At the start of this year, 5Production, Channel 5’s in-house production company, was commissioned to make a new presenter-led drama-documentary fronted by historian Dan Jones for Channel 5. Currently in production, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty tells the story and re-enacts key moments in the bloody saga of betrayal and revenge of the greatest Royal dynasty in English history. The production is the first drama documentary made in-house for Channel 5.
Anton/Bauer has been demonstrating its new Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series.
FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order from hitfilm.com for just $299 (£229), ahead of its release on 24th November 2014.
zLense has launched a depth-mapping camera solution that captures 3D data and scenery in real-time and adds a 3D layer. The technology processes space information, making new and real three-dimensional compositing methods possible, enabling production teams to create 3D effects and use CGI in live TV or pre-recorded transmissions - with no special studio set up.
The system is similar to one that was introduced last year at IBC by FilmLight. Ncam, a company backed partly by FilmLight was demonstrating real-time visualisation of immersive 3D/CG graphics content in-camera while shooting at IBC on FilmLight’s stand.
A new 3 chip (1/3 inch) 4k cam from Toshiba has been announced - the IK-4K.
- 3840 x 2160 59.94/50 Hz UltraHD 4K output
- Switchable formats; 4K, 1080p and 1080i
- Up to 1600 TV lines resolution
- Ultra-compact two piece design
- 4x 3G/HD-SDI output for maximum signal fidelity
- 12-channel colour adjustment to achieve colour accuracy and control
- 5 User-configurable settings files to support different operating modes and conditions
- Image flip and mirror
- Freeze frame
- Gen-lock for 3D and multi-camera use
- Remote control via RS232
- C-mount lens mount
More details from Toshiba here