Get HDR ready with the latest from Atomos, Sony, Blackmagic Design and more!

Get HDR ready with the latest from Atomos, Sony, Blackmagic Design and more!

HDR has taken the industry by storm, and makes such a difference to the quality of your images that soon we’ll be wondering how we got by without it. To get the latest tips on getting the most out of your HDR-capable technology, we brought in the experts and laid out the kit for our drop-in session on utilising your Atomos monitor and recorder to create HDR content.

Why is HDR so important?

HDR is arguably the biggest step forward for moving pictures in a generation. New standards set in REC.2100 take advantage of the luminance and colour reproduction capabilities of modern displays to produce high levels of brightness, contrast and colour volume, leading to images that closely resemble what our eyes naturally see.

Content producers have long been working with high dynamic range source material through Log and RAW captured images. But output and delivery standards haven’t progressed much for decades, meaning we’ve spent years compromising. HDR is a new way forward as it is a resolution independent technology, with the new standards outlined in REC.2100 being applicable to both 1080p (HD), UltraHD and 4K – even 8K come 2020.

Unlike previous technological progression that required significant hardware overhauls, HDR doesn’t require lots of new hardware. The most significant piece of new kit is the display we monitor HDR material on, and how we process the signal to see the images we are creating appropriately. This is where Atomos, one of the fastest growing companies in pro video, are pushing the envelope in the field, on set and in the studio.

Our HDR portfolio

Up your game with Atomos recorders and monitors

We featured a great range of HDR-capable products, and much more at our recent Production Drop in event. We were excited to demo the Sumo On-Set and Studio monitor/recorder, the first production monitor that also records 4K 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR and 1080p60 live switching and recording. With the Sumo, for the first time your on-set production monitors can be HDR capable as well as having recording capabilities.

We also had the Atomos Shogun Inferno monitor/recorder on show, a combination of the most advanced monitor technologies, the latest recording capability, and playback and editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Rounding off our Atomos offering was the Ninja Flame monitor/recorder, with its true-to-life vibrant colors, 7″ 10-bit 1500nit panel, AtomHDR engine and HDMI connections to record and play back video to 4K/HD 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR.

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Get HDR ready with our favourite camcorders

Camera-wise, we had some of the newest models to be announced, plus some of our old favourites. The new Canon Cinema EOS C200 camcorder is the latest in the EOS range, big brother to the very popular C100 MK II and following in the footsteps of the C300 MK II. With this camcorder, you can easily capture and record UHD/50P footage to internal SD cards in MP4 format, and use the new Cinema RAW Light codec to film moments in stunning 4K to internal CFast 2.0TM card.

We also showcased the Sony FS5 and FS7 camcorders, both firm favourites with Jigsaw24. The FS7 is a must-have run and gun camera equipped with a Super 35mm CMOS image sensor, while the FS5 is an amazing small form factor, large sensor 4K camera that’s great in terms of weight, balance and ergonomics.

Also on show was the long-awaited Panasonic Lumix GH5, which gives you the highest picture quality in the history of Lumix G compact systems cameras. With its compact design, high frame rate and intuitive controls, the GH5 has been described as a great fit for creative agencies, photographers and videographers. And let’s not forget the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera.

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Complete your kit with lenses and lighting

Top of the range lenses and lighting were provided by Zeiss and Cirro Lite, rounding off the perfect shoot setup.

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Our HDR events

If you missed out on our exclusive Atomos and HDR drop-in, we’ve got plenty of upcoming events where you can check out the latest kit. You can have a look at our past events and register for upcoming ones on our Jigsaw24 events page.

 

Still not sure whether you’re ready to commit to purchasing, or have any questions about products that could help you create HDR content? Give us a call on 03332 409 284 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com

 

Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

The UK’s two leading Media & Entertainment technology solution providers have today announced that they are joining forces. Jigsaw24 has acquired root6 to create the largest, most experienced and most awesome Audio and Video Technology services and solutions business in Europe. 

As the top two players in providing Media & Entertainment IT solutions over the past 20 years, combining Jigsaw24 and root6 will provide the depth and breadth of technical expertise needed to deliver the full range of Audio and Video Technology solutions and managed services.

This new acquisition is a significant step for both companies and will enable them to bring even more insanely great solutions to their customer base through:

– Providing the fastest, most reliable and innovative Audio and Video Technology solution for any customer through combining the technical expertise of root6 with the datacentre, managed service and logistical capability of Jigsaw24.

– Creating an organisation that is connected throughout the marketplace, to bring the full range of latest products, services and solutions.

– Delivering an enhanced services-centric, technical business providing insanely great customer service.

“We’re incredibly excited about welcoming the root6 team to the Jigsaw24 family. They have an unbeatable history of providing the very best audio and video solutions to the creative industries – we have been truly envious of their technical capabilities and over the moon that we are now one team. We truly believe that we’re at a point of change in creative technology as businesses increasingly start to demand cloud-based solutions. Our combined business – root6’s unparalleled technical knowledge and Jigsaw24’s datacentre, managed service and logistical expertise – is perfectly placed to meet that demand,” said Jigsaw24’s CEO Martin Balaam.

According to root6 Sales and Marketing Director Rupert Watson, who will continue to head up the Media & Entertainment sales team, “Jigsaw24 have long been the major player in the UK Creative Technology market and we have seen them building their technical expertise in the Media and Entertainment sector. root6 are very excited about joining forces with them to offer our mutual customers the best from our combined businesses. The natural fit made it a no-brainer. We are looking forward to working together to take our solutions to the next level; creating a complete one-stop-shop for current and future Jigsaw24 customers.”

 

To find out more about Jigsaw24 visit www.Jigsaw24.com and root6 visit: www.root6.com

If you have any questions, please contact Ade Leader at Ade.Leader@Jigsaw24.com or on 0115 970 7790.

 

About Jigsaw24

Jigsaw24 are the most magical IT company, providing an insanely great experience for more than 30,000 businesses, major organisations, education establishments and prosumers over the last 25 years. Our team includes some of the best Apple systems architects and integration specialists in the UK, and we pride ourselves on being passionate, open, innovative, creative and definitely very different from your usual IT solutions provider.

About root6

root6 is a highly experienced supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film, post-production and media communities, with 19 years’ experience. Characterised by a high level of technical competence and practical experience, many of the team has worked in post-production and understand the priorities and processes. As the world of IP supplements traditional video engineering, knowledge and experience are paramount. Complementing technology supply, root6 provides a range of services from workflow design and systems integration, training and technical support. root6 Technology, the product development arm of the company, develops innovative workflow productivity solutions including the extremely popular file-based workflow management and automation platform, ContentAgent.