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Intro image for article First Look: Canon EOS R5 C
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Join me, along with Canon Senior Product Specialist Ryan Snyder, for an in-depth first look at Canon's first hybrid Cinema EOS/still camera, the EOS R5 C. We'll explore this exciting new camera's unique features, from the dual-menu system, to the 8K sensor, dual card slots, timecode input, flexible recording modes (including internal Cinema RAW Light), and much more. Check out the video above for the full run-down.
Intro image for article ARRI Knowledge Base: Electronic Control System
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One of the main benefits of using ARRI's Electronic Control System on set is that it frees the Camera Assistant from various tasks that may have meant lots of record keeping and reports – the ECS system records vital information directly into each file recorded by an ARRI camera.
Intro image for article An Exploration of Sony FX9 Firmware v3.0 with Rick Siegel
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Following Sony’s recent release of firmware version 3.0 for their popular PXW-FX9 full frame cinema camera, we thought it would be interesting to continue exploring and documenting some of the new features in this latest free update, as we did with version 2.x in July.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the Sony VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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In this blog, I sit down with Simon Marsh, VENICE Product Manager at Sony, and Tim Nagasawa, DIT, for a comprehensive first-look at the recently-announced Sony VENICE 2 digital cinema camera.
Intro image for article Sony Announces New VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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Sony has announced a new version of their flagship full frame VENICE camera, VENICE 2. VENICE 2 shares much in common with the existing VENICE body, while bringing a host of new features and advantages, including an 8.6K sensor version (a 6K sensor version, as on the original VENICE is also available; both are full frame), true internal RAW and ProRes recording to AXS media, 16 stops of dynamic range, and new dual native ISOs of 800 and 3200.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony alpha FX3
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The Sony alpha FX3 is an E-mount full frame camcorder that bears a striking resemblance to the a7S generation of mirrorless cameras. It can live in the world of no-budget indie filmmaking or as a complement to more advanced digital cinema cameras, such as the FX9 or VENICE.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: Ash Innovator
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Join designerDP Ash Innovator as he discusses his experiences with Large Format filmmaking and the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF. In this video, Ash touches on lighting technique and style, his creative inspiration and influences, surreality and hyperreality in cinematography, the advantages of lighting for dark skin tones with Large Format, and more.
Intro image for article Creative Flexibility: Angenieux Optimo Primes
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Angenieux’s Optimo Prime full format, single focal-length lenses address the modern DP’s need for high resolution, contrast, and uniform colorimetry but with flexible customization to support the quest for a certain “character,” which may be appropriate for different projects or sequences.
Intro image for article A Practical Look at the Canon Sumire Primes
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I recently got a chance to take a closer look at Canon's premium Sumire cinema prime lenses. In this video, I'll provide some historical context for their development, an overview of design and performance, and many examples of their aesthetic and optical characteristics.