube app that allows you to create personalized video clips that can be "embellished" with preset themes, decorative graphics, introductory captions and visual effects.
You can also add your own photos, use existing clips or record a live video in front of your webcam. Video features include the ability to add many different filters, to auto-adjust bad quality-video, brighten dark images and fix shaky camera footage.
At the end of the process your video is automatically uploaded to your own video channel.
"Add an animated intro, a vintage filter, a cartoon look, a silent movie theme, and dozens of other effects. Brighten dark images and fix a shaky camera. Fun, fast, and easy, Vibop will take your memories to the next level!"
Supported video formats: mpeg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, flv, 3gp/3g2. (Max video size 200MB)
And now I ask you: Do you really think Man is the only one capable of dreaming? I know it isn´t so... A visual poem film made photo by photo using timelapse and HDR techniques to reinforce the character of the script.
You can imagine my excitement when an invitation to get my hands on the stunning new Canon C300 dropped into my inbox and after an agonizing week-long wait, today I got to test it out, thanks to CVP Group, London.