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Intro image for article At the Bench: Linking RAW Files to Proxy Files
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It is now common for digital cinema cameras to record a RAW file as well as a proxy. Proxy recordings can be loaded to a laptop and then into NLE programs, which is a quick and easy way for production to check on composition and performance. Additionally, proxies can be used to select takes and string out an edit. This streamlines the post process as only selected takes are color corrected.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light Workflow (Part 1)
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The Canon C200 is a compact camcorder that utilizes the same basic sensor as their flagship Super35 digital cinema camera, the C700. One of the C200's most striking features is the ability to record 4K RAW files in Canon's new Cinema RAW Light format to an internal CFast card. Cinema RAW Light is a lightly compressed RAW video format that maximizes recording time while giving up very little file quality in comparison to "full fat" RAW.
Intro image for article At the Bench: AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus
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The new Ki Pro Ultra Plus builds on the legacy of the Ki Pro product line, and today I'm taking a closer look at this multi-channel, multi-format recorder and player with a ton of new features.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: Atomos Sumo
Tech News
I had a chance to chat with Pamela Berry from Atomos about new firmware for their Shogun Inferno monitor/recorder as well as an exciting new product. Atomos recently released a free firmware update for their popular Shogun Inferno enabling all supported RAW formats to be saved in CinemaDNG format, preserving the RAW context of the files all the way through post, if required.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: Panasonic Updates
Tech News
In this video, I speak with newly-minted Panasonic Cinema Product Manager Mitch Gross about upcoming updates to the VariCam LT and other Panasonic products. In June 2017, Panasonic will release a free firmware update for the VariCam LT enabling RAW output of 2K at up to 240 fps.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Recording RAW to Odyssey 7Q From VariCam LT
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The Panasonic VariCam LT offers a legendary look in a compact digital cinema camera. Combining the VariCam LT with the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ recorder opens up the ability to capture Raw files.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony AXS-R7 RAW Recorder
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Sony recently announced the AXS-R7 recorder for their F5 and F55 cameras. The new AXS-R7 is a robust dual-slot RAW recorder that enables recording up to 120 fps in 4K on the F55.
Intro image for article NAB 2016: Atomos Flame Series
Tech News
Today I stopped by the Atomos booth to speak with Jeromy Young about their recently-announced Shogun and Ninja Flame recorders. As we mentioned in our previous TechByte, both these models feature the AtomHDR engine, but the Shogun Flame will accept SDI, RAW and HDMI signals, while the Ninja Flame will accept HDMI signals.
Intro image for article Lenses and Accessories for the Sony FS7
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Sony's enormously flexible PXW-FS7 has been shipping for about eight months now and is very well received at many different levels of the market. With its two shooting modes -- Custom and CINE-EI -- this camera is well suited to a wide variety of productions and applications.