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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.
Intro image for article Chicago Cinema Tech Expo 2017 Roundup
Tech News
On Saturday, October 7, we held our Chicago Cinema Tech Expo. We expanded the event into a new space so that we could include more gear, workshops, panels, and unique community programming. Over twenty manufacturers were in attendance, with booths filling up the large ballroom at Cinespace. Over the course of the day, our technical specialists were able to visit the booths and get a closer look at some of the most exciting gear that was on display.
Intro image for article IBC 2017 Updates
Tech News
This year's IBC show in Amsterdam was an exciting one, showcasing a lot of technological development across different categories of gear.
Intro image for article First Look: Canon XF405
Tutorials & Guides
Although many of the new camera announcements from the past few years have centered around S35 or other large sensor sizes, one challenge with these systems is the available zoom ratio, especially if you're looking for a more compact configuration.