A free firmware upgrade for the Panasonic EVA1 will add support for external Raw recording and new All-I 10-bit 4:2:2 at 400Mbps formats among a range of other new features. It will be released at the end of March.
In a bid to match up to rival cameras from Sony and Canon, the Raw option will give the ultimate quality but will need an external recorder like and Atomos. The All-Intra options will mean the file sizes are larger but quality should be improved, for those who don't want the extra post processing and strain on memory that Raw files require.
There will also be 2K recording up to 240fps in Raw. If you shoot at 5.7K Raw, frame rates go up to 30fps and in 4K up to 60fps.
The new features include:
All-I frame rates:
- 4K 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
- UHD 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
- 2K/FHD 200Mpbs 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94p/50p
- 2K 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
- FHD 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
Variable frame rates:
- 4K/UHD VFR up to 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-30fps
- 2K/FHD VFR up to 200Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-120fps.
Samyang has unveiled a premium, fast prime lens, the manual-focus XP 50mm f/1.2 for Canon full-frame DSLR cameras. It's the third lens of the premium line up, following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm f/2.4, XP 85mm f/1.2.
This lens easily resolves more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video. The lens features 11 lenses in 8 groups, helping to minimise distortion and various aberrations, while producing crystal clear resolution. The special optic lenses, aspherical lens, and high-refractive lens deliver sharp and vivid images to camera sensors by effectively tuning the light path, and, thanks to the ultra multi-coating, flare and ghosting effects can be controlled.
The lens will cost £799 when it goes on sale next month.
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Fujifilm has unveiled the new X-H1, a flagship 24MP APS-C camera that has 5-axis image stabilisation and higher video spec than the old XT-2. And Fujifilm has also released its MK cinema zooms in an X-mount to match.
The new camera can record in DCI 4K, in addition to UHD recording at up to 30p. It can also record F-Log footage internally for the first time and adds a movie-style Eterna Film Simulation mode. You can also select the compression rates for your video, at up to 200 Mbps which is double that of the X-T2.
The X-H1 shoots stills at 14 fps with electronic shutter or 8 fps with mechanical shutter. That can be boosted to 11fps with optional grip which also extends continuous 4K recording to 30 minutes and adds a headphone socket for audio monitoring.
It will cost £1699/ $1899 when it goes on sale next month.
The long-awaited and much-marketed Kodak Super8 movie film camera has taken a step closer to reality with the launch of a video showing some actual footage. Kodak says the camera will cost between $2500-3000 when it comes on the market this year, and have launched a film showing some footage of the typical hipster-style target market and fashionistas caught in behind-the-scenes shoots.
Panasonic has revealed a video-focused version of the GH5 mirrorless camera called the GH5S with a newly-developed 10.2-megapixel high-sensitivity Live MOS sensor, Timecode IN/OUT for multi camera shoots and internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording at 400-Mbps All-Intra in 4K 30p/25p/24p. V-Log comes pre-installed on the camera, the ISO goes up to 51,200 and there is Dual Native ISO technology as used in the Varicam and EVA-1 cinema cameras.
Based on the popular GH5 micro four-thirds camera, there is expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality, say Panasonic. It's designed for professional filmmakers, with Panasonic's highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality.
Apple has revealed a major update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, with new features including 360-degree VR video editing, advanced colour grading tools with colour wheels and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. The software is optimised to take full advantage of the all-new iMac Pro which hit the market yesterday and means Final Cut Pro users can now edit full-resolution 8K video for the first time on a Mac. Apple is also extending 360-degree VR video support to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor.
- Easily import iMovie projects from iPhone and iPad into Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, motion graphics and color grading.
- HEVC and HEIF support for importing and editing high efficiency video and photo formats from Apple devices.
- Updated audio effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces.
- Faster, higher quality optical flow analysis built on Metal, Apple’s advanced graphics technology.
Readers of Pro Moviemaker have voted in their thousands to award the best kit you can buy with our first Gear of the Year Awards. The best kit in lots of different categories – from cinema cameras and lenses to mics, tripods, bags and more – can now be revealed.