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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.
Intro image for article Creative Solutions Accessories for the RED KOMODO
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Creative Solutions is a constellation of brands with a focus on enabling filmmakers to stay nimble and mobile while shooting. And, because Creative Solutions is a division within Vitec Group, many of the products have been developed with synergy in mind.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Hard
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In this blog video, I join Litepanels' Tim Duff for a comprehensive look at the Gemini 1x1 Hard light fixture and Apollo wireless DMX control app.
Intro image for article RED Announces New V-RAPTOR
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It's official. One day after RED CEO Jarred Land teased some tantalizing images on his Instagram account, RED has launched their latest 8K digital cinema camera, V-RAPTOR. Featuring a new form factor (the first in the company's new DSMC3 line), a locking variant of Canon's RF lens mount, CFexpress 2.0 Type B media support, dual SDI outputs, and a new multi-format sensor similar in configuration to RED's MONSTRO sensor, the new camera system is a powerful and elegant optimization of RED's camera DNA, clearly incorporating design cues from their popular 6K KOMODO body.
Intro image for article ARRI Knowledge Base: Mastering the Wireless Ecosystem
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In this video, I give an in-depth look at ARRI's Electronic Control System, including video transmission, camera and lens control, and other wireless solutions. I discuss technical best practices, interconnectivity, and advanced integrations.