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DJI Matrice 600 M600 drone offers muscles for pro filmmakers

DJI Matrice 600 M600 drone offers muscles for pro filmmakers

Drones are so common these days that almost anyone and everyone can have them, from tiny machines no bigger than your palm to hulking masses that sometimes provide a formidable target practice for birds. DJI, one of the biggest names in the drone market, has just released yet another drone. But don't let the Matrice 600's unassuming name fool you. This aerial platform easily dwarfs others in the market, not just in appearance but also in power and, of course, in price, making it a drone truly designed to help professionals showcase their creativity.

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The Lytro Cinema could give movie-making its next golden age

The Lytro Cinema could give movie-making its next golden age

Light field camera specialist Lytro promised a cinematographic revolution and they weren't kidding, with the new Lytro Cinema potentially representing as much of a technology shift as the move from analog to digital. The new camera - which, like Lytro's clever but poorly selling consumer cameras, captures not only light but the angle that the light hits the sensor, allowing for a wider range of post-processing options - promises to kill off the traditional green screen for special effects, among other things.

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Sony announces new home cinema systems with 4K upscaling

Sony announces new home cinema systems with 4K upscaling

Sony announced today some new home theater equipment that will surely get any audiophile and home entertainment junkie to giggle with joy. The company introduced a new family of Blu-Ray Home Cinema and Sound Bar speaker systems that come with a slew of new features never before implemented into their products before.

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Warner mulling limited Hobbit 48fps showings

Warner mulling limited Hobbit 48fps showings

Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers took test footage of The Hobbit to CinemaCon this year, showing off the 48fps clip to attendees in the hope that they would be bowled over by the higher frame rate. The footage was instead met with mixed reactions, with viewers believing the higher frame rate only served to make things look cheap as well as shining a light on production quality issues. According to a source at Warner speaking to Variety, the studio is planning a very limited rollout of the 48fps version of the Hobbit, so much so that it might not even hit all the major cities in the United States.

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New Blade Runner movie confirmed to be a sequel

New Blade Runner movie confirmed to be a sequel

While we’re all getting pumped up for Prometheus, RIdley Scott is going to revisit another movie he directed in the not too distant future. It was announced back in August that Scott would helm an upcoming Blade Runner movie, and today it’s been revealed that the movie will be a sequel to the original starring Harrison Ford. Not only that, but the original writer of Blade Runner is onboard the project to help develop a story.

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RED camera shoot out cancelled

RED camera shoot out cancelled

Jim Jannard, CEO of RED, took to the RED User Forums on Tuesday to issue a camera shoot out challenge to every camera company willing to participate. They were allowed to bring any camera, a team of techs, and could post process the image however they pleased. 2K and 4K would both be tested at different screen sizes, but it seems that a number of companies didn’t take too kindly to the idea. Just two days after issuing the invitation, Jannard has withdrawn it, saying that the “grief and complication doesn't warrant the effort.”

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RED proposes camera shoot-out on June 4th

RED proposes camera shoot-out on June 4th

Well, it’s not very often that this happens. Jim Jannard, CEO of RED, has invited every single camera company to come to its custom studios in Hollywood in order to participate in a camera test. Jannard lays out the rules as such: companies can bring whatever camera they please, plus a team of techs to oversee the testing. They can also post-process their footage however they want.

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Blackmagic Design announces their Cinema Camera for only $2,995

Blackmagic Design announces their Cinema Camera for only $2,995

If you're ready to bring cinema quality and production level video to your work you'll want to check out the new Blackmagic Designs Cinema Camera announced today at NAB in Las Vegas. This new revolutionary digital cinema camera features 13 stops of dynamic range, a high-resolution 2.5K sensor and tons of other impressive specs to go along nicely with its $2,995 price tag.

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