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Livestream has announced a new addition to their all-in-one, complete live switching and Internet streaming solutions: the Livestream Studio HD51. The HD51 is an update from its predecessor, the HD50. It features five HD-SDI/HDMI selectable inputs with full-size BNC connectors. It can record a total of four isolated video channels (ISO) with or without graphical overlays.

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Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she shares her impressions of the Sony PMW300K1, which comes with a 14X Fujinon Zoom Lens. She discusses the camera as a direct replacement for the EX3, going over its improvements and upgrades. This includes the PMW300’s improved ergonomics, viewfinder, and...
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LED lights are gaining increasing acceptance in the professional video-production industry. When LED video lights were first introduced, they were seen as a smaller, lighter, and often times more convenient alternative to traditional tungsten fixtures, but they were generally considered inferior when it came to the brightness and the quality of light that they produced.

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For aspiring filmmakers, the key to “getting into cinema” is networking, working on productions, and creating your own projects. There was a time when, if you wanted your films to look like film, you shot on film. Even five or six years ago, a professional-quality video camera would cost you several thousand dollars, at a minimum. Moreover, solid-state media and hard-drive storage cost nearly ten times what it does today.

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We recently had a chance to work with the new Tilta rigs from ikan and found them to be well thought out, well crafted, and to provide improved physical handling for many of today’s HDSLR, digital video, and cinema cameras. With the rise of the large LCD viewfinder, single sensor, and shrinking electronics, camera manufacturers are moving away from the classic shoulder-mount configuration of the past.

 

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A great deal of buzz developed when Matrox revealed their first self-contained streaming/recording device, the Monarch HD, at NAB 2013. What followed was a string of awards and recognition from StreamingMedia.com, TV Technology, British Columbia Videographers Association, and Digital Video Magazine.

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ikan introduces the VideoForge 4K test pattern generator, for professionals who need 4K test patterns to calibrate their 4K display equipment. The generator features an HDMI output and four mini BNC connectors that provide Single, Dual, and Quad HD output.

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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.

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Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the new Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder and what makes it a good choice for news gatherers and documentarians. This video covers the camera’s 8-blade, 20x optical zoom lens, constant and variable zoom speeds, professional menu features, and the options available for simultaneously recording in two codecs at two different bit-rates.

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, shares her experience working with the Teradek Bolt Pro Wireless HD video transmitting system. The video explores the possible uses for this system, as well as its strengths and limitations.

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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.

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In this fifth part of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, David Leitner presents the lens options available to digital cinematographers who use the C500, C300, C100 and 1D C cameras. There is, of course, the universe of EF-mount lenses, including Canon's high-end L series and stepper-motor drive (STM) lenses.

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The Blackmagic Design is a compact, minimalist camcorder that offers 2.5K RAW capture and records internally to SSDs. The Cinema Camera comes in two models, one with a Passive Micro Four Thirds mount, which means it is for manual lenses, one with a Canon EF mount that supports electronic iris control.

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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.

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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.

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