8K Capture & Playback with Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro

By Richard Lackey

Blackmagic Design have announced the world’s first quad-link 12G 8K capture and playback interface, the Decklink 8K Pro.

Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro

Just when we’re all getting comfortable with 4K, it looks like 8K is definitely on the roadmap now for a number of manufacturers (See yesterday’s video about the Sharp 8K camera). In fact, it seems 8K is the roadmap.

It’s easy to be skeptical, just as many were skeptical that 4K would take hold, but when Blackmagic Design gets on board, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Blackmagic Design are leaders, not followers and they turn niche, and emerging technologies into the mainstream norm. In past years I’ve had arguments on the exhibition booth with respected broadcast engineers who would deny that Blackmagic Design could possibly have 12G connectivity (while staring directly at a device with 12G connectivity) because 12G was not yet an accepted standard.

I am reminded of the forward thinking nature of this company every time I shake my head at a quad-link SDI 4K device from another manufacturer (many of them actually) who for some reason decided four cables were better than one.

Of course when talking 8K data rates, quad-link 12G is probably the only option on the table right now.

So lets take a closer look at the Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro.

Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro Specs

The DeckLink 8K Pro is a PCI Express 8 lane generation 3 card, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots. It features four (quad link) bi-directional 12G-SDI connections and supports all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K DCI frame sizes in one interface. Color bit-depth is 8 and 10-bit YUV → continue…

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How to Use GoPro Fusion Studio-Part One

By Al Caudullo

I’m going to give you a look at the brand new GoPro Fusion Studio software that’s just been released. This is Part One of a Three Part Story.

The download link for the software is right here, GoPro Fusion Studio

When it opens up, you have your choice of browsing your camera media or any media I prefer to download files directly to the computer and then go ahead and add them into the studio so let’s click add media?

We’ve created our fusion folder right here so we’ll click that.

Inside that by the way, you see a BACK and a FRONT folder, and then inside that, you’ll have your media from the fusion micro SD cards.

So I’m going to click on fusion.

Select that folder, and as you see, it’s getting everything ready for you quite quickly.

It found 21 items in this shot.

I’m going to show you something very quickly. Here is the layout if you go here to edit you’re going to see preferences.

And inside preferences, you can select your import location and your export location. I’ve already created a place for these to go and put it in.

Then you have several choices here as to options that you can select in the software.

Automatically launch fusion studio when the cameras connected

Automatically play videos photo time-lapse and burst when opened

Have the timecode displayed on the player.

Don’t send my fusion studio usage data to GoPro.

Then we go back to fusion studio in here we have our videos and our stills.

Please Check in tomorrow for Part Two of the GoPro Fusion Studio Exclusive → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Blackmagic Design presenta DeckLink 8K Pro con 12G-SDI quad link fino a 60 fps in 8K

By News

InterBEE 2017, Blackmagic Design lancia DeckLink 8K Pro, la nuova scheda di acquisizione e riproduzione ad alta prestazione con 12G-SDI quad link, per workflow in tempo reale ad alta risoluzione 8K. Questa scheda rivoluziona l’industria perché supporta tutti i formati video e film dall’SD all’8K DCI, il 4:4:4 RGB a 12 bit, gli spazi colore

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From:: Pro AV

VNTG8 turns old 8mm film canisters into SD card holders

A new Kickstarter project wants to provide photographers with a retro storage solution for their SD and microSD cards. Called VNTG8, this project takes old 8mm film canisters and transforms them into SD card holders via a foam insert. This foam insert features six large pockets for full-size SD cards and six small pockets for microSD cards.

The foam insert has a somewhat clever radial design clearly inspired by the film spool it replaces. VNTG8 comes in two varieties, one that features a new Goldberg Brothers canister from remaining stock produced in the 1970s, the other featuring used canisters sourced from various places throughout the US.

In addition, the polyethylene foam insert will be offered as a standalone option for buyers who have their own 8mm film canisters, but only if the Kickstarter campaign reaches its $7,000 stretch goal. A Goldberg canister VNTG8 with foam insert is offered to backers who pledge at least $19. Delivery is estimated to start in February 2018 if the campaign is successful.

Via: Kickstarter

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You get a $119 SD card for free with the A7rIII preorder at BHphoto

By SonyAlpha Admin

Always nice to get something for free. BHphoto is giving you the Sandisk 64GB cars ($119) on every Sony A7rIII preorder (Click here). If you already have preordered the A7rIII at BH ask them to give you that card for free. Sony savings: FF cameras: The Sony A7rII now sells for $2,398 with lot free […]

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The new BenQ SW271 27″ 4K monitor gives photographers full color control

BenQ has launched a new monitor designed for professional photographers who need both high resolution and extremely accurate colors: the 27″ SW271. This model builds upon the company’s previous SW2700PT display, offering support for HDR10 alongside a 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution and the maker’s AQCOLOR technology.

With the AQCOLOR tech, users are given total control over the display’s color via hardware calibration and the maker’s Palette Master Elements software. The inclusion of advanced hardware color calibration helps enable the SW271 to meet strict color accuracy standards, according to BenQ, which says its display is ideal for “color-critical applications.”

Users have the option of viewing content simultaneously in different color spaces via GamutDuo, plus there’s a Hotkey Puck for toggling between the monitor’s various modes, including: 99% Adobe RBG coverage, 100% sRGB/Rec. 709 coverage, 93% DCI-P3 coverage, plus a Black & White option.

Monitor connectivity includes DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0; there’s also an SD card reader, USB-C, and a USB 3.1 port. The shade featured in the above image is included with the monitor and can be removed. The monitor is available now for $1,000 USD.

Press Release

BenQ’s Dynamic SW271 Monitor Offers Professional Photographers Picture-Perfect Performance

New 4K HDR-Enabled Color-Accurate Display Comes Equipped With BenQ’s AQCOLOR™ Technology and USB-C™ Connectivity

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 1, 2017 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced a new 27″ 4K UHD (3840×2160) monitor that offers professional photographers unprecedented color accuracy through new AQCOLOR technology, high specifications and picture-perfect performance.

Building on the success of its award-winning predecessor the SW2700PT, the SW271 sets a new benchmark for image quality. The HDR10-enabled monitor allows users to see their images and videos in a wider dynamic range than a typical monitor. The sleek display is user → continue…

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