8K makes HD look better

By noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton)

The better the image you start with, the better the one you finish with

Can 8K make a difference when downsampled to HD? We think so.

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    Panasonic Releases GH5 Firmware 2.0 with Anamorphic and More

    By Daron James

    Panasonic releases LUMIX DC-GH5 firmware 2.0 with a slew of new features and improvements.

    The wait is finally over. We announced last month that Panasonic has updated the GH5 to include 4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra 400 Mbps to 4K and full HD video recording modes, and the new firmware is now available.

    In NTSC, you’ll now see options for 4096 x 2160 (24p) and 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), PAL 3840 x 2160 (25p) and CINEMA 4096 x 2160 (24p) and 3840 x 2160 (24p). To take full advantage of the ALL-Intra video you must use an SD memory card with a Video Speed Class 60 or higher. Panasonic has confirmed operation with a Video Speed Class 90 rated memory card.

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    Vimeo Acquires Livestream – Meet Vimeo Live

    By Olaf von Voss

    Vimeo Live

    New York based video platform Vimeo has acquired Livestream, a well-known hub for hosting and managing live video feeds. The resulting offspring is called Vimeo Live. What does this mean for our fast-paced, content-driven industry? Let’s have a look.

    Vimeo Live – Stream Your Event Straight to Vimeo

    In a world of growing demand for fresh content this latest business move by Vimeo seems to be a smart one. The acquisition of Livestream and the resulting launch of Vimeo Live enables users to livestream their favorite events in full HD (1080p) straight to Vimeo. After the livestream of choice has concluded the stream will be saved and published as a regular video to your collection. If your original video feed was 4K, that resolution will be applied, even if the livestream is limited to 1080p. The necessary transcoding (4K -> 1080p) is being applied in the cloud but you can also use your own encoder of choice if you like.

    All the tested and trusted Vimeo tools are there, too. You can customize your player, embed it and view real time stats. A live chat feature is also available. All this comes at a price, though. Vimeo Live is available as an upgrade from the Pro and Business tiers. A basic (free) membership or a Plus one won’t do it.

    Vimeo PRO Live is a whooping $75 per month ($20 / month without the Live feature). This includes 5 hours of livestreaming per month. If you want more, you’ll need to purchase a BUSINESS Live subscription for $300 per month. That one includes unlimitd streaming hours but each individual event has a 5-hour limit. For a complete list of features, check out the Vimeo Live website.

    What About Vimeo on-demand?

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    Claudio Miranda Shoots the First Official Sony VENICE Footage and its Stunning

    By Daron James

    The first footage from Sony’s next-gen CineAlta doesn’t disappoint.

    Sony unveiled VENICE, its full-frame 36x24mm CMOS sensor camera capable of shooting everything from full HD to 6K (6048 x 4032 3:2 mode at 23, 24 fps) earlier this month, and now, we’re seeing the first footage come in from the next-gen CineAlta camera.

    Being full-frame, VENICE offers compatibility with a ton of glass. Everything from anamorphic and Super 35mm to spherical and full-frame PL mounts can visually tell your story. The PL-mount can even be changed out to support full-frame E-mount lenses. Like the Jenga of cameras.

    While it obviously hasn’t been put to the test publicly yet, Sony claims VENICE touts more than 15 stops of latitude and can exceed the Rec. 2020 color space, which is wider than DCI-P3. File-based workflows will use 10-bit XAVC internal recordings to SxS cards or 16-bit RAW/X-OCN to Sony’s AXS-R7 external recorder on AXS cards.

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    From:: No Film School

    Enter to Win a $3000 Sony a6500 4K Camera Package from Shutterstock

    By Sponsored Content

    Need some new gear? Shutterstock wants to set you up with a Sony a6500 camera bundle worth $3000.

    For its Fall Giveaway, Shutterstock is offering the perfect package for brand new filmmakers who are a little light in the gear bag. Starting now, you can enter to win a Sony a6500 4K camera package that is worth upwards of $3000, containing pretty much all of the gear you’ll need to get started making films, including lighting, monitoring, and audio recording solutions.

    If you’re unfamiliar with the Sony a6500, this mirrorless camera comes with a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, internal 4K video and S-Log, 51200 extendable ISO, and built-in Wi-Fi. It also features 4D FOCUS, 5-axis internal stabilization, and S&Q (Slow & Quick) Motion, which allows users to capture frame rates ranging from 1-120 fps at full HD.

    But the Sony a6500 is just one of the items included in Shutterstock’s prize package. Here’s the full list of all of the great gear that is included:

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    From:: No Film School