Dell has unveiled its first HDR monitor, a 27-inch UltraSharp monitor with Ultra HD 4K resolution aimed at video editors. There’s a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and the REC2020 colour space is designed for HDR. It also has 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB coverage, 100% REC 709, 97.7% DCI-P3 and 76.9% REC2020.
Every monitor is calibrated individually by Dell and users can store their own calibration setting into an internal Look-Up Table. It will go on sale next month at $2000 in the USA. No UK price or availability has been announced. The official info, plus news about other Dell monitors, says:
SmallHD has revealed its first touchscreen HD video Monitor, the SmallHD FOCUS. It’s a five-monitor perfect for small cameras such as the Sony A7SII or Panasonic GH5.
It has a daylight-viewable 800 nit touchscreen, more than double the brightness of most camera LCD screens.
The monitor comes with a Tilt Arm to fasten to the camera’s hot shoe mount and with 180 degrees of vertical rotation, it allows quick monitor adjustments. Included on the FOCUS’ mount is an extra shoe mount for accessories like microphones and video lights.
“Our goal was simple: to bring filmmakers who are limited by space, time, or budget-a tool to significantly increase the production value of their work, without breaking the bank” said Wes Phillips, SmallHD Co-Founder.
Equipped with auxiliary power out, the SmallHD FOCUS allows shooters to power their camera with a Sony L-Series battery.
Waveform, False Color, Focus Assist, 3D LUTs, and Pixel Zoom are just a few professional software tools in the SmallHD FOCUS.
The FOCUS is set to begin shipping around early June 2017. For more information visit SmallHD.com
Drone giant DJI has teamed up with hard drive maker Seagate to create the Fly Drive, a portable hard drive complete with a MicroSD slot to allow drone users to download footage on location.
There’s a built-in USB-C cable which supports both USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3, and the Fly Drive is available in sizes up to 2TB. US price is $120. To find out more, go to Seagate website. The official information says:
The new Rotolight Aeos is a slimline bi-colour LED fixture aimed at filmmakers and photographers to use on location. It’s less than an inch thick, weighs under 1.5kg and will last for three hours on a single battery. It will be available in the next two months at £749 or $999
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Blackmagic Design has revealed two upgrades for its Video Assist and 4K monitor. The 2.4 free firmware update adds multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages. This means customers can now use Video Assist in their native language.
And a second free update scheduled for June will see professional scopes added to the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model, including waveform, RGB parade, vectorscope and histogram that can be viewed full screen for accurately evaluating video signals.
The new scopes make the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model perfect for live production monitoring, as portable test scope for broadcasters, and even for balancing color when color grading using the RGB parade scope.
The new localised Video Assist adds interface support for Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. This broad language support now makes it easier for more customers to use Video Assist anywhere in the world.
“Video Assist has become an indispensable part of everyone’s production kit,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s the perfect portable field monitor and recorder. The addition of full blown professional scopes makes it even more exciting and useful for customers. Plus, the new multi-lingual interface will make it easier for non-English speaking customers to use it!”
Blackmagic says its new Davinci Resolve 14 is up to 10 times faster than before and the Studio version has been slashed in price to $299 from $995. The basic software is still free. The software has been completely rewritten and now features the well-known Fairlight audio engine, following Blackmagic’s buyout of the company recently. The audio capabilities are a huge bonus to the software as it can record up to 96 channels.
Resolve now has 20 new filters and a new face-recognition tool and it now allows work sharing between multiple users. The official information says:
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will record in Canon Log from July thanks to a $99 firmware upgrade. This will give the footage a more cinematic look and allow the footage to be combined more easily with film shot on the Canon Cinema cameras like the C300 Mark II. Canon’s official info says: