Arri is releasing Software Update Packet (SUP) 2.0 for Amira cameras, and the subsequent release of SUP 3.0. The former unlocks 4K UHD recording for high-resolution pipelines, while the latter enables MPEG-2 MXF recording for streamlined, broadcast-friendly workflows. Together they stretch the already wide spectrum of Amira’s deliverable options at both ends of the scale, making the camera an even more versatile production tool.
The Software Update Packet (SUP) 11.0 for Alexa cameras is now available for download from the company’s website, free of charge.
AJA Video Systems has released v1.1 firmware for the new Cion 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera.
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ support for HD recording in both models.
Cinematographer John Sharaf, principal of Atlanta digital production facility John Sharaf Photography, has purchased two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders that are immediately available to the region’s burgeoning production community.
Tim Polster, owner/videographer of sister companies Metroplex Multimedia and Watch My MVP, both of Arlington, Texas, has transitioned to three Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handhelds for all his primary acquisition.
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering
Red Digital Cinema has added new authorized rental house and dealer programs.
AOS Technologies has released a new family of high-speed cameras.
AJA Video Systems’ Cion 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally.