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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 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 AbelCine's Remote Production Kits Deliver for 2020 Emmy Broadcast
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With award shows moving to virtual formats this year, the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards is one of the highest profile events to make the transition. Over the summer, AbelCine created a range of remote production kits that enable high quality image capture in a safe, easy to set up, remote controllable package. As a result, the team at Done+Dusted, the producers of the Emmys telecast, tapped AbelCine to help build 25 remote kits for select nominees at the 2020 Emmy Awards. 
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.