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EOS C100 Mark II: The Next Generation of Cinema EOS

By Jose Antunes | October 22, 2014

The same design as the C100 but with several new features, some requested by users, are the base for the EOS C100 Mark II.

Canon expands its Cinema EOS System with the launch of the EOS C100 Mark II,  presented as the starting point for the new generation of cinema EOS cameras. The EOS C100 Mark II is very similar to the original C100, but introduces some new features in this large sensor professional video camera for single operators. The EOS C100 Mark II offers a comprehensively upgraded package, delivering improved image quality and greater creative flexibility alongside easier operation and wireless sharing capabilities. And a better EVF!

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Small LEDs Create BIG Panels

By Jose Antunes | October 20, 2014

Phottix have new VLED lights available, small panels that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger LED banks

The new series of Phottix LED lights are small, affordable LED lights for small crews – and here I mean freelancer videographers working on their own. Small LED lights are easy to transport, easy to work with and offer powerful controllable light for different projects, both in video and photography.

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4K is Obsolete. 5K is Here, 8K Comes Tomorrow

By Jose Antunes | October 17, 2014

The launch of Apple's 27-inch 5K display is one more sign that the market never stops. 5K monitors are the next big thing.

A selection of 4K Monitors at low prices was recently published here at PVC - 4K Monitors Under $850 - , but that seems to be old news now. Apple has just presented their new 5K monitor, and they’re not alone. Dell also has a new 5K monitor to show. These are some expensive gifts for the coming Christmas. But a new 8K DisplayPort standard was announced last September, making 8K monitors a viable option in a near future.

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Canon’s New Ultra Zoom for Sports and Nature

By Jose Antunes | October 17, 2014

A 75-1500mm focal range, 20x magnification, servo drive and 4K image quality are present in the new zoom lens for TV production.

Canon bolsters its cine servo lens line-up with the new CN20x50 – a high performance, ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production. Leveraging Canon’s long-standing and unparalleled expertise in lens design, the CN20x50 delivers superb image quality and exceptional creative control, and is the first lens of its type to combine a built-in 1.5x extender, class-leading 20x magnification and a removable servo drive, with a native 50-1000mm focal range that expands to a huge 75-1500mm.

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Editors Discuss the Business Side of Being Creative

Editors Discuss the Business Side of Being Creative

By PVC News Staff | October 16, 2014

Editors' Panel on Friday October 24, 2014

The Editors' Panel Series returns with another knockout installment! Join moderator Debra Kaufman and editors Richard Halsey, Tina Hirsch, Norman Hollyn and Glenn Morgan as they discuss the business side of editing: what does it take to survive as an editor in today's post-production... Read More

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Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship

Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS Ship

By PVC News Staff | October 15, 2014

Panasonic today announced the immediate availability of its highly-anticipated VariCam models, the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS.   The VariCam 35’s superb image handling in multiple formats ranging from pristine 4K RAW to more practical 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and ProRes capture formats make... Read More

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Everytime: a Project Management App

By Jose Antunes | October 09, 2014

Video is always a remixing of multiple experiences absorbed from around us. Everytime helps to share those with others.

Everytime is a project management app for creatives. If you work with videos, sounds or images, it might just be the right tool for you. In the case of video, it makes for an easier understanding of how movies are created, allowing to collect and comment on multiple segments that the production team may use as guidance for their own work.

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Think Tank Photo Releases Quadcopter Divider Kit

By Jose Antunes | October 08, 2014

Think Tank Photo Airport Acelerator bags can now be converted in a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

If your newly bought quadcopter does not fit in your bag, maybe it is time to buy a new bag to carry your quadcopter. Think Tank Photo has a solution with their Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit.

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HEXO+ Drone Flyes in May 2015

By Jose Antunes | October 08, 2014

The drone that follows and films you was funded in Kickstarter in one hour. In May 2015 the HEXO+ will fly into the market.

The Kickstarter campaign was funded in one hour, and in one month the HEXO+ raised  $1,306,920 from a pledged $50,000 goal, from 2236 persons that believed in the idea. The final product will be available in May 2015.

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Canon 4K Used for New IMAX 3D Film

By Jose Antunes | October 06, 2014

The astronauts at the International Space Station are capturing 4K content for a new IMAX 3D film, The Perfect Planet.

Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for a mission that will create material for the film A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

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ALEXA’S 10th Software Update Released: SUP 10.0

ALEXA’S 10th Software Update Released: SUP 10.0

By PVC News Staff | October 02, 2014

ARRI customers are rushing to download the 10th free software update for ALEXA, which was released this week following an open beta that began in August. It is available now at http://www.arri.com/camera/alexa/downloads/.

The many features in Software Update Packet... Read More

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Jeff Foster | October 02, 2014

Big News in the Fight for Aerial Videography and Photography in the US!

Iconic photo and commercial small drone manufacturers, 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot all join forces to form a coalition to fight for the rights to commercial small UAV/UAS useage and work with existing orgnaizations to devlop safety and proper regulatory oversight in this exploding industry.

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Film Convert Opens Cinematography Competition

By Jose Antunes | October 01, 2014

If you've a short film you want to share, why not enter the competition from Film Convert? There are $6000 in prizes.

There is a simple rule to participate in this cinematography competition: you need to grade your film with Film Convert, a software said to convert your digital footage in the timeless and romantic look of analog film. If you do not own the program, it does not matter: you can download a trial version and use it to grade your film and enter the competition.

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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and RED Product Lines

Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and RED Product Lines

By PVC News Staff | October 01, 2014

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. "From the advanced vector titling of Boris RED 5.5 to the... Read More

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Intel’s New Processor Speeds Up Video Rendering

By Jose Antunes | September 30, 2014

Intel's fastest processor is available now and it can drastically reduce the time to render video. But you need to pay the price

Intel's new consumer processor is not on the same league as their Xeon chips, those used in workstations, but the Haswell-E is the fastest processor many working videographers may need, at a much lower price than the Xeon costs. Recent tests show results that may surprise everybody. The entry level processor costs close to $400.

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OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

By Jeff Foster | September 29, 2014

The New Lineup of GoPro Cameras Now Includes Real 4K/24-30fps Capability, Built-in Touchscreen and Overall Improved Performance

Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'll be sharing a hands-on review with you shortly as well.

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Anura: The Dream of a Pocketable Drone

By Jose Antunes | September 26, 2014

AeriCam wants to build a pocket-sized drone designed for consumers and able to travel with the user whenever, wherever, 24/7.

AeriCam Anura–Pocket size Drone24/7 is a new project on Kickstarter, with pre-order available from mid-October 2014. The new project from AeriCam will be pocketable and controllable through a smartphone. AeriCam expects the price to be under $200.

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Lightworks Version 12 is Now Available

By Jose Antunes | September 26, 2014

Lightworks version 12 offers new features, making it faster, more powerful and easier to use. A FREE version is also available!

Lightworks 12 is finally available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X - making Lightworks the first professional tri-platform NLE in history. Also, as a result of Lightworks' intelligent software architecture, new features and fixes for all three versions will be available virtually at the same time, barring operating system-specific issues.

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Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media Teams

Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media Teams

By PVC News Staff | September 24, 2014

Wipster Creates Simple, Elegant Media Review and Approval Experience for Content Creators, Filmmakers, In-House Video Teams

Wipster today announced it has successfully completed an extensive beta program and is formally launching its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, Wipster is a beautifully designed,... Read More

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Ricoh goes after GoPro

By Jose Antunes | September 23, 2014

With the Ricoh WG-M1, the company aims to cater for the needs of sports enthusiasts, offering speeds of 120 fps... and WiFi.

Although GoPro takes the lead when it comes to action cams, there is still space for other brands to show and sell their models. That explains why Ricoh presented recently their WG-M1, the newest addition to the WG series of cameras for outdoor and underwater activities.

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