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Intro image for article At the Bench: Loading 3D LUTs on the Sony VENICE
Tutorials & Guides
With the advent of firmware version 2, the VENICE now allows the import of custom 3D LUTs. This opens up endless possibilities and gives VENICE users the ability to always have access to custom looks.
Intro image for article IBC 2018: Canon XF705
Tech News
While the industry has shifted focus towards cameras with S35 (or larger) sensors with interchangable lens mounts, many shooting situations benefit from a large zoom ratio and compact design. The Canon XF family was just updated with the introduction of the XF705, a compact 4K UHD camera with a 15x "L" series zoom lens with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Kino Flo LED Lighting
Tutorials & Guides
Kino Flo, a pioneer in cool-running, continuous lighting for film and video, initially using flicker-free fluorescent technology, has moved into LED-based fixtures. They now have a full line of well-regarded soft sources incorporating lighting effects, wireless control, and energy efficiency.
Intro image for article At the Bench: First Look at the Canon EOS R
Tutorials & Guides
Following our previous blog post introducing the new Canon EOS R full format mirrorless still and video camera, I dive a little deeper into some of the video-centric aspects of the camera.
Intro image for article Canon Debuts EOS-R Full Format Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera System
Tech News
Canon has announced their entry into the full format (aka full frame) mirrorless camera market with the EOS-R. The EOS-R represents a new chapter in Canon’s lineup of video-focused still and motion cameras. Sandwiched between the traditional, mirror box-based EF-mount EOS cameras (such as the 5D Mark IV, 7D Mark II and others) and Canon’s purpose-built motion cameras from the Cinema EOS line (C200, C300 Mark II and C700/FF), the EOS-R presents a compact, highly capable body for both stills and motion using a new full format 30.3MP sensor similar in specification to the 5D Mark IV. The camera body also features a 3.69M dot EVF and articulating LCD touchscreen.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony URX-P03D Dual Channel Receiver
Tutorials & Guides
In small-to-no-crew, corporate and documentary work having the ability to record multiple audio sources to a single camera is a must. A common frustration, however, when using wireless solutions is that most of them are single channel transmitter and receiver based systems.
Intro image for article Ironclad & AbelCine Behind the Scenes
Client Profiles
Ironclad is a team of storytellers and artists dedicated to bringing a creative vision to life. We've been working closely with them on a recent project of theirs, where they had some specific needs for their fast-paced shooting schedule.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI cforce mini RF
Tutorials & Guides
ARRI's cforce mini RF Motor made big news when it was introduced at NAB this year, since it can be wirelessly controlled by the ARRI WCU-4 and SXU without requiring a separate motor controller. But when we got the motor in and I had a chance to play with it, I realized it could do so much more.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Linking RAW Files to Proxy Files
Tutorials & Guides
It is now common for digital cinema cameras to record a RAW file as well as a proxy. Proxy recordings can be loaded to a laptop and then into NLE programs, which is a quick and easy way for production to check on composition and performance. Additionally, proxies can be used to select takes and string out an edit. This streamlines the post process as only selected takes are color corrected.