• Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder

    When it comes to video, DSLRs and compact-system cameras have recently come into their own, offering decent video right out of the box. The issue comes from the fact that most cameras are limited by their built-in hardware and software, which limit recording speeds, and rely on codecs such as AVCHD to provide video in a nicely compressed form. With 4K video quickly aiming to become the standard video size, this problem has only increased. Atomos has solved this problem with their line of external recorders, the latest being the 4K Shogun recorder.

    What the Shogun essentially does is attach to the camera through an HDMI or SDI port and access image data directly from the camera’s sensor. The Shogun then records this data in a high-quality 10-bit Pro-Res file to a external SATA hard drive, allowing you to take better advantage of colour depth and dynamic range. Some cameras such as the Sony A7S will only record 4K if an external system is attached. It should be noted that files sizes of uncompressed video are not for the faint of heart, with a 1TB hard drive only recording about 2.5 hours of video. Though, with the cost of a 2-TB hard drive sitting around $120, it will not be too much of a strain o…

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  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL, 4K Chromecast Ultra and more: Here is everything that was announced last night

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    Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset along with Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones.
    Google Pixel and Pixel smartphones have officially been announced by the search giant at an event in San Francisco. These are first smartphones made entirely by Google, which means the company has worked on its hardware as well as software. Also, the smartphones are company’s first devices to come with Google Assistant built-in, which can can be launched simply by tapping the home button. Google also announced Google Home, Google WiFi router, 4K Chromecast Ultra and Daydream VR headset at the event. Google Home, which is Google’s answer to Amazon Alexa, will come with Google Assistant as well.
    According to Google, its new smartphones are built on five pillars – Google Assistant,…

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  • Sony announces new 4K and HDR technology equipment

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    Sony has launched a new 4K and HDR technology equipment in partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI).
    Sony has launched a new 4K and HDR technology equipment in partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI). This is an addition to Sony Media Technology Center (SMTC) Facility in Mumbai. SMTC will now teach the 4K live production, filmmaking and methodology. Students as well as media professionals such in the sports industry, cinematographers, and Director of Photography can use Sony’s facilities, attend training workshops and courses in film-making and live 4K broadcasting.
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    Shinya Koshie, National Head, Professional Solution Division, Sony India said, “Sony is delighted to take the technology innovation ahead by enhancing the Sony Media Technology Center. With 4K an…

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  • Google announces 4K Chromecast, WiFi router and Home speaker at its hardware event

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    Google has expanded its hardware offerings beyond smartphones with new Daydream headset, wireless router and intelligent home speaker (Source: Shruti Dhapola)
    Google, apart from Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, also introduced 4K enabled Chromecast, Google-branded WiFi router, first Daydream VR headset and Google Home speaker. Google’s new hardware devices are aimed to push company’s other products like YouTube to a whole new level.
    The highlight here is the new Chromecast Ultra, which brings support for a higher-resolution format called 4K. The ability to stream 4K content is not new to streaming devices but Chromecast Ultra is making it really affordable. Google Chromecast Ultra will cost about $70. Google will, however, face competition from other gadgets like Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi Box and Roku when it…

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  • Xiaomi 4K Mi Box launched in US with Android TV support at $69

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    Xiaomi 4K Mi Box runs Android TV with support live channels, Google Play, YouTube and Google Cast functions (Source: Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi has expanded its product offerings to the US market with the launch of its 4K enabled Mi TV box. Xiaomi Mi Box is the first device from the Chinese company developed in collaboration with Google.
    Xiaomi Mi Box is a 4K ultra HD streaming media player developed in collaboration with Google. Xiaomi Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second and even supports latest HDR10 standard. Since Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV platform, there is also support for Google voice search and Google Cast.
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    “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to co…

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  • Google to launch Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra at October 4 event

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    Google is set to launch its Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra devices alongside Pixel smartphones at the October 4 event.
    Google is set to launch its Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra devices alongside Pixel smartphones at the October 4 event. Android Police cited sources who told the site that Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra will be priced at $129 (Rs 8,500 approx) and $69 (Rs 4,500 approx) respectively. The website confirmed that Google Home will come come with personalised base covers as well. Google Home was first announced at Google I/O 2016 in May. It didn’t divulge details of  Home features of the device. As far as 4K Chromecast Ultra goes, it brings with it HDR apart from 4K. The site adds that Google’s standard full HD Chromecast will still be available, even after Ultra’s launch.

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  • Mitashi unveils 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV range in two sizes, starting at Rs 67,990

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    Mitashi’s 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVs support Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB ports for connectivity.
    Ahead of the festive season, Mitashi has launched its new range of 4K Ultra HD Smart LED televisions. The series comprises of 55-inches and 65-inches TV sets, which come with a 4k (3840×2160 pixels) resolution. The two devices are priced at Rs 67,990 and Rs 1,29,990 respectively. The TVs function on Android OS, allowing users to download apps from the Play Store.
    Mitashi’s 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TVs support Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB ports for connectivity. The televisions come with an Air Mouse, which is a wireless mouse, to make navigation much simpler. The devices feature 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. Users can upgrade it to higher memory as well.

    “Mitashi’s focus has always been on providing cutting edge technology at affordable prices. Our lat…

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  • Sony FDR-X3000 Action Cam with full 4K video recording launched

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    Sony FDR-X3000 is waterproof up to 60 meter, shockproof and dustproof as well. It comes with adjustable FOV and zooming.
    Sony FDR-X3000 camera with image stabilisation and support for full 4K video recording has been launched. The camera comes with Action Cam design and is said to reduce shake with its balanced Optical SteadyShot technology. There’s 7.20 mm Exmor R CMOS sensor to shoot in the dark and BIONZ X image processor that helps in recording moves up to 4K at 100 Mbps. It has an f/2.8 aperture.
    Sony FDR-X3000 can be used to create 4K time-lapse movies by shooting a series of stills of a scene over a period of time. These scenes can then be edited with Action Cam Movie Creator6 to make a 4K Time-lapse movie. Action Cam App7 is capable of creating time-lapse movie in Full HD.
    Sony FDR-X3000 is waterproof up to 60 meter, shockproof…

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  • Sony’s PlayStation Pro will finally bring 4K gaming to consoles

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    The slimmer, more energy-efficient PS4 effectively replaces the existing model and will cost 0
    Sony is unveiling a slimmer, lighter, cheaper version of its PlayStation 4, as well as a Pro device targeted at hardcore gamers that features high-resolution images and a 1-terabyte hard drive.
    The Japanese electronics company revealed the long-rumored updates to its video game console at an event in New York’s Times Square Wednesday.
    The slimmer, more energy-efficient PS4 effectively replaces the existing model. It will cost $300 (approx Rs 20,000), down from $350 for the previous version, and go on sale on Sept. 15 in most markets.
    The PlayStation Pro will cost $400 and go on sale Nov. 10, in time for the holiday shopping season. It will offer 4K gaming, displaying hyper-realistic graphics and immersive visuals — as long as it is…

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  • 4K is ready to explode, here’s the reason why

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    There is one good way to check if a screen is 4K, or beyond. It will ideally seem sharper and clearer that the real life outside it. (Source: Amazon)
    There is one good way to check if a screen is 4K, or beyond. It will ideally seem sharper and clearer that the real life outside it. They are meant to evoke a sense of awe and they do that every time you look at a 4k screen playing ultra high definition content. However, there have been complaints over the past two years that this technology is beyond us in every sense, because it is not affordable and there is no content available to play on these screens. But I think the time for 4K has finally arrived. Here are four reasons why:
    1. Affordability: The first 4K televisions in India were priced upwards of Rs 15 lakh. Two years on you can own a 4K screen at as low as Rs 45,000. In fact, by the end of this year…

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