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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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Leica Goes 4K Video

By Jose Antunes | September 19, 2014

The Leica S (Type 007) announced at Photokina 2014 is not only a medium format camera, it's also a 4k video machine.

Old dog with new tricks is a phrase that comes to mind when you discover that the newest Leica, the S 007, which will only be available in the Spring of 2015, can record 4K video.

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Lexar Shows World’s Fastest SD Cards

By Jose Antunes | September 19, 2014

Sandisk may have gone for quantity, with their 512GB cards, but Lexar is running fast with their new SD cards:300MB per second!

Lexar announced recently the new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards, the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. To complement the new line and create a full portfolio of SD UHS-II products, Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader.

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HDRinstant, Lucky Photos From Your Video

By Jose Antunes | September 18, 2014

Creating HDR images from your videos can be easier with this program. But do not expect miracles.

HDRinstant is a brand new program that allows you to choose your favourite moment from your video and, using the neighbouring frames, create an HDR image or an improved still. Pro Video Coalition  mentioned the program before, but finally had a chance to try it, so this article is about that experience. First, though, let's explain some of the technology behind the "lucky" photos.

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Canon: New Lenses for Video and a Storage Device

By Jose Antunes | September 16, 2014

Cinematography, Videography, Broadcast and Photography all together on a new Canon website, Glass First, dedicated to lenses.

Two new lenses with STM technology, one a first for full-frame, a storage device and a website dedicated to lenses are some of the new things Canon shared with the visitors at Photokina.

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SanDisk: Upgraded CFast 2.0 and New 512 GB SD

By Jose Antunes | September 15, 2014

SanDisk's new 512 GB SD card may have stolen the show, but the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 is also news these days.

SanDisk presented at IBC and now at Photokina the world's highest capacity SD Card. Their new SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card 512GB for high performance video and photo capture, enables capture of 4K Ultra HD, Full HD video and fast-action photography. But there is also an upgraded CFast 2.0 that attracts the attention of names as ARRI, Atomos or Blackmagic Design.

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EOS 7D Mark II: the Baby EOS-1D X

By Jose Antunes | September 15, 2014

The EOS 7D MK II is not 4K, but does 1080p at 60fps, offers MOV or MP4 and compression algorithms (IBP, ALL-I, Light IPB).

Although many are moaning about the EOS 7D Mark II missing important things - to them - the fact is that the new camera is a baby 1DX or 5D Mark III. Canon, again, goes for stability instead of folklore. And extends video options, along with photographic capacities that justify the 5 year wait for a new camera.

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Panasonic launches 4K Remote Camera Head

By PVC News Staff | September 12, 2014

Panasonic has added a 4K, broadcast quality, micro camera to its range of ultra-compact Industrial Medical Vision camera heads

The new camera head offers 4K imaging through an incredibly compact camera head (27 x 30 x 42mm) and opens up 4K broadcasting in testing settings such as nature documentaries, which require discreet and compact recording equipment.

Featuring a 1/3’ 3MOS imaging sensor the camera... Read More

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Varicam goes on show at IBC 2014

By PVC News Staff | September 12, 2014

Production models of the much anticipated 4K Varicam and Varicam HS from Panasonic were unveiled at IBC 2014

The Varicam retains the clever modular design first introduced at NAB in Las Vegas, as the third generation camera arrives in two new variants, the super35mm, 4K Varicam 35, and the 2/3 type, high speed HD Varicam HS.

Andre Meterian, Director of Panasonic’s Professional Camera... Read More

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RØDE announces a new standard in immersive audio

RØDE announces a new standard in immersive audio

By PVC News Staff | September 12, 2014

Australian audio company RØDE Microphones is excited to announce a new standard for broadcast-quality, immersive audio recording for on-camera use. The Stereo VideoMic X is RØDE’s flagship microphone for single-system audio, featuring acoustically matched true-condenser... Read More

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Odyssey7Q Adds 4K ProRes Recording

Odyssey7Q Adds 4K ProRes Recording

By PVC News Staff | September 12, 2014

Convergent Design announced today that the Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder will add 4K video recording with Apple ProRes 422 HQ. 4K and Ultra HD video from cameras such as the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others can be converted to ProRes and recorded on the... Read More

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Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data

Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance Presents New Plug-In for the Post-Production of Light-Field Data

By PVC News Staff | September 12, 2014

The Fraunhofer Digital Cinema Alliance, leading provider of future-oriented solutions for an enhanced digital media and digital cinema workflow, is presenting a new light-field software plug-in for Avid Media Composer®, developed by Fraunhofer IIS, at IBC 2014. On-location retakes... Read More

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Canon EOS 7D MK II and Nikon D750: The Need for Speed

By Jose Antunes | September 12, 2014

The APS-C Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the Nikon D750 FX do video at 60fps at 1920x1080. Not enough speed, some say...

Canons has not officially unveiled their EOS 7D Mark II, but the usual leaks have worked again, and some of the specifications for the camera are already out. Confirmed, it is a APS-C sensor, apparently a 20,2 MP with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Nikon, on the other end, goes for a full frame sensor at 24MP on their D750 that follows the path the D810 showed in terms of video.

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