Posts Tagged ‘ camera

Scarlet Full Frame 5k Enabled

This story is currently developing, but it appears that the newest firmware (v3.3.3) allow the Scarlet to shoot with full frame lookaround. This means the full 5K sensor is being utilized. This means that your crop factor is now 1.3, just like the EPIC. The original post from the Reduser.net thread:

SDI out feeds full sensor FOV when look around is enabled.

Samurai is now recording full sensor FOV to 1080p ProRes…not as good as 5k of course, but it definitely makes the Atomos even more useful…..stwooooooooops!

My TV clients are going to love this.

-Dane

 

Long story short, the ability to use the full sensor at 24fps is limited to HDMI/SDI output. This means you can only record 4:2:2 at 1080p, but it’s 1080p full-debayer downsampled from 5k!! This means you can attach an Atomos Samurai to the camera, and you’re ready to rock and roll, with more manageable file sizes. Seems pretty tempting especially if you’re shooting for web delivery.

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REDCINE-X Pro Release

REDCINE Beta Release

The new beta release

If any of you were in the same boat as me when it came to using REDCINE, you were in for a world of hurt. Mainly, due to stability issues, the software would auto select and hold different sliders at random, and crash. It seems these problems have been fixed in the latest beta release, and I couldn’t be happier. From their change log:

REDCINE-X Professional Build 12 Beta

CHANGES SINCE LAST BETA RELEASE (BUILD 11)

  • Added: Support for slugs when importing FCP7 XML files.
  • Fixed: Issue where clips in bins would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed: Issue where REDCINE-X PRO would crash on Mac OS X 10.5.×.
  • Fixed: Issue where incorrect FCP7 XML files would be generated if
    handles were enabled.
  • Fixed: FCP-X XML import issues.
  • Fixed: Issue with “Clip” output resolution not working in all cases.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous stability issues.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, grab it here.

Nikon D4 Release Video

The New Nikon D4 DSLR, Nikon's answer to the 5D

The D4 Cometh

A release video for the Nikon D4 shows “extreme athletes” doing what they do best. The camera seems to shine in low light, especially around the campfire shots. I am of the opinion that any camera in a professionals hands will look good, moreso if there is a post and grading pipeline involved. I feel like this Read more

Hacking the 5DMkII

canon 5DMKII hacked HDR higher bitrateIt looks like EOSHD has a hands on pre-release beta of Magic Lantern’s newest update for the 5D. The features list is sounding pretty impressive. Some highlights include:

 

  • 3x the original 38Mbit / sec throughput (if you have a fast enough CF card)
  • Leica M8 style split screen focusing aid – allowing  full view of your frame while you achieve focus
  • HDR video, for bracketing exposure/ISO

 

It appears that there will be Read more