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Intro image for article Behind the Lens: Canon 45-135 Flex Zoom & Cine-Servo 15-120
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Lens testing is like learning – it never stops! Keeping up with the latest technology can be a daunting task, but one that’s important in our field. Back in 2017, I did a Behind the Lens series looking at a wide range of documentary zooms to see how they can achieve specific needs for a project. The options for cinema glass have certainly grown since then, so I decided to add a few more lenses to the list.
Intro image for article A Closer Look at the RED V-Raptor XL
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In my latest video, I take a look at the RED V-RAPTOR XL, RED's new purpose-built studio camera. This new flagship camera takes everything you love about RED and adds new features that DPs and camera assistants have been requesting. I look at the camera's dual voltage battery support, integrated I/O for large productions, and the new electronic ND system, which I demonstrate with some sample shots.
Intro image for article ARRI's New REVEAL Color Science Explained
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As ARRI’s newest digital cinema camera, ALEXA 35, begins to make its way into the hands of more and more filmmakers, we thought now would be a good time to present a summary of ARRI’s new REVEAL color science, which includes hardware, firmware and software features – some of which are specific to the new camera and others that can be leveraged with recent ARRI cameras like the ALEXA LF and ALEXA MINI LF.
Intro image for article Simplified PTZ Integration with the Canon CR-N500 Camera
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Jeff Lee, Director of Education & Product Specialization, and JC Sciacca, AbelCine's Integration Design Engineer, take a closer look at Canon's CR-N500 Camera, discussing its high quality imagery and performance in PTZ integration applications.
Intro image for article Radiant Control: ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses
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Since their release in Fall 2019, ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses have offered DPs a unique creative choice in lens selection that's applicable to a wide variety of projects. These lenses feature highly expressive, yet also highly controllable, flare behavior thanks to their T* Blue coatings.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the ARRI Hi-5
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Recently I was joined by Michael Best, ARRI Product Manager of Professional Camera Accessories, to take a closer look at ARRI's new Hi-5 wireless follow focus system.
Intro image for article First Look: Canon EOS R5 C
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Join me, along with Canon Senior Product Specialist Ryan Snyder, for an in-depth first look at Canon's first hybrid Cinema EOS/still camera, the EOS R5 C. We'll explore this exciting new camera's unique features, from the dual-menu system, to the 8K sensor, dual card slots, timecode input, flexible recording modes (including internal Cinema RAW Light), and much more. Check out the video above for the full run-down.
Intro image for article ARRI Knowledge Base: Electronic Control System
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One of the main benefits of using ARRI's Electronic Control System on set is that it frees the Camera Assistant from various tasks that may have meant lots of record keeping and reports – the ECS system records vital information directly into each file recorded by an ARRI camera.
Intro image for article An Exploration of Sony FX9 Firmware v3.0 with Rick Siegel
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Following Sony’s recent release of firmware version 3.0 for their popular PXW-FX9 full frame cinema camera, we thought it would be interesting to continue exploring and documenting some of the new features in this latest free update, as we did with version 2.x in July.