Red Shark

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  1. Hasselblad doubles down on medium format

    The new Hasselblad X1D II 50C (left) and the company CFV II 50C and 907X combination (right)

    A whole new updated camera, the X1D II 50C, and some intriguing possibilities for bringing its legacy kit into the digital age have been announced by Hasselblad.

    • Hasselblad X1D II 50C
    • Hasselblad
    • The Octopus Cinema Camera looks very promising indeed

      The Octopus Cinema Camera looks very promising indeed

      Not a day goes by when we don't hear of some sort of start-up trying to build a new cinema camera. But we have to admit that the Octopus Cinema Camera looks very promising indeed. It's real for a start, not just a computer render. Could we be seeing the beginning of a successful new upstart?

      • Octopus Cinema Camera
      • global shutter
      • Red Giant releases transformational suite of VFX tools for After Effects

        Supercomp features 15 GPU accelerated and content-aware tools for a variety of comping needs

        Red Giant’s new and appropriately named VFX Suite is a brand new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all of which can be reached from directly inside Adobe After Effects.

        • VFX
        • Red Giant
        • After Effects
        • Why you might actually want a crazy tall smartphone

          Sony's new top range Xperia 1 features an eye-catching 21:9 screen

          Smartphones have become largely homogenous in recent years, which is one of the reasons why Sony’s crazy tall Xperia 1 turns heads. It’s not just about viewing movies in 21:9, however.

          • Sony Xperia 1
          • smartphones
          • 4K OLED
          • 21:9
          • aspect ratio
          • You will soon be able to order Samsung’s 292in LED display The Wall

            To be honest, The Wall Luxury can go a lot bigger than this. You may need a bigger wall... or house.

            Samsung used InfoComm 2019 to announce that orders will open for its giant modular microLED display The Wall (renamed The Wall Luxury) next month.

            • Samsung
            • LED television
            • The Wall
            • modular display
            • Sony updates its NX80 and Z90 cameras to simplify live streaming

              Sony updates its NX80 and Z90 cameras to simplify live streaming

              Live streaming from a camcorder is no longer complicated, as this free new update from Sony would appear to show.

              • Sony
              • Live streaming
              • PXWZ90
              • HXRNX80
              • If you want to be more cinematic, you should shoot taller, not wider

                If you want to be more cinematic, you should shoot taller, not wider

                For decades the idea that the wider the aspect ratio, the more cinematic a film will look. But this entire notion has been turned on its head recently with a number of big name directors coming to the conclusion that taller is better. Why is this, and what does it mean for cinema?

                • Aspect ratios
                • 239:1
                • 185:1
                • 16:9
                • The avengers
                • Marvel Universe
                • The real route to the 'film look' is by increasing production value [opinion]

                  The real route to the 'film look' is by increasing production value [opinion]

                  It doesn't matter what gear you have, the camera won't make your footage look film like, even if you use a 35mm film camera. Phil Rhodes sheds some very pointed light on the reasons why.

                  • Film look
                  • 35mm film
                  • production value
                  • Showreels tell you nothing about how good a camera is [opinion]

                    Showreels tell you nothing about how good a camera is [opinion]

                    We see them all the time. The camera demo reel of sunsets, twinkling city lights, sun filtering through the forest, beautiful women in floaty gowns, the beach at dusk, craggy old men’s faces… But such reels tell you nothing about what the camera is like to work with.

                    • Cinematography
                    • Documentary
                    • Documentary style camera
                    • Composition
                    • Lighting
                    • LumaFusion 2.0 - mobile NLEs are now a serious business

                      LumaFusion 2.0 - mobile NLEs are now a serious business

                      A mobile NLE as capable as the one on your main computer? LumaFusion just got a big update.

                      • Luma Touch
                      • LumaFusion
                      • GNARBOX
                      • LumaFusion 20
                      • mobile editing
                      • editing on smartphone
                      • NLE for ipad
                      • NLE for smartphone
                      • NLE for iPhone
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