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Intro image for article Sony a7 III Camera Lens & Accessory Guide
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Our lens and accessory guide for Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera rounds up the essential gear that delivers added support and functionality to an already impressive camera.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light Workflow (Part 2)
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Canon's C200 employs a new recording format, Cinema RAW Light, that allows users to record DCI 4K RAW files directly to the camera's internal CFast card slot.
Intro image for article Updating Sony R7 Firmware to v2.0 for Sony VENICE Using a Mac
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Sony recently released firmware version 2.0 for their VENICE camera. The firmware download also includes an update for the AXS-R7 RAW recorder, which mounts to the rear of the camera body. In order to use the R7 with a VENICE camera running 2.0, the recorder's firmware must also be updated to version 2.0. The AXS-R7 uses a different update procedure than the camera body; instead of an SD card, a USB thumb drive is used.
Intro image for article AMIRA Software Update Package 5.3
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ARRI's recent release of Software Update Package 5.3 for AMIRA enables some significant new functionality for the camera. The most exciting of these new features is support for ARRIRAW, the RAW format used in the ALEXA and ALEXA Mini cameras. This is significant since the company line for many years was that AMIRA would never shoot RAW (not that we're complaining, mind you).
Intro image for article Canon Camera Accessory Guide
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Canon's Cinema EOS camera lineup includes the C100 MK II, C200, C300 MK II, C700, and the new C700 FF. Canon and other manufacturers offer many different accessory options to tailor these already flexible cameras to each shooter's tastes and quirks. In this guide, we provide a quick overview of the most essential tools to take your rig to the next level. Find your model below to explore the choices.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Nucleus-M: Wireless Lens Control System
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In this video, I take a detailed look at the Tilta Nucleus-M lens control system. This low-cost system has been hotly anticipated, and I finally got to have some hands-on time with the production-ready model.
Intro image for article Hidden Features of Sony VENICE Firmware v2
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After the recent surprise announcement from Sony, I was was able to play with some of the new imager and recording modes in firmware v2 for the VENICE, and it includes some killer new features that are easy to overlook at first blush. Specifically, the two all-new 6K imager recording modes (6K 17:9 and 6K 1.85:1), enabled with the new firmware on cameras with the 6K Full Frame license, allow recording of the sensor’s full width (6,000 pixels across) to SxS cards in XAVC-I class 300 and class 480.
Intro image for article Sony Releases VENICE Firmware v2
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In a surprise move, Sony has moved up the general availability of the highly-anticipated version 2.0 firmware for their flagship digital cinema camera, VENICE. Originally promised for sometime in August, later rumored to be available in early July, this new firmware is actually available now and enables a broad range of features and functionality on the camera.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI SkyPanel Firmware 4
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Recently, I had the opportunity to test some of the new features of the version 4 firmware for ARRI SkyPanels. In the first video, I take a look at the four new lighting effects, which include Explosion, Fluorescent Flicker, Process, and Welding. This now brings the SkyPanels to seventeen pre-programmed lighting effects, an amazing amount of options in one light source.