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Intro image for article An Exploration of Sony FX9 Firmware v3.0 with Rick Siegel
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Following Sony’s recent release of firmware version 3.0 for their popular PXW-FX9 full frame cinema camera, we thought it would be interesting to continue exploring and documenting some of the new features in this latest free update, as we did with version 2.x in July.
Intro image for article An In-Depth Look at the Sony VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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In this blog, I sit down with Simon Marsh, VENICE Product Manager at Sony, and Tim Nagasawa, DIT, for a comprehensive first-look at the recently-announced Sony VENICE 2 digital cinema camera.
Intro image for article Sony Announces New VENICE 2 Digital Cinema Camera
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Sony has announced a new version of their flagship full frame VENICE camera, VENICE 2. VENICE 2 shares much in common with the existing VENICE body, while bringing a host of new features and advantages, including an 8.6K sensor version (a 6K sensor version, as on the original VENICE is also available; both are full frame), true internal RAW and ProRes recording to AXS media, 16 stops of dynamic range, and new dual native ISOs of 800 and 3200.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony alpha FX3
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The Sony alpha FX3 is an E-mount full frame camcorder that bears a striking resemblance to the a7S generation of mirrorless cameras. It can live in the world of no-budget indie filmmaking or as a complement to more advanced digital cinema cameras, such as the FX9 or VENICE.
Intro image for article ARRI Applications: Ash Innovator
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Join designerDP Ash Innovator as he discusses his experiences with Large Format filmmaking and the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF. In this video, Ash touches on lighting technique and style, his creative inspiration and influences, surreality and hyperreality in cinematography, the advantages of lighting for dark skin tones with Large Format, and more.
Intro image for article Creative Flexibility: Angenieux Optimo Primes
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Angenieux’s Optimo Prime full format, single focal-length lenses address the modern DP’s need for high resolution, contrast, and uniform colorimetry but with flexible customization to support the quest for a certain “character,” which may be appropriate for different projects or sequences.
Intro image for article AbelCine FOV Tool 2.0
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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
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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 Benefits of Canon's New RF Lens Mount
Tech News
In October of 2018, Canon introduced the EOS-R, the first in a new line of full-frame mirrorless still and video cameras along with a new lens mount, dubbed ‘RF’. Unlike the familiar EF mount, which debuted in 1987 with the original EOS series of film cameras, Canon’s new mirrorless mount provides a greatly reduced flange focal distance — also known as flange depth or registration distance — along with a higher bandwidth data pathway between bodies and lenses.