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Intro image for article Sony Firmware Roundup: New Features for VENICE and FX9
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Sony has announced the availability, this fall, of major new firmware versions for both of their full frame (aka full format) digital cinema cameras: the PXW-FX9 as well as the flagship CineAlta VENICE.
Intro image for article The Latest on Sony VENICE Firmware Version 5.0
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Sony VENICE firmware version 5.0 has arrived. This update brings a bevy of new features and improvements, including new frame rates and monitoring options to streamline workflows.
Intro image for article The Unique Character of ZEISS Supreme Radiance
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Since their introduction in 2018, ZEISS full format Supreme Primes have been a hit with filmmakers. Now, they have announced a new variant, with a look that is a bit of a departure from what we've come to expect from ZEISS. Enter the Supreme Prime Radiance.
Intro image for article Unique Features of the ARRI Orbiter
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ARRI recently announced their extremely bright, versatile new light: The Orbiter. The Orbiter is a tunable, customizable, ultra-bright point light source directional LED. The output of the Orbiter is comparable to corresponding HMI systems. Now that’s a sentence worth repeating: its brightness is comparable to that of an HMI!
Intro image for article All-In-One For Everyone: RED’s RANGER Now Available with GEMINI, HELIUM, and MONSTRO
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Ever since the introduction of the RED RANGER camera system, initially available only with a MONSTRO 8K VV sensor (and only to RED-approved rental houses worldwide), cries to make the camera available with a broader range of RED sensors have echoed far and wide across the camerasphere. Now, those cries have been answered.
Intro image for article Canon EOS R: A Still Photo Camera for Production and Fine Art
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I count myself among the many motion shooters who are also committed still photographers. Whether for location or tech scouting, BTS (behind the scenes), a fine art photography practice, or all of the above, many DPs, operators, and other production crew carry a capable camera dedicated to still photography as part of their regular kit. Since about the beginning of 2019, for me that camera has been Canon's first full format mirrorless camera, the EOS R.
Intro image for article The HDR Production Gap
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We have been talking about HDR for several years now as the next big advancement in cinema production. It was four years ago that we started to see HDR evolve from a buzzword into a reality, but I’ll admit that I never saw much HDR content outside of a trade show or showroom floor, and I’m guessing that is true for most of us.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Fathom Camera Cage One
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Sam Sielen, creator of the Fathom Camera Cage One, is showing off his highly adjustable, universal cage for DSLR and mirrorless cameras at NAB 2019. AbelCine's new Accelerator Program helped Sam launch the latest version of his product, which will be available soon. James Mathers from the Digital Cinema Society talked to Sam about his invention and his partnership with AbelCine. Watch the video above to learn more.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Hive Lighting Bumble Bee 25-C
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I stopped by the Hive booth to chat with Jonathan Miller and check out their brand new Bumble Bee 25-C, an incredibly versatile and portable light, launching at NAB 2019.