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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.

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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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.

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.

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?
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