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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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ProMAX Launches New Platform Series 4 Workflow Servers

By PVC News Staff | September 11, 2014

Media Asset Management and a Browser-Based UI top a list of powerful features designed to accelerate content creation process

ProMAX Systems, the manufacturer of Platform workflow servers, high-performance ONE workstations and Cache-A archival appliances, has released the ProMAX Platform Series 4, its latest and most advanced workflow servers for video professionals.  The new Series 4 servers include powerful... Read More

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EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC 2014

EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC 2014

By PVC News Staff | September 09, 2014

Enterprise-class, distributed and redundant “scale-out” file system offers unmatched performance for real-time workflows

EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a... Read More

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Canon’s “Touch and Try” at IBC2014

By Jose Antunes | September 09, 2014

Visitors of the Canon stand at IBC2014 will be able to try the Cinema EOS Cameras and new camcorders recently launched.

Canon has announced more details about its activities at IBC – the leading global trade show for media and broadcast professionals to be held at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 12-16 September 2014 – and the news are exciting for those interested into Canon's products.

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Call for Entries: Toronto International SHORT Film Festival

Call for Entries: Toronto International SHORT Film Festival

By PVC News Staff | September 08, 2014

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival. The inaugural Toronto... Read More

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The Foundry Launches COLORWAY for MAXON Cinema 4D

The Foundry Launches COLORWAY for MAXON Cinema 4D

By PVC News Staff | September 08, 2014

Free new kit introduces compatibility with industry-leading 3D app

Following the unveiling of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON Cinema 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop looks and lighting for 3D objects and scenes, then share a... Read More

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Sir Richard Branson Invests In 3D Robotics

By Jeff Foster | September 07, 2014

Brings Aerial Expert Colin Guinn to Necker Island for a Demo

In a surprise posting on the Virgin website this weekend, Sir Richard Branson share about interest in this emerging technology and acknowledges his investment into the tech company founded by Chris Anderson.

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RED Wants to be a DSLR: The Second Coming!

By Jose Antunes | September 05, 2014

RED goes to Photokina and wants to be THE stills and video camera. The first part is news, the rest is an old story.

In an exclusive story, published recently, the website fstoppers writes that "RED Has Big Plans To Be Your Still Camera Maker". I somehow felt it like a déjà vu, and that I had been taken back in time. No, it was real, it is today, we're in 2014. So, RED is at it again. Those of us old enough to remember those things do know RED tried this trick years ago. The rabbit never came out of the hat!

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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

By PVC News Staff | September 05, 2014

This SuperMeet promises to be the largest gathering of Final Cut, Adobe, and Avid and editors, filmmakers, and more during IBC

The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as... Read More

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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units

Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units

By PVC News Staff | September 04, 2014

Now Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time

Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum... Read More

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Photokina Movie: Action Starts Soon

By Jose Antunes | September 04, 2014

From action cams to huge cinema rigs, Photokina has it all. Doors open on the 16th September.

Photokina embraces action this year, with a whole area dedicated to "Action!", where users can borrow an action cam, try it out and take home the film made with the camera. It also has one hall dedicated to video, for professional users and ambitious film hobbyists.

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