Sony show prototype 4K DSLR in Cinema EOS style future camera range based around full frame

sony 4k cinema prototypes

Sony have revealed two very early prototype cameras at NAB. They are hybrid stills / video cameras from the pro A/V division in Japan. One is a DSLR style camera with what looks like a PL mount. Sony is also committed to developing a range of full frame cinema prime lenses.

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SLR Magic Prototype Anamorphic footage and feedback request

Above: A message from Andrew of SLR Magic

SLR Magic are stepping into the world of anamorphic lenses. Developed afresh, this will be a 100% new custom designed anamorphic lens for filmmakers but priced accessibly for DSLR filmmakers as well as pros. The footage above is from the early prototype and I have been speaking to Andrew Chan of SLR Magic about the early development of the lens.

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For the curious – Panasonic GH3 updated hardware and firmware report

Panasonic GH3

Thanks to a chance encounter I was able to very briefly try a GH3 this week in Barcelona. The camera was on loan from Panasonic and not available to the public to try, it was part of the private beta test program but they very kindly let me give my impressions of it after a brief 20 minute play with the camera behind closed doors. Again this was not the final camera but it had some interesting tweaks compared to the models Panasonic brought to Photokina last month.

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Canon introduce Mixed Reality prototyping at factory for faster product development

Canon - mixed reality system

Canon have introduced a kind of augmented reality to their factories, when a designer is evaluating a physical prototype, a more detailed CGI image reacts to his movements and gives a live CAD video feed through special glasses.

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