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Blackmagic wins NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards for 2015

Blackmagic Design has been awarded four NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards for 2015. These awards recognize excellence in manufacturing of product to serve the television, professional video and broadcast/online radio markets. The winners are chosen by a panel of working professional engineers and managers in television, pro video and radio.

The four winning products are:

Micro Studio Camera 4KMicro Studio Camera 4K

  • An incredibly tiny Ultra HD and HD studio camera for live production.
  • Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and features an incredible quality, broadcast grade Ultra HD sensor that allows customers to see more texture and detail in their images than ever before.
  • Can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production and features a built in color corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, B4 lens control output, and an extremely flexible MFT lens mount that is easily converted to other lens mounts via third party adapters.

ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K

  • High frame rate Ultra HD live production switcher.
  • Features advanced 12G-SDI technology and allows customers to create live, switched, high frame rate HD and Ultra HD programs at up to 60 frames per second.

URSA MiniURSA Mini

  • URSA Mini was recognized for its compact and lightweight design, 4K or 4.6K image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, large 5 inch fold out viewfinder and dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.

DaVinci Resolve StudioDaVinci Resolve Studio

  • DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio was honoured for its many new updates, including a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and more.

Congratulations to Blackmagic Design!

Canon Unveils Highly-Anticipated EOS 5D Mark III

Canon Australia has unveiled the latest addition to its EOS range: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. A revolutionary step in the high-performance DSLR camera category, the Mark III is the latest in Canon’s 5D line-up, joining the range above the EOS 5D Mark II.

The highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III builds on Canon’s market-leading position in the DSLR camera market. Featuring a 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5+ image processor with a new 61-point High Density Reticular AF system and enhanced full HD movie capability, the camera takes Canon’s 5D range to its highest quality ever, enabling high-level enthusiasts and professional photographers alike to take their photography to the next level.

“The EOS 5D Mark III sets a new benchmark in the high-performance DSLR camera category,” said Chris Macleod, Canon EOS Brand Manager. “Built with uncompromised quality, it brings new innovations to an already sublime feature set, anticipating the needs of both high-level enthusiasts and professionals looking for a camera that has the speed, control, and agility to capture everything from landscapes and moving wildlife to portraits and weddings.”

The processing speed is approximately 1.3 times faster than before, delivering improved performance, excellent image quality and more advanced image processing capabilities. The standard ISO range has been expanded by two stops to a standard range of 100 to 25600, delivering a camera that is ideal for capturing everything from outdoor night scenes and portraits to fast-moving action, all with very low noise.

The camera offers Full HD EOS Movie which also makes use of the heightened quality of the sensor and image processor, delivering footage with reduced colour artefacts and moiré.

The EOS 5D Mark III incorporates a new High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode to enable greater creative expression. The camera captures three images of a single scene at different exposures and then merges them automatically to create a single HDR image. Four additional, in-camera special picture effects (Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold and Art Embossed) allow even greater creative freedom.

For photographers looking for even more creative expression, the EOS 5D Mark III also offers two multiple exposure modes: function/control priority for composed multi-exposure images and continuous shooting priority mode for multiple exposures of a moving subject. This is the first time such a feature has been available in an EOS camera, enabling photographers to combine between two and nine images in a single image in continuous shooting mode or four in function/control priority mode.

To accompany the launch of the EOS 5D Mark III, Canon has released a range of accessories that further enhance the camera’s capabilities and open up even more opportunities for photographers, especially for those on the move.

JVC Everio GS-TD1 Best 3D Camera of 2011

from Trusted Reviews

JVC Everio GS-TD1

With the most accomplished consumer 3D camcorder yet, JVC has taken the lead over all other manufacturers. The Everio GS-TD1 can shoot Full HD frames for each eye, giving it the best 3D image quality on the market. Currently, only the software supplied can take full advantage of the resolution, but this is still the best 3D camcorder currently on the market.

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Rotolight Releases new On-Camera Lighting Kit

from Gear Patrol

Rotolight

If you’ve ditched the camcorder for a DSLR equipped with video then you already know that flash isn’t much much help when it comes to a dark scene, even if you’re packing a fast lens. The Rotolight ($110) remedies that by providing a convenient on-board ring light packed with 48 LED’s that mounts to either a hotshoe or a shotgun mic to provide you with 50 watts worth of shadowless light. The Rotolight can switch between three color temperatures to match your environment and 6 included filters stow in the light’s rear casing. Go forth, Sundance.

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