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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Company’s First P2 HD Handheld Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA Recording, New ExpressP2 Card for High-Frame Rate Recording

By PVC News Staff | February 27, 2014

Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that... Read More

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Blackmagic: Over 200 people have asked you to remove the Band-Aid!

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Over 200 DreamColor users have signed the online petition for Blackmagic to remove the Band-Aid!

By Allan Tépper | February 26, 2014

Back in May 2012, I created an online petition directed at Blackmagic. Why did I do that? Because despite years of diplomatic prodding on my part, both via articles in ProVideo Coalition magazine and private emails, Blackmagic had (and has still) avoided and postponed offering RGB on its HDMI outputs. [If you’ve read my articles regarding HP DreamColor connectivity, you already know that the DreamColor engine demands digital RGB (not YUV/component) and true progressive (not interlaced or even PsF).]

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Blackmagic Cameras and Adapting Lenses To Fit

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Nikon, Leica, & More

By Brian Hallett | February 26, 2014

Do you have a bunch of Nikon glass in your house, and you want to use them on your Blackmagic Camera?  Or, did your Dad have a little bit of Leica Love when he was younger and those old R mount lenses are still in his closet?  Well, you can use those lenses on your Blackmagic Cameras.

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Audition Tips in Final Cut Pro X

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 25, 2014

How do you use Auditions in Final Cut Pro X?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us some novel and practical ways to use auditions that you may not have considered.

Auditions are kind of like single "multiclips" that obviate the need... Read More

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Videoguys’ Recommends that Now is the time for Final Cut Editors to Get Started with Avid Media Comp

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

By videoguys.com | February 25, 2014

Are you still editing on FCP7? Are you still wasting hours upon hours logging & transferring or MPEG Stream clipping your file based HD footage into HD before you can even start editing? Still making due with clunky work-arounds that allow you to struggle through your projects, without any... Read More

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Optimizing performance in Premiere & After Effects

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Some resources

By Rich Young | February 25, 2014

Adobe offered a free webinar, Optimizing your system for peak performance with After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro, on February 27, 2014. Presented by Todd Kopriva (After Effects QA) and Steve Hoeg (Premiere Pro engineering manager), the session covers how CPU, graphics cards, and RAM affect performance, as well as platform-specific considerations, including the new Mac Pro.

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It’s a calibrated 709 field monitor! No, a 10-bit 4:2:2 recorder! It’s Ninja Blade or Samurai Blade!

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

It’s a bird!? It’s a plane!? No, it’s a calibrated 709 monitor + a 10-bit 4:2:2 recorder!

By Allan Tépper | February 25, 2014

It isn’t easy to decide whether to call Átomos’s Samurai Blade or new Ninja Blade (just released this morning at BVE in London, England, UK) a calibrated 709 monitor which happens to have a built-in 10-bit 4:2:2 recorder, or to call it a 10-bit 4:2:2 recorder which happens to have a built-in calibrated 709 monitor. Some people might use it primarily as a monitor, and as a backup recording from higher end cameras that already record high end signals internally, while others might buy it as their primary recorder, when the internal camera one is at 8-bit 4:2:0 or to record the output of a video mixer. Either way, one comes with the other. Ahead are some details and comparative test recordings.

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To 4K or Not to 4K - A PVC Roundtable Discussion

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

ProVideo Coalition writers weigh in on 4K questions, concerns and logistics

By The ProVideo Coalition | February 23, 2014

John Bourbonais says it all in the title of his recent article, Why 4K is Wrong. In it, Bourbonais looks at the issues 4K presents around quality, post, delivery and future-proofing while laying out why 4K doesn't add anything to the process or the product. He doesn't delve to... Read More

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Book Review: Between the Scenes

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 23, 2014

The transitions that take you from one scene to another in a movie or TV show aren’t the sort of things audiences typically consider. Unless the transition piece is something designed as a glorified gag (think Austin Powers) or done with a genuine purpose (think 24), audiences don't... Read More

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Product Review: Genus Mini Jib

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Truly Compact and Portable Jib for DSLRs and HD Camcorders

By Jeff Foster | February 22, 2014

The new Genus Mini Jib was designed for portability and simple setup/operation on location. It's not meant to be a studio jib but while it can handle a decent payload of about 9lbs, you can manage to get a decent load to balance and maintain control of the operation. I give the Genus Mini Jib a thorough test with two different camera configurations and push it to the limits.

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Hey Adobe, how about that video focused Production Premium CC bundle?

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Even if it only saved us $60 a year, that's something

By Scott Simmons | February 22, 2014

When Adobe ditched the “boxed software” model of pay one price get the product forever and moved to a monthly subscription model the outcry was loud. Some loved it. Many hated it. There were more level headed critiques. Most of use were more like: whatever … how much and is this software good? From the video production perspective it is good, even great, software tools that Adobe is creating these days. But while installing CC on a new laptop the other day I couldn’t help but wish we still had some type of video focused Production Premium CC option. Like our cable subscriptions, many of us are paying for things we’ll never, ever use.

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The Post Podcast Episode 11 - Imagineer Systems

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

We talk to Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Office at Imagineer Systems about all things tracking!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 21, 2014

In this weeks show, we look at news & views from the week ending February 21st, 2014.  We're talking motion tracking with Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer at Imagineer Systems, and we're giving away a copy of Mocha Pro!

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Don’t fast forward

Television commercial editor delivers stunning spots using Adobe Creative Cloud workflow

By Meagan Keane | February 21, 2014

Our friend Adam Pertofsky at Rock Paper Scissors has been busy these last few months. Since we last talked with him, he’s completed the third part of the Captain Morgan series of commercials and cut three additional spots, one of which aired during the Super Bowl. We took a few minutes to... Read More

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Hearst Television covers the Winter Games

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Remote team uses laptops equipped with Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and package athlete stories

By Meagan Keane | February 20, 2014

Since the beginning of the Winter Games, Hearst Television has been on site in Sochi delivering general coverage, as well as profiles of individual Team USA athletes. Hearst relies on a tapeless workflow and reporters in the newsroom and out in the field use Adobe Premiere Pro CC, part of Adobe... Read More

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Ask Me No Questions And I’ll Speak In No Fragments

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Secrets For Filming Interviews

By Don Starnes | February 20, 2014

A sign taped to the door says "Quiet-- filming." This only makes you more nervous. You enter the room: it's pitch black, except for the brightly lit chair in the middle.

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MediaZilla: The Future of Media Libraries and Sharing?

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Intuitive Platform for your entire Media Library with Blu-ray Style Menus

By Jeff Foster | February 19, 2014

Well, this looks like an interesting concept - and definitely one worth investigating further if not actually supporting. I don't usually give much attention to crowdfunding products, let alone post an announcement or give my thoughts on one, but when I was approached by MediaZilla founder Jon Geddes about their campaign, I was intrigued to see where this was going. I think you may be as well.

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First look: Canon’s VIXIA/LEGRIA mini X 1080p cameras

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

The mini X 1080p camera can seamlessly intercut with a C300; partially complies with Beyond AVCHD Manifesto.

By Allan Tépper | February 19, 2014

Canon’s latest tiny yet ferocious 1080p cameras, the VIXIA mini (US$299) and VIXIA mini X (US$399) —together with their 25p cousins, the LEGRIA mini and LEGRIA mini X, boast irresistible features while taking positive steps towards the Beyond AVCHD Manifesto. This first look article will focus on the more capable (and quite intriguing) mini X, including videos, specs, potential applications, and my few criticisms.

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Graham Elliott puts creativity in motion

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Fearless filmmaker and innovator explores the world of creativity with help from Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 19, 2014

Growing up, Graham Elliott desperately wanted to become a pilot and devoted himself to learning about flight. At 17 he received a scholarship to the RAF in London and within a week he was flying solo. Although Elliott ultimately decided he didn’t want to be in the Air Force, he took away... Read More

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Useful Tools for Editors - Winter’s End Edition

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Lots of FCPX stuff in this list. And a $150 iPad app

By Scott Simmons | February 18, 2014

It’s been awhile since we’ve looked at some Useful Tools for Editors so with this new batch of utilities that have popped up recently let’s have a look. We’ve got quite a few for Final Cut Pro X, a color correction app for those with deep pockets and one that might help with tricky file format conversions.

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Final Cut Pro X and Mac Pro Performance

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 18, 2014

How many streams of 4K can you play on a new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training answer that question and more.

To be fair, a more accurate way to phrase the question would be: how many streams of UHD RAW,... Read More

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