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Amazing aurorae: NASA films scintillating light show in 4K from the International Space Station

Seeing the Aurora Borealis (or the Aurora Australis) from Earth is already spectacular enough, but seeing it from space? That's a very different experience, and one which NASA provides us with in a new ultra-high definition time-lapse video.

The images used to create the video below were shot from the International Space Station and show both the...

Spectacular discount on 4K live-streamed spherical video: Orah 4i all-in-one VR camera lands at B&H


 
 

Want to get some attention and put the world right in the middle of your next live-streamed event video? If so, the new Orah 4i camera looks to fit the bill perfectly, offering live-streamed 4K video with ambisonic audio -- and you can preorder one right now from IR affiliate B&H Photo Video for a whopping 50%...

Over 100,000 4K video assets now available on Adobe Stock

Adobe announced late last week that it has added over 100,000 native 4K video assets to its Adobe Stock collection.

Joining the large collection which already contains over a million video assets and 45 million images and graphics, the new 4K video assets are now available, with new assets being continually added. Per Adobe: "4K is increasingly...

4K video at 60fps! Pro puts new 1DX II’s video capabilities to the test in Norway

Award-winning Australian cinematographer Abraham Joffe recently put the newly-announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II through its paces in Norway, including testing its 4K capabilities.

Coming out this April, only a few months before this summer's Olympic games in Rio, the 4K-capable Canon 1DX II features high-end specs and a robust professional-quality...

Showcasing the Nikon D5’s 4K video chops with “My Nebraska”

 
 

Professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes has just created a short film in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution with Nikon's new D5 DSLR camera.

The film, My Nebraska, showcases many of the D5's video features while providing Frakes the opportunity to share what it is that makes Nebraska, his home...

Olympus E-M10 II Field Test II: Five-axis Video, HDR, 4K-timelapse fun and more…

 
 

I've just polished off the finishing touches on my second Field Test for the Olympus E-M10 II, this time with a full production sample. It was an enjoyable experience overall exploring just some of the depths this little "entry-level" camera is capable of!

I took a closer look at the 14-42mm EZ kit lens, and delved...

DJI unveils Osmo, the world’s first fully integrated, stabilized handheld 4K camera


 
 

DJI is traditionally viewed as a drone company, but today they’ve unveiled a new product that proves the sky is most definitely not the limit; it’s just the beginning.

It’s called the Osmo and it’s the world’s first fully integrated, stabilized handheld 4K camera.

To develop Osmo, DJI took its knowledge of...

Sony RX100 IV Review: An ultra-portable but somewhat pricey powerhouse pocket camera

 
 

Now on their fourth-generation model of the RX100 series, the recent, aptly-named Sony RX100 IV brought about a host of new high-performance features, including super-fast 16fps continuous burst shooting, super-high-res 4K Ultra HD video recording, plus the super-nifty High Frame Rate video mode for super-cool slo-mo...

A detailed look into the post-processing options for downscaling 4K video

Almost a decade ago, I became very interested in cameras and pictures as my first child was born. Naturally, I wanted to capture all the moments of my son’s life in both still images and video. Unfortunately, at that time, capturing pictures and videos of the same event meant carrying around a camera and separate camcorder, which I did grudgingly...

Panasonic GX8 announced: The big, brawny street shooter ups the resolution, combines lens and sensor stabilization

 
 

After a couple years' wait, the big brother of the much-loved GX7 is here and aptly-named the Panasonic GX8. Sporting a similar, but beefier, larger body design, the new GX8 houses a raft of new technological goodies, including a brand new 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor, a larger EVF whose magnification rivals the impressive...

Canon USA video shares the science behind its 4K optics

 
 

Canon USA has posted an informational  video to YouTube that dives into the process and technologies behind its growing line of 4K lenses.

Just shy of three and a half minutes long, the video breaks down the four main components that determine the quality of most any lens: resolving power, contrast ratio, lateral...

10x zoom Canon XC10 camcorder shoots 4K video, 12-megapixel stills, and it’s light enough for drones


 
 

If you want to future-proof your video, the time has come for a 4K upgrade -- and the just-launched Canon XC10 camcorder looks to offer an attractive and relatively affordable option. Priced at around US$2,500, the Canon XC10 sports a 10x optical zoom lens and a 1"-type CMOS image sensor that allows it to shoot not...

Canon announces C300 Mark II, complete with internal 4K video and 15 stops of dynamic range

 
 

Three and a half years after its original release, Canon has updated its C300 camera. Deemed C300 Mark II, the update provides a handful of incremental improvements that should keep cinema users happy across the board.

The most notable change in the Mark II update to the C300 is the capability to internally record 4K...

Canon announces the DP-V2410, a monitor designed with a 4K workflow in mind

To coincide with the release of its new cinema cameras, Canon has announced the DP-V2410 4K Reference Display, a monitor specially designed for a 4K post-production workflow.

Housed within a metal frame, the monitor is roughly 24-inches diagonally and weighs in at approximately 26lbs. Inside, it’s packing a 17:9 10-bit IPS (In-Plane Switching)...

Samsung NX500 Shooter’s Report: A high-res, 4K-shooting compact ILC; a traveler’s NX1?

 
 

Not long after bringing out a big batch of real-world gallery images, followed shortly by laboratory First Shots, our in-depth Samsung NX500 Shooter's Report is here. After spending some quality time with this compact ILC during a press trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I am rather impressed by this latest compact...

EIZO set to release 4K monitor, designed specifically for photographers, early next month

 
 

Display manufacturer, EIZO, will soon release its latest model, the ColorEdge CG248–4K, which packs in 4K native resolution and 185PPI pixel density, the highest ever in an EIZO monitor.

Designed specifically for photographers and videographers, the ColorEdge CG248–4K features a 23.8-inch screen with 4K (3840 x 2160)...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download (UPDATED)

 
 

UPDATE, Dec. 1: For those who've been concerned about viewing or editing the Samsung NX1's 4K videos on your computer, especially given our troublesome experience playing these HEVC H.265 videos first-hand, conversion applications are starting to become available, including one from Samsung themselves, that will...

Eizo launches spectacular, self-calibrating 31-inch 4K monitor with near-complete Adobe RGB coverage


 
 

Now that 3D is largely dead and buried, Ultra High-Definition or 4K is the next big thing, and this time it seems to be getting a rather better foothold. That's partly because of a concerted marketing push from the industry, but it's also because it's easier for consumers to see the advantages of a...

Need ultra high-def video at ludicrous speed? This incredible camera tears through 4K at ~900fps


 
 

Is the spectacular resolution of 4K video not enough for you? Do you also need an equally jawdropping performance to allow you to capture the most subtle movements of a very active subject? If so, we've got the camera for you -- at least, if you have very deep pockets or an understanding bank manager.

The FOR-A...

Firmware updates will bring 4K photo mode to Panasonic GH4, FZ1000


 
 

If you're the owner of a Panasonic GH4 compact system camera or the large-sensor, long-zoom Panasonic FZ1000, we have good news for you. Both cameras have offered 4K video capture since launch, something that can prove handy not just for shooting movies, but also if you want to catch a high-quality still image but...