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Why you MUST have 4K and raw and why you absolutely DON'T need it *

Why you MUST have 4K and raw and why you absolutely DON'T need it * | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
*This is not strictly true OK…a confusing title. Let me clarify. I would shoot raw and 4k on every single shoot if I could. It's wonderful. I want everyone to shoot raw and 4k. There we go. BTW is ...
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How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon

How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Few people get things done in as consistent and impressive a fashion as Joss Whedon. His Avengers was the rare superhero movie to break box office records as it garnered critical acclaim.
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working practises for the future film makers

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Filmmaker Builds His Own Raw Cinema Camera

Filmmaker Builds His Own Raw Cinema Camera | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
A Raw Cinema Camera with off the shelf parts appears with it's own color correction utility. All built by one man.
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Clever guy!

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NHK promites 8K camera and H.265 encoder; trial broadcasts to begin in 2016 | Cameras & Lenses content from Broadcast Engineering

NHK promites 8K camera and H.265 encoder; trial broadcasts to begin in 2016 | Cameras & Lenses content from Broadcast Engineering | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Total weight of the camera, with lens, is said to be 4.4 pounds and it captures pristine images at up to 60 frames per second (http://t.co/BR2a1IkgSt guess JJ was wrong about 4K)...
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Wow! Where will it end?

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Sony to use eyeIO compression for 4K viewing on Ultra HD sets | HDTV content from Broadcast Engineering

Sony to use eyeIO compression for 4K viewing on Ultra HD sets | HDTV content from Broadcast Engineering | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Besides faster downloading/streaming on bandwidth-constrained connections, eyeIO’s technology also supports the 4K server by requiring less storage space and allowing it to distribute files more efficiently.
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Novo Announces Another Modified GoPro, This Time with Raw

Novo Announces Another Modified GoPro, This Time with Raw | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Has Radiant Images Given the GoPro Raw Capability
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You've got to love where all of this is going!

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Lighting Day Exteriors for Cinematographers. By Shane Hurlbut, ASC (8 Videos)

Lighting Day Exteriors for Cinematographers. By Shane Hurlbut, ASC (8 Videos) | 4K and the future | Scoop.it

Posted by Shane Hurlbut, ASC on May 15, 2013 • 

 

"I have received many requests for information about how I light day exteriors. I thought I would break it down for you. Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight. Sometimes you can choose the time that you shoot. Many times, you are locked into a schedule that doesn’t necessarily work for your lighting approach. If it is not the right time, you have to go with it and do your best.

 

On Need for Speed, we have a location that takes us 2.5 hours to get there. The location should be shot in the morning, but because of the crew’s turnaround the night before, we cannot get there until 8am. Sunrise is 6am, so we do the best we can to work with it. You have to say, is the location worth it? This one is absolutely worth it. You compromise the light to gain the big picture, a location that the audience will be blown away by. You do not worry that the light is not exactly how you envisioned it. Making a film is about compromises. Period. If you don’t approach a movie this way, you are being a little naive. It is all about making those compromises and turning them into a positive, every time!!!"

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• You may read and watch also:

Shane Hurlbut's Kino Flo Interviews: 'In Order to Be a Great Shooter, You Have to Understand Light', by Dave Kendricken on nofilmschool.com (3 videos)


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Panasonic to go all 4K... in 2014. Why so slow? By Patrick Jong Taylor

Panasonic to go all 4K... in 2014. Why so slow? By Patrick Jong Taylor | 4K and the future | Scoop.it

Posted by Patrick Jong Taylor on April 29, 2013 • 


"The camera maker is taking the long way around the bend, promising 4K revamps of its products by the close of 2014. By then, will anyone care?


A lot of big news came out of NAB 2013. In case you missed any, here’s a primer. Blackmagic, Vision Research, and RED made a big splash with new products and tech, while mainstay Sony showed off its 4K televisions and teased it’s foray into the cloud.


Wherefore art thou, Panasonic?

Conspicuous in its absence was Panasonic. Okay, Panasonic was at NAB 2013. It just seemed like as far as 4K was concerned, it wasn't there. RedShark raised this question in a previous article, wondering whatever happened to the 4K VariCam prototype the company debuted in 2012."

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RED Digital Cinema: High Dynamic Range Video with HDRx

RED Digital Cinema: High Dynamic Range Video with HDRx | 4K and the future | Scoop.it

Posted by RED Digital Cinema on May 9, 2013 • 

 

"High dynamic range (HDR) imaging is a powerful technique that combines multiple exposures into a single frame that encompasses the brightness range of the entire set. This has been an established technique with stills photography, but has only recently emerged as a possibility with motion capture—where the applications are even more expansive.

 

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A camera’s dynamic range describes how much subject intensity can vary before being recorded as featureless black or white. Having a higher dynamic range therefore improves exposure and post-production flexibility, expands the possibilities for dramatic and unevenly-lit scenes, and enhances image quality and detail."

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NAB 2013 Distilled

NAB 2013 Distilled | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Another year – another NAB exhibition. A lot of fun stuff to see. Plenty of innovation and advances, but no single “shocker” like last year’s introduction of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Here are ...
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4K From the Sensor to the Grade with the F5 and F55. By Alister Chapman (40:06)

Posted by Alister Chapman on April 10, 2013 • 

 

"Here’s a link to my NAB presentation on the Sony PMW-F5 and F55. I give some insight into the cameras, sensors, shooting with Hypergammas or raw and a brief workflow demo."

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• By the same author, you may read also:

The PMW-F5 and F55. Expose as you would film when using raw.

Sony PMW-F55 raw samples for download.

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MōVI Store is up… and more videos of it in action. By Vincent Laforet

Posted by Vincent Laforet on April 10, 2013 • 


"Well… here it is.     Today we got an awesome compliment from one of the most technical Directors of Photography in the world, veteran Bill Bennett ASC: "In my opinion the most revolutionary thing at the show" speaking of NAB 2013.


So time will tell – but I think that the MōVI has a chance of living up to the term "Game Changer."    


With an endorsement like that… well, let’s just say I really couldn’t ask for anything more.   Bill literally tests ALL of the newest stuff – and usually before it’s even in pro-totype stage."

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Read and watch more on blog.VincentLaforet.com


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Vincent Laforet: "MōVI – a revolutionary handheld stabilized system takes flight" (3 Videos)

Posted by Vincent Laforet on April 4, 2013 • 

 

(...) But any filmmaker – professional or amateur – will tell you that gravity is all too often a cruel reminder of how hard taking flight can be.   Moving a camera in a steady path is one of the biggest challenges for all of us.


That is until you hold the handheld "MōVI" device in your hands and run, or drive, or fly only to see your clumsiness and bumps turned into a near perfect trajectory – thanks to insanely fascinating technology of gyro stabilization and accelerometers.  The "MōVI"

produced by Freefly Systems based in Seattle WA.,  is a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal.


The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second "gimbal" operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves."

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Read and watch more on blog.VincentLaforet.com


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NHK Puts 8K into High Gear

NHK Puts 8K into High Gear | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
4K isn't completely here yet, and 8K is already being pushed by camera designers. Will it make a difference?
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Give us a chance to deal with 4K for a couple of years!!!

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CyberLink Provides Optimal 4K Video Playback & Editing Experience For Intel® 4th Generation Core™ Processor | PressReleasePoint

CyberLink Provides Optimal 4K Video Playback & Editing Experience For Intel® 4th Generation Core™ Processor | PressReleasePoint | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
http://t.co/ZgeoQ3BSJA CyberLink Provides Optimal 4K Video Playback & Editing Experience For Intel® 4th Generation Core™ Processor
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Apple Finally Announces Mac Pro Upgrade

Apple Finally Announces Mac Pro Upgrade | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
With it's new cylindrical design, will the Apple Mac Pro be the new Cube?
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CyberLink Provides Optimal 4K Video Playback & Editing Experience For Intel® 4th Generation Core™ Processor | PressReleasePoint

CyberLink Provides Optimal 4K Video Playback & Editing Experience For Intel® 4th Generation Core™ Processor | PressReleasePoint | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
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Disney DuctTake Automates Compositing

Disney DuctTake Automates Compositing | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
Disney has developed an automated compositing method which could save filmmakers millions.
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Interesting stuff

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GoPro Announces Hero 3 - Doddle

GoPro Announces Hero 3 - Doddle | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
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As a camera to have in your kit bag for a million and one creative little twists... this is a no-brainer

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Magic Lantern Raw Video + Workflow Tutorial, by Neumann Films (downloadable files)

Posted by Luke Neumann on May 15, 2013 • 

 

Video above: Raw Video on the Canon 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern) - "Smith Rock" (01:40). Download DNG files here. 

Filmed by Neumann Films and Zeke Kamm from Aviator Camera Gear. Check out his Rocket Slider, now on Kickstarter. Shot on Canon 5D Mark III with Lexar 1000x CF card • Canon 70-200mm f 2.8 L II • Nikkor Ai-s 28mm f 2.8 • Nikkor Ai-s 50mm f 1.2 • Tokina 11-16 f 2.8 • Music by Luke Neumann from "The Beacon".

 

"The Magic Lantern Raw Video workflow tutorial covers how to process and edit raw files from Canon DSLR cameras.  Download this raw file and H.264 comparison video and follow along!"

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Download the raw files on NeumannFilms.net


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At the Bench: Canon C500 & AJA Ki Pro Quad, by Juliet McNally (03:28)

Posted by Juliet McNally on May 7, 2013 • 

 

"A few months ago, Andy wrote an article for HDVideoPro called Making 4K Plug & Play about how to use the Canon C500 with AJA’s Ki Pro Quad to easily record and monitor 4K video. Getting these two to play nice isn’t too difficult, but there are a few things to be aware of if you want to get the best results possible. Watch my video above as I take you through the step-by-step process of setting up the C500 and the Ki Pro Quad to record 4K ProRes, and stay tuned for a future blog about using the Thunderbolt passthrough to record the Canon RAW to your computer!"

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NAB Video: Conversations with Filmmakers on the Topic of 4K ...

NAB Video: Conversations with Filmmakers on the Topic of 4K ... | 4K and the future | Scoop.it
NAB-2013-FreshDV We mention 4k a lot around here, mainly because it's something most filmmakers will have to work with at some point in the near future if they haven't already. While 4k acquisition is certainly a separate ...
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After hours at NAB: A closer look at Red's Dragon upgrade operation, by Zach Honig (2 Videos)

After hours at NAB: A closer look at Red's Dragon upgrade operation, by Zach Honig (2 Videos) | 4K and the future | Scoop.it

Posted by Zach Honig on April 9, 2013 • 


"Red's clean room on the NAB show floor is typically no place for camera crews, but after adding a bit of protection, Red President Jarred Land gave us the green light to step inside the company's sacred space for a closer look at operation Dragon upgrade. (The $8,500+ sensor swap gives Epic cams the gift of 6K shooting.) The view from behind the glass wall separating spectators from technicians isn't significantly different, but we were able to get quite a bit more insight into how the process goes down, including stops at each of the workstations.

 

The temporary assembly center that Red built at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a miniature version of the company's primary facility in Irvine, California -- while Dragon upgrades are underway in Las Vegas, a structure that's estimated to be 20 times the size of the one here in Nevada is processing the updates remotely, though admittedly with far less fanfare. Join us past the break for an exclusive look at the process, live from Red's booth at NAB."

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The Only Company We Can Beat Is Ourselves: RED Ted NAB 2013 (09:47)

Posted by Vision Wrangler on April 10, 2013 • 

 

"I really enjoy seeing Red’s Ted pop up in interviews at trade shows. You could almost conduct a drinking game on how his voice is holding up. Emmanuel Pampuri rips apart the RED Booth at NAB 2013 and grabs a slightly husky Ted Schilowitz for a run down on all things RED."

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Cinescopophilia.com

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Prime Circle XE System: Prime Lenses With Electronic Aperture and Wireless Control. By Vision Wrangler

Prime Circle XE System: Prime Lenses With Electronic Aperture and Wireless Control. By Vision Wrangler | 4K and the future | Scoop.it

Posted by Vision Wrangler on April 4, 2013 • 

 

"The Prime Circle XE System is a complete range of innovative prime lenses with electronic aperture and wireless control up to 300 ft, available in 10 different focal lengths from 15mm to 135mm with a macro 50mm and macro 100mm.


The Prime Circle XE lenses are world class optics (Carl Zeiss) in a high-end shape and cine-style ergonomics with dedicated XE and XE-Z wireless controllers and a FZ intelligent mount (a micro 4/3 follows shortly).


Large focus scales (cine-style focus classic direction) on both sides of lens barrel for precise focus-pullers work, and 95mm front mount across all the lenses sizes.


The optics offer magic cinematic feeling engineered by the most prestigious optical manufacturer in the world. Based on the popular EF Mount the Prime Circle XE can be mounted on every EF Mount camera, or several different cameras with FZ Mount or micro 4/3 with the XE System intelligent mounts."

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