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September 1st, 2014

Cine-Ready – PrimeCircle XM manual focus and aperture prime lenses ready for delivery

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
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. The cost effective lenses are targeted towards cinematographers who are looking for high quality optics and precise … 
August 29th, 2014

IBC 2014 PREVIEW – Editec to distribute new I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K high speed camera

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Editec takes delivery of revolutionary new I-MOVIX X10 UHD 4K high speed camera
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. Just received a news release on an impressive new 4K high-speed camera … 
August 29th, 2014

Sony RX10 – Firmware upgrade delivers XAVC S codec as well as 120p shooting

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Sony just released a firmware upgrade for the RX10 that will allow XAVC S and 120p capture.
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. What’s also … 

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August 28th, 2014

DP Thomas Rist captures a promo video for London Kate’s Get High on Heels campaign with Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime lenses

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Cinematographer Thomas Rist shoots promo vid with Schneider-Kreuznach  Xenon FF-Primes and Canon 5D Mark IIIs
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. Check out the release and video below… Van Nuys, California, August 16, 2014: … 
August 28th, 2014

Cinephiles Rejoice! The 41st Telluride Film Festival announces festival lineup

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 41st edition of Telluride Film Festival.
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, which kicks off tomorrow (Friday, August … 
August 27th, 2014

At Last! – ARRI announces upcoming AMIRA firmware upgrade to allow UHD ProRes capture

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
A new software upgrade for ARRI’s documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files
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 UHD ProRes capture by the end of 2014. You’ll be able … 

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August 26th, 2014

Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios use Avid Everywhere to create “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and actor Mickey Rourke on the set of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Photo by Rico Torres)
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 to post the effects driven … 
August 26th, 2014

GoPro introduces new Field Guide Series on YouTube as well as a camera harness to capture your dog’s POV

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
The GoPro Media team has put together a short 3-part series that explores the advanced functionality of the GoPro HERO3+
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 pro features like Protune, … 

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August 25th, 2014

The Sony HXR-MC2500 HD – Shoulder-mount camcorder with longer shooting times and better lowlight performance

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Sony‘s new HXR-MC2500 professional high definition shoulder-mount camcorder combines high sensitivity, low-light performance and wireless connectivity for event videographers.
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, and more. Check out the release below… Park Ridge, … 

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August 20th, 2014

Photo Finish – FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K camera captures slo-mo finish for The Queen’s Plate Horse Race

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
FOR-A’s FT-ONE 4K variable frame rate camera was recently used to capture thoroughbred racing at Toronto's Queen’s Plate Stakes.
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 4K super-slow-motion capture (up to 900-fps). The FT-ONE also contains … 

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