digital video recorders

PhotoPlus 2013 VIDEO: Atomos DSLR Video Recorders

There are great numbers of people shooting video on DSLR cameras these days, so it makes sense for video-centric companies to come to the show. We had the chance to talk to Heather Williams from Atomos at PhotoPlus 2013, to find out how their products help video shooters achieve better-looking results and faster workflows.

Canon Cinema EOS Line, Part 6

In this final episode of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner walks us through the results of a recent 4K test shoot with the C500 camera and an AJA Ki Pro Quad recorder in New York's Central Park.

Canon Cinema EOS Line, Part 4

In this fourth part of our six-part series on Canon Cinema EOS, David Leitner focuses on 4K production and post-production workflow, listing a plethora of options that involve both RAW and compressed (ProRes, DNxHD) capture of 4K footage.

Canon Cinema EOS Line, Part 3

In the third segment of our six-part series on the Canon Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner elucidates the Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C cameras, two very different bodies: The C500 is a camcorder with a Super 35-size sensor that looks much like the C100 and C300, while the 1D C is a DSLR body with a much larger full-frame sensor.

The AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K Recorder

AJA’s Ki Pro “family” is a lineup of file-based, video recording and playback devices. With a form factor and controls reminiscent of a traditional tape deck, the original Ki Pro was popular with broadcast and post-production professionals because it enabled SD and HD video recording in the edit-friendly ProRes 422 format.

Hands-On Review: Convergent Design Gemini and nanoFlash Video Recorders

Convergent Design ranks among industry leaders in the manufacture of the portable video recorder, a type of device that offers better image quality than the built-in recorder in most camcorders. Convergent Design has recently announced the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitor and recorder.

Holiday 2012: Game On!

I know you’re probably out there right now looking to purchase me your usual assortment of socks and sweaters as holiday gifts, but I was hoping this year to leave this letter on the kitchen counter and have you read this before you went shopping.

The Sony NEX-VG900 Full-Frame Camcorder

Sony is expected to start shipping the NEX-VG900 camcorder in November 2012, and with no shortage of competitive options out there, it may be helpful to take a closer look at what sets the VG900 apart. The new camera includes some significant advancements for the VG line. Most notably, the VG900 will be the first camera to pair the camcorder form factor with a full-frame sensor.

Lightning Activated Shutter Triggers from Ubertronix

Photographing lightning strikes and other ultra-high-speed events is next to impossible without the aid of some kind of triggering system, due to the rate at which these anomalies occur. Ubertronix Strike Finder triggers are an intelligent solution.

Stop Worrying About Compression With an On-Camera Video Recorder

Full Raster High Definition Video has six times the number of pixels as SD video. Theoretically it should take up six times as much space as SD. However, AVCHD has a slightly lower bitrate (24 Mb/s) than the DV codec used on most of the SD tape cameras of yore (25 Mb/s). 

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