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  • Red, Sony, Canon & Pansonic 4K. « Wide Open Camera
    resolution that makes it so popular Some of that the brand name sure but if a camera isn t good the brand name means nothing I have never heard a complaint about the Alexa outside of its weight and it being power hungry The camera is a dream to shoot with Do not buy a 4 camera yet Yes you can call me a hypocrite as I did but remember I work at a rental house and have a venue for making money with it and I do have one client who thinks they require 4K although they thought the 1080p footage I showed them was 4K If I did not have these opportunities set up I would say wait Wait till NAB I know you could just wait forever but 4K is really in its infancy A few will stand out from the crowd in a very short amount of time Wait to see what RED does with Dragon before you plunk down 20K wait till the new Sony F5 and F55 come out Wait to see what C500 workflows become available over the next few months Just wait and choose wisely If resolution beyond the standards of 1080p is important to you look at all the ways you can capture it and capitalize on it Personally I will always want a camera that has 2K and 4K video outputs That may or may not be a concern for you your needs or your clients needs I think that all 4K cameras coming out in the future will have appropriate outputs in addition to being able to record a proxy or compressed codec in camera Yes it brings us to the whole offline online world again but if 1080p is offline then we are all in good shape Once 4k monitors are affordable and bandwidth and transport issues are sorted then we can talk true 4K production post and venue For now we are talking 4K acquisition and pretty much just that UPDATE RED RAY distribution plans This weekend RED mentioned that they plan on making 4K delivery a reality That is all well and fine but the fact that most of us do not have a 4K viewing infrastructure in place I do not have a 4K TV computer monitor tablet laptop etc You get the point Many theaters outside of the major cities NYC LA Chicago Miami Philadelphia etc do not have 4K projection and many of them do not plan on it Theaters for the most part unless owned by a major theater chain or a studio like Sony for example do not have the money to buy into projectors when the only revenue they make is from concessions and the arcades a few of them have There is also the content issue which is a chicken before the egg situation Having a RED RAY player at your theater will allow you to do what exactly Play REDCODE files Who has standardized on REDCODE in the distribution world No one yet Can a small company like RED make R3D REDCODE files a standard in the presentation market TV Theaters Online content etc I think Sony or another large company that already has distribution and a track record in play would have a better shot no I guess time will tell RED seems to think we will all have a 4K TV and computer monitor in our home within the next year People said the same about HD TV s It took time a major reduction in pricing etc to make that happen Yes 4K monitors are coming down in price but 28 000 100 000 isn t exactly where the price point needs to be If you can get 4K monitors at 42 or larger made shipped distributed serviced etc for between 500 2 000 then we can talk 4K distribution Actually we can t What about the transport devices bandwidth storage media etc that goes with all that What about archive How do you convince the billions of people in the world to adopt something that visually they cannot differentiate between 720p UPDATE Jim Jannard announces his retirement plans So Jim Jannard of RED mentioned that after the RED Dragon Sensor and some new technology is released that he will be retiring Most of us thought this was a late night rant but he has confirmed it a few times since This business is competitive and RED helped other companies step up their game with the challenge of resolution The others have finally stepped up and went beyond resolution by upping the game with better native ISO s dynamic range ease of use simplified workflows etc The Dragon sensor will or is supposed to address these issues by leveling the playing field again Jim s job will be done as he has stated however I feel that there will be a new camera from RED in the near future I know this sounds crazy to many but with the price cuts retirement plans issues with Dragon working etc I have a feeling that without pointing at Jim RED can make another camera with the provisions of tomorrow build in The fact that the EPIC does not have any external 4K outputs I think is a good example of why I think RED will make a new camera If you notice every 4K camera that is out or coming to the market in the pro level has video outputs beyond 1080p monitoring The other reason is that they are having difficulty getting Dragon to work with the Epic as it stands now I am not sure if they can get it to work with restrictions in place or if a new motherboard etc will we required to make it meet the tech specs they announced earlier this year If they do put out a new camera it will be after Jim leaves I think so that no one can point fingers I am sure there will

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  • Sony Announces New F5 Cine Alta 4K Cinema Camera. « Wide Open Camera
    2K resolution I think the 4K recorder will come down in price and lets all hope we can make use of the awesome aftermarket 4K recorders like the Gemini 4K bad boy Here is a rip from the Sony website Follow goforjared Click here for more info Super sampling Spectacular HD 2K or 4K 4K 2K RAW recording option The future is built in Vast exposure latitude Viewfinders as revolutionary as the camera Optional shoulder rig Modularity and versatility Choice of recording formats High speed shooting at up to 120 fps in 2K High speed SxS PRO media cards Real world workflows Incredible flexibilty PL mount FZ mount and still lenses Sony CineAlta PL mount prime lenses A new generation More than just a pretty interface The connections you need Long life Olivine Battery Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Wide Open Camera Combat Cage Promo Videos Keith Adams Stunts Posted on 23 March 2013 Grand comme le Baobab Will Premiere At The Montreal World Film Festival Posted on 19 July 2012 KEH Camera Six Month Warranty On Used Gear Posted on 31 October 2011 Zacuto Scorpion Rig Available Now For 2500 Posted on 17 January 2012 The Extra Mile DSLR Video Posted on 22 May 2012 Thunderbolt 2 Are Your Peripherals Obsolete Posted on 27 June 2013 Office in the Garden One of my friends has this camera This is one of the best cameras I have seen He

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  • Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam POV Test 120 fps. Gaff Taped To A Boxing Glove. « Wide Open Camera
    250 with built in everything the Sony may be better bang for your buck A huge thanks to Black House training Jamie Yager Kevin Casey and Scotty Nelson of OTM fight shops Here is a rip from the B H website Follow goforjared Click here for more info Product Highlights Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 30p Video Back Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor Compact Rugged Design for Action Sports Waterproof Housing with Tripod Mount Waterproof Case Goes Down to 197 60 m Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens SteadyShot Image Stabilization HD Slow Motion Mode at 60 or 120 fps HDMI Output Built In Stereo Microphone Memory Stick Micro MicroSD SDHC Slot Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Determination Posted on 01 June 2011 Mike Sutton AKA MNS1974 Joins The WOC Crew Posted on 04 April 2012 Drop Test 1 Canon EF II 50mm f 1 8 Posted on 31 March 2010 AbelCine LA is Bigger Better and Having an Open House Posted on 18 July 2013 Ikonoscop Forced to Stop Production Due to Financial Problems Posted on 24 June 2013 New LCW Fader ND filter for NAB 2013 Giveaway Follow lightcraftwork to win Posted on 05 April 2013 Jason Hey guys I m getting the Marshall video embedded in this post on my iPhone Anonymous Sony Action Cam HDR AS15 is offered in 2 flavors with Wi Fi and without it features provide are MicroSD card No

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  • GoPro Announces Hero3 Black Edition With 4K Resolution. « Wide Open Camera
    Resolution NTSC fps PAL fps STD Mode Protune Mode Field of View FOV Screen Resolution Aspect Ratio 4K 15 fps 12 5 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 3840 2160 16 9 4K Cin 12 fps 12 fps NO ONLY in Protune Ultra Wide 4096 2160 17 9 2 7K 30 fps 25 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 2716 1524 16 9 2 7K Cin 24 fps 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 2716 1440 17 9 1080p 60 48 30 24 fps 50 48 25 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide Medium Narrow 1920 1080 16 9 1440p 48 30 24 fps 48 25 24 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1920 1440 4 3 960p 100 48 fps 100 48 fps YES YES Ultra Wide 1280 960 4 3 720p 120 60 fps 100 50 fps YES YES Ultra Wide Narrow 1280 720 16 9 WVGA 240 fps 240 fps YES NO Ultra Wide 848 480 16 9 Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Going On Tour This May Get Your Tickets Now Posted on 14 February 2011 Five Camera Kit Essentials For 5 Posted on 05 October 2012 KEH Camera Six Month Warranty On Used Gear Posted on 31 October 2011 Cineroid SmallHD and Zacuto EVF Review Promo Thing Posted on 01 August 2011 The Big Ass Lighting Demo EVS July 13th 2012 Prizes Posted on 09 July 2012 Canon Announces New Rebel T4i With AF In

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  • Canon C500 with Gemini 4K hands on. « Wide Open Camera
    Design visit Rule Boston Camera today and was kind enough to allow us to do some preliminary testing with a demo unit The Gemini 4K uses 2 x 512 1 8 SSD s and requires only one 3G SDI cable from the C500 to the unit The Gemini records Canon RAW 4K in RMF files and you can apply a LUT during the monitoring of the input as well as for playback The Gemini plays back Debayered HD output with optional Canon LUT Another great option of using the Gemini 4K is the ability to take advantage of Canon s 12 bit HD output via the Gemini s 12 Bit HD DPX record The Gemini features four ports 2 x HD SDI single link dual link 3G Dual 3G and 2 x outputs HD SDI single and Dual Link as well as HDMI Power is provided via a 4 pin Hirose connector and the Gemini is touchscreen operated and easy to use Transferring the drives is facilitated by a transfer unit that allows for USB3 0 and Thunderbolt The other great benefit of the Gemini 4K is the size The unit has a small footprint is the smallest 5 4 x 4 7 x 1 56 and lightest at 1 35lbs 4K Recorder available on the market What about Scarlet This week there is a lot of talk of the Red Scarlet since there is magically a fleet of gently used battled tested cameras available at the 7200 price point This looks appealing on the surface but if you have already used an Epic you already know that you will need to invest a good 10k 16k more into the camera and post to make it all happen So you are around the same price point as the C500 but with much worse lowlight and okay dynamic range both weaknesses of the Epic and Scarlet Sure you will always light a scene but with budgets constantly shrinking and turn around times and expectations its a hard sell to most The C300 is already a go to camera in the commercial and low budget feature world and have made its mark with numerous DP s all the way up to the ASC level The C300 and Arri Alexa are currently the rental house champions across the country and in many parts of the world right now The Canon C500 should continue that tradition with 10 bit 4 4 4 HD 12 Bit 2K and 4K output options Many will rent the camera just to shoot HD in 10 bit and 12 bit others will take advantage of 2K and 120fps 4K workflows for the C500 are currently in the works with Adobe BMD DaVinci and others In the end it will boil down to your needs client requests and the right tool for the right job For myself and what I shoot the C500 makes a lot of sense and does not lock me into a codec on the back end

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  • Audio Equalisation: How to use it and why you should « Wide Open Camera
    more attention to the audio features within your NLEs and perhaps give them just as much attention as you would when reaching for your three way colour wheels Audio just like colour requires consideration and correction even when you think you ve nailed it Understanding the audio frequency spectrum is equally important to studying your Kelvins in colour temperature Like light it also has tonality shape and texture The general standard of audible frequencies audible to the average human is between 20Hz to 20 000Hz low to high Some of you may refer to this as bass treble The Equalisation EQ Process This process involves attenuation filtering EQ reshapes timbre alters harmonic structure and will boost or cut the gain volume of any given particular sound EQ is useful for giving sounds presence body and clarity and also handy for getting rid of unwanted sounds From a technical perspective EQ is utilised to improve the broadcast medium standard It works surgically to reduce hiss hum rumble Equalization EQ in application Like colour temperatures and their light sources audio has characteristics Through word associations we can draw references to sound that reside within an audio frequency spectrum I ve taken the liberty of providing some examples below that details these characteristics within the various ranges of frequencies I recommend you refer to the following information the next time you want to tweak or equalise your audio and experiment with your audio EQ plug ins to achieve desired results 20Hz 200Hz Low Frequency Range Strong Tactile Warm These frequencies usually can add power or sound woody tubby They also contain characteristics that may add rumble Frequencies also between 60 120Hz are generally attenuated to reduce low end rumble in dialogue in order to create more clarity Various mics and recorders have a parameter called a High Pass Filter that will perform this function It s a good idea to use these when capturing dialogue in an environment plagued by extraneous noise such as traffic and air conditioning 200Hz 500Hz Low Mid Frequency Range These frequencies can sound full muddy fat robust boomy and thumpy Rolling off frequencies from below 500Hz can make your audio sound thin clean or tinny 500Hz 7 000Hz Mid Range Frequency Range This area of frequencies can add presence punch clarity and definition though be careful when adding too much EQ within this register as it can start sounding horn like honky tinny nasal piercing twangy or metallic unless those are the sound characteristics you desire Mid frequency cut in this range can also make your audio sound hollow mellow or muffled 7 000Hz 20 000Hz High Frequency Range This area of frequencies can either enhance or detract from a sound by making them bright crisp glassy tinny sizzly edgy airy or sibilant It can also render a sound too detailed and close however rolling off or attenuating these frequencies will mellow smooth distance dull and muffle Think about layers How many sounds or voices can or should

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  • Five Camera Kit Essentials For $5. « Wide Open Camera
    handy key set screwdriver will do the trick It will also save the embarrassment of using a coin to tie down the camera Magnetic tray 1 4 20 Camera Mount Screw Everyone should have a backup camera screw I like these D Ring screws for ease of use however they will not work will all systems Check compatibility with your tripod plate Update The shipping on this item is crazy Try this link for a Sachtler 1 4 20 screw A little less at 9 for the screw and 4 for shipping Thanks Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Quick Take Manfrotto 521 PFI Remote Focus And Iris Controller Posted on 01 March 2011 Quick Take Sandy Puc Video Tour Posted on 10 May 2011 Sneak Peek At The New Freefly Systems Mimic NAB 2015 Posted on 11 April 2015 Panasonic GH4 4K Metabones Speedbooster Test Self Graffitti Artist Posted on 08 May 2014 Becoming a Pro Creative Posted on 25 June 2013 Philip Bloom Hiding Place Blackmagic Pocket Camera Shoot Posted on 23 August 2013 Grant Dillion The 1 4 20 Camera Mount Screws may be 5 but the shipping is listed as 17 50 So yeah not so cheap Pingback Five Camera Kit Essentials For 5 Wide Open Camera DSLR video and Photography Scoop it http wideopencamera com Jared Abrams Copy that Pretty lame shipping price Here is a link to a Sachtler 1 4 20 It s

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  • Kessler Kwik Release System. Quick Take Video. « Wide Open Camera
    hand drop in instant latching and push button drop gate release this mounting system is strong secure fast and easy to use Once the mounting plate is snapped into the receiver the plate can be adjusted but it cannot slide out of the receiver thanks to the secure safety stops We also built in an ultra strong adjustable cam lock that once tightened will secure the plate with absolutely no slip We have designed the Kwik Release System to be as modular as possible with mounting plates available for cameras sliders motion control heads and more We stand behind our products 100 Our Kessler Lifetime Warranty backs the Kwik Release system Long Kwik Release Plate and Utility Plate are add ons Includes Kwik Release Receiver Short Camera Plate with tool less 1 4 20 Camera Screw and allen head 1 4 20 Camera Screw Tool Kit 1 3 8 16 Socket Head Cap Screw 2 1 4 20 Countersunk Screw 2 8 32 1 2 Socket Head Cap Screw 1 5 32 Allen Key 1 9 64 Allen Key Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Video New Carl Zeiss Touit AF Lenses Explained Posted on 10 May 2013 Killer Content Coming Soon Please Read Posted on 28 October 2011 Veydra Mini Prime Lenses For MFT Cameras Quick Take Video Posted on 26 November 2014 FAKE Kickstart This Puppy Into Flight The eye3 DSLR Hexacopter FAKE Posted on 25 January 2012

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