Sony’s next codec is “XEVC” – could blow the doors off the industry with 8K RAW at 240Mbit

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Sony is working on a new codec to replace XAVC, which is based on the older H.264 compression standard.

The new codec is called XEVC according to leaks, based around H.265 (HEVC) Version 2. This supports Bayer RAW encoding, 8K and 12bit 4K at data rates efficient enough for almost any media, even current SD cards.

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Canon EOS M50 – an accidental 4K Digital Bolex

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It’s 2018 and a good video feature arrives on a Canon! I immediately assume it’s an accident, so taunt is the leash Canon has on video specs. Indeed, what makes the M50 appealing to me is the happy accident of what crop factor you get when you cut an 8 megapixel window out of a 24 megapixel sensor. All the best things are happy accidents when it comes to Canon, who gave us DSLR video by accident, then later RAW video on a 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern by accident, then with the M50’s ridiculous crop – a Super 16mm camera!

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Nikon D850 video mode – first impressions are mixed, but at least it’s better than the 5D Mark IV!

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The main competition to the 5D Mark IV is here and it is a far better specced camera on paper to the Canon, but can it beat the mirrorless Sony and Panasonic competition for video?

Meh.

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