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Intro image for article At the Bench: Cartoni Focus 22 & Maxima 30 Fluid Heads
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Today I had the chance to check out the new Cartoni Focus 22 fluid head system. This head will fit a wide variety of cameras accommodating payloads from 6.5 to 48.5 lbs.
Intro image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the Freefly MoVI Pro
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Freefly’s latest handheld gimbal stabilizer, the MoVI Pro, has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve upon almost every aspect of the original family of MoVIs. There is very little on the system that has not been given the deluxe treatment; from the integrated tuning stand by way of the ring with attached feet, to the dual battery system allowing hot-swapability.
Intro image for article Canon Log for the 5D Mark IV
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Many will remember the excitement surrounding Canon’s release, in March 2010, of a firmware update for the 5D Mark II which added 24p to the camera’s already ground-breaking video mode (the 5D Mark II was the first “full-frame” DSLR with 1080p video recording). This mid-lifecycle enhancement is perhaps most responsible for igniting the DSLR video revolution.
Intro image for article Handheld Cinema Camcorder Comparison Chart
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A new category of single-operator, handheld camera has recently established itself in the tier between traditional ENG/broadcast cameras (based on 2/3″ sensors) and the single-chip Super35-sensor digital cinema cameras we cover extensively in this blog. This current crop of higher-end, all-in-one cinema camcorders use one-inch sensors and have generous zoom ranges, and they’re all capable of recording UHD (the 16:9 version of 4K, 3840×2160 resolution) – most even have high-speed capabilities as well.
Intro image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the PCU2+ Control Unit
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The PCU2+ is the latest version of the PCU from AbelCine’s Cameo line of accessories. The unit can control two Phantom cameras at once, and also replaces the need to be tethered to a computer to control the functions of the camera.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Cameo VEObob and Cameo VEO Essential Kit
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The Cameo VEObob is a breakout box specifically designed for the Phantom VEO camera.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2017 Roundup
Tech News
This year’s Cine Gear Expo was definitely one of the most eventful ones. From new camera announcements to the latest in lighting technology and more, there was a little something for everyone to get excited about. In that vein, we’ve rounded up some of the most relevant coverage — both from our own specialists as well as our friends over at Newsshooter.
Intro image for article First Look: Canon EOS C200
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Canon has just unveiled the latest member of the Cinema EOS line, the C200, and we were fortunate to receive a sneak peak. Like the name suggests, it sits between the popular C100 and C300 Mark II but brings many notable firsts to the family.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: Sony Updates
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I stopped by the Sony booth, where Joseph Schimizzi talked me through their recent updates. A big focus for Sony this year has been increased support for HDR, and with these updates they are making the technology much more accessible to a larger base of users, and a wider audience.