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Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI WCU-4 (Wireless Control Unit) has become a staple of the industry. In this video, I start to explore all the rigging possibilities for the handset.
Intro image for article Debunking RED Workflow Myths
Tutorials & Guides
Red Digital Cinema recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of delivering the first RED ONE camera bodies into the eager hands of early adopters. As exciting as those early years were for the RED community, a number of judgements about the reality of working with files from these cameras have managed to stick with the company’s products even though times, hardware, and industry support for the RED ecosystem have changed a lot since those heady days – and for the better. Let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about working with RED cameras and footage that have persisted and do some “myth-busting.”
Intro image for article Phantom Comparison Chart
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Our popular comparison chart of Phantom high-speed cameras by Vision Research now includes the VEO4K-PL model. Like the 2.5K VEO 640S, the VEO4K-PL features onboard media storage using adffordable CFast 2.0 media. In addition to its 4K sensor, the VEO4K-PL also has a switchable global shutter mode with a higher base ISO compared to using the camera's rolling shutter mode. And, at less than half the size and weight of the illustrious Flex4K, we think this camera opens up new possibilities for high-speed cinematography.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 30-72mm A2S Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
The Optimo 30-72 is part of Angenieux’s lightweight anamorphic zoom range. These lenses are constructed with the anamorphic element located at the back of the lens. The result is a compact zoom with close focus and the classic Angenieux look.
Intro image for article Chicago Cinema Tech Expo 2017 Roundup
Tech News
On Saturday, October 7, we held our Chicago Cinema Tech Expo. We expanded the event into a new space so that we could include more gear, workshops, panels, and unique community programming. Over twenty manufacturers were in attendance, with booths filling up the large ballroom at Cinespace. Over the course of the day, our technical specialists were able to visit the booths and get a closer look at some of the most exciting gear that was on display.
Intro image for article For DP Tom Bergmann, Travel Leads to Inspiration
Client Profiles
For cinematographer Tom Bergmann, inspiration can come from anywhere, but especially from his world travels. As a documentary filmmaker and DP, he embraces his experiences as a still photographer and combines them with his narrative storytelling ability.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Hive Lighting Wasp 100-C
Tutorials & Guides
The Hive Wasp 100-C is the first LED light fixture from a company best known for their high quality plasma lights. The fixture is small, lightweight and very affordable. It fits well into a large variety of productions.
Intro image for article IBC 2017 Updates
Tech News
This year's IBC show in Amsterdam was an exciting one, showcasing a lot of technological development across different categories of gear.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100 Lightweight Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
The LWZ.3 21-100mm Lightweight Zoom from ZEISS is an extremely versatile lens that's designed for Super 35mm and APS-C sensor based camera systems. It is well suited for corporate, documentary and narrative work – especially projects where both budget and high image quality are considerations.