Announced at IBC 2013, the ARRI Amira continued legacy the highly regarded German film equipment manufacturer often associated with exceptional imagery and build quality. The Amira shares its sensor with the Alexa, whcih has been the most popular digital cinema camera for Hollywood productions for the past three years. The Amira has been shipping to customers for the last six months and since captured incredible imagery on various productions from commercials to documentary work and broadcast narrative drama.
Sony recently released the latest firmware update version 5.0 for the PMW F5/F55 cameras further unlocking the potential of these amazing cameras. The new firmware update opens the path to internal 4K recording on the F5 (sold separately), the much awaited and desirable, Apple ProRes and Avid DnxHD recording (requires a board install), as well as some exciting accessories for broadcast work.
In today's modern production environment images are just as important as sound. Video footage needs to impress with stunning detail, pleasing composition and natural exposure, however more often than not, audio tends to take a back seat and be subject to compromise in certain situations especially when one is shooting with a DSLR like the 5D Mark III, or Panasonic GH4
Convergent Design Announces New Odyssey7Q+ Monitor / Recorder with 4K ProRes Recording Over HDMI and SDI
Convergent Design have just announced the new flagship model of the Odyssey Family of Products, the Odyssey7Q+. The Odyssey7Q+ expands on the 4K recording capabilities of its predecessor the Odyssey7Q, while maintaining all of the functionality, performance and ease of use. The new Odyssey7Q+ can now record 4K and Ultra HD in Apple ProRes over HDMI. Convergent Design will begin shipping the Odyssey7Q+ in quantity staring December 19th.
The FS7 was announced at this year's IBC trade show event in Amsterdam and it took the industry by storm offering 4K XAVC internal recording, Super35mm sensor and high-speed frame rates at Full HD at an affordable price of less than £6,500 including VAT (body only). We'll take a look at some popular accessories for this camera today.