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Intro image for article At the Bench: Rode VideoMic Pro+
Tutorials & Guides
The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is one of the most popular powered camera microphones ever produced. The third version of this microphone introduces some new features and also improves upon the design of the earlier iterations of the microphone.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018 Wrap-Up
Tech News
That's a wrap on Cine Gear 2018! Join Newsshooter's Eric Naso, Ted Sim from Aputure, and myself for a freewheeling discussion of what we saw and heard at what is rapidly becoming the most industry-focused trade show each year.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018: Anton Bauer
Tech News
Andrew of Anton Bauer was kind enough to join me at Cine Gear 2018, where he told me all about the new Dionic XT series of batteries they just announced.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018: ZEISS Supreme Primes
Tech News
I had the chance to stop by the ZEISS booth at Cine Gear 2018 and get my hands on the exciting new line of full format cinema lenses from ZEISS: the Supreme Primes.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018: Teradek
Tech News
Join me for an overview of what's new from Teradek for Cine Gear 2018. In this video, Greg from Teradek shows off their tightly integrated approach to wireless on-set technology with the Teradek RT.
Intro image for article ZEISS Announces New Supreme Prime Lenses
Tech News
ZEISS has just announced a new chapter in cinema optics: the Supreme Primes. These full format, large image circle primes build on ZEISS's deep experience in cinema lenses and provide a modern, yet classic, platform that looks to combine the best aspects of classic Super Speeds as well as modern Ultra and Master Primes. Initial availability is scheduled for this fall. Let's dive in and take a closer look at this exciting new option for top-tier full format cameras like the ARRI ALEXA LF, Canon C700 FF, RED MONSTRO, and Sony VENICE.
Intro image for article PLx Extender Compatibility
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The PLx Extenders have been designed for AbelCine by IB/E Optics to be compatible with a wide range of PL-mount lenses. This chart lists zoom and prime lenses that have been tested with the PLx2, PLx1.4 and PLx1.4 Mark II. Keep in mind that if the maximum aperture of a lens is greater than the maximum input aperture of an adapter it will need to be stopped down to achieve a usable image.
Intro image for article IB/E Optics PLx1.4 Mark II Footage
Tutorials & Guides
Recently, I had the opportunity to test the new PLx1.4 Mark II extender from IB/E Optics. Just like the Mark I, it extends the focal length of your lens by 1.4x, and only loses one stop of light in the process. It also has an image circle of up to 34.5mm, which means it can resolve up to 6K, on the RED EPIC DRAGON for example.
Intro image for article 8K: What Is it Good For? (or, RED's MONSTRO, Full Format, and The Bayer "Tax")
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RED has released no fewer than three 8K cameras since 2015. First was the full format WEAPON DRAGON VV (short for VistaVision), notably used by Henry Braham, BSC on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Next came the EPIC-W and WEAPON HELIUM, both using RED's 8K S35 HELIUM sensor, which packed 8K of pixels into an area similar in size to the standard 3-perf Super35 format and provided a new level of noise performance, especially when scaled down to deliverable resolutions like UHD 3840x2160 or good old HD (1920x1080). Finally, last fall, RED released a replacement for that first 8K camera, incorporating the new sensor technology from their HELIUM chip, and dubbed it MONSTRO. But, aside from resolution, what are the advantages of these 8K sensors? One answer might surprise you: color.