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AJA Ships Io 4K for New Mac with 4K/UHD Capture and Playback via Thunderbolt-2

By DCS, Feb 10, 2014

AJA has announced availability of Io 4K, a new pro I/O, updated for Thunderbolt-2 4K workflows. The new device connects to any Thunderbolt-2 enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, offering an additional Thunderbolt-2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows. Other key features include: - ... [ Read: AJA Ships Io 4K for New Mac with 4K/UHD Capture and Playback via Thunderbolt-2 ]

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera shoots 4K Motion for less than $2K, Pre-orders begin March 17th

By DCS, Feb 8, 2014

On February 6th, Panasonic announced the successsor to the GH3 with a new Mirrorless still/motion camera capable of shooting 4K 24p Cinema Motion at (4096x2160), plus 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p.  Exact pricing has not been announced but is rumored to be less than $2,000US with pre-orders starting to be accepted on St. Paddy’s ... [ Read: Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera shoots 4K Motion for less than $2K, Pre-orders begin March 17th ]

ASC Winners: Lubezki for GRAVITY - TV Awards go to KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES & DRUNK HISTORY

By DCS, Feb 2, 2014

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held February 1st at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & ... [ Read: ASC Winners: Lubezki for GRAVITY - TV Awards go to KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES & DRUNK HISTORY ]

With Price and Delivery Announcement, ARRI is Now Taking Orders on AMIRA

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

ARRI announced today that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA, starting at $39,000US. Orders are now being taken for delivery in the early 2nd quarter of 2014. The new camera is being offered in three basic configurations. The entry-point AMIRA camera set allows Rec 709 ProRes 422 recording ... [ Read: With Price and Delivery Announcement, ARRI is Now Taking Orders on AMIRA ]

Report on CES -- Panasonic’s New Varicam, and 3D Steps Aside for 4K

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

There was lots to see at the International CES; too much really for our purposes, everything from car/infotainment, wearable biometrics, smartphone accessories, computers, and TVs, etc, etc., etc.    It was the largest CES ever with a record two million net square feet of exhibit space housing more than 3,200 exhibitors ... [ Read: Report on CES -- Panasonic’s New Varicam, and 3D Steps Aside for 4K ]

ACE EDDIE AWARD Nominations + Paul Greengrass to receive Golden Eagle Filmmaker of the Year Award

By DCS, Jan 16, 2014

American Cinema Editors ACE  EDDIE Awards to be presented at the Beverly Hilton FRIDAY, February 7, 2014 including the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award to Filmmaker Paul Greengrass, (Captain Philips, United 93)   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): 12 Years a Slave Joe Walker Captain Phillips Chris ... [ Read: ACE EDDIE AWARD Nominations + Paul Greengrass to receive Golden Eagle Filmmaker of the Year Award ]