For the first time, the multi-award winning stage production of War Horse will be broadcast live in 4K.
Following on from Technicolor’s deal with Sony last year, the company has today announced it has signed a multi-year patent license agreement with LG Electronics for the use of Technicolor patents for LG’s smartphones and tablets.
“Technicolor’s pioneering work in video technology is now widely spread in smartphones and tablets to offer consumers a media rich experience and we are pleased to welcome LG as a licensee and offer a comprehensive license to our patent portfolio.” said Boris Teksler, Head of Technology. “As new media-rich devices become pervasive we are pleased to expand our offering and share our patented technologies.”
SLR Magic has introduced the Anamorphot 1.33x 50 anamorphic adapter.
In the past, many indie filmmakers who wanted to shoot anamorphic had to depend on rare vintage lenses, which were not always reliable. To achieve the much loved 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, (which gives a pleasant, epic effect) filmmakers must crop the top and bottom of standard 16:9 footage when using spherical lenses with modern digital cameras. As a result, 25% of sensor/negative information is discarded.
Patient 39 Director of Photography, Oliver Schofield, has worked with Writer/Director Dan Clifton on a number of projects. Through close discussion with Dan and careful use of the latest camera technology, Oliver created a unique look and feel for Patient 39. Here, he discusses the lenses he used for the production.
Long running TV series Escape To The Country is moving to Sony F5 camera shooting that has brought a huge enhancement in the look of the programme and brought extra latitude which helps when shooting indoor in these much sought after homes.
There are, it seems, two camps – not exactly opposed, but each with their own manifesto and each fighting to be heard. One has the numerical advantage – the UltraHD Camp – giving them an immediate appeal. 4k is better than 2k, right? And 8k must, therefore, be better than 4k. The other has a harder job – this group we’ll call the Better Pixel Camp.
In the first of a series of articles looking at 4k technology we look at the acquisition and perhaps more importantly at the workflow of higher resolution cameras for movies and TV.
Henric Larsson is the motormouth, entrepreneurial, CEO of Chimney Post Production. The boutique post business that now has its name on seven sites across Europe. They have no investors and everyone gets a share of the business even the receptionist.
HP have unveiled their new workstations and laptops all with the ‘Z’ brand intact. The company has included the entertainment industry in their list of high priority markets. ADAM GARSTONE introduces his lap to the large and streamlined new 17in ZBook.