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Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI FSND Filters
Tutorials & Guides
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.
Intro image for article The HDR Production Gap
Tech News
We have been talking about HDR for several years now as the next big advancement in cinema production. It was four years ago that we started to see HDR evolve from a buzzword into a reality, but I’ll admit that I never saw much HDR content outside of a trade show or showroom floor, and I’m guessing that is true for most of us.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony VENICE Firmware Update 4.0
Tutorials & Guides
I recently got to spend some time with a Sony VENICE camera body running a beta version of firmware version 4.0 and, of course, the first thing I did was to run through the new high frame rate recording modes to see where each "maxes out" in terms of frame rate.
Intro image for article At the Bench: First Look at the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the opportunity to take a first look at the brand new Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9 zoom lens. One of the few full frame zoom lenses, this lens will also have a sister lens released by the end of 2019, the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5.
Intro image for article Jax Media Chooses ALEXA LF for Colin Quinn's CNN Special
Client Profiles
Comedy is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of CNN, but when the cable news network decided to do something different on Memorial Day, it was comedian Colin Quinn they turned to. In the hour-long special that aired at the end of Memorial Day Weekend, Quinn performed a version of his recent off-Broadway show, Red State Blue State. To produce the special, CNN turned to Jax Media, the production company behind Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Intro image for article At the Bench: TVLogic's WonderLookPro
Tutorials & Guides
WonderLookPro is an on-set color grading program from TVLogic that is used in conjunction with their IS-miniX LUT box.
Intro image for article Exploring the Canon Ecosystem
Tutorials & Guides
Often when working on a commercial, corporate video, or industrial video, we make a last minute call to add more cameras. Has that ever happened to you? It seems inevitable that a job that started out as a single camera becomes two before the scout, and even three by the time we prep. It can be a struggle to find an operator last minute that owns the same camera already chosen as A cam, or a rental house that has both cameras and lenses available to match both the required look and budget. That is, unless you’re shooting Canon.
Intro image for article First Look: Anton/Bauer Titon Batteries
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Anton Bauer has released their new Titon batteries, available in 90W and 150W models. They are now available in V-Lock, as well as Gold Mount, and work with existing Anton Bauer chargers.
Intro image for article The Shed & AbelCine: Behind the Scenes with the Phantom Onyx
Client Profiles
The Shed is a content studio based out of NYC that works with brands on every part of the content creation process from creative development through final delivery. With a focus on both documentary-style commercial work and tabletop content, and a dedicated 2,500 square foot studio space, they've worked closely with AbelCine for their sales and service needs.