NAB 2014 has already started to look like a 4k camera and UHD workflow oriented show from all angles. Manufacturers seem determined to push 4k at all costs and it seems looking at the product ranges that it will probably be adopted fully by the production crews of major TV Shows and News outfits. There are definite advantages to shooting 4k as opposed to 3D which is really a specialty format for limited uses. 4k can be used to create incredible looking crisp FHD 1080p that far out-resolves any 1080 camera to date, plus use footage as a canvas for re-framing and stabilization from wobbly shots.
What this means for slow motion cameras is that, as hardware has become 4x as powerful in order to capture and encode four times as many pixels as FHD 1080p, we get to reap the benefits in lower resolution modes. 4k capture permits lower resolution modes to jump as a side effect of more camera power as follows:→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
Besides the pretty exterior of a retro-feel classic camera trapped in a small sensor point & shoot, the SH-1 has a Slow Motion 120p 720 video mode built in that might be of good quality coupled with the new sensor 5 way stabilizer .
The newest line of Panasonic camcorders announced at CES are a step forward in the codec department with up to 50mbps at 60p but the feature that caught our attention is that both theHC-W850and HC-V750can record 120 frames at 1080p plus interpolate to 240p by using pixel motion algorithms.
We have been closely following the GH4 since leaks started appearing a few months back. Initial rumors said that 1080p 120 frames/sec will be included as-well as a 240 frame 720p mode. The hype machine was running full seam back then.
When the camera specs were announced and the dust settled we were left with a 96 frame Full HD 1080p camera that claims to be full quality in a variable frame rate mode “No Audio Recorded in This Mode”. What of the 240 720 mode? It seems the camera has done without even the 720p specs of older GH cameras.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←