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RED Hydrogen One

More info trickles in about RED’s mysterious, holographic Hydrogen phone

If all goes to plan, the Hydrogen One phone will be available in August on both AT&T and Verizon. Nothing really special about yet another smartphone making it to two of the largest carriers in the U.S. Unless, of course, you're Irvine-based RED. Jim Jannard's company famously disrupted the cinema camera...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K compared to Panasonic GH5

Can the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K replace a Panasonic GH5?

In short, yes. Of course it can: the upcoming, unreleased Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can replace a Panasonic GH5. How can we know this when the heavily anticipated camera isn't even out yet (Blackmagic says September)? We know this because it has a sensor that captures a moving image...
Facebook partners with RED to develop a high-end, professional VR camera

RED Digital Cinema partners with Facebook to make professional VR camera

Red Digital Cinema (RED) continues to make some interesting and innovative announcements. First, founder Jim Jannard last year announced a special project dubbed Hydrogen. As details were revealed we learned Hyrdogen would be a modular phone with an emphasis on holographic and high quality video. It definitely sounded like nothing...
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Now Playing Stark Insider: 3 Days in Sonoma (Video)

We shot 5 years of footage on 9 different cameras. The result: 3 Days in Sonoma. It's the most epic Stark Insider video yet. And you can now watch it streaming on YouTube (embed below). Sonoma, along with Napa, is one of our favorite wine country destinations here in California. So...

Report: Apple iPhone brand loyalty hits 1 year high, far outpacing Samsung, LG, Motorola

The people have spoken. They love -- looooove -- their iPhones! At least if the latest brand loyalty report by CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) has anything to say about the matter. For the quarter ended March 2018, phone activators remaining with the Apple brand (CIRP's definition of brand loyalty) exceeded...
Texture App for iOS and Android

Texture app to give Apple a leg up in bid for news and magazine subscribers

Texture is a great app. It wasn't always. After some rough early years the start-up finally got it right, and today it's easily one of my favorite apps for content. Now Apple has big plans for Texture. If you haven't heard of Texture before, it's an all-you-can-eat subscription service for...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home. Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K news update

NAB 2018: Blackmagic teases new Pocket 4K cinema camera (It’s official! $1,295 USD, shipping Sept. 2018)

UPDATE 4.9.2019: It's official. The highly anticipated Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has been revealed. And the BMD team gave us pretty much everything, but the kitchen sink. Full 4/3" sensor. 4K. Dual native ISO (like the new GH5S). 13 stops of dynamic range with 3D LUT support. 5-inch display on...
ProRes RAW supported cameras - Atomos update

Videography News: Apple introduces new ProRes RAW codec for image capture, editing

ProRes RAW is here. Apple today took the wraps off its new video format to coincide with the NAB (professional video) show in Las Vegas. The codec is available in two modes, ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ. You can learn more about the technical details over on Newsshooter --...