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Intro image for article CoreSWX's New Rapid Charger for MoVI Pro Systems
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Every once in a while, I come across a product that solves such a basic need on set that I wonder how I got along without it. The FLEET-Q4FF Charger from CoreSWX is one such product. If you regularly work with the MōVI Pro gimbal, then you are no stranger to the rather unsightly tangle of cables and power bricks of the stock battery chargers. While one of the big upgrades to the MoVI Pro from the older M10 and M15 is the improved battery system, including the charger, there's always room for improvement.
Intro image for article IBC 2018: Canon XF705
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While the industry has shifted focus towards cameras with S35 (or larger) sensors with interchangable lens mounts, many shooting situations benefit from a large zoom ratio and compact design. The Canon XF family was just updated with the introduction of the XF705, a compact 4K UHD camera with a 15x "L" series zoom lens with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
Intro image for article Canon Debuts EOS-R Full Format Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera System
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Canon has announced their entry into the full format (aka full frame) mirrorless camera market with the EOS-R. The EOS-R represents a new chapter in Canon’s lineup of video-focused still and motion cameras. Sandwiched between the traditional, mirror box-based EF-mount EOS cameras (such as the 5D Mark IV, 7D Mark II and others) and Canon’s purpose-built motion cameras from the Cinema EOS line (C200, C300 Mark II and C700/FF), the EOS-R presents a compact, highly capable body for both stills and motion using a new full format 30.3MP sensor similar in specification to the 5D Mark IV. The camera body also features a 3.69M dot EVF and articulating LCD touchscreen.
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 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 Cine Gear 2018 Wrap-Up
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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
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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
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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.