At the National Association of Broadcasters show earlier this month in Las Vegas Blackmagic Design introduced Blackmagic Ursa, a high-end digital film camera the company says is “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.
Arri showcased its new Amira camera at the National Association of Broadcasters show earlier this month in Las Vegas. A versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows, the Amira has an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, Amira is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded looks based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion.
In what was arguably the hit of the event, AJA Video Systems unveiled the Cion camera at the National Association of Broadcasters show earlier this month in Las Vegas. The totally new camera 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 and 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.
Sony has added the a7S to its line of full-frame interchangeable lens DSLR cameras. The announcement came during last week’s National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
At last week’s National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas Sony announced that it is adding Apple ProRes on-board recording as a future hardware upgrade option for its F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras.
Sony and the American Film Institute co-hosted an exclusive event at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show last week and premiered three short films shot with Sony’s F65 and F55 4K cameras.
Three top filmmakers will hold seminars next week at the Miller Camera Support booth (C9520) at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Accredited time-lapse photographer Ryan Killackey, renowned Italian filmmaker Ketch Rossi and esteemed British filmmaker Philip Bloom will each share their insights into the complex, inner workings of the film and television industries and why they choose to rely on Miller Camera Support equipment when out in the field.
Climate change is a complex global phenomenon. Documenting its many aspects for a new multi-part cable series required an HD production format that could not only provide a cinematic, audience-friendly look but also the flexibility to capture everything from expert interviews to location footage shot in a wide range of temperature extremes. Challenged with these requirements, the producers of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously chose Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras and a wide variety of Canon optics, including Canon CN-E Cinema prime lenses, for the superb image quality, extreme mobility, and creative capabilities needed to make this multi-camera documentary-style series.
Codex has announced that it is working with Vision Research to provide a robust workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post-production and archiving.
Codex has announced Codex Action Cam, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and stereoscopic 3D production. The camera is designed for use as a supplement to larger camera systems on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the situation or location in which the production is trying to shoot. The new camera will be on display at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 7.