A lot of news to catch up on! We also go through a few listener questions on video cameras and depth of field.


DJI Launches Smartphone Camera Stabilization Gimbal ‘Osmo Mobile’


  • Basically the normal osmo, but without the camera
  • Good price at $300 US
  • Can see this being a useful tool to those already shooting with smartphones and want a more pro look.
  • Comes with a soft bag. I still worry about the robustness if it cops a few knocks.


Sony FDR-X3000R action cam


  • Sony’s Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.S.S.)
  • 4k
  • XAVC S @ 100mpbs
  • Battery said to be worse than GoPro (which isn’t great to begin with)


Panasonic HC-X1 Announced


  • 1 Inch sensor
  • Optical image stabilizer in 4K 24p / UHD
  • 5-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer in HD and lower resolutions
  • 4K DCI (4096×2160) at 24p, 100Mbps
  • 4K (UHD) in 23.98/25/29.97/50/60p at 150Mbps.
  • HD in 23.98/25/29.97/50/60p at up to 200Mbps.
  • Up to 120fps in FHD
  • Wireless remote control via the AG-ROP iPad App
  • Triple manual rings (Zoom/Focus/Iris)
  • 25-480mm (20x) optical zoom
  • F/2.8 – F/4.5 aperture
  • ND
  • 4K (UHD) output via HDMI
  • 2 x XLR inputs.
  • 8 Gamma Curves including Cinelike V and D
  • Competitor to the DVX200?
  • $3200 US vs $4200 for DVX200
  • Smaller sensor, longer lens (20x vs 13x), same aperture
  • No SDI


New DaVinci Resolve Update


  • ProRes decoding on Windows
  • Trimming and multicam performance improved
  • adds support for Sony X-OCN, DNxHR 444 alpha channels, AVCHD .mts clips
  • Long list of other improvements (see the link in the show notes)


Unveiled: Wirecast Gear, All-in-One Hardware Solutions from Telestream


  • Wirecast is normally a software solution of which they just released version 7
  • 7.0 added more audio effects, better GPU acceleration, lower CPU usage, more visual effects, ISO recording, Audio mixing, more text/titling options, etc.
  • This is essentially a preconfigured box with the software in a 2 RU
  • Comes in 3 versions. All offer multiple video inputs (SDI on higher models).
  • Prices starting from $5000 US for the 110 model and going up to $8000 US for the 220 model


Canon announces the 5D Mark IV


  • New 30mp sensor
  • 4K at 30fps MJEPG
  • 500Mbps (all i-frame)
  • 8-bit, 4:2:2
  • HD at 60fps
  • 720p at 120fps
  • HDR video (30 fps is actually 60 fps alternating)
  • 1.74 crop – very disappointing
  • Built in intervalometer
  • Meter can now detect faces and colour
  • Touch screen
  • Wifi
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points
  • Up to 7fps stills
  • CF and SD
  • Same battery
  • Dual Pixel Raw: Optional menu item to turn on. Will increase file size. Records parallax information.
  • Can be processed in the Canon software with 3 options (can only apply one): Can move sharp point “slightly” forwards or backwards. Eyes, macro (wedding ring).
  • Option 2: “bokeh shift” laterally slightly move the background.
  • Option 3: ghost reduction – can reduce some lens flares (only some)

Example showing moving the sharp point


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