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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/14 01:04:37 PM

8K Coming to Homes in 2020

At NAB Show, Japanese broadcaster NHK showed off more 8K capabilities, with the promise that the displays and broadcasts will be making it into homes by 2020. Writes Digital Arts, "An 8K display has four times the pixels as a 4K display, for a whopping resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels, which NHK Senior Research Engineer Dr. Hiroshi Shimamoto explains is the most the people can see. '8K is enough for the human eye, and then no more resolution is needed,' he said." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/14 11:04:24 AM

Digital Video Magazine Announces 2014 NAB Best of Show Award Winners

Digital Video magazine, published by NewBay Media’s Broadcast/Video Group, has announced its Best of Show Award winners at the 2014 NAB Show. NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition. The 2014 winners are: AJA CION Camera Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 11

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 04:04:59 PM

NHK Debuts 8K Narrative Short Film at NAB Show

At last week's NAB Show, NHK debuted its prototype 8K "cube" camera along with a screening of the short narrative film, "Move," which was filmed with it. Explains The Hollywood Reporter, "The short, titled 'Move,' is significant because up until now, NHK has generally focused on showing content for broadcasting live events. For instance, at NAB, it showed Super Hi-Vision footage that was shot at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics and last summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. But 'Move' gave NAB attendees an opportunity to consider the potential of Super Hi-Vision for narrative storytelling." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 02:04:48 PM

Servo Lenses at NAB Show 2014

Matthew Duclos rounds up the announcements of servo lenses at last week's NAB Show.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 10:04:28 AM

A Tutorial to Color Correction

In the below video, Clay Cook of Fstoppers provides a quick color grading tutorial in Photoshop. He writes, "This grading technique uses a combination of adjustment layers; Hue/Saturation, Curves, Levels and Solid Color Fill. Depending on the look you want to achieve, this process can be altered and switched to fit to your vision." Watch below and read more here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 05:04:37 PM

Watch Test Footage from the KineMINI

The below test footage is from Kinefinity's KineMINI, shot with the cameras on exhibit at NAB Show last week. The 4K camera, priced at $3200 for the body only, replaces the originally announced 2K KineRAW MINI and shoots at up to 100 fps. Watch below. (via motionVFX Blog)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 05:04:45 PM

Kinefinity Introduces Modification Device for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

In the below video, News Shooter's Matt Allard examines Kinefinity's Kine+, a modification device for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. The modification adds two hours of battery time, wireless controls, additional power outputs, and a redesigned LCD screen . Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 05:04:38 PM

Cinematographer Tim Orr on the Hyper-Naturalistic Look of 'Joe'

Cinematographer Tim Orr talks to Indiewire about his work on drama Joe, directed by his longtime collaborator David Gordon Green. He says, "We kind of set out to do what feels like it's not like something else. That's a hard thing to do because virtually everything's been done. I think we set out to make - there's a certain Western quality to Joe, but it's not overt. I think visually, what I wanted to do was certainly I wanted it to be a naturalistic looking movie, but I wanted to stretch the boundaries of that...There are elements within the film I wanted to try to bring a certain amount of - to stretch the bounds of pure naturalism to something that was very much heightened. It was mainly within the lighting that that came into play - using colors and motivations that you find in the man-made natural world, but stretching them to a point where they're hyper-real."

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 04:04:19 PM

Claudio Miranda Plans HDR for New Film 'Tomorrowland'

Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda revealed at NAB Show that he plans to try for a high dynamic range pass in post-production on his new film, Tomorrowland. He said, "We were interested in 4K resolution. When I did Life of Pi, I wished a had just a little more information [in the picture].” Read the full story here on The Hollywood Reporter.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 04:04:54 PM

James Cameron Opens Up About Career and Future Film Tech in AMA Session

Slashfilm presents highlights from James Cameron's Ask Me Anything session, in which the director opened up about his career (past, present, and future), and where he thinks film technology is going.