Category: Cameras

Marrakech 4K Galaxy Note 4 samples, Spices, Market, Festival, Taxi and Streets

Posted by – December 17, 2014

Here are some video samples filmed in 4K using the Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3 in Marrakech Morroco, showing Spices, the Kasbah Market, the Marrakech Film Festival and walking around the streets of Marrakech. I also posted a couple of videos filmed on a Camel ride. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 records video in 4K at 50mbitps in 30fps, which can be output to a 4K TV using MHL 3, this is how it looks on YouTube in 4K:

Charbax on Camel in Marrakech Desert

Posted by – December 10, 2014

I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3

4K sample filmed with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputting 4K using MHL 3

Posted by – December 4, 2014

This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I’ll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn’t support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

Microstar IP Cameras for $55

Posted by – October 22, 2014

Microstar showing their latest products. They make IP Cameras for surveillance. There are many different models and colors. Some models come with LED lights for low-light situations and some with night-vision sensors. The cameras come bundled with an app for Android and iOS in order to control the camera via the phone. A basic model costs around $55 for MOQ 2K. Microstar sells around 30K units per month worldwide.

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$52 Cloud Camera from Skypix

Posted by – October 12, 2014

Skypix makes a bunch of cameras, using the Ambarella ARM Processors, doing Cloud cameras and WiFi Sports cameras and more.

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LiveU LU200 compact Network Bonding Device for Live Broadcasting

Posted by – October 8, 2014

LiveU presents their new LU200 at a lower price point and more compact, easier to use for every broadcaster camera, integrates with LiveU’s cloud-based platform, the idea is to be small and portable enough to enable every field camera to be equipped with a bonding uplink unit for live broadcasting from anywhere. It weighs just over 500 grams, the LU200 is available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, LiveU LU200 supports two 4G LTE/3G modems together with Wi-Fi and LAN connections and includes LiveU’s proprietary antenna modules for extra resiliency. The flexible LU200 can also serve as a stand-alone video encoder with satellite integration functionality, or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for all IP applications in the field. LiveU makes live video broadcasting possible anywhere, in any situation, even when there is a lot of interference it can still get a live streaming video upload signal through from the camera by bonding all of these networks together in one box.

Panasonic X1000 4K 60fps 150Mbitps Camcorder at $3499

Posted by – October 8, 2014

Panasonic launches their 4K X1000 Camcorder that films in 24p, 50p or 60p at a High 150Mbps Bit Rate using its 4K 8megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI sensor, 2-Channel XLR Audio Input, High-Speed autofocus, gyro sensors for optical image stabilization, 20x Optical Zoom and other advanced semi-professional prosumer features in this $3499 Camcorder available here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vQNu41

NewTek TalkShow VS-100 Skype video calling production system

Posted by – September 28, 2014

NewTek, creator of the TriCaster and VideoToaster, releases their new VS-100 Skype video calling production system, designed for television studios and live event producers, it transforms Skype video calls for best use in live TV or online streaming video shows, supporting higher video quality with NewTek’s image processing system with failover to custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur and more to make the Skype calls better and more easily usable for TV productions and online live streaming video.

You can read more about NewTek’s TalkShow VS-100 at http://www.newtek.com/products/talkshow/what-is-talkshow.html

Altera 14nm ARMv8 made by Intel

Posted by – September 21, 2014

Altera talks about their upcoming ARM solution made at the Intel Fab using Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate technology, it’s the Altera Stratix10 FPGA delivering 2x core performance increase over previous FPGA solutions, 70% power savings using the 64bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor design, 3D-capable for integrating SRAM, DRAM ASIC, all manufactured on Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate Fab. See more at: http://www.altera.com/devices/fpga/stratix-fpgas/stratix10/stx10-index.jsp You can also watch my video filmed last year with analyst Nathan Brookwood who initially reported on Intel manufacturing ARM Processors for Altera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XB88WVxBsY