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Panasonic GH4 96fps Splashes Net With Samples!

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Over the past weeks the Panasonic GH4 pre-release samples have gotten into the hands of talented filmmakers that have tested the quality and visual look of the GH4 in the Hi Speed 60fps and 96fps mode.

Surprisingly the more cinematic and awe inspiring video made no use of the 96fps mode but showed what the GH4 in low light combined with the 60fps mode was able to capture. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Nikon 1 J4 Has Strong Slow Mo Punch!

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The Nikon 1 System is becoming more widespread with the arrival of the Nikon 1 J4.  Sharing the same 1″ inch sensor size and a variety of Nikon 1 lens choices for the system. The Smaller 1″ sensor has an advantage over m4/3 and APS C in the faster readout rate with less rolling shutter which translates to faster frame rates possible. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Edgertronic Hi Speed Camera Status Update!

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Our friends at Sanstreak Corp, who make the edgertronic hi speed video camera, got us some recent information that may be of some value to our readers.

Production seems to be ramping up and the goal is to reach a 30 day timeframe between order and delivery of the camera. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Hi Speed NAB 2014 Camera News!

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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 ←

Portable Slow Motion That You May Already Own!

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Looking at the current crop of portable devices that offer slow motion is hard and it’s pretty much a mine field. Lenses differ, sensor sizes are varied and distortion can creep up.

On the one hand we have the smartphones with the Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3 and then the iPhone 5s. On the other we have the portable Gopro Hero 3, 3+ and the Sony action cam. → Continue Reading Full Post ←