Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount. This means you can upgrade to the latest sensor technology in the future and keep your investment in the camera body!
Blackmagic URSA is designed to be used on high end feature films, commercials, episodic television production, documentaries, electronic news gathering, music videos and more. When used on jobs with a large crew you can easily dress the camera with high quality cinema lenses, rails, follow focus, matte boxes and more. With built in scopes for exposure, focus and audio levels, it’s easy for DOP’s to get perfect results every time. The dedicated screen for camera assistants lets them check and update camera parameters independently of the DOP. If you’re shooting solo then the large fold out on set monitor, built in scopes and internal recorder means you don’t need any extra on set equipment because it’s all built into the camera. That’s a whole film set of equipment built into the one extremely portable design!
The Blackmagic URSA features a larger professional size that has the space for powerful cooling that allows higher frame rates while keeping the chassis cool and the fan super quiet. The machined aluminum design is incredibly strong and has been designed for large film crew use and to be field upgradable to new sensors by the user. Each area of the camera has been divided into separate DOP, camera assistant and audio engineer work stations. The DOP station features a large 10 inch fold out on set monitor and separate 5 inch screen for settings, camera status and scopes. The camera assist station features a separate screen for camera settings, status and scopes and an audio station features audio meters, controls and audio connections. The big screen means you don’t need extra on set equipment so it’s easy to move around quickly between shots. Simply fold in the monitor and go!
URSA is a true professional digital film camera with a 4K sensor, global shutter and an incredible 12 stops of dynamic range. The wide dynamic range blows away regular video cameras or even high end broadcast cameras, so you get dramatically better images that look like true digital film. The wide dynamic range preserves detail in dark shadows as well as bright highlights so you have a wider range of brightness levels to work with when color grading in post production. The extra large Super 35 size allows for creative shallow depth of field shooting and the high resolution Ultra HD 12 bit lossless Cinema DNG RAW means you get incredible quality! You can also shoot Ultra HD or HD in Apple ProRes™ for easy post production workflow with minimum storage requirements!
Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10” viewfinder, 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera is available in HD and Ultra HD models, and is packed with all the advanced features you need for multi camera production and broadcast!
Perfect for outdoor and indoor live production
Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design
New Panasonic Large-Format 4K LED Displays
When it comes to 4K TV, bigger is always better. More specifically, big TVs are always better if they’re 4K. Even though very little native 4K content is currently available, 4K TVs can up-convert standard HD content to near-4K quality. You see, once you get beyond 60 inches or so in size, full-HD TVs don’t look all that sharp, especially when viewed from a short distance. But with four times the resolution of 2K TVs, 4K TVs currently display the sharpest image possible from a 2K signal.
Panasonic just announced two new monster-sized 4K TVs, the 84" TH-84LQ70 and the 98" TH-98LQ70. These huge TVs will enhance any room that can accommodate them, but they’re really intended more for applications such as broadcast production, digital signage, control rooms, and so on.
The TH-98LQ70 and TH-84LQ70 have a native 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and they’re equipped with Panasonic’s latest image-enhancement technology that up-converts non-4K sources. The displays are protected by a scratch-proof glass panel and they also feature a rugged aluminum frame that also helps protect these monsters from damage. The displays can be installed vertically or horizontally, depending on the application, and they have the same screw holes as Panasonic’s existing large-format plasma displays to minimize installation time. The displays also feature SLOT3.0 architecture, which allows for easy interface changes. The 98" TH-98LQ70 and 84" TH-84LQ70 displays will begin shipping in September, 2014.
Nexto Media Storage ND-2901
Field bacup device backup from CF, SD,SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Backing Up Files from a Memory Card
Copying all the files on the card to ND2901, regardless of file type.
Copying a 4GB or Larger File
ND2901 supports exFAT file system that allows a single file larger than 4GB to be stored on the device.
Viewing both RAW and JPEG files right onto the built-in 1.44" LCD. Supports extensions with jpg, CR2, NEF, ARW, RW2 & ORF.
Up to 90 minutes of Battery Life
ND2901 has rechargeable (Li-poly) battery built-in and will charge the battery with an AC power adapter or a USB cable. Full charged battery will last up to 90 minutes of usage, which means you can copying 300GB data with a single charge.
Sync Files from ND2901 to a USB Drive
As an added layer of data safety, you can quickly, easily and securely to back up your stored data on ND2901 to an external USB 2.0 drive you attach to it, at the rate of 1.4GB per minutes (or 24MB/sec).
Take Advantage of SuperSpeed USB 3.0
ND2901 can be connected to your computer equipped with the fast USB 3.0 interface at transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. Your computer will recognise ND2901 as a removal drive.
Start Shipping for UK and Europe at the ends of May 2014
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Sony a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera
Released on the heels of the a7 and a7R mirrorless cameras, at the end of 2013, Sony has just announced the third model in this series: the a7S. Unlike the previous two models, the a7S, which stands for “Sensitivity,” is built with an entirely different kind of image-maker in mind. Right off the bat, the a7S's major selling points are a reduced resolution, yet still full-frame, 12.2MP CMOS sensor; the ability to record Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with no pixel binning to an external recorder; and an expandable sensitivity range to ISO 409600.
At the core of the a7S is a newly-designed 12.2MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, which works in conjunction with the same BIONZ X image processor found in the a7 and a7R cameras. The upgraded performance and enhanced technology found in the S model is capable of delivering an extended dynamic range, notably low image noise, and an extended sensitivity range of ISO 50-409600. Like the a7R, the a7S's sensor structure incorporates the unique on-chip gapless lens design to help increase light-gathering efficiency and promote greater image quality across the entirety of the sensor plane.
The combination of the processor and sensor also accentuates performance-related attributes throughout the camera system, including an apt 25-point contrast-detection AF system, which is sensitive to light levels as low as -4 EV; a top Speed Priority continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, as well as a 2.5 fps shooting rate with maintained autofocus; and support for an array of advanced video-recording capabilities.
Speaking of video capabilities, the a7S sees the most marked differences compared to its a7 counterparts with its ability to record 8-bit 4:2:2 UHD 3840 x 2160-resolution video to an optional external recorder via its micro HDMI output. For UHD video, the a7S utilizes a full pixel readout, eliminating any pixel-binning process. Beyond a noticeable difference in image quality alone, this technology also helps to lessen the chances of aliasing, false color artifacts, and moiré from occurring.
Teradek's New Bolt Pro Series
Teradek has announced an upgraded lineup of Bolt Pro wireless video transmitters and receivers, the Bolt Pro 300, 600, and 2000. These new models are all equipped with both SDI and HDMI connections and feature several other outstanding updates. Among the most notable, the Bolt Pro 600 and 2000 receivers have an LCD screen that allows scanning for transmitters and pairing them right from the screen, whereas in previous models you’d need a USB cable and pairing software. Like the previous Bolt Pro models, this new series transmits up to uncompressed 1080p60, 4:2:2, 10-bit video, with no latency over the license-free 5GHz frequency band. Each transmitter supports up to four receivers.
The Bolt Pro 600 and 2000 models also support the installation of higher-gain antennas into RP-SMA connections for stronger links over longer distances. The Bolt Pro 600 uses a new RF design that supports transmissions up to 600 feet, and the Bolt Pro 2000 is capable of a line-of-sight range of up to 2000 feet. These two models also support Teradek’s new GRAB ingest engine, which enables the receiver to wirelessly capture uncompressed video and ingest it directly into a DIT cart, NLE, or live production switcher with no delay or conversion required.
Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, Full HD Camera
From the NAB show floor, DJI announced the latest addition to its extremely popular Phantom quadcopter line: the Phantom 2 Vision+. What's new and exciting about the Phantom 2 Vision+? Most notably, the camera. It features a gimbal-stabilized, 14-megapixel camera that shoots Adobe DNG RAW and is capable of recording 1080p video at 30 frames per second, as well as 720p at 60 frames per second to help you produce sharp, clean, slow-motion footage. The 3-axis gimbal not only helps isolate the camera from aircraft sway and vibration, it also allows you to tilt the camera in flight to give you greater flexibility and increase the dynamism and potential of your shots.
The Phantom 2 Vision+ is based on the same proven airframe as the Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2. Like the rest of the Phantom family, it comes ready to fly (RTF), meaning that a pre-bound transmitter (handheld radio controller) is included and that it ships almost fully assembled. The flight-control system uses sophisticated software developed by DJI and relies heavily on GPS tracking to provide a number of useful features. Perhaps the most notable is the GPS attitude flight mode. Not only does it provide the most auto-pilot redundancy of any flight mode, ensuring a stable flying condition even if the pilot makes a mistake, but GPS attitude mode really shines when shooting video. By keeping precise track of the Phantom's X/Y coordinates in space, GPS attitude mode allows the quadcopter to maintain a fixed hover, even when subject to light or moderate amounts of wind. GPS also allows the quadcopter to return to home. In case the transmitter signal is ever lost more than momentarily, the aircraft will automatically fly back to a home automatically established during the initial pre-flight calibration routine.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Updates
The most significant new feature for CC of note for video editors is the increased availability of After Effects features directly from Premiere Pro. You no longer have to leave the application to accomplish many frequently used effects and compositing tasks. One such feature is Live Text. Live Text lets you modify text-based effects created in After Effects directly from the Premiere canvas. While editing, all animations and effects from After Effects remain in place, with only unlocked text fields being edited.
Another effects feature brought over is the ability to create masks and track them, allowing you to, for example, blur out a license plate on a moving vehicle. Feathering and other basic parameter adjustments can be made immediately in Premiere. And for those cases where greater finesse is required, one can always jump over to After Effects for access to a full suite of tools, just as before.
The other major updates come in the form of expanded support for ultra-high-resolution (5K and beyond) media and enhancements to Premiere's RAW workflow. This includes enhanced CinemaDNG support from the timeline, which applies to acquisition devices including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q recorder. It also includes the addition of support for the ARRI AMIRA camera, with LUTs being applied on ingest were applicable. The RED workflow also sees improvements, with the ability to debayer RED RAW files when using a compatible graphics card for real-time playback, in some cases at full resolution.