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The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony’s first dual camera smartphone

Most high-end smartphones these days come equipped with dual-cameras and in many cases the cameras are built around Sony image sensors. An yet, Sony’s own Xperia range had no dual-camera models to speak of… until now. At the Mobile World Congress, the Japanese manufacturer displayed a demo model of a high-sensitivity dual-camera setup, and this technology will soon be available in a production model announced today: the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Sony’s new top-range device combines two 1/2.3″ sensors in its camera—a 3-layer stacked 19MP RGB unit, and a 12MP monochrome imager. Image data from both chips is merged by the AUBE Fusion image signal processor in order to optimize dynamic range, noise and detail. Sony claims outstanding low-light performance with a maximum ISO value of 51200.

Like Huawei’s high-end phones, the Sony offers a native black-and-white mode, and a background-blurring bokeh-effect is available as well. The 7-element G lenses come with F1.8 and F1.6 apertures respectively. On the video side of things, the Xperia XZ2 is capable of recording HDR footage at 4K resolution, and offers the same Motion Eye 1080p/960fps slow-motion mode as the standard Xperia XZ2.

All non-camera specifications are worthy of a flagship smartphone, as well. The Android Oreo OS will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6GB of RAM. And the 5.8-inch TRILUMINOS display offers a 2160 x 3840 pixel resolution and is covered by 2.5D Gorilla Glass.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium will be available starting this summer in Chrome Black or Chrome Silver. Pricing is yet to be announced. More details on the Xperia XZ2 and its dual camera are available on the Sony website.

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NAB 2018: JVC Debuts 4K HDR, 4K-Compatible LCD Studio Monitors

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced two new series of studio LCD monitors to support today’s growing 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT‑U series provides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. The four models in the more economical DT‑G series convert 4K and 2K sources to full HD. The new monitors will be demonstrated during the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs through April 12 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840×2160 resolution, LED backlight, wider color gamut, and HLG HDR and PQ HDR display for realistic imagery. Both monitors feature multiple 4K inputs, including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI quad link, 4K/60p HDMI 2.0, and optional plug-in SFP adapter. Users can also display four independent SDI sources in quad view mode, and there are extensive connectivity options for legacy sources. The DT-U31E supports 100 percent DCI-P3 and 84 percent ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut, while the DT-U28E supports 100 percent Rec.709 and 80 percent DCI-P3 color gamut.

With sizes ranging from 17.3 to 27 inches, DT-G series monitors support 4K/60p HDMI and 2K-SDI signals. Each 8-bit panel has 10-bit signal processing and LED backlight, with the three largest models offering 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Designed for critical video applications, both the DT-G and DT-U series are equipped with a new zero latency image processing mode with only a few lines of delay, which is ideal for lip sync monitoring. Both series also feature 3D LUT 17x17x17 precise auto calibration, with built-in color generator and calibration software, and support user uploaded 3DLUT cube files, which are convenient for color creation in post. Plus, with several built-in De-log LUTs (including JVC J-log1), the monitors can convert directly to ITU-Rec.709.

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Sony unveils FS5 II Super 35mm camera with 4K HDR and 120fps RAW

Sony has announced the latest member of its professional Super 35mm lineup, the FS5 II. Similar in looks and functionality to its predecessor, the upgrades to the FS5 II are mostly features that were available to its predecessor through paid updates—only now they’re ‘free’.

Inside, the Super 35 Exmor CMOS sensor remains untouched. Likewise, the E-mount body of the camera remains identical aside from the updated nameplate and a different color neutral density dial. Where the camera gets the biggest changes is in its color science, Raw shooting modes, and high frame rate functionality.

The stand-out feature of the FS5 II is the updated color science that’s gone into it. Sony says it’s taken everything it’s learned from developing the 6K Venice camera and brought it into the much more compact (and affordable) FS5 II. The changes are said to yield ‘rich mid-range colours, alluring facial tones, and a softer tonal look’. Also added are nine color profiles, including a few designed specifically for S-Log2 and S-Log3.

Here’s a closer look at the new camcorder:

Also present in the FS5 II is Sony’s ‘Instant HDR’ workflow. This is one of the features available for the FS5 via a paid update, but it comes standard on the FS5 II. The Instant HDR workflow eliminates the need for color grading footage. This effectively means HDR video can be streamed straight from the camera when shot in HLG/BT.2020 mode.

Finally, the FS5 II features dual SD card slots that can internally record video up to 4K/30p and Full HD video at 1080/120p. For higher-resolution and RAW video, an external recorder is needed; however, if you are using an external recorder, the FS5 II can output 4K/60p video and even RAW 4K/120p, but only in four second bursts. At 2K, the FS5 II → continue…

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Industry News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for Just $1295

By Canon Rumors Next generation 4K camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives! NAB 2018, Las Vegas, USA – April 9, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital … → continue…

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NAB 2018, Blackmagic Design presenta Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K con doppio ISO nativo e RAW

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Al NAB 2018, è stata presentata la tanto attesa cinepresa compatta digital Pocket Cinema Camera 4K di Blackmagic Design con doppio ISO nativo, sensore HDR 4/3 a pieno formato, 13 stop di gamma dinamica e registrazione in ProRes o RAW su schede interne SD/UHS II e CFast o su dischi USB C esterni.Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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NAB 2018, Blackmagic Design annuncia il nuovo Cintel Scanner 2

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Al NAB 2018, la Blackmagic Design presenta Cintel Scanner 2, il nuovo modello del popolare sistema di digitalizzazione della pellicola in tempo reale. Tra le novità, una connessione Thunderbolt™ 3 super veloce e uno slot PCIe per collegarsi ai computer host, un corridoio per scannerizzare la pellicola 35mm in HDR, e un’uscita per timecode.
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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Has Dual ISO, HDR, And Much More For $1295

By Noam Kroll

I’m currently at Blackmagic’s press conference at NAB 2018, waiting for all of the official new announcements to be made momentarily. As expected, the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is about to be unveiled, and based on the description and pricing of the product, there is a lot to be excited about.

&1295 for a MFT cinema camera that has dual ISO (up to ISO 25,600) to CFast or SD cards, sounds pretty amazing. The built in 5” monitor tells us the camera body will be larger than the previous pocket cam, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to anyone, especially given the larger sensor size in this camera too. I have to wonder if it’s a similar sensor to the original BMCC, as the sensor size and dynamic range (13 stops) sounds quite familiar.

I will be sure to post an update later today, after the show with further info and pictures of the camera once it’s officially unveiled.

Check back soon for more updates!

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Eizo unveils ColorEdge CG319X DCI-4K HDR monitor for high-end video and photo editing

High-end monitor maker Eizo has just unveiled the ColorEdge CG319X: a 31.1-inch DCI-4K HDR display with a 4096 x 2160 resolution, built-in calibration sensor, and 98% DCI-P3 coverage. The new ColorEdge model builds upon the previously launched CG318-4K, adding multiple new features including hybrid log-gamma (HLG) support and a perceptual quantization (PQ) curve for HDR video editing.

According to the company, the CG319X’s panel offers images that “appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world.”

The new ColorEdge model is targeted at pro-tier post-production work, offering a variety of features beyond what is available on typical consumer displays. For one, the CG319X has an integrated calibration sensor that has been upgraded so that it can recalibrate your monitor even while you’re using it. To facilitate this, the user selects a time during which the sensor will swing onto the screen, using up “minimal space” so that work can continue.

The CG319X comes with this built-in calibration sensor, which has been updated so it can recalibrate your display even if the monitor is in use.

This model also offers 98% DCI-P3 color space reproduction, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and a retardation film that maintains tone depth when viewing the monitor from an angle. Finally, because temperature changes can affect an LCD’s brightness and color, Eizo has built a temperature sensor into the CG319X, which allows the display to adjust as necessary when the ambient temperature of the room changes.

The ColorEdge CG319X also features two HDMI ports, two DisplayPort inputs, DCI-4K/60Hz using HDMI or DisplayPort 1.2, 3D LUT, 10-bit simultaneous display from 24-bit LUT, 4K zoom, aspect ratio markers, luminance warning, an ergonomic stand, light-shield hood, built-in carrying handle, 5-year manufacturer’s warning, and support for the → continue…

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Revised and improved HLG camera LUT for FS7, F5 and F55.

By alisterchapman

I have created a new and improved HLG camera LUT for the PXW-FS7, PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. This 3D LUT can be used to shoot HLG directly by baking the LUT in to the recordings in camera. This allows you to create “instant HDR” footage that just like the HLG footage from an FS5 or Z90 does not need to be graded or modified to provide an HDR image on an equipped HDR TV. Skin tones should be exposed at around 55-60% and white at around 70-75%.

Click here to download the LUT AC-HLGSL3-V2.cube


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Free Atomos Shogun Inferno update will let you capture 5.7K RAW on the Panasonic EVA1

Credit: Atomos

Atomos’ Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 external HDR monitor/recorders are about to get a free upgrade that will really delight owners of the popular Super 35 Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The update—full details incoming at NAB 2018—will allegedly allow EVA1 owners to capture 5.7K RAW video direct from the sensor at up to 30fps using the recorders’ 6G SDI connections.

If you pull that down to 4K resolution, you can record Raw video at up to 60fps in Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR (2K/120p or 4K/30p in CDNG RAW). And finally, if you drop the resolution further to 2K, you can record slow-motion Raw video at 240fps direct to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR. According to Atomos, “the resulting frames are super clean, detailed and capable of withstanding heavy grading.”

Credit: Atomos

For those of us not into video, it’s worth noting why this is a big deal.

The Panasonic EVA1 is the type of camera that a lot of DSLR/mirrorless users consider when they get serious about video. Support for 5.7K Raw on a ~$7-8K cinema camera of this quality is pretty compelling. It’s a logical next step for people who want to go beyond DSLR/mirrorless video.

We won’t dive into the Shogun Inferno or Sumo19’s other features here, but you can learn more on the Atomos website. And if you already own one of these recorders, keep an eye out—this free AtomOS update will be released at NAB 2018 later this month.

Press Release

Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 unlock the Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K RAW output

Melbourne, Australia – 02 April 2018 – Panasonic’s AU-EVA1 is a great Super35 cine camera with excellent low light capabilities – winning wide-spread acclaim since its launch last year.

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Next-Gen Scaler and Frame Synchronizer From Cobalt Boasts Advanced HD/UHD Conversion and Processing

By Dundee Hills Group

Designed for the openGear Platform, 9904-UDX-4K-IP Supports Flexible Conversion, Emerging IP Standards, and ITM Processing Workflows

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. April 2, 2018 Cobalt Digital today introduced its 9904-UDX-4K-IP next-generation advanced scaler and frame synchronizer for the openGear platform. The new offering from Cobalt simplifies the upgrade of HD and UHD systems, enables ongoing use of existing content libraries, and provides features such as professional Technicolor HDR Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) that are essential in next-generation production and ATSC 3.0 broadcasting applications.

“The 9904 series is based on the latest system-on-chip technology — exactly what HDR ITM was designed to run on — so the partnership of Technicolor and Cobalt Digital is a perfect match from the start,” said Bob McAlpine, CEO of Cobalt Digital. “With its ability to process HD and UHD signals and convert between the two formats, the 9904-UDX-4K-IP is being deployed in a wide range of applications. The integration of HDR ITM gives the unit a premium feature that is unmatched in the industry.”

Using the 9904-UDX-4K-IP with HDR ITM, Cobalt customers can upgrade their existing HD (720p/1080i/1080p) and UHD (2160p) SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) infrastructure — cameras, switchers, servers, etc. — to new HD and UHD HDR systems and workflows. In addition to adding value and longevity to existing systems, an HDR ITM-enabled 9904-UDX-4K-IP can breathe new life and revenue into HD and UHD content, allowing media companies to archive and repurpose their thousands of hours of such material for HDR distribution.

The 9904-UDX-4K-IP not only upconverts 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI to either UHD1 3840 x 2160 Square Division (SDQS) or Two Sample Interleave (2SI) quad 3G-SDI-based formats, but also outputs SMPTE ST 2082 12G-SDI signals for single-wire 4K transport. With its 12G-SDI and quad 3G-SDI inputs, the unit can also perform the reverse processes in downconverter mode. Four bidirectional AES ports → continue…

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NAB 2018, Canon annuncia la EOS C700 FF, l’ottica CN-E20mm e monitor HDR da 17″ e 24″

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NAB 2018, da Canon annuncia una EOS C700 FF, con quell’aggiunta di doppia F a segnalare l’adozione di un sensore Full Frame (di dimensioni, per la precisione di 38,1 mm x 20,1 mm), capace di effettuare riprese fino a 5,9K. Il effetti, almeno a prima vista, il form factor è quello dell C700.
Il sensore

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NAB 2018, Canon annuncia la EOS C700 FF, l’ottica CN-E20mm e monitor HDR da 17″ e 24″

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NAB 2018, da Canon annuncia una EOS C700 FF, con quell’aggiunta di doppia F a segnalare l’adozione di un sensore Full Frame (di dimensioni, per la precisione di 38,1 mm x 20,1 mm), capace di effettuare riprese fino a 5,9K. Il effetti, almeno a prima vista, il form factor è quello dell C700.
Il sensore

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Canon announces C700 FF cinema camera: now with full frame

Canon has announced the newest member of its Cinema EOS camera family, the EOS C700 FF. As the name implies, it’s an updated version of Canon’s C700 cinema camera that includes a full frame sensor in place of a Super 35 sensor.

On most cameras we generally think of ‘full frame’ as representing a 24x36mm frame with a 3:2 aspect ratio, but the C700 FF defines this a bit differently. The Canon-developed sensor used in the camera has a native resolution of 5952 x 3140 pixels, providing a 17:9 cinema-friendly aspect ratio, and has an imaging area of 38.1×20.1mm in size.

While that’s a bit wider and shorter than a standard full frame sensor, it requires the same image circle size as a full frame DSLR,* meaning the C700 FF can use Canon’s entire line of EF-mount lenses at their standard focal lengths. For maximum flexibility, the C700 FF can be ordered with either EF or PL-mount.

Canon claims the new sensor exceeds 15 stops of dynamic range when shooting with either the Canon Log2 gamma curve or in Raw

With 5.9K resolution, the camera is able to record oversampled 4K video internally, which should provide superior results to a native 4K sensor. Users can choose between two codecs to capture footage internally: Canon’s own XF-AVC or Apple ProRes. Additionally, the C700 FF can record Raw video when using an optional Codex recorder mounted to the back of the camera, recording at up to 5.9K/60p in Raw.

In addition to impressive video resolution, Canon claims the new sensor exceeds 15 stops of dynamic range when shooting with either the Canon Log2 gamma curve or in Raw, which should make it an effective tool for producing HDR video content.

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