Vimeo is offering a 30 day trial “risk free” for its new venture – Vimeo Business. A platform with marketing and analytics tools that gives you the the power of bringing your content to the masses. Vimeo has become a household name in the film industry by managing to become the de-facto go-to place for quality in independent filmmaking online. Also, the ability to upload new edit revisions under the same link and its customisable embed code is extremely helpful when working with clients. Being able to share your content to a worldwide audience of over 280 million users is phenomenal, but when privacy is a concern, you have the option to share it with only the entrusted circle. But now in comes Vimeo Business, taking all of this a step further. Connecting & Collaboration Vimeo Business allows a company to connect with some of Vimeo’s best content creators to bring their product to life. You will be able to add up to 10 members to the vimeo account, for easy collaboration. Management Vimeo Business allows for easy management of your content in one assumedly safe place. You can upload up to 5TB total of 4K Ultra HD video, with unlimited bandwidth. The privacy settings allow you to control who you share with and the full customizable embed codes make sure that the videos can only be played on the websites you choose. Nice new feature: ask your audience for their email addresses. Marketing and Analytics Like with Vimeo Pro, you can share your videos with a customizable player, which includes your company logo, but now you can also include calls-to-action buttons that link the user to your website. Add email subscription, which allows for targeted email campaigns, an entirely new feature. The analytics tools allows to track your viewers engagement, which will give you an insight into what they like. Here is an overview of all the additional features Vimeo Business has to offer: high-quality playback on desktop, mobile, tablet, and TV Up to 5TB total of 4K Ultra HD video storage Unlimited bandwidth in the Vimeo player Private link sharing and unlisted review pages No ads before, after, or on top of your videos (we don’t know if that’s a hint of what’s to come to the “free” Vimeo because so far we haven’t ever seen any ads in any Vimeo video) Manage and organize videos in one safe place Add up to 10 team members to your account Fully customizable and embeddable HTML5 player Engagement and duration graphs Google Analytics integration Email capture and lead generation VIP support Find and work with professional video creators Sell videos online and worldwide Hosted portfolio sites Third-party player support Optional source file storage Full SEO visibility Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Box integrations Free video-making lessons and tutorials Add captions and subtitles You can try Vimeo Business for free for 30 days. Should you be interested in moving to Vimeo Business it will set you back $599/year. Let us know what you think about Vimeo Business. What is your experience with Vimeo. Would you upgrade to a Business account to increase your viewership?Read more
Nikon just announced 3 new cameras. Alongside their 4K 360-Degree Action Camera, here are the first two Nikon 4K DSLR cameras: The Nikon D5 and Nikon D500. Nikon D5 The Nikon D5 is the successor to the high-end Nikon D4, an expensive, professional full-frame photo camera. The news for us video shooters is that Nikon has finally entered the 4K video market and packs the Nikon D5 with Ultra HD video capture capabilities, clean HDMI output for external 4K recording, and a highly sensitive full-frame sensor. Unfortunately, the framerates on this camera max out at 30p for 4K (UHD). Also, as our friends at nofilmschool pointed out, the camera’s maximum recording time for 4K (UHD) seems to be 3 minutes (according to Nikon’s D5 tech specifications). That certainly isn’t enough for people serious about video so let’s move on to the D500. Tech Specs: 20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor EXPEED 5 Image Processor 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System Native ISO 102,400, Extend to ISO 3,280,000 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support The Nikon D5 is available for pre-order and costs $6,496 (LINK) Nikon D500 The Nikon D500 is the second Nikon 4K DSLR introduced today. At a much lower price of $2,000 the D500 also shoots 4K (UHD), but has a smaller aps-c sized sensor. Unlike the D5, the maximum recording time of the D500 seems to be the standard 30 minutes. Important for video, the Nikon D500 has a swivel LCD, improved auto-focus, a high ISO sensitivity, zebra functionality and a flat picture profile to harness dynamic range, which can help to get a natural look when grading more easily. Like the D5, the D500 uses optional XQD media alongside an SD card slot and offers uncompressed 4K (UHD) HDMI output in 8-bit 4:2:2. The Nikon D500 certainly looks like the camera to choose if you’re interested in a Nikon 4K DSLR camera, being more suited for video with its swivel LCD and 30-minute recording time. Whether the quality lives up to our expectations will have to be determined in our upcoming camera reviews. Stay tuned. Tech Specs: 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor EXPEED 5 Image Processor 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000 10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9999 Frames The Nikon D500 is available for pre-order and costs $2,000 (LINK) Also available: Nikon D500 with 16-80mm Kit-Lens for $3,067 (LINK)Read more
Panasonic has announced a new Lumix CM1 camera-phone, the new Android device with a 1″-MOS sensor will be showcased at Photokina in Cologne. We are entering some new ground here with a higher quality manual camera entering the cell phone space, in a big and ambitious way. Capable of 20MP images because of its 1″-type sensor (7x larger than 1/3″-type sensors in normal phones) and with a f/2.8 28mm Leica DC lens, this phone camera is sure to make any iPhone image appear inferior. With full manual controls (focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance), Panasonic included a shutter-release button and a camera-smartphone toggle for fast and easy access between the camera and phone features. Oh, and the Lumix DMC-CM1 is also capable of recording 4K-video and raw images. Of course, now the questions come. What is the phone like, is it any good? Well, with a 4.7-inch full HD display, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, the cell runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat, includes 4G and runs on a 2600 mAh battery, the phone runs on the 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor; so very promising specs. The smartphone industry is ruthless, but Panasonic has a good pedigree in consumer electronics, having the potential to throw them right up there with the current top contenders. As Google retires its Nexus line and other smartphone giants shift strategies, the DMC-CM1 is offering a camera with a nice smartphone appendage. Not bad. So what’s the catch here? Well, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 will be priced around €900 ($1,150 USD) and first launched in France and Germany as a test market. If it goes well, it could enter the global market. Personally, I think it’s great to see companies taking the camera portion of the smartphone more seriously as it has become apparent that they are the go-to device for snapshots. On the road, I usually take photos with my Fujifilm x100s but resort to my Nexus 5 for quick on-the-fly moments. Often when it’s time to upload the smartphone pictures I mourn that the image doesn’t come close to the raws I could’ve gotten with an x100s. Soon, with the Lumix DMC-CM1, that frustration may subside.Read more
by Clint Milby | 4th November 2011
In the wake of the big premiere of the Canon Cinema EOS comes the announcement from Canon of a new-concept EOS series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Here’s all the details from Canon: HOLLYWOOD, California, November 3, 2011/TOKYO, November 4, 2011 – Canon Inc. today announced that the company is developing a new-concept EOS-series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Incorporating an enhanced version of the video-capture capability offered in the current EOS-series lineup, the new camera will be ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications. The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.” The announcement coincides with the launch of the Cinema EOS System, marking Canon’s full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories. Further details regarding the new EOS digital SLR camera currently under development, including the product name, specifications and scheduled launch date, have yet to be decided.Read more
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