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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 02:04:49 PM

Watch Test Footage from the ARRI Amira

ARRI has released two bright and colorful videos shot with the ARRI Amira, which shares the same sensor as the ARRI Alexa in a more run-and-gun (and affordable) casement. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 01:04:14 PM

Watch a Three-Minute Supercut Celebrating Black-and-White Cinematography

Editor Wouter Sessink celebrates black-and-white cinematography with a supercut that features scenes of everything from It's a Wonderful Life and Sunset Boulevard to Pleasantville and The Artist. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 12:04:35 PM

Climate Change, Global Challenges, Cinematic Results: Capturing Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously'

Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously explores the complex global phenomenon of climate change by sending journalists and celebrities around the world to explore its impact. Stories include the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, political upheaval caused by droughts in the Middle East and the dangerous level of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation. Documenting these stories required an HD production solution that could deliver a cinematic look with the flexibility the producers needed to capture everything from expert interviews to location footage shot in a wide range of temperature extremes.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 11:04:12 AM

Cinematographer Jess Hall on Shooting 'Transcendence'

Cinematographer Jess Hall talks to ICG Magazine about stepping behind the camera for DP Wally Pfister's directorial debut, the sci-fi thriller, Transcendence. Explains Hall, "We’ve been bombarded with films showing far-out visions of the future, but we wanted Transcendence to have one foot in the real world. Blade Runner is a film of the future that also recalls the past, a vision that establishes its own imaginary palette while also echoing reality. In this case, that fusion seemed appropriate. In preproduction, Wally organized a 70-millimeter screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey for the cast and crew. This was a great inspiration because the film is seminal in so many respects, from production design to visual effects and cinematography.”

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/14 01:04:37 PM

8K Coming to Homes in 2020

At NAB Show, Japanese broadcaster NHK showed off more 8K capabilities, with the promise that the displays and broadcasts will be making it into homes by 2020. Writes Digital Arts, "An 8K display has four times the pixels as a 4K display, for a whopping resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels, which NHK Senior Research Engineer Dr. Hiroshi Shimamoto explains is the most the people can see. '8K is enough for the human eye, and then no more resolution is needed,' he said." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/14 11:04:24 AM

Digital Video Magazine Announces 2014 NAB Best of Show Award Winners

Digital Video magazine, published by NewBay Media’s Broadcast/Video Group, has announced its Best of Show Award winners at the 2014 NAB Show. NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition. The 2014 winners are: AJA CION Camera Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 11

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 04:04:59 PM

NHK Debuts 8K Narrative Short Film at NAB Show

At last week's NAB Show, NHK debuted its prototype 8K "cube" camera along with a screening of the short narrative film, "Move," which was filmed with it. Explains The Hollywood Reporter, "The short, titled 'Move,' is significant because up until now, NHK has generally focused on showing content for broadcasting live events. For instance, at NAB, it showed Super Hi-Vision footage that was shot at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics and last summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. But 'Move' gave NAB attendees an opportunity to consider the potential of Super Hi-Vision for narrative storytelling." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 02:04:48 PM

Servo Lenses at NAB Show 2014

Matthew Duclos rounds up the announcements of servo lenses at last week's NAB Show.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 10:04:28 AM

A Tutorial to Color Correction

In the below video, Clay Cook of Fstoppers provides a quick color grading tutorial in Photoshop. He writes, "This grading technique uses a combination of adjustment layers; Hue/Saturation, Curves, Levels and Solid Color Fill. Depending on the look you want to achieve, this process can be altered and switched to fit to your vision." Watch below and read more here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 05:04:37 PM

Watch Test Footage from the KineMINI

The below test footage is from Kinefinity's KineMINI, shot with the cameras on exhibit at NAB Show last week. The 4K camera, priced at $3200 for the body only, replaces the originally announced 2K KineRAW MINI and shoots at up to 100 fps. Watch below. (via motionVFX Blog)