GoPro and iPhones Herald a New Generation of Low-Budget Filmmakers

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MelroseMAC Blog takes a look at the availability of cheap cameras like a GoPro or an iPhone as it lowers the barrier for new and upcoming filmmakers.

They write, "Utilizing affordable platforms like the iPhone and GoPro are not the future of film; they are its present. Groundbreaking filmmakers are already incorporating the technology to create works of art on a budget less than that of a new car. The low cost will push entry level productions to use them, but the true future of film is that these cheap and mobile devices will offer alternatives instead of replacing their rivals entirely."



VITEC'S MGW Ace is the First HEVC Encoder to Receive the U.S. Department of Defense's JITC Certification

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that its MGW Ace Encoder — the industry-leading HEVC video streaming appliance engineered to deliver broadcast-grade, low-latency video streams — is the first HEVC encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). JITC also certified VITEC's MGW Pico and Pico TOUGH encoders.