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Intro image for article The Benefits of Canon's New RF Lens Mount
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In October of 2018, Canon introduced the EOS-R, the first in a new line of full-frame mirrorless still and video cameras along with a new lens mount, dubbed ‘RF’. Unlike the familiar EF mount, which debuted in 1987 with the original EOS series of film cameras, Canon’s new mirrorless mount provides a greatly reduced flange focal distance — also known as flange depth or registration distance — along with a higher bandwidth data pathway between bodies and lenses.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA MINI LF SUP 7.0 Now Available
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ARRI has released SUP 7.0 for their popular ALEXA Mini LF camera system. The update includes some long-awaited features, with new dedicated Super35 recording modes that match those found on the original ALEXA Mini. In most cases, these new modes can achieve higher maximum frame rates than the original ALEXA Mini. There are new LF (Large Format) recording modes, an expanded list of framelines and anamorphic squeeze factors, and a number of other enhancements as well.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: Mixed Reality Workflow with RDM
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AbelCine's ARRI Applications series continues with a look at the mixed reality workflow of RDM. Discover how this studio utilizes the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF, Signature Primes, and SRH-360 stabilized remote head, all riding atop the Motion Impossible AGITO robotic dolly, on a cutting-edge virtual production stage.
Intro image for article Chapman University Looks to the Future with Virtual Production Technology
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Chapman University is a private research university located in Orange, California. It encompasses ten schools and colleges, including the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, which has been recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world. To better adapt to today's changing production needs, the team at Chapman developed a new curriculum around virtual production, including the installation of an LED wall on one of their sound stages.
Intro image for article The State of Full Format Production
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We all know the moment... when a film cuts to a close up and the depth of field is so narrow that we immediately lock onto the lead’s eyes. The character's emotions and place in their world are so clear to us, the audience, as we experience this moment with them. We are not bystanders; we are participants. The image is intimate, organic, and just like that, we get goosebumps.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: ALEXA Mini LF & Signature Primes with Lucas Cohen
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AbelCine's new ARRI Applications series begins with insight from Director of Photography Lucas Cohen, exploring why he chose the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Signature Primes for this specific project: six shoots in three weeks, covering Major League Soccer.
Intro image for article A Deep Dive with the Canon C70
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The Canon EOS C70 marries the strengths of the Cinema EOS series with the EOS R series, which results in a compact but powerful S35 4K solution for all scenarios. In this video, I'll explore how the C70 is a perfect "bridge" camera for DSLR or mirrorless users making the transition to cinema.
Intro image for article Deploying & Supporting Remote Camera Kits for the 2021 Golden Globes
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At this point in time, audiences have become accustomed to the idea of award shows incorporating some version of remote or virtual collaboration, especially as travel restrictions keep much of the talent at home. So when Dick Clark Productions chose to reunite the Emmys producing team for this year's Golden Globes and reached out to Mike Nichols, AbelCine Business Development Manager, our previous experience with the remote camera and lighting kits proved invaluable. We were able to build, set up, deliver, and remotely control a number of identical "drop kits" that were delivered to various nominee locations across the country.
Intro image for article Hands-on With the ARRI Orbiter LED Light
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In this video, I take a deep dive into the features and performance of the ARRI Orbiter LED Light. Key features include the fixture’s incredibly bright output, remarkable versatility (thanks to its changeable optics), 2,000K to 20,000K CCT range, fast processor (4x faster than the SkyPanel), expanded connectivity, integrated array of sensors, weatherproof housing, smooth dimming, and more.