Posts Tagged ‘4k’

Rumor: Sony Fires Back Against Panasonic, Will Release a 4K-Capable RX20 in Mid-October

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When the Panasonic FZ-1000 was announced, it was obvious to everybody that Panasonic was going for the Sony RX20’s jugular… metaphorically speaking. It was cheaper, could shoot 4K and had a longer (albeit darker) lens.

Well, it seems Sony is ready to fight back, and soon, with a 4K-capable RX20. Read more…

4K is for Babies, ARRI Unveils 6.5K Alexa 65 with Sensor Three Times Bigger than Super 35

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Forget 4K, 4K is for babies. How about 6.5K coming out of a sensor that is three times bigger than Super 35 and considered, “the largest high-performance motion picture sensor available on the market”? If you have the need and, more importantly, the capital for it, ARRI has you covered with the new Alexa 65. Read more…

Want to Record 4K Video Using Your iPhone 5S? This $999 App Will Let You Do Just That

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Say hello to 4K video recording with the iPhone… but first you’ll need a 5S model and a cool $999. That’s how much you’ll need to pay in the App Store to purchase Vizzywig 4K, which touts itself as the world’s first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video.
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Samsung Debuts 4K-Capable Flagship NX1 Alongside Impressive 50-150mm f/2.8 Lens

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Earlier today, Samsung officially released its recently-rumored/leaked flagship camera, the NX1. Alongside it, the South Korean electronics company showed off an impressive 50–150mm f/2.8 lens (70–200mm equivalent) and teased a new 300mm f/2.8 lens that’s still in development. Read more…

Amateur Photographer Experiments with Using a 4K Video Still as its Magazine Cover Photo

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The idea that 4K+ resolution video will soon become a big thing in still photography is one rooted in convenience. While it doesn’t seem video will overtake still photography for good anytime soon, Amateur Photographer wanted to dip their toes in the water.

In a recent experiment, the Amateur Photographer team decided that the September 20th issue of their magazine would feature a cover that uses a still image extracted from video shot at 4K.
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First Footage Shot with Blackmagic’s $6k, 4K URSA is Predictably Spectacular

Blackmagic announced its modular 4K URSA camera at NAB, back in April. After much delay, there is official footage from the $6,000 camera that’s made its way onto Vimeo for the world to see. And as anticipated, it’s absolutely stunning.

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Beautiful Footage of the Prince of Dubai Silhouetted Against the Supermoon Atop the Burj Khalifa

Update: The video has been removed by FilmDubai who originally uploaded it, we’ll get it back up as soon as/if it is republished.


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Admittedly, this is not photography, but there are so many frames that would be worthy of pulling out of this short real-time 4K visual treat that we thought it was certainly worthy of sharing. Read more…

4K RAW at 1000fps: Astounding Test Video Shot with the Phantom Flex4K

Typically, slow motion video translates into lower resolution — when you’re pulling hundreds upon hundreds of frames per second, the size of each of those files is a big limiting factor. Enter the Phantom Flex4K, a camera that debuted last year and can shoot RAW 4K video at a blazing-fast 1000 frames per second for 5 second bursts.

And speaking of ‘blazing,’ the video above was the first test footage released that showed what this amazing camera could do. Read more…

Rumor: Canon’s 5D Mark IV Might Feature 4K Video

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One of the hopes people had for the Nikon D810 was that it would feature 4K video, but even though Nikon made it obvious in the press materials that this camera is a capable video machine, the rumored 4K capability never came to fruition.

You can understand, then, why we’ll suggest you take this next rumor with a grain of salt. Nothing like getting our hopes up only to have them dashed. Read more…

Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a High End Compact with f/2.0-2.8 Lens & 4K Capability

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When it comes to high-end compact cameras, Sony doesn’t exactly have a monopoly on the genre, but the RX100M3 is probably the most talked about of the offerings. With its nifty pop-up viewfinder, a 1-inch sensor and a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, it is quite the point-and-shoot.

But it soon might have some stiff competition, if news out of the Panasonic rumor mill is to be trusted. Read more…