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Intro image for article Adele’s One Night Only: Cinematic Multi-Cam with Sony VENICE and AbelCine
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AbelCine recently supported the live recording of pop sensation Adele’s One Night Only television special, which aired simultaneously on CBS and Paramount+ in November 2021. Directed by Paul Dugdale, who received the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Variety – Specials) the live-to-tape concert special debuted new material from the hit singer’s latest album, 30.
Intro image for article A Closer Look at the New Sony 70-200mm Zoom & FX3
Tech News
We recently had the chance to test Sony's new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens on the FX3 Full Frame Cinema Camera.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA 35: A New Standard for Digital Cinema
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We’ve known it’s been coming for some time, and now ARRI’s new 4K Super 35-format camera is finally here – meet ALEXA 35. The specs are impressive – a new 4K sensor, 17 stops of dynamic range, new REVEAL color science, and much more.
Intro image for article Canon Announces New Flex Zoom Cine Lenses
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Canon recently announced the launch of a new line of full frame (aka full format) zoom lenses as part of their EF Cinema Lens lineup. These new lenses, called the Flex Zoom series, were developed to provide cinema-style productions with a full frame option leading to greater workflow efficiency. The first lenses in the series are the CN-E 20-50mm T2.4 L F/FP wide-angle zoom lens and the CN-E 45-135mm T2.4 L F/FP telephoto zoom lens. Both lenses are available in EF mount (the 'F' versions) or in standard PL mount (denoted 'FP').
Intro image for article Motion Impossible Announces MagTrax Upgrade for AGITO
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Motion Impossible has just announced the new MagTrax drive-end upgrade for their AGITO robotic camera dolly. The MagTrax guidance system enhances existing AGITO Sports drive-ends, enabling operators to follow a magnetic strip laid on a surface, underneath a carpet, or embedded within a set. The magnetic strip can be arranged in various creative ways that are not possible with conventional dolly track.
Intro image for article Faster, Lighter, Smarter: Cooke Launches New S8/i Full Frame Prime Lenses
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Cooke announced the launch of a new line of Full Frame (aka Full Format) prime lenses – the S8/i series. These new flagship lenses slot in at the top of Cooke’s range of spherical Full Frame primes. The set will initially comprise focal lengths of 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm. Nine additional focal lengths are anticipated in Fall of 2022, including 18mm, 21mm, 27mm, 35mm, 65mm, 85mm MACRO, 180mm, 250mm, and 350mm.
Intro image for article Radiant Control: ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses
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Since their release in Fall 2019, ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses have offered DPs a unique creative choice in lens selection that's applicable to a wide variety of projects. These lenses feature highly expressive, yet also highly controllable, flare behavior thanks to their T* Blue coatings.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the ARRI Hi-5
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Recently I was joined by Michael Best, ARRI Product Manager of Professional Camera Accessories, to take a closer look at ARRI's new Hi-5 wireless follow focus system.
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.