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Intro image for article Atomos Announces New Shinobi On-Camera Monitor
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New from Atomos is the Shinobi, a lightweight 5.2” on-camera HDMI monitor with a touchscreen and 1000 nit maximum brightness level. Just 1” thin and weighing a mere 7 oz (without battery), the Shinobi takes square aim at the under-$500, thin and light on-camera display market, while packing some serious pro-level heft. Equally lightweight is Shinobi’s price: only $399.
Intro image for article First Flight of the Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x on Sony's VENICE
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Recently, AbelCine’s Matt Livingston came up with a stunning way to show off the new Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x FF/VV, a night flight over Manhattan.
Intro image for article Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 3.0: HEVC, Ethernet, and More
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Panasonic continues to add significant functionality to the feature set of their entry-level digital cinema camera, the EVA1. With the release of firmware 3.0 today, EVA1 owners can now record 10-bit files all the way up to the camera’s maximum frame rate in 4K, 60p (or 50p for those in formerly PAL countries). This is due to the inclusion in the new firmware of HEVC (for High Efficiency Video Codec), also known as H.265.
Intro image for article Sony VENICE Firmware 3.0 Released
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Sony has just announced that firmware version 3.0 for their flagship camera, the full format VENICE, is now available. If version 2.0, released in June of 2018, got the VENICE fully firing on all cylinders, this update seeks to refine the camera’s ease of use while nicely expanding its capabilities. We got to take a look at what’s included in the update—and there’s a lot—so let’s dig into the details.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2018
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Now that 2018 has wrapped, let's take a moment to look back at some of our most popular blog posts. As usual, a wide variety of topics were covered: new gear announcements, camera charts, in-depth technical explorations, Jem Schofield's 4K for 10K series, and of course, the updated version of our ever-popular FOV calculator.
Intro image for article X-FACTOR: RED's New DRAGON-X
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RED has just released their latest DSMC2 digital cinema camera, DRAGON-X. Featuring a 5K, 3-perf Super35-sized cut (25.6mm x 13.5mm) of their popular DRAGON sensor, DRAGON-X looks to complement the current DSMC2 camera lineup while providing versatility, performance, and value.
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.