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Panasonic announce VarisCam 35 Camera at NAB 2014

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

Panasonic has entered the realm of 4K digital cinema production with the announcement of their new 4K VariCam camera/recorder—the VariCam 35. First seen in mockups at NAB 2012, the VariCam 35 boasts an all-new super 35mm MOS image sensor and utilizes Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA codecs for internal 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD recording. The camera is also capable of external 4K raw recording, provides 14 stops of dynamic range, and features a standard PL lens mount.
Topics: 4K, Panasonic, VariCam
 

Leader announces new LV5490 SD to 4K multi-standard multi-waveform monitor

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

Cypress, California, USA, 29 March 2013: Leader Instruments Corporation announces the LV5490 SD to 4K multi-standard multi-waveform monitor, a major addition to its range of test equipment.

"The LV5490 is one of the most versatile additions to our product range in recent years," comments Leader Instruments Corporation President George Gonos. "Scheduled for introduction on the Leader booth (C6516) at the 8-11 April 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas, it is a highly versatile waveform monitor supporting the full range of standard video production and transmission resolutions from 525 and 625 standard definition up to 3840 x 2160 and 4096 x 2160 4K.
 

Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA - April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more.

The new ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 20 independent SD, HD or Ultra HD 4K video inputs with each input featuring a full frame synchronizer. ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K also includes all the features expected from a professional switcher, including chroma key, transitions, DVE, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, two multi view outputs and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections.
Topics: 4K, Atem, Blackmagic
 

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA - April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
Topics: 4K, Blackmagic, Camera, Ursa
 

AJA Debuts CION: 4K/UHD/2K/HD Professional Camera

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 (April 7, 2014)— AJA Video Systems today announced CION, an entirely new professional camera. CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture. ProRes codecs are well established in many post-production environments and offer wide compatibility with editing, color correction and finishing applications.

Topics: 4K, AJA, Camera, CION
 

Sony launches professional PXW-Z100 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder

Written by Tim Payne on September 5th, 2013.      0 comments

sony-pxw-z100-angle-200x120Sydney 5 September 2013:
Sony today announced the PXW-Z100, a professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder featuring a 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The sensor has a total of 16 million pixels, allowing the camcorder to capture stunning 4K content (4096x2160) at 50p or 60p. This camcorder marks Sony’s latest step in expanding the 4K world to everyone, from high-end cinema to corporate and event productions.
Topics: 4K, PMX-Z100, Sony
 

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