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Intro image for article At the Bench: Back Focusing the Canon 18-80mm Servo Zoom
Tutorials & Guides
The Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 Servo Zoom is lightweight and versatile, making it a great choice when you're shooting in ENG mode. In this blog, I go through the steps you'll take in order to set back focus on this lens.
Intro image for article First Flight of the Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x on Sony's VENICE
Tech News
Recently, AbelCine’s Matt Livingston came up with a stunning way to show off the new Angenieux Optimo Ultra 12x FF/VV, a night flight over Manhattan.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Capturing Anamorphic Shots in ProRes
Tutorials & Guides
Anamorphic seems to be enjoying a renaissance lately, and we’ve received some questions about how to acquire and deliver this format when shooting with ARRI’s ALEXA Mini.
Intro image for article Anything for the Story: Talking Docs with DP Matt Porwoll
Client Profiles
You may be familiar with Matt Porwoll from last year's Behind the Lens blog series, but did you know he's also an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer who used to work in the AbelCine rental department? It's true! Luckily for us, Matt enjoys sharing what he's learned about the technical aspects of his craft. Recently, we had the chance sit down for an in-depth discussion on his current favorite gear.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2018
Tech News
Now that 2018 has wrapped, let's take a moment to look back at some of our most popular blog posts. As usual, a wide variety of topics were covered: new gear announcements, camera charts, in-depth technical explorations, Jem Schofield's 4K for 10K series, and of course, the updated version of our ever-popular FOV calculator.
Intro image for article At the Bench: cmotion cPRO Wireless Focus System
Tutorials & Guides
New from cmotion, the cPRO is the latest addition to their family of wireless focus solutions. In this blog I take a look at several camera builds using the cPRO system.
Intro image for article Creating Four Unique Looks with the ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Set
Tutorials & Guides
Recently, I had the opportunity try out the ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Set. Paired with the ARRI ALEXA Mini, I shot tests with the 40mm ARRI Master Anamorphic in each configuration of the flare set to compare the effects.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sigma FF High Speed Primes
Tutorials & Guides
Our friends at Sigma recently brought by some of their new cine lenses, which will be available soon, for us to have a look at. In this video, I spend some time with the 40mm and 105mm.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Configuring ARRI Wireless Solutions
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI wireless lens control ecosystem continues to grow and get stronger with new capabilities and technology. The ARRI cforce mini RF motor, Master Grips, WCU-4 and various other accessories are all designed to work in concert, giving you a wide range of options for wireless camera control.