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More Panasonic GH4 Images and Specs Leak Out Ahead of Release

More Panasonic GH4 Images and Specs Leak Out Ahead of Release | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Here's the best look we've seen so far the the 4K Panasonic Lumix GH4.

Key features and specs include:


  • 16.05MP Sensor
  • Quad core processor and venus Engine
  • ISO up to 25,600. 12fps, 7.5 fps with continuous focusing
  • 4K video at 4096×2160 pixels and max frame rate of 96fps.


Additional Info:

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/02/4k-panasonic-gh4-uhd-30fps-24fps-price-cost/


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JVC 4K Camera for "Under $2,000" on Display at CES 2014

JVC 4K Camera for "Under $2,000" on Display at CES 2014 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


4K is the big buzz phrase this year.


Camera-wise though, the selection is still a bit slim.


Sony showed off its new FDR-AX100 and Panasonic featured a prototype 4K Lumix camera.


Additionally, JVC had its 4K version of the PX100 on display as a reference exhibit at CES 2014.


The camera was tethered to a 4K display and streaming 4K footage from its HDMI port.


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Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 offers UHD recording in a small form factor

Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 offers UHD recording in a small form factor | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


As the price of 4K televisions drop and related devices expand, the demand for consumer-level Ultra HD camcorders is increasing, with such functionality even making its way onto a few smartphones. 


Today Sony has introduced, in addition to its latest Action Cam model, the FDR-AX100, it's first compact 4K Handycam camcorder.


Expect the Ax100 to hit shelves in March.  MSRP: $1,999.00


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Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Technology

Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Technology | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features advanced technology so that you have a complete solution for Ultra HD 4K production.


The camera’s Super 35 size sensor and EF lens mount lets you use the highest quality lenses for full Ultra HD 4K resolution.


You get ProRes and CinemaDNG file recording directly to fast removable SSDs and you can connect the camera in live environments using the built in 6G-SDI output.


With greater dynamic range than typical high end production cameras you get beautiful Ultra HD 4K images!


Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Features Super 35 size 4K sensor, EF mount, 12 stops of Dynamic range, SSD recorder and display.    

$3,995


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Phaedra Pardue's curator insight, January 3, 2014 4:11 PM

4K Blackmagic Production Camera for under $4k, now THAT'S a deal! If you plan to shoot your next project in 4K, consider that you'll need more data for 4K digital workflows.  Contact me for a complimentary consult via phone, email, or Skype at phaedra.pardue@sohonet.com

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera - First Sample Videos from Grant Petty

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera - First Sample Videos from Grant Petty | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



The first 4K images are rolling off the 4K production camera, shot by Grant Petty himself no less.


I’m hugely impressed with the image.


It breaks new ground for resolution for an accessibly priced movie camera.


The download is absolutely huge at 9GB. If you just want a glance at what’s on offer, you’re in luck because I’m going to guide you through the images now and do some frame grabs.


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NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses

NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Some people are still coming to terms with the fact that 4K is the new 1080i, wait till they get a load of 8K REC.2020 NHK style.

They keep shrinking the camera down. That thing was about the size of a small car about 24 months ago, and now NHK say they will continue to shrink the camera head while continuing to improve the image quality.

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Imagination moves into camera IP for UltraHD imaging

Imagination moves into camera IP for UltraHD imaging | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Imagination Technologies has made its first move into the camera sensor market with a new Image Signal Processing (ISP) architecture codenamed ‘Raptor’ that can support the coming 4K UltraHD format.


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Working in 4K UltraHD with the Sony FDR-AX1

Working in 4K UltraHD with the Sony FDR-AX1 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


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Overall, I’m pleased with this purchase.


Looking at the footage from this camera reminds me of my first foray into 1080 HD with the Canon XH-A1.


After years of working in standard definition, the Canon’s 1440×1080 resolution was a breath of fresh air.


Now, after years working with HD, the Sony’s 3840×2160 resolution is quite a sight.


But like the Canon, the general “feel” of the footage is definitely that of a first generation prosumer camera. Looking at the video at 100%, I can see some artifacting and the image seems to be slightly grainy. But again, I may be spoiled after working with larger sensor DSLRs for so long.


But until a reasonably-priced DSLR or MFT camera that can shoot 4K is released, I’m sure to get plenty of use from the Sony.

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Sony wants to bring 4K production to the masses

Sony wants to bring 4K production to the masses | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


As it has done several times before in its history, Sony is looking beyond the Hollywood production community for its new 4K-capable production equipment — which include cameras, switchers, record decks and monitors — and will now begin targeting the production mainstream; that is, rank-and-file videographers, small broadcast news stations and others looking for improved image quality but not wanting to give up their well-established workflows. 


Among a range of possibilities, that means smaller sized, ENG-style cameras that are instantly familiar to those working in HD today.


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Ultra-Small Super Hi-Vision 8K Developed Cube Camera Head From NHK

Ultra-Small Super Hi-Vision 8K Developed Cube Camera Head From NHK | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


In order to realize practical test broadcasting in 2016, NHK is accelerating the research and development is a Super Hi-Vision TV broadcasting service of the next generation (8K / below, SHV) of.


This time, in collaboration with Astro Design Co., Ltd., 12.5cm × depth 15cm in height width 12.5cm ×, weight was developed by the Cube type SHV camera head of 2kg.


Astro Design Website:

http://www.astrodesign.co.jp/english/


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Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers

Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec designed to meet the requirements of the professional market, while XAVC-S is aimed squarely at consumers with its MP4 wrapping.

 

 

Of course, both codecs should play nice with Sony's series of CineAlta cameras (the PMW-F5 is pictured above), which is set to reach over 2,000 units shipped by the end of the month.

 

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Blackmagic Design keeps on keeps on disrupting the market with broadcast equipment at lower prices than the competition, and has done it again with two new cameras:


The £665/$995 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

And the £2,675/$3,995 4K Production Camera.


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CES 2013 Panasonic Adds Cameras Online and Underwater and 4k

CES 2013 Panasonic Adds Cameras Online and Underwater and 4k | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

The Videomaker team in Las Vegas has captured a photo of a 4k camcorder, this is clearly not ready for shipping, but it follows the design of many other Panasonic prosumer cameras.

 

The protype includes notes of having resolutions at 4096x2160 and 3840x2160 and one HDMI output as well as connectivity with a 20-inch 4k Display, complete with circuitry in the shape of a heart.

 

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Panasonic's first-person 4K camera debuts at CES, set for launch in late 2014

Panasonic's first-person 4K camera debuts at CES, set for launch in late 2014 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Wearable devices and 4K are two of the biggest trends at CES, and Panasonic has managed to make both collide.


The outfit's revealed a UHD camera that folks can wear on their head with the help of a plastic mount that wraps around their ears and neck.


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Panasonic jumps on 4K train with drool-worthy GH prototype

Panasonic jumps on 4K train with drool-worthy GH prototype | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


If 2013 was the year of the 'affordable' full-frame camera, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of 4K.

We've seen dirt cheap 4K monitors from Asus, Seiki, Dell and Philips, but haven't heard many new announcements from camera manufacturers... yet.

Panasonic is jumping onto the 4K train with a new prototype based on their excellent GH series.


Details are still scarce, but the spec that has us all drooling is the price: just south of $2,000.


If Panasonic manages to come in that low, they'll have the attention of the HD-DSLR world.


Engadget is also reporting further details: Video can be ouput via mini-HDMI in an uncompressed feed, while UHD can be recorded at a rate of 200 Mbps.


Another feature that grabbed our attention?


The camera will be able to snap photos while shooting 4K video.


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World's Smallest 8K Camera Moving Forward

World's Smallest 8K Camera Moving Forward | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

Astro Design's 8K camera is moving forward as Japan looks to broadcast in UHD 8K by 202.


Based on a design similar to the Sony F5 and F55, the camera is essentially a head, or brain, that records directly to an external recorder via an optical output with XLR connectors for audio.


The chip is huge, too, at 2.5 inches. 


The recorders are being developed in tandem and compresses at 1 over 6 to be recorded. 


It can record at 60p with plans for frame rates up to 120 fps. 


Currently, there’s only a prototype, but Astro Design is expecting the 8K camera to run about $300,000.


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Hands on with Sony's new 4K camcorder

Hands on with Sony's new 4K camcorder | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Sony just released its consumer 4K camcorder, the FDR-AX1, at a hefty price of $4,500, and gave USATODAY a hands-on sneak peek.


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Sony AX1 Workflow- Make Sony 4K XAVC S compatible with Final Cut

Sony AX1 Workflow- Make Sony 4K XAVC S compatible with Final Cut | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


This guide provides a workflow to get Sony FDR-AX1 4K XAVC S files to work in Final Cut Express.

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Blackmagic CEO: “Low frame rate UHD is NOT good enough”

Blackmagic CEO: “Low frame rate UHD is NOT good enough” | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


After a short delay caused by issues related to the sensor, Blackmagic Design says its £2500 4K Super 35mm digital camera will ship this quarter.

“The entire world will buy Ultra HD at some point,” predicts CEO and founder Grant Petty.


“The increasing pixel density of screens make it logical.


In Europe, Ultra HD is important because broadcasters have been hobbled by electing 1080i rather than 1080p HD, so the jump in resolution to 4K will be felt.


Andre Bontems's insight:

Corrected Headline:

Blackmagic CEO: “Low frame rate UHD is NOT good enough”!

Our apologies!

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4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2013?

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2013? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


There’s a lot happening under the hood in these cameras, and there will always be disagreements between vendors on how exactly to count pixel resolution, how different engineering tactics can yield greater or lesser results at a given resolution, etc.

That discussion is beyond the scope of this overview and would be contentious at any rate.

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Matt Davis’ in-depth PXW-Z100 4K Camcorder review

Matt Davis’ in-depth PXW-Z100 4K Camcorder review | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


For me, that’s the point of the PXW-Z100: you’re buying a good, solid videographer’s camcorder - and you’re also buying the fast track into the world of 4K.


Andre Bontems's insight:


Great in depth review!


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6 Cameras to Ease Your Way Into Shooting 4K Video

6 Cameras to Ease Your Way Into Shooting 4K Video | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

To record in 4K or not to record in 4K, that is the (admittedly awkward) question many photographers and videographers are grappling with. As momentum continues to build behind the new format, you might find yourself grappling with it, too.

If you’re considering the jump to 4K, we’ve selected six video cameras that deliver it in a package that’s affordable, preserves your ability to shoot in HD and is relatively easy to use if you know your way around an HD digital SLR. Workflows for 4K are still maturing, so some solutions require proprietary memory formats and/or software for post-processing, but hey, no pain, no gain, right?

Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K
Price: $3,995
Info: www.blackmagicdesign.com

GoPro Hero3 4K video cameraGoPro Hero3 Black Edition
Price: $399.99
Info: www.gopro.com

Sony PMW-F5 4K video cameraSony PMW-F5
Price: $16,490
Info: http://pro.sony.com

Canon EOS-1D C 4K video cameraCanon EOS-1D C
Price: $15,000
Info: www.usa.canon.com


JVC GY-HMQ10 4K video cameraJVC GY-HMQ10
Price: $4,995
Info: www.pro.jvc.com


Red Scarlet-X 4K video cameraRed Scarlet-X
Price: $7,950 (body only)
Info: www.red.com


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Jason's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:36 PM

The difference in pricing is staggering. But the price doesn't always influence productivity. This was informative on a budgeting aspect, which troubles any and everyone in the movie making industry.

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Phantom Flex4K: Up Close and Sample Footage

Phantom Flex4K: Up Close and Sample Footage | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Vision Research unveiled its new Phantom Flex4K cinema camera at NAB 2013. The stunner feature is that it captures 4K RAW footage at 1000fps.


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Astro Design Debuting an 8K Camera Head and 1080P LCOS EVF

Astro Design Debuting an 8K Camera Head and 1080P LCOS EVF | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Can you imagine a camera that can do 8K 60P? Well Astro Design say the 8K AH- 4800 camera can do just that.





Astro Design Website:

http://www.astrodesign.co.jp/english/


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Back to the Future with 4K: Large-Sensor Motion Picture Cameras in 2013

Back to the Future with 4K: Large-Sensor Motion Picture Cameras in 2013 | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

A motion picture camera used to be a light-sealed box with a strip of film running through it. Was it easy to thread? Did it run quiet? How bright was the viewfinder?

 

Today’s cameras are exponentially more complex.

 

They are literal bundles of separate technologies, each lurching forward at a different rate.

 

To understand today’s cameras, you must understand the parts to understand the whole.

 

Andre Bontems's insight:

 

A great article!

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