More and more modern cameras allow shooting in 4K. Of course, it gives you better video quality, but there’s more to 4K than just high resolution. If you still prefer shooting in 1080p, Peter McKinnon gives you several reasons why you should switch to 4K.
The official announcement of iPhone 8 is about a month away. What we are most interested in are, of course, the cameras, and it seems there could be some interesting novelties in the latest model of iPhone.
Judging from the report on Brazilian website iHelp BR, the latest Apple’s phone could shoot 4K video on both rear and front camera. And what’s more, both cameras will shoot 4K at 60fps.
Getting clean stable footage is often one of the more difficult challenges with video. Especially while you’re still figuring everything out. Recently, we showed you several tips for getting stable handheld footage. Even relatively smooth handheld footage, though can benefit from a little extra assistance.
As technology advances, there are many ways to make your footage more stable. Using both software and hardware solutions. This video from YouTuber eevnxx goes through four of those methods to help get your footage as smooth as possible.
As technology is advancing, our notion of what’s “standard” changes. The resolution used to be measured in lines, and today 4K is rapidly becoming a standard. But according to Matt Granger, 8K is to replace it in the near future. In this video, he explains why it’s important to embrace 8K as soon as you can, even though it’s still quite challenging. He gives the typical reasons against it but tries to beat them with his reasoning why you should be ahead of the curve and start investing in 8K.
3 axis handheld motorised gimbals seem to be the hot new toy at the moment. Electronic image stabilisation in small systems like action cameras and mobile phones sucks. Optical image stabilisation is rare, and still not amazing. So, a motorised gimbal helps to keep things smooth and steady and level. I got one myself about six months ago, the Zhiyun Smooth C, and they are extremely handy.
For Chinese drone manufacturer Zerotech, though, handheld gimbals just don’t go far enough. So, they’ve built one inside their recently announced Rollcap, and action camera that doesn’t require external motorised control. Photo Gear News got to check it out in person at CES recently.
I’ll save you some time and give you the short version. If you thought the 5D Mark III was awesome, then you’ll think the 5D Mark IV is awesome. It’s at least as good as its predecessor. It has a few significant new features, but overall, it may not be worth the cost for 5D Mark III owners to upgrade. But it might. If you want to know a little more, keep reading and watching.
In this set of videos from Jim Goldstein at All Things Photo, we get a great in-depth look at the 5D Mark IV’s features. There’s a lot of videos, so you might want to sit back with a large drink, and schedule a bathroom break. There’s a big review, a quick review, and a look at some of the 5D Mark IV’s most asked about features.
The Yi 4K Action camera from Yi Technology was launched in China back in May. If buyers in other countries wanted it, they’d have to order from there and deal with often fairly long shipping times. Now, the Yi 4K has been officially launched in the USA and is available on Amazon.
Normally, Chinese action cams don’t tend to be a big deal, but the original Yi HD 1080p action camera proved itself to be a pretty worthy contender which, for the most part, held up well against the GoPro Hero3+ Silver, especially once you started hacking it.
Packing the 24.3MP X-Tranx III APS-C sized CMOS sensor also seen in the X-Pro2, the new camera also includes an upgraded hybrid AF system with 325 focus points, as well as an AF selection joystick on the back.
Xiaomi have been teasing us about their foray into the drone market for a little while now. Now they have officially announced the Mi Drone, a 4K quadcopter which also shoots RAW stills, for a mere $460.
Boasting an array of impressive features, the Chinese electronics company looks all set to take on the big boys at a fraction of the price.
After years of prototypes and concepts, virtual reality headsets are finally starting to go mainstream with lower prices and better availability. One problem concerning a few in the tech industry is the lack of VR content.
Already, companies like GoPro and Google are getting in on VR content creation. But they’re not the only ones. Today, VR firm VideoStitch announced Orah 4i, a plug-and-play device that can both capture and broadcast live VR footage. [Read more…]