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View the short films from the Panasonic EVA1

Sit back and enjoy watching "Near the Superstition", a short film demonstrating the top-class imagery of an EVA1 production. Director of Photography Elle Schneider shot the western in the Mojave National Preserve, where the digital cinema camera captured high-quality footage in extraordinary weather and lighting conditions. No matter the circumstances, the newly-developed Panasonic camera utilizing Dual Native ISO and 5.7K Super 35mm ensures a truly cinematic experience in visual storytelling.

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New generation of Ross Video Xpression plus a new portable version Xpression Go!

There is a new generation of Ross Video® XPression, the company’s real-time graphics engine.

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Sennheiser's New HANDMIC Digital - professional sounds for mobile journalism

Sennheiser has announced its new HANDMIC Digital. An ideal choice for mobile journalism and podcasting, the microphone brings broadcast sound quality to iOS devices as well as Macs and PCs. The HANDMIC Digital is extremely rugged, highly resistant to cell phone interference, and offers excellent suppression of handling, wind and ambient noise, which is important when recording on the show floor, at events, in manufacturing spaces or in similarly noisy environments. The dynamic HANDMIC Digital features Apogee’s award-winning A/D converter and pre-amp technologies for direct connection to USB or Lightning ports.

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Using your IPhone for audio production – coming soon is the new Sennheiser FOCUSMIC Digital

At IBC, Sennheiser is previewing the FOCUSMIC Digital, a rugged mini-shotgun microphone for high-quality videography with the iPhone. Designed with a proven Sennheiser capsule and Apogee PureDigital pre-amp and A/D converter, the FOCUSMIC Digital plugs directly into the Lightning port of the iPhone and delivers high-quality, focused audio from the direction of filming. The new mic attaches to the smartphone via a rugged metal grip that can accommodate a variety of iPhone models (from SE and X to 8 plus) and case designs, and also allows the mic to rotate through 270°, including a selfie position and a transport position. The FOCUSMIC Digital will be available from Q2 2018.

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Miller Tripods launch CompassX Fluid Head series

Miller Tripods has announced the CompassX series, premiering at IBC2017, offering five models to choose from – CX2, CX6, CX8, CX10 and the CX18. The new CX fluid heads incorporate Miller’s CB PLUS enabling technology, which takes traditional counterbalancing a step forward. All five models feature 16 positions of counterbalance for fine, rapid adjustment and the side loading base plate enables fast and easy mounting and alighting of camera rigs. The inherent wide payload range of the CompassX series provides maximum flexibility when switching cameras or adding accessories. Its robust construction guarantees a long, low maintenance service-life and low cost of ownership. “In our continued goal towards meeting our customers’ needs, Miller is delighted to present the CompassX series, the most flexible and durable fluid head solution for today’s videographers and their professional requirements,” says Charles Montesin, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Miller Camera Support Equipment. “This new series is the result of intensive user research and innovative design. We are excited to launch the CompassX fluid heads at IBC and eager to see our customers use them to their full potential.”    

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Sony announces new palm camcorders featuring 273-point phase-detection AF sensor and 4K HDR recording

The new XDCAM® PXW-Z90 and the NXCAM® HXR-NX80 come equipped with 1.0-type stacked Exmor RSTM image sensor, offer an optimal choice to a wide range of users from professionals to video enthusiasts

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Avid Extends MediaCentral Platform with Next-Generation Media Production Suite

Groundbreaking modular platform design with innovative user experience delivers a full suite of applications, modules, services, and connectors to drive unprecedented scalability, extensibility, and efficiency

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New small and lightweight 4K Zoom lens from Fujifilm - UA24x7.8"

FUJIFILM announced the release of the new “FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD,” (“UA24x7.8”) achieving the world's smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K. The lens is scheduled for release in January 2018. Despite having a compact body, the “UA24x7.8” features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This portable zoom lens allows you to shoot high-definition, realistic videos for situations such as live sport broadcasting and press coverage. 4K video is spreading rapidly in countries such as Japan, Europe, and North America, with the introduction of the compact and lightweight “4K camcorder” camera, the need for compact and lightweight lenses continues to increase.

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Brighter, wider, lighter — Litepanels raises the bar with Gemini

Next-generation LED panel delivers precision color control and flicker-free light in a highly portable new form

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Canon Announces Its Newest Professional 4K HDR Reference Display Featuring Stable High-Luminance And 12G-SD1 Terminals

The Canon DP-V2411 4K HDR1 Reference Display, a 24-inch display that features stable high luminance and 12G-SDI terminals, ideal for use on-set in broadcasting vans, and in-studio needs.

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INTRODUCING X-ONE – EVS’ UNIFIED MULTICAM LIVE PRODUCTION SYSTEM

EVS has announced a brand-new product within its family of live production solutions - X-One. This all-in-one toolset, delivers the signature speed and reliability of EVS technology for live productions requiring six cameras or less. The new system is built with EVS’ software-defined technology foundation and puts all of the capabilities of a control room in the hands of a single production operator – all controlled from the solution’s touchscreen.

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DaVinci Resolve 14 now shipping! Massive update with 10x faster editing, Fairlight audio, multi-user collaboration and more!

The free DaVinci Resolve 14 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 14 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro. If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, HDR tools, Lens distortion correction, de-interlacing, Resolve FX Lens Flare, Lens Blur and Film Grain, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio.

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Sony Launches Ultra-Compact, Robust and Waterproof RX0 Camera

Introducing multi-unit, multi-view shooting to create a new imaging experience that has never been seen before

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Another beautiful Videocraft baby!

We welcome Charlotte Amelia to the Videocraft family. Charlotte was born late yesterday to Marissa - (Melbourne Reception) - and her husband Steve. We congratulate both of them on the safe arrival of their beautiful little girl.

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Sony unveils VENICE, its first 36x24mm full-frame digital motion picture camera system

Anamorphic Capabilities, Interchangeable Sensor, 8-stage ND Filter system, New Colour Management System & Established Workflow Combine into Unique Creative Filmmaking Tool

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The World's Fastest Tripod Legs. Sachtler Flowtech 75

Revolutionary New Tripod Technology Simplifies and Accelerates Camera Operators’ Workflows With Instant and Easy Setup, Versatile Height Range, and Exceptional Torsional Stiffness.

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FIRMWARE UPDATE: Sony PMWF55 Binary Package V 9.00

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please install Version 9 ONLY if your F5 or F55 camera has been successfully updated to Firmware Version 8 or higher. Otherwise, it is very important to note that for the F5 and F55 cameras with the serial numbers range listed in the Release Notes document, the user cannot perform the Upgrade to Version 9 and should contact the Sony Service.
NEW FEATURES: 1) Frame rates for 4K and high frame rate recordings added. 72, 75, 90, 96, and 100 FPS have been added to the available values in “Frame Rate” when the AXS-R7 is attached to the PMW-F55. 2) Compatible with the “Parallel Rec” mode with CBK-WA100 attached. The “Parallel Rec” mode enables synchronization with the same file name between the XAVC Proxy recording by using the wireless adapter CBK-WA100. 3) XAVC HD Long added (when the system frequency is set to 29.97 or 59.94). Note: Please carefully examine the “Version Up Guide for PMW-F55 and F5” file.   [button link="http://pro.sony.com.au/pro/support/software/SET_BPE-SS-1039/200"]CLICK HERE FOR SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD PAGE[/button]

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Panasonic announces Australian pricing, additional technical specifications for AU-EVA1EN Compact Cinema Camera

“In our VariCam Cinema Cameras, Dual Native ISO sensor technology opened up a whole new world to cinematographers. It allowed them to shoot, light and work in new ways not possible before,” noted Rob Myers, National Sales Manager, Broadcast, Panasonic Australia. “The inclusion of that proprietary technology in the AU-EVA1 means that they will be able to shoot in bright sunlight or night exteriors without compromising the image quality.” The newly-designed AU-EVA1 sensor is Super-35 sized (24.60mm x 12.97mm) with 5.7K resolution. With an active resolution of 5720 x 3016, the AU-EVA1 delivers more than 17.25 million photosites, nearly double the 8.8 million for 4K DCI (4096 x 2160). By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down-sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, or even 720p. Additionally, the increased color information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

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Panasonic EVA-1 on Broadcast Brains - Live at SMPTE 2017

  Interview Round-up It was great to have Rob Myers from Panasonic Australia join us at SMPTE 2017 to chat about the progress on the new Panasonic EVA-1 Camera that we are all eagerly awaiting its release. The native EF lens mount on the camera gives you an inifinite amount of lens that can be paired up with this camera.   Pre-order your Panasonic EVA-1 from the Videocraft Website

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Videocraft Broadcast Brains - Streaming Schedule

10.45am This morning we will be introducing you to Paul & Kirstine Roadley from Driving Oz with the Black Dog, who are touring around Australia creating awareness and raising fund for suicide prevention and mental health assistance dogs.

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