You may have heard that Apple has introduced a new ProRes format with their most recent software updates. The new codec is called ProRes 4444 XQ and as you probably guessed, it is the highest quality version of Apple ProRes currently available.
Recently, we received our very first Panasonic GH4 camera. We’ve previously written about the GH4’s specs and have been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. We’re happy to announce that now the GH4 & YAGH interface are available to rent. Since the camera has arrived, we’ve had some fun taking ridiculous photos (see above) and shooting some 4K test footage.
The DJI Ronin became a crowd favorite at this year’s NAB convention. The Ronin is similar to the MoVI, it is also a 3-axis brushless gimbal stabilizer. There are a few differences: the Ronin can handle up to 15 lbs and boasts some features like a “5 minute auto-calibration”. Yesterday, we got word on the Ronin’s official price and shipping date. We don’t think anyone will be disappointed.
Late last night a new firmware for Blackmagic cameras, version 1.8, was leaked. The new firmware not only allows 4K RAW recording, but is also unique because it is the first “unified” firmware from the company. This is great because it is the first step to adding desired features such as audio meters and histograms to all of the Blackmagic Cameras.