Category: Cameras

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Self Balancing Bot and Home Surveillance Kit by Manivannan Sadhasivam, Applications Engineer, Linaro

Posted by Charbax – October 3, 2017

Manivannan Sadhasivam is an Applications Engineer at Linaro on the 96Boards team here Demonstrating some of his latest projects created out of 96Boards Consumer Edition such as the Self Balancing Bot capable of balancing itself using the MPU6050 IMU controlled by Dragonboard 410c. You can find that project at github and a Home Surveillance Kit powered by Dragonboard 410c. OpenCV is used to identify the faces, combined with AWS and servo control to create a home surveillance solution. You can find that project at github

Autofocus test on Firmware 2.0 Panasonic GH5

Posted by Charbax – September 28, 2017

I am doing my first handheld autofocus test using the Panasonic GH5 and its new Firmware 2.0 update. I'm hoping that the auto-focus may be good enough for my style of handheld, always moving, constantly re-framing, focusing on faces and things people show off. What do you think about this Autofocus performance? This was filmed with Serge Broslavsky at Linaro Connect 2017, see his GH5 setup here. This video was filmed at 4K60p at 150mbit/s H264. Thus far the Panasonic GH5 firmware can't film 4K60 in HLG HDR mode and they don't yet offer an H265 option at 4K60 to save on bitrate at same quality for faster YouTube uploading.

Serge Broslavsky’s GH5 setup with Zoom H5, monopod, light, some DIY, some from Aliexpress

Posted by Charbax – September 27, 2017

Serge Broslavsky is a software engineer at Linaro, he is filming a documentary about Upstreaming. Here he shows his Panasonic GH5 camera equipment which features the Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 markII lens, Zoom H5 audio recorder, Zoom SSH-6 MS (stereo shotgun) capsule, Polsen OLM-20 Dual Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone, DIY female TRS to dual male XLR cable. And from Aliexpress the Innorel H60 video head, Innorel RM80 video monopod with F-01 mini-tripod base for monopod, Long arca swiss style plate with dual flexible flash holders (both removed), QR-50 QR Plate Adapters (arca swiss style), 11" Magic Arm, 7" Magic Arm, Yongnuo YN300 video light, BB-6 fake NP-F battery (uses 6xAA), Boya BY-C10 shoe shockmount for audio recorder, Acoustic foam screen for shotgun microphone and more.

Sony PXW-Z90 and Sony HXR-NX80

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

Priced at $2799, this is the professional skew of the newest 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor 4K30p HLG HDR camcorder, it can record 120fps in FHD. Has dual SD card slots, optical image stabilization, S-log2, S-log3, and it can record HLG Hybrid Log Gamma which is a new standard for HDR. It has 273-point phase-detect autofocus sensor for fast hybrid auto focus performance. The Sony PXW-Z90 has an 3G-SDI output (supporting 1080 60p/50p) and a HDMI output. It has dual XLR input, and an optional 1080p Mpeg2 4:2:2 codec for broadcasting. There's also the $2299 Sony HXR-NX80 which has the same features as PXW-Z90 except the SDI output. And the $1899 FDR-AX700 is the same without XLR inputs which I filmed here.

bhphotovideo.com shows cameras at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

http://bhphotovideo.com is a store in New York and it's a Billion dollar company selling cameras and lots of other types of hardware. Most of their stuff can be exported to worldwide where they pre-calculate import VAT and shipping conveniently. Here's a tour of some of the cameras which they show at IBC 2017, talking about some of the latest popular cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 that camera fans are looking to buy.

$999 Tilta Gravity G1 gimball

Posted by Charbax – September 24, 2017

The Gravity G1 is a handheld gimbal system for: mirrorless DSLRS, DSLRS, Smartphones, and GoPros. It has three user modes and is compatible with the TILTA Assistant App via Bluetooth, for greater calibration of features. Two rosettes on the handle allow for the mounting of various accessories to customize the rig. A DC output allows you to power optional accessories.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young, and Dan Chung (formerly of Newsshooter) at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2017

Atomos is an Australian company specializing in camera monitor-recorders, devices that can take the HDMI 4:2:2 output off of cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 or EVA1 and record the output as 10bit ProRes 4:2:2 and some other codecs useful for smooth post production and for recording at the maximum quality. For example with the Panasonic GH5 the $995 Atomos Shogun Inferno can record 4K 10bit 4:2:2 at 60 frames per second as an editing-ready ProRes codec recording. At IBC 2017, Atomos launches the Sumo19M, an $1995 high-brightness production monitor with HDR capabilities, 3D LUTs and controling through touch. Atomos also has their 19” Sumo Monitor-recorder at $2495 with 4K60p HDR to use on the film set or at the studio with 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels at the same time. Dan Chung who previously was running newsshooter.com now works at Atomos and is showing off some of these Atomos devices in this video including a rig with the Sony RX0.

€299 Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset with binaural ASMR microphones

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2017

Listen to this video using headphones for best effect! The Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset allows you to capture your world in 3D video sound as the ear pieces are fitted with microphones that record the 3D sound atmosphere around you into the video when recording on an iOS device. These earphones are thus actually turning into a binaural omnidirectional microphone system. The resulting 3D audio recordings for the "just as being there" video experience can be enjoyed through any pair of stereo headphones and make you feel like you are actually there listening live.

$6990 Teradek H265 Bond Backpack, Portable Live 1080p60 Video Streaming, custom LTE Modems

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2017

Teradek presents their third generation Bond Backpack to livestream video from anywhere. It can combine up to 10 LTE sim card connections (also with 4 extra iPhones providing extra bandwidth over WiFi hotspot and the Teralink app) bond them together to sustain a reliable FHD or 4K live video stream from any country, from anywhere. The Bond system includes Teradek Cube, a H.264 and H.265 encoder that supports bit rates of up to 30Mbps, a boot-to-live time of 20 seconds, it is capable of streaming in 4K with adaptive streaming, closed-captioning, using both HDMI and SDI inputs for the source. The Teradek Bond expansion module connects to the Teradek Cube through a pogo pin connector offering up to 4 additional modem connections via USB or 4-pin connector and a built-in 5 minute Li-Ion offers continuous power during battery swap. Teradek Node is their high performance 3G/4G/LTE modem for better connectivity, more bitrate, better weather resistance, it connects to Bond via USB or 4-pin connector. The Teradek Bond communicates to Teradek Core which is the IP video management ecosystem Sputnik server in the cloud that runs demuxing software to turn the data back into a recognizable format for transcoding the video feed from H265 to AVC, change bitrate, resolution, framerate, and to manage multi-platform delivery of the stream to unlimited destinations at the same time, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch Live, Periscope Live, custom RTMP servers, HEVC/AVC decoders, and more.

$9499 Livestream Studio HD550 4K Live Production Switcher, $399 Mevo multi-angle FHD camera streamer

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2017

Livestream.com provides not only a live video streaming platform since 2007, they also provide multi-camera angle live video production hardware that can also live stream to YouTube Live, Facebook and other Live streaming platforms compatible. The Livestream Studio HD550 ($9499 at Amazon.com) is a compact, portable all-in-one PC 4K live production switcher with 5x SDI/HDMI inputs, 1x SDI/HDMI output, built-in bonded transmission, 2x balanced XLR inputs, 3x graphics tracks, with it's carry bag it makes the Studio HD550 is a portable system to set up to livestream a multi-camera setup at any event. This video also features the Livestream Mevo ($399 at Amazon.com) which provides for automated and manual multi-angle live streaming from a single camera.