» Posts Tagged ‘datarates’

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usb 3 thunderboltBoth USB 3 and Thunderbolt leave the transfer rates of yesteryear in the dust, with doubled speed in the works for USB 3.0 for a current-Thunderbolt equivalent 10Gb/s and doubled speed coming for 20Gb/s Thunderbolt rates. But in the meantime, the question stands: how does USB 3.0 compare in actual performance to Thunderbolt, and should you be in a rush to upgrade? Thanks to the guys over at Macworld, we now have some practical benchmark tests pitting the protocols against each other. Click below to see how USB 3 measured up. More »

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Weren’t we just saying that this year wasn’t the year of 4K? The Japanese company NHK is plugging away with their 8K technological breakthroughs, and they’ve finally brought their 8K monster down to the size of a standard broadcast 1080p camera. That’s big news in the advancement of camera technology, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re shooting 4K on our cell phones. But what does this really mean for the world of video? How far away are we from having 8K TVs in our homes and actually shooting in 8K? More »

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Anyone considering the RED SCARLET-X camera should check out this great thread at REDUSER by Phil Holland, which takes a look at the crop factors and datarates of the SCARLET-X. Below is a great visualization of the various crop factors; keep in mind the SCARLET-X shoots in a slightly “windowed” 4K, so your lenses will take on a slightly narrower field of view than the true 5K EPIC (though this window is still, for all intents and purposes, Super35 — the EPIC at 5K is actually larger than S35): More »