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Intro image for article At the Bench: Adding a License to Your Sony VENICE Camera
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Several optional licenses are available for the Sony VENICE that enable additional functionality, such as full frame and anamorphic recording, and high frame rates. Installing a license is a multi-step process, as demonstrated by our tech, Juliet McNally.
Intro image for article At the Bench: FUJIFILM GFX100 Camera
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The Fujifilm GFX100 camera features a 102 Megapixel sensor, with an image circle that exceeds the dimensions of most full frame digital cinema cameras. In this blog, I take a look at its recording features for video capture.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI SkyLink System & Stellar Lighting Control App
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In this video I give you an overview (along with practical applications), of the ARRI SkyLink System and the Stellar Lighting Control App using ARRI SkyPanels and an L-Series Fresnel. Stellar, an app for iOS and Android mobile devices, works with ARRI’s wireless SkyLink system to automatically configure wireless DMX.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Audio and the Sony VENICE Camera
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The Sony VENICE offers several ways to import professional audio. Three different types of audio signals can be imported through the five-pin audio connector. Watch as I demo how to input these signals, as well as how to manage them using the internal audio menus.
Intro image for article First Look: Sony PXW-FX9 Camera
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Tom Cubby from Sony dropped by the office to give us a first look at Sony’s brand new full format camera: the PXW-FX9. Join Tom and I as we dive into the philosophy, specs, capabilities, and exciting new features of this compelling addition to the ever-expanding full format video/cinema camera landscape.
Intro image for article First Look: Canon C500 Mark II Camera
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I recently had the chance to get a hands-on look at a pre-production prototype of Canon's brand new camera, the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II. Join me and Canon USA Account Manager Jesse Mineo as we go through the features, specs, and concept of the successor to Canon's original high-end cinema camera, the C500. And be sure to stay tuned for lots more on this exciting, new full format offering from Canon. 
Intro image for article ZEISS eXtended Data: Lens Metadata Gets Smarter
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Beginning with the ARRI/ZEISS LDS Ultra Primes in 2001 and Cooke's S4/i primes in 2004-2005, many cinema lenses have been able to transmit a lens’ focal length, serial number, current aperture, and the current focus distance via digital encoders wired to the focus and iris rings on their barrels. Many of these metadata-enabled lenses have also featured a multi-pin Lemo port to allow for this data stream to be sent directly to an on-camera monitor (such as the Starlite series of displays from Transvideo). The information would then be shown as an overlay, along with picture, to aid First ACs in focus-pulling and disseminating lens info throughout the set.
Intro image for article Universal Mounting Solutions with the Cameo VESA Mount
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The Cameo VESA Mount System by CameoGear is a modular mounting solution for production monitors. We think it's so useful for productions, that we've incorporated it, and many other CameoGear accessories, into our rental fleet.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI FSND Filters
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ARRI now has a line of FSND filters, which stands for Full Spectrum Neutral Density. You might be thinking: there are many choices for ND filters, so what makes these filters unique? Typically, filters are composed of two pieces of optical glass with filtration sandwiched between them. For these filters, ARRI applies the filtration directly to the surface of high-quality optical glass. They are then coated with a protective surface that helps prevent scratching and makes for quick cleaning.