Gear — Fotodiox Pro Vizelex ND Throttle

Available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E mount and Canon EF mount cameras, the incredibly affordable ND Throttle is doubly functional as lens adapter and variable neutral-density filter
The family of ND Throttle camera and lens adapters with internal neutral-density filter
At a price of only $99, the Fotodiox Pro Vizelex ND Throttle adapters are an amazing bargain, offering adjustable ND filtration for working with light more efficiently as well as conversion solutions for several popular lens and camera mounts. Pronounced pho-to-dee-ox, Fotodiox Pro is a distribution company and manufacturer based near Chicago. With... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Band Pro Raptor Lenses

New Band Pro Raptor prime lenses built with IB/E in 100mm, 150mm and 180mm focal lengths with full frame image circle, T2.9 aperture and macro magnification
New Band Pro Raptor prime lenses built with IB/E in 100mm, 150mm and 180mm focal lengths with full frame image circle, T2.9 aperture and macro magnification
Band Pro Munich GMBH, the German subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc., will have the new line of IB/E and Band Pro Raptor prime lenses on hand for testing during IBC 2016 this September 9-13th in Hall 12 Booth D21 at RAI Amsterdam. Developed in partnership with the German company IB/E Optics, Raptor primes have begun to ship after their... Read more

Post — mocha Pro 5 OFX

With new support for Foundry Nuke and Blackmagic Fusion, the mocha Pro 5 effects software is also available as a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Apple Final Cut
mocha Pro 5 from Imagineer Systems is now available with OFX support for Foundry Nuke and Blackmagic Fusion
Just after a new release of the software announced for Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer NLE systems in early June, the mocha Pro 5 software for high-end visual effects now offers OFX compatibility for the Nuke and Fusion platforms, as well. Foundry’s Nuke has been used with high-profile films like District 9, Where the Wild Things Are... Read more

Behind The Scene — Joe Capra And The Phase One XF iQ3

An interview with Joe Capra of Scientifantastic on the massive 12K resolution of his PHASED | LA time-lapse captured in Los Angeles with the Phase One XF iQ3 medium format still camera
Joe Capra of Scientifantastic on the massive 10K resolution of his PHASED | LA time-lapse captured in Los Angeles with the Phase One XF iQ3 medium format still camera
Master time-lapse photographer Joe Capra, or Scientifantastic, as he’s also known, has stitched together a massive 12K resolution film by using the medium format Phase One XF iQ3 still camera system. Able to zoom from wide establishing shots all the way in to windows and faces, each 100 megapixel frame allows not only incredibly precise detail, but... Read more

Gear — The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod

The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod — Affordable support solutions for video with fluid movements and medium weight capacities
The Polaroid VariPod monopod with removable articulating tripod foot
After resurrection and rebranding from bankruptcy in early 2010 by an outside holding company (the same year the newly-reborn company elected Lady Gaga as Creative Director for a Specialty Line of Polaroid Imaging Products), Polaroid has largely maintained a consumer-level presence with a range of products targeted at beginners as inexpensive, all-in-one... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Ikegami And The UHK-430 4K And HDL-F3000 Cameras

Ikegami IBC 2016 — Two very unique camera systems, new monitor and command module for ten cameras will be on display this year at the convention in Amsterdam
The incredibly light sensitive HDL-F3000 from Ikegami IBC 2016
Founded in 1946, Ikegami Electronics is throwing themselves quite the birthday party this year by celebrating their 70th anniversary as a company at this year’s installment of IBC. They’re all about 4K with new solutions, including the Ikegami 2/3 inch UHK-430 portable 4K broadcast camera and the HQLM-3120W 31 inch 4K monitor. Also on hand will... Read more

Behind The Scene — Light Iron Talks Millennium DXL

Interviewing Michael Cioni, President of Light Iron, and Millennium DXL Product Director, and Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec on the forthcoming cinema camera with 8K sensor, reinvented color science and massive data capabilities for HDR and HFR
Panavision and Light Iron worked together on the Millennium DXL cinema camera
Combining pristine Panavision optics with a massive RED 8K sensor and brand new color science technology from Light Iron, the Millennium DXL cinema camera made a big impact when it was unleashed on an unsuspecting Cine Gear this last June. With a working prototype model and screening footage already on hand, Light Iron has largely taken the lead in... Read more

Gear — Rokinon XEEN 135mm Lens

Capable of full frame coverage that will resolve to 4K resolutions, a new XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens joins a family of high end cinema primes with similar features as much more expensive lenses at a significant savings in cost.
The XEEN family of Cinema Lenses from Rokinon via Samyang with 85mm, 50mm, 35mm, 14mm, 24mm and new XEEN 135mm
Capable of full frame coverage that will resolve to 4K resolutions, a new XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens joins a family of high end cinema primes with similar features as much more expensive lenses at a significant savings in cost. Offered by Korean optics company Samyang as a targeted line of cinema lenses for filmmaking and video, the XEEN 135mm is the newest... Read more

Gear — Panasonic AG-AC30 Camcorder

The new and very affordable Panasonic AG-AC30 camcorder is priced for entry-level affordability but fully featured for professional events and productions
The new and very affordable Panasonic AG-AC30 entry-level camcorder with fully fleshed out professional features
As a palm-sized handheld camcorder that packs a lot of features into a very compact body, the new Panasonic AG-AC30 is no slouch on pricing, either, sporting an insanely low street price $1,799. With massive 20x zoom, 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization, two-channel XLR rear- and front-inputs, excellent lowlight capabilities and hot swappable... Read more

Gear — Triolet Adapter For Profoto Accessories

A new Triolet adapter will secure the extensive range of professional light shaping tools from Profoto to the popular Chimera Triolet continuous bulb solution
Chimera Triolet Adapter for Profoto lighting accessories
Of interest especially for event and still photographers invested in Profoto who are looking to move into the world of continuous lighting for video, Chimera has announced an inexpensive Triolet adapter for Profoto lighting accessories and reflectors to accommodate the extensive history of professional lighting tools. In the world of still photography,... Read more

Video — Don’t Hate, BB-8

Seth Worley shows off many of the sophisticated visual and editing effects that Red Giant offers for NLE systems through a short film, "Don’t Hate, BB-8"
Filmmaker Seth Worley made the short Don't Hate, BB-8 employing Red Giant editing software like the Holomatrix plugin
Following up on a recent update to the Red Giant Universe software suite of editing and visual effects, filmmaker Seth Worley pieced together a five minute short film, Don’t Hate, BB-8, using Red Giant software and only himself as crew. It’s a pretty fun breakdown on how to use many of the Red Giant programs like Magic Bullet and Knoll Light Factory... Read more

Gear — Profilux LED1000 Lights

Hedler has debuted a tetralogy of extremely affordable DMX-compatible lights through MINOX that are available with or without Fresnel lens; the Profilux LED1000 family of LED studio and stage lights
Available through MINOX, the extremely affordable Profilux LED1000 DMX light with or without Fresnel
Available through select dealers and directly through MINOX, Hedler Systemlicht GmbH, based out of Germany, has released a line of incredibly affordable high-powered LED lights that come with or without both Fresnel lamp and/or DMX controls. At less than $2k each, the Hedler Profilux LED1000 series is available in four versions. The model with Fresnel,... Read more
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