Posts Tagged ‘4kvideo’

Acer’s Newly-Announced Liquid S2 is the First Smartphone to Shoot 4K Video

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The ability to shoot 4K video is usually reserved for higher-end cameras, but that’s all changing. Just like ultra-high pixel counts made their way onto smartphones with Nokia’s 808 PureView and Lumia 1020, 4K video has now infiltrated the mobile device world as well. Read more…

Breathtaking Imagery of an Annular Solar Eclipse Captured at Sunrise

When it comes to solar eclipses, the total eclipse is king. We recently shared some unbelievable composite shots taken by Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller that showed one of those in a way you’ve probably never seen before. But when you don’t have a total eclipse at hand, arguably your best option is an annular eclipse.

That’s what photographer Colin Legg had to work with five days ago, and he made the absolute best of it, putting together this incredible video that combines time-lapse footage shot by three separate Canon 5D Mk IIs and 4K video taken with a Canon 1DC. Read more…

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Puts 1080 RAW In Your Pocket

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In the past, if you wanted to carry a high-end cinema camera in your pocket … well … lets just say you’d have to have really big pockets. But that’s not the case anymore now that Blackmagic Design has debuted its new Pocket Cinema Camera: a RAW 1920×1080 powerhouse in a fun-sized package. Read more…

Shoot One Second Snippets of 4K Video Using the Nikon V1’s Burst Mode

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While messing around with the features of his Nikon V1, EOSHD forum user Javier Sobremazas discovered something pretty awesome about the $220 camera: it can shoot 4k RAW … sort of. The sort of plays in for two reasons. Firstly, it can only shoot 4K for one second at a time; and secondly, it’s actually an extension of the camera’s burst mode. Read more…

Motion Image Photography: Pulling Stills from Super-High-Res Video

Motion image photography is a new name for an old concept: pulling stills from video. In fact, famed headshot photographer Peter Hurley took a stab at it last year, pinning the 5K Red Epic against his Hasselblad to see if he could recreate his work in video. The issue there, even ignoring price, was that the sheer size of the Red Epic makes it far too bulky for anything but studio work.

Well, in this short documentary/experiment, photographer Abraham Joffe and a few of his esteemed photographic friends set out to see if technology had finally shrunken down and advanced to the point where the terms photographer and videographer could essentially become one and the same. Their tool of choice was Canon’s new 1D C, and their results were phenomenal. (Warning: the video contains a tiny bit of nudity).
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First 4K Footage from Canon’s 1D C Surfaces

Back in April of this year, Canon officially announced its EOS 1D C: a 4K cinema DSLR. And even though consumers (with significant amounts of spare cash) won’t be getting their hands on it until sometime late this year, the first 4K video sample from the camera surfaced a few days ago. Read more…

The Flea3 Webcam: The World’s Smallest 4K Camera

You may think that shooting 4K video is reserved for people with deep pockets and cinematographic aspirations, but a new camera from Point Grey begs to differ. The company’s new Flea3 webcam seeks to offer that same super-high resolution in a tiny package and for a significantly smaller (though still not small) price tag than, say, a RED Epic. Read more…

Sony Defends 4K Video: It’s Not Just About The Resolution

It seems like almost every time the subject of 4K video cameras comes up, someone inevitably argues that such high resolution is unnecessary. Well, Sony have taken notice, and this week DoP Philippe Ros — who was hired to shoot a 4K promo video — jumped to 4K’s defense by explaining that it’s not all about the resolution. Read more…

Tom Lowe’s TimeScapes Has Arrived Complete With A 4K Trailer

We’ve mentioned Tom Lowe’s TimeScapes a few times before, but if you’ve somehow missed out on the many trailers that have gone viral here’s your chance to see one more and then maybe head over to iTunes to pick up the movie, which has quickly become the #5 best-seller in documentaries.

If this trailer looks familiar that’s because it is; the “Rapture” trailer was released before, and we even featured it. What’s special about this version is that it has been uploaded in the original 4K — the same quality as the rest of the movie. It’s one of the few times you’ll see the designation “original” above 1080p when selecting video quality on the YouTube version. If the gorgeous footage piques your interest, be sure to head over to their website for a detailed synopsis and more information.