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Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2017
Tech News
The year has come and gone in a whirlwind of projects and products. So, let us take a moment to look back and reminisce about some of our most popular blog posts over the last 12 months.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Using the ARRI WCU-4 with ALEXA SXT Plus and Prime Lenses
Tutorials & Guides
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 At the Bench: ARRI Master Grips
Tutorials & Guides
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: Panasonic EVA1
Tutorials & Guides
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
Tutorials & Guides
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
Tutorials & Guides
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.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI WCU4 & UMC-4
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI WCU-4 (Wireless Control Unit) has become a staple of the industry. In this video, I start to explore all the rigging possibilities for the handset.
Intro image for article Debunking RED Workflow Myths
Tutorials & Guides
Red Digital Cinema recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of delivering the first RED ONE camera bodies into the eager hands of early adopters. As exciting as those early years were for the RED community, a number of judgements about the reality of working with files from these cameras have managed to stick with the company’s products even though times, hardware, and industry support for the RED ecosystem have changed a lot since those heady days – and for the better. Let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about working with RED cameras and footage that have persisted and do some “myth-busting.”
Intro image for article Phantom Comparison Chart
Tools, Charts & Downloads
Our popular comparison chart of Phantom high-speed cameras by Vision Research now includes the VEO4K-PL model. Like the 2.5K VEO 640S, the VEO4K-PL features onboard media storage using adffordable CFast 2.0 media. In addition to its 4K sensor, the VEO4K-PL also has a switchable global shutter mode with a higher base ISO compared to using the camera's rolling shutter mode. And, at less than half the size and weight of the illustrious Flex4K, we think this camera opens up new possibilities for high-speed cinematography.