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Intro image for article Creative Solutions Accessories for the RED KOMODO
Tutorials & Guides
Creative Solutions is a constellation of brands with a focus on enabling filmmakers to stay nimble and mobile while shooting. And, because Creative Solutions is a division within Vitec Group, many of the products have been developed with synergy in mind.
Intro image for article RED Announces New V-RAPTOR
Tech News
It's official. One day after RED CEO Jarred Land teased some tantalizing images on his Instagram account, RED has launched their latest 8K digital cinema camera, V-RAPTOR. Featuring a new form factor (the first in the company's new DSMC3 line), a locking variant of Canon's RF lens mount, CFexpress 2.0 Type B media support, dual SDI outputs, and a new multi-format sensor similar in configuration to RED's MONSTRO sensor, the new camera system is a powerful and elegant optimization of RED's camera DNA, clearly incorporating design cues from their popular 6K KOMODO body.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA Mini LF SUP 7.0 Recording Formats Reel
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, we share some footage captured in the new recording formats found in ARRI's latest ALEXA Mini LF Software Update Package 7.0.1. This SUP includes four new Super35 recording formats and two new Large Format recording formats, plus feature enhancements to the overall user experience.
Intro image for article AbelCine FOV Tool 2.0
Tools, Charts & Downloads
AbelCine's FOV Tool 2.0 is here! This update to our original, and very popular, FOV (field of view) Comparator allows you to compare camera and lens combinations, including a variety of sensor sizes, recording resolutions, and aspect ratios. Of course, the new tool features the latest cameras and even more lenses.
Intro image for article A Practical Exploration of Sony FX9 Firmware 2.0 with Rick Siegel
Tutorials & Guides
Sony’s FX9 is a popular choice for freelance shooters, sporting a full-format (aka full-frame) imaging sensor in a body design evolved from their equally popular FS7 series of cameras. Emmy-award-winning New York-based DP Rick Siegel, whose credits include features, short films, documentaries and musical events shot in a style we’ve come to refer to as “cinematic multi-cam,” has owned the FX9 since shortly after it came out. He was kind enough to lend his talents to exploring the new features in firmware 2.0/2.1 for the FX9.
Intro image for article The State of Full Format Production
Tech News
We all know the moment... when a film cuts to a close up and the depth of field is so narrow that we immediately lock onto the lead’s eyes. The character's emotions and place in their world are so clear to us, the audience, as we experience this moment with them. We are not bystanders; we are participants. The image is intimate, organic, and just like that, we get goosebumps.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: ALEXA Mini LF & Signature Primes with Lucas Cohen
Tutorials & Guides
AbelCine's new ARRI Applications series begins with insight from Director of Photography Lucas Cohen, exploring why he chose the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Signature Primes for this specific project: six shoots in three weeks, covering Major League Soccer.
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.