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Panasonic has released a major free firmware upgrade for its GH5 which adds All-Intra codec with bitrates of up to 400Mbps in 10-bit 4:2:2, a 6K 4:3 anamorphic mode and the Hybrid Log Gamma) colour profile as well as various improvements in both video and photo modes. The full changes are:

Sony's first full-frame pro cinema camera has been revealed, compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards). It's going to be expandable via firmware upgrades that can be rented for a specific period of time. The full information says:

Panasonic has revealed the first footage from its new EVA1 compact cinema camera. A series of behind-the-scenes footage and short films is now on their special YouTube Channel. And you can check out some footage, and read the official information, below.

Josh Wiese perfectly captured the US solar eclipse on Monday with the Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder and a Nikon 600mm lens with a doubler to take it to 1200mm. Check out how he did it, and the amazing footage, below. 

Nikon’s all-new D850 DSLR not only comes with a new, full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor with no low pass filter but has video spec that may not ne ground-breaking, but is as good as it gets from Nikon.

There is full-frame 4K recording at 24/25/30p, 120fps shooting in HD, focus peaking in HD, zebra stripes, mic and headphone sockets, a tilting 3.2" 2.36M-dot touchscreen and uncompressed 4:2:2 8-bit 4K HDMI output. There’s dual card slots: one SD and one XQD, as used on the Nikon D4 and D5 and Sony FS7 camera.

The D850 also offers the 153-point AF system from the flagship D5, ISO from 64-25,600 (expandable to 32 or up to 102,400). The D850's magnesium alloy body is weather sealed, and illuminated controls. It will go on sale on September 7 £3,499.99/ $3299.95 body only.

Camera giant RED recently revealed it is to make its own Android-powered smartphone that would take lots of accessories to turn it into a serious filmmaking cameras, as well as having a holographic screen. Details were very scant, and the photo was a dark shot showing a rendering of what it may look like. Now they've released a prototype to a YouTube blogger Marques Brownlee who's got a hands-on with it. 

Ground-breaking cinema camera maker Red aims to revolutionise the smartphone market with Hydrogen One, an Android phone device with a 5.7" display that will integrate with its video cameras as a monitor and user interface for Scarlet, Weapon and Epics. But the biggest news is the screen which Red says is not just a traditional 2D display but a 3D, VR, AR and holographic display that you won't need 3D glasses to view.

There will be a full range of accessories which will allow the device to capture high quality motion and still images, and holographic images. Although there aren't many technical details available, apart from it will charge via a USB-C slot and take MicroSD cards, the Red Hydrogen One will go on sale this autumn at $1195 for the aluminium version and $1595 in titanium as special pre-order prices. They will ship early in 2018. The official information says: 

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