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Intro image for article New ARRI Signature Primes, Field of View, and ALEXA LF Sensor Modes
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ARRI's announcement of the ALEXA LF has the industry buzzing, to say the least, and some people are wondering about the other half of their recent announcement – ARRI's Signature Primes, the large image circle optical companions to ALEXA LF. Looking through the set of announced focal lengths, things get interesting.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Recording with the Sound Devices MixPre Series
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The MixPre-3, MixPre-6, and MixPre-10T are the latest additions to the Sound Devices line of professional audio equipment. Each unit is a feature rich mixer and recorder. In this blog, I focus on how they can be used to record audio from your camcorder.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the ARRI WCU-4 with ALEXA SXT Plus and Prime Lenses
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The SXT is the third generation of ALEXA from ARRI. This blog concentrates on the wireless capabilities of the SXT Plus. The Plus has electronics for wireless lens functions built in, so motors and cables are all you need to build the camera.
Intro image for article Shooting with the Canon Compact-Servo 70-200mm Cine Zoom
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I took the Canon Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 cine zoom lens to the 606, the park and trail that connects 2.7 miles of Chicago, to take a real, in-the-field look at the lens. It was just before golden hour and the 606 was packed with bicyclists, joggers, kids, and dogs, the perfect environment to test the lens.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI Master Grips
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You may remember a previous blog post about ARRI's new Master Grips when they were announced at IBC 2016. To recap: ARRI Master Grips not only provide camera stabilization; they also provide lens and camera control, and more. In this blog, I demonstrate these features with an ALEXA Mini.
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.