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Intro image for article At the Bench: Audio Input Options on Video Devices PIX-E5
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The Video Devices PIX-E5 offers the same quality and flexibility of audio options as its Sound Devices counterparts. In this blog, I take a look at available audio input options for the PIX-E5 using SDI, HDMI or Line Level inputs.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Panasonic EVA1
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The Panasonic AU-EVA1 is a lightweight Super 35mm-based camera that features a 5.7K sensor, dual ISO, a timecode port, and a host of other features that make it a serious digital cinema camera to consider in the sub $10,000 space.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the ARRI WCU-4 with ALEXA Mini
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A while back, I showed how to connect to the ALEXA Mini using your phone. This wireless connection allows control of basic camera functions, freeing the operator to compose and operate. In this blog, wireless connectivity is taken even further using the WCU-4.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Panasonic GH5 Firmware v2.1
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Panasonic has released firmware v2.1 for their GH5 mirrorless camera, which enhances existing features and adds some new ones. In this blog, I go through the list of improvements and take a look at 6K anamorphic.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sigma High-Speed Cine Zooms
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Sigma now has two high-speed cine zooms on the market: the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2. Both are designed for Super 35mm camera systems, are under $4,000, and are available in EF, E and PL mounts.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4
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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
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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 At the Bench: Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic 30-72mm A2S Zoom
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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 At the Bench: Hive Lighting Wasp 100-C
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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.