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Pro Video Coalition: Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams

Pro Video Coalition: Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Pro Video Coalition | The pro video industry's best writers, bloggers, and gurus...
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the macbeth colorcheck is not a solution for dialing in your HD video.

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Mark Duplass-Rob Corddry Indie Web Series Sells to Vimeo and FilmBuff (Exclusive)

"Wedlock," which co-stars Jennifer Lafleur and was directed by Ross Partridge, will be available for $3.99 for 10 episodes
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Canon 7Dm2 release film – Behind the Scenes

Canon 7Dm2 release film – Behind the Scenes | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
A behind the scenes of the making of the 7Dm2 release film.
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review: Digital Photography Review

Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review: Digital Photography Review | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

In the five years since its launch, the Canon EOS 7D has gone from being a cutting-edge piece of technology to an apparent remnant of a bygone age. Not simply in the sense that its technology has been superseded, but also in that the idea of a pro-grade APS-C DSLR seemed to one whose time had passed.


Canon clearly doesn't think this is the case and, just as it did with the original 7D, has applied truly pro-grade autofocus to one of its best-built bodies. While Nikon appears to be encouraging its high-end users across to full frame, Canon's range continues to offer a range of options. The long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II takes the strengths of its predecessor - highly capable autofocus and video - and builds on every aspect of them.

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IBC 2014 video: Sony’s new audio jackpack connects directly to the a7S

In this short video Sony’s Bill Drummond shows the new, as yet unnamed sibling to the XLR-K1M audio adapter. The new version of the adapter mounted direct to the camera and includes the ability to both draw power and route audio signals through the Sony MI shoe connector found on the a7S and RX10. Previously with the XLR-K1M it was necessary to use both the camera’s hotshoe and another cold shoe mount to attach the breakout box.

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Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor

Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7" sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device. The LX100 is equipped with a built-in viewfinder of XGA resolution as well as a 3" 920k-dot tilting touch LCD. There's no pop-up flash on board, but a clip-on external flash is included in the box. 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 firmware brings tethering and 4K Photo mode

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 firmware brings tethering and 4K Photo mode | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
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Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare: Coming Soon!

The complex world of media production requires powerful media management. Catalyst Browse, a cross-platform viewing and logging tool for all Sony Pro formats, offers streamlined media management that simplifies your workflow and secures your content.


Media production is growing more complicated, and turnaround times are getting tighter. You need a tool that eases the workload on your editor, ensuring that projects meet deadline. Enter Catalyst Prepare, a new media preparation tool that revolutionizes the post-production workflow.

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It appears Browse will be a free app, and Prepare will be $199.

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Shooting the Sony PXW-FS7 Launch Videos

Shooting the Sony PXW-FS7 Launch Videos | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

We made 3 films in total.  An HD film, a 4K film and  a BTS film.  We had 3 days of location scouting and camera testing followed by a 4 day shoot (2 days a piece for each the HD and 4k productions) and then 7 days of post in Tokyo.  So all in all a pretty tight turn around.

Here’s the BTS film which explains more about the camera.

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Sony PXW-FS7 4K Super35 camera - the best of all worlds?

Sony PXW-FS7 4K Super35 camera - the best of all worlds? | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
By technical editor Matt Allard: Sony today announced the 4K capable PXW-FS7 Super 35mm E-mount camera recording in the XAVC codec. Equipped with a CMOS sensor it is designed to be ergonomic on the...
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very impressive, great design, great feature set. 

I find it interesting that they say it is not a FS700 replacement (nor a F5 replacement) but why would you buy either of those cameras for the same or more money?

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Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens: Digital Photography Review

Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens: Digital Photography Review | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
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I have got to try this lens.

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Sony give F5 an official $998 4K upgrade option, F55/F5 to get ProRes recording for $2250

Sony give F5 an official $998 4K upgrade option, F55/F5 to get ProRes recording for $2250 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
By site editor Dan Chung: Sony have given users of the F5 and F55 some new options this morning. While the big news is clearly the FS7 launch, owners of the older cameras may still have reason to p...
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ok, they had to respond with the F5 4k "hack" that users can easily do for free, but $1000? I'm thinking $299 or $499 at most, personally.

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News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014

News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
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Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q recorder gains compressed 4K recording option

Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q recorder gains compressed 4K recording option | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
By technical editor Matt Allard: Convergent Design has long hinted that compressed 4K recording would be coming to the Odyssey7Q and today they announced that they will be adding 4K video recording...
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Newsshooter at IBC 2014: K-Tek ProShot combination stabiliser, rig and monopod

By site editor Dan Chung: K-tek are best known for their microphone suspensions and boom poles. We were therefore surprised to see them showing the ProShot at IBC. It is an all-in-one stabiliser, m...
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I think he said $850, no? Ouch.

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Canon announces new EOS 7D Mk2

Canon announces new EOS 7D Mk2 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The Canon EOS 7D Mk2 is announced at Photokina 2014 in cologne.
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HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video - a planet5D first

HOT Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch video - a planet5D first | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
We're thrilled to be able to be one of the very first sites to show you this awesome first look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II from our good friend Abraham Joffe
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not quite as revolutionary as some had hoped...

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Into the Race: 4K Samsung NX1 camera with .H265 Codec

Into the Race: 4K Samsung NX1 camera with .H265 Codec | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Samsung announced the new Samsung NX1 camera today. The exciting news includes 4K at 24 fps with the highly new efficient H.265 Codec.
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Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF

Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

Panasonic introduces the second member of its diminutive GM-series: the Lumix DMC-GM5. The GM5 offers a 16MP Four Thirds sensor in a point-and-shoot sized camera body equipped with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Following on the consumer-focused Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, the GM5 provides some enthusiast touches like a built-in 1.2m dot equivalent EVF and hot shoe. Also included is built-in Wi-Fi, 1080/60p HD video, 3" 921k dot touch LCD and a bundled external flash.

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Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review: Digital Photography Review

Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review: Digital Photography Review | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it

Samsung has been pretty inventive in the digital camera world. It was the first to offer an really extensive Wi-Fi system (which continues to this day), Android-based cameras (though Nikon launched a model at about the same time), and arguably the first dedicated 'selfie cams' with its DualView models.

The company has yet again come up with something new, this time in the enthusiast mirrorless space. For the first time ever, Samsung has managed to create an APS-C-sized, 28MP CMOS sensor that's backside illuminated. BSI sensors move all the circuitry behind the light-capturing part of the sensor which, well, allows it to capture more light, improving low light performance and reducing noise. Until now, the largest sensor with backside illumination was 1"-type (around 1/3rd the size of APS-C).

The NX1 sits in a crowded field of excellent cameras - both DSLR and mirrorless - such as the Nikon D7100, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Panasonic DMC-GH4 and Fujifilm X-T1. Each of these models has its own appeal, whether it be the excellent video specification of the Panasonic, the compactness of the Fujifilm or the all-round capability of the Nikon. While they share similar price tags and build quality and aim for broadly the same audience, the NX1 has quite a few tricks up its sleeve beyond its clever sensor, to try to break into that respectable club.

Jeremy Wilker's insight:

another 4k-capable camera. aps-c sensor (aka Super35), with backside illumination. in terms of video, it can do DCI 4k and UHD 4k and has the new h.265 codec for efficiency. only 4:2:0 8-bit output over the HDMI port, though.

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Rode Stereo VideoMic X

Rode Stereo VideoMic X | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Rode has announced a new on-camera mic. The Rode Stereo VideoMic X is a microphone that connects to your camera via a 3.5mm or XLR.
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sheesh. why do you want such a vertical rig?!?

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Sony FS7 launched, portable Super35 4K camera, exclusive hands-on video

Sony FS7 launched, portable Super35 4K camera, exclusive hands-on video | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
Sony just announced the new PXW-FS7, a new shoulder-mount 4K XDCAM camera with a Super35mm CMOS sensor. Exclusive hands-on video here!
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some great little videos to check out here.

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122 Slides on the Sony PXC-FS7

122 Slides on the Sony PXC-FS7 | Indie Filmmaking | Scoop.it
The Sony PXC-FS7 “Vérité”, being announced at IBC as I post this, is a large-single-sensor camera aimed specifically at shoulder-mounted run’n’gun work: things like documentary shooting, news, direct cinema, and ...
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lots of info in these Sony slides

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IBC 2014 video: Atomos new Power Station and Shogun 4K update

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young talks to me about his new Power Station which allows accessories to be run from Sony NP batteries. He also updates us on the progress of the Shogun 4K recorder and also demonstrates his new coiled HDMI cables.

Jeremy Wilker's insight:

wow. that PowerStation looks brilliant! AND it functions as a rapid charger with 1 hour /battery?!? For $295? I'm sold. I have a SWIT dual battery charger that is awesome but it cost $185 and it isn't portable!

 

the coiled HDMI cables also look excellent.

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