First Look: Replay XD HD Camera, the Prime X

Replay XD unveiled its 4th-generation HD camera at NAB 2014: the Prime X. The Prime X replaces the previous model and features a new 16-megapixel, 1/2" sensor with longer battery life and 1080p recording up to 60 fps. It can also record at 720p up to 120 fps. A new 7-element T2.8 mini prime lens provides high-quality performance with optical distortion correction and anti-reflective coating. The field of view can be quickly adjusted from 145° to 110° with a simple push of a button.


First Look: AJA Video Systems CION 4K Camera

The first camera from AJA Video Systems is the CION, a 4K-capable camera with a PL mount that captures video with its APS-C-sized sensor and records ProRes 422 (4K up to 60p) to Pak Dock SSD media, or outputs 4K at up to 120 fps via 3G-SDI. (The CION also does 2K, HD, and UHD.) This is an ergonomically friendly open-system camera with industry-standard connections: Viewfinder, lens, etc. are sold separately.

First Look: Blackmagic Design URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Design URSA was created to provide what a lot of users were adding to the company's other, more stripped-down cameras: three monitors (including a 10" 1920 x 1080 screen), XLR inputs, 12G-SDI output for 60p 4K, and two CFast 2.0 recorders.

First Look: The New Blackmagic Design Studio Camera

The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera has a tiny form factor for a studio-configured camera, but a huge viewfinder, at 10". The camera has an MFT mount and a Super 16 sensor, and a CCU for studio control via a Blackmagic ATEM switcher, which can even do Da Vinci color-grading. The current version is HD, and a 4K version with a B4 mount is coming. Talkback system and tally are built in.

Unveiled: Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Camera

Panasonic introduced its new VariCam 35, which has a Super-35-sized sensor and shoots DCI-spec 4K (as well as 2K and HD) to Express P2 cards. The modular PL-mount VariCam captures up to 120 fps 4K to P2 cards and uncompressed RAW 4K at 120 fps to the new Codex recorder. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&


Hands-On Review: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 records 4K video internally, as well as 1080p up to 96 fps. The Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has a short flange distance, so it's easy to adapt a wide variety of older and current lenses for the GH4. Here, the camera is seated on the YAGH interface that takes advantage of the Lumix GH4's 10-bit HDMI output to pass through 4x SDI (to send out uncompressed 4K) and input XLR audio.

First Look: SHAPE ISEE I Camera Stabilizer

SHAPE announces the ISEE I, a motorized 2-axis gimbal stabilizer for the GoPro, smartphone, or other mini camera. Powered by two LP-E6 type batteries, the handheld stabilizer keeps your camera level and provides an independent joystick for tilt control without having to remove your hand position. The handle itself articulates, letting you adjust it for personalized comfort. Out of the box, the unit comes calibrated for a GoPro in its waterproof housing.

Unveiled: JVC GW-SPLS1 UAV-Mountable 4K Camera

JVC was the first to bring wireless streaming to a camcorder, the first to market with a prosumer HD camera, and, most recently, the first to market with a prosumer 4K camera. It seems it is first to market again, this time with an ultra-compact 4K camera—the GW-SPLS1light and compact enough for mounting on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while also being capable of delivering broadcast-quality 4K video.

First Look: Zacuto Gratical HD EVF

At NAB 2014, Zacuto introduced the Gratical HD, an OLED-based EVF with 1024 x 1280 resolution and a high-quality optical diopter. The Gratical HD inputs and outputs HDMI and 3G-SDI for 4K input, and you can apply LUTs for viewing "flat" footage. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&

Unveiled: Blackmagic Design URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera

For NAB 2014, Blackmagic Design introduced a new 4K cinema camera—the URSA. The URSA features a flexible form factor that is designed to adapt easily to shoots of all sizes, from solo shooters to full-scale production crews.



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