Here's one for the filmmakers: grab a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495/AU$589/£325. That's almost 50 percent off the original price.
Following on from the announcement of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera earlier this month, new footage has emerged showing just what this little camera can do.
The company famous for its affordable 4K camera announces a $995 compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount that generates HD Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG raw files.
Adobe's updated raw-image format now handles stitched panoramas and HDR photos, part of a plan to attract more photographers and allies. Adobe hopes to see the features used -- but isn't promising anything.
Though it's certainly not cheap, this video camera promises high-quality results at an attainable price for independent film, commercials, and TV production.
The company releases a beta version of a file format for higher-end video. Also out is a beta of Adobe Story for writing scripts.
Effort called CinemaDNG tries to set standard for digital video file formats. Also at NAB 2008, Adobe adds speech transcription to video metadata.