With the tremendous success of both the Sony a7R and a7S full-frame cameras, there has been a tremendous demand for more high-quality E-mount lenses.
Zeiss has released two new manual focus lenses that will be a big hit amongst filmmakers, especially those using the a7S. Introducing the Loxias!
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Just last week, ARRI announced a firmware upgrade for the AMIRA that will allow UHD (3840 x 2160) ProRes capture to CFast 2.0 cards (up to 60-fps) by the end of 2014.
Now it's ALEXA's turn for some format news. It's a new ProRes 3.2K format that will let you up-res in post to UHD. They're also... more »
P+S Technik just announced that the new PrimeCircle XM (manual focus and manual aperture) cinema lenses are now available for delivery. The primes feature smooth focus action with calibrated (one to one) focus scales for professional follow-focus work.
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In case you haven't heard, IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is just around the corner (September 12-16). The convention is held each year in Amsterdam and draws over 50,000 broadcasting professionals to see new products and learn about the production and delivery of content.
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Along with the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4, the Sony RX10 has been one of the most interesting cameras to come out in 2014. In my opinion, the digital "point-and-shoot" camera is the closest thing digital filmmakers have to a doc-style Super 16 movie camera with its 1" sensor and 24-200mm f/2.8 lens.... more »
Cinematographer Thomas Rist recently shot a promo vid for a shoemaker using Schneider Optics Xenon FF-Primes lenses and two Canon 5D Mark IIIs. Built in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach, the Xenon FF-Prime Lenses are built for digital cinematography, in particular full-frame sensor DSLRs.
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The Telluride Film Festival is widely considered to be the best film festival in the world. Taking place in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, TFF caters to true cinephiles. What's unique about the festival is that they don't present their lineup until the day before the festival,... more »
With cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K offering 4K resolution for "DSLR-like" prices, professional shooters using ARRI cameras were getting impatient.
Great news! ARRI just announced that they will be releasing a firmware upgrade for the AMIRA that will allow... more »
Avid just sent out a press release detailing how filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and his team at Troublemaker Studios used Avid Everywhere to finish Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Along with co-editor Ian Silverstein, Rodriguez used Avid Media Composer and other tools like ISIS shared storage and Pro Tools... more »
Like peanut butter and jelly, GoPro and YouTube go hand-in-hand together. The GoPro media team has just put together a short 3-part series that will give users more information on using the HERO3+. A lot of consumer shooters simply mount the camera, press record and hope for the best, unaware of... more »
The shoulder-mount camcorder is still the bread and butter camera for most documentary, ENG and live shooters. Targeted at event videographers, Sony just announced a new HD shoulder-mount camera, the HXR-MC2500, that contains a new Exmor R CMOS sensor, built-in LED light, OLED viewfinder, Wi-Fi functionality,... more »
Although slightly under the radar here in the States, Japan-based FOR-A has delivered a number of great broadcast solutions for the professional video market, especially in regards to 4K. With their FT-ONE, they've delivered the first (according to their own research) high-speed camera designed for... more »