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Intro image for article American Utopia: A Conversation with Ellen Kuras, ASC
Client Profiles
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Ellen Kuras, ASC to discuss her work as the cinematographer on David Byrne's American Utopia, a concert film directed by Spike Lee.
Intro image for article A Look at Canon C500 Mark II with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
Canon’s latest full-format Cinema EOS camera, the C500 Mark II, is a study in versatility. Join filmmaker Rubidium Wu as he describes his experiences shooting with the C500 Mark II and gives his perspective on how it fits into the equipment roster of a growing production company.
Intro image for article Evaluating the Sony FX9 and VENICE Sensors
Tutorials & Guides
Since the release of Sony's PXW-FX9 digital cinema camera, we've gotten a lot of questions from clients about how it compares to Sony's flagship cinema camera, the VENICE. Now that Sony has released major firmware updates for both cameras (2.01 for the FX9 and 6.0 for the VENICE), we thought now would be a good opportunity to compare their capabilities, particularly in terms of each camera’s sensor.
Intro image for article Testing ARRI's New Signature Zoom Lenses
Tutorials & Guides
In late September, ARRI introduced a new line of Signature Zoom lenses in focal lengths of 16-32mm, 24-75mm, 45-135mm, and 65-300mm. All feature full-frame coverage and fast, constant apertures of T2.8. The 65-300mm is also available with a dedicated 1.7x extender, for a 110.5-510mm range and maximum aperture of T4.95 when mounted.
Intro image for article Technical Applications for the Motion Impossible AGITO System
Tutorials & Guides
AbelCine is constantly on the lookout for new technologies with the potential to truly enhance the creative process and production capabilities of our customers. One of the most exciting innovators in the realm of camera movement is Motion Impossible, and their AGITO robotic camera dolly system, which we are proud to support in the US market.
Intro image for article First Look: Sony FX6 Full-Format Digital Cinema Camera
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, I take a look at Sony’s latest full-format camera in their cinema line, the FX6. The FX6 slots in below the FX9 in Sony’s lineup, but don’t let that fool you — it’s got a number of headline features that make it a more than worthy contender.
Intro image for article Sony Releases Firmware Version 6.0 for VENICE
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Sony has released the highly-anticipated firmware version 6.0 for their VENICE camera, which brings with it the new Advanced Rendering Transform color management system (‘ART’), expanded top-end frame rates, a new frame lines interface with options for multi-format shooting, and more.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI ERM-2400 LCS Radio Control Module
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI ERM-2400 LCS is an external radio module system that provides point-to-point connection between handsets and cameras, making it a valuable tool for distanced camera crews.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the ARRI SRH-3 Remote Head with the DEH-1
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI SRH-3 and DEH-1 are unique wireless tools that are more relevant than ever in today's remote production world.