Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Blackmagic Design has continued to improve its DaVinci Resolve editing software with a number of bug fixes, and some handy new features. Read on to find out what's new.

Sony IMX500 sensor – Cameras are about to get a lot smarter

When Sony tells us that it has integrated AI into the same single-chip device as an imaging sensor in its IMX500 series, that’s interesting from all sorts of angles.

Lil Miquela: Signed CGI characters are now an actual thing

Lil Miquela is the first fully CGI character to be signed to a talent agency. You might want to sit back in...

Unreal Engine 5 has been unveiled, and it’s absolutely staggering

Achieving photorealistic 3D graphics has been a holy grail ever since computers displayed the first pixel on a screen. Unreal Engine 5 would appear to have made a gigantic leap towards achieving it.
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Unreal Engine 5 has been unveiled, and it’s absolutely staggering

Achieving photorealistic 3D graphics has been a holy grail ever since computers displayed the first pixel on a screen. Unreal Engine 5 would appear to have made a gigantic leap towards achieving it.

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There are 50mm f/1.4 lenses that fit inside a coffee cup, and 50mm f/1.4 lenses that take two hands to lift. So why are some lenses so large?

DisplayPort 2.0 – Get ready for 16K, it’ll be here faster than you think

Each and every time there's an increase in resolution we end up hearing the same arguments about why we should steer clear....

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Lens softness: Why do lenses become softer at different apertures?

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Five things all ‘real’ video cameras really need.

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DaVinci Resolve 16.2.2 update is now available

Blackmagic Design has continued to improve its DaVinci Resolve editing software with a number of bug fixes, and some handy new features. Read on to find out what's new.

Unreal Engine 5 has been unveiled, and it’s absolutely staggering

Achieving photorealistic 3D graphics has been a holy grail ever since computers displayed the first pixel on a screen. Unreal Engine 5 would appear to have made a gigantic leap towards achieving it.

Improve grading skills with this free DaVinci Resolve tutorial

Want to to improve your grading skills? Here's a great free tutorial on how to increase the perception of colour without resorting to the saturation slider.

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DaVinci Resolve 16.2 has been released with a major update to Fairlight audio

Davinci Resolve 16.2 has received a major update with significant additions to Fairlight and some seriously owerful tools. Sound designers rejoice!

Røde’s new USB Studio Mic

The RØDE NT-USB Mini appears to solve an issue faced by a sizeable number of self producers. That of obtaining studio quality recording directly into a computer or tablet.

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Here are some important lessons all producers of micro-budget films should learn

Gear hoarders beware! The last thing on your list of priorities should be the latest camera. Here's why.

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NAB 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus

NAB 2020 has been cancelled, and it is not before time for the many people who were thinking of cancelling their visits.

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Lens softness: Why do lenses become softer at different apertures?

There is an unabated craze right now for shallow depth of field. But lenses are do not, generally, perform at their best when fully wide open. Why is this?

Here are some important lessons all producers of micro-budget films should learn

Gear hoarders beware! The last thing on your list of priorities should be the latest camera. Here's why.

Why are lenses so large? The reasons may surprise you

There are 50mm f/1.4 lenses that fit inside a coffee cup, and 50mm f/1.4 lenses that take two hands to lift. So why are some lenses so large?

Five things all ‘real’ video cameras really need.

In 2020, we have access to incredible camera gear, much of which is perfectly capable of shooting an ambitious feature film. Taking...

Camera sensor performance continues to improve, but how?

Camera sensor design has always been a balancing act between resolution and performance. Yet today, sensors continue to improve regardless. How and...

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Lil Miquela: Signed CGI characters are now an actual thing

Lil Miquela is the first fully CGI character to be signed to a talent agency. You might want to sit back in...

16K UHD – This is why ultra high resolution video is important

Ultra high resolution video always sparks 'robust' debate, and usually with a 50/50 split as to who supports them, and who doesn't....

Chiplets spell the return of Moore’s Law

With the rate of advancement in semiconductor design having slowed down in recent years, it has lead many to believe that Moore's Law no longer applies. But the introduction of chiplets may yet bring previous levels of development back to the fore.

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera – The cheapest and most versatile camera money can buy?

Raspberry Pi’s previous cameras have spawned all sorts of great DIY projects, but the new High Quality Camera gives would-be project developers the chance to use interchangeable lenses.

DisplayPort 2.0 – Get ready for 16K, it’ll be here faster than you think

Each and every time there's an increase in resolution we end up hearing the same arguments about why we should steer clear....

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Røde’s new USB Studio Mic

The RØDE NT-USB Mini appears to solve an issue faced by a sizeable number of self producers. That of obtaining studio quality recording directly into a computer or tablet.

Video Assist 12G HDR gains new BRAW recording abilities

Blackmagic Design's flagship on-camera monitor/recorders have just been given BRAW recording abilities, opening up new possibilities with existing cameras.

DaVinci Resolve 16.2 has been released with a major update to Fairlight audio

Davinci Resolve 16.2 has received a major update with significant additions to Fairlight and some seriously owerful tools. Sound designers rejoice!

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Improve grading skills with this free DaVinci Resolve tutorial

Want to to improve your grading skills? Here's a great free tutorial on how to increase the perception of colour without resorting to the saturation slider.

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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera – The cheapest and most versatile camera money can buy?

Raspberry Pi’s previous cameras have spawned all sorts of great DIY projects, but the new High Quality Camera gives would-be project developers the chance to use interchangeable lenses.

Lens softness: Why do lenses become softer at different apertures?

There is an unabated craze right now for shallow depth of field. But lenses are do not, generally, perform at their best when fully wide open. Why is this?