Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012

Go For The Gold – Redrock Micro Releasing Nikon DSLR Rigs

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Nikon releases a series of cinema rigs for the Nikon D4 and D800 DSLRs.
Just in time for NAB, Nikon will be shortly releasing a pair of DSLRs that just may place them on equal footing with Canon, who has dominated the HD-enabled DSLR market for the past three years. The D4 ($5,999.95) and D800 (2,999.95) both capture full HD, have manual audio control with a separate headphone jack, … 

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February 28th, 2012

K5600 Releases A New Joker

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
K5600's Joker 1600 is comparable to a 6000W quartz fixture.
Nowadays, you can pretty much guarantee that 9 out of 10 lights released will be LEDs. But when shooting exteriors, what if you want some real ‘punch’ to your light. Or for your daylight interior, what if you want to sculpt some lighting shape to your subject. A 1×1 just won’t do. K5600‘s Joker-Bug HMI … 
February 28th, 2012

More Bang For Your Bandwidth – Convergent Design’s Gemini 4:4:4 Adds Avid DNxHD Support

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Convergent Design's Gemini 4:4:4 adds Avid DNxHD.
With a multitude of new cameras, imaging formats, varying levels of compression, and video I/Os, the rise of external data recorders was inevitable. One recorder that has received a great amount of attention within the professional filmmaking community has been Convergent Design‘s Gemini 4:4:4, which is a professional, hi-def video recorder that can fit in … 
February 27th, 2012

INTEGRATED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (IMT) EXHIBITS NUCOMM CAMPAC2 WIRELESS CAMERA SYSTEM AT CABSAT 2012

Posted By David Willis
Nucomm Newscaster DR2
Wireless Camera Transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Diversity Receiver Provide Rock-Solid Reliable Coverage for ENG and Sports Broadcasts 
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 — Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG … 

February 23rd, 2012

AJA Releases New Firmware Update To Its Ki Pro Recorders

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
AJA has released a new firmware update to its Ki Pro and Ki Pro Mini.
As more lower priced cameras are offering ways to output video signals via HDMI or HD-SDI, filmmakers are flocking to some of the latest compact flash disc recorders, which allows them to bump up their compressed codecs for a more efficient workflow. AJA Video Systems Ki Pro ($3,995) and Ki Pro Mini ($1,995) 10-bit 4:2:2 flash … 
February 22nd, 2012

16Digital Lenses

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
P+S Technik has released a new set of 16mm lenses that are designed for digital cameras
For shooting action-packed, running handheld sequences for Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning 2008 film, Slumdog Millionaire, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle employed miniature Silicon Imaging SI-2K camera heads tethered to recorders in a backpack he was wearing. The lightweight and efficient set-up allowed him to run through the streets of Mumbai virtually unnoticed. P+S Technik is releasing … 
February 22nd, 2012

Scratch It – Assimilate’s Scratch Lab Is A Dailies Workflow Powerhouse

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Assimilate's Scratch Lab is a great solution in producing dailies for advanced productions
At last year’s NAB, I got a chance to check out Assimilate’s Scratch Lab, an innovative software tool that allows a DIT or video engineer to be able to create professional production dailies for review. It combines a fast review process, shot, timecode, and LUT metadata, audio sync and fast background rendering – all in one … 
February 21st, 2012

Tiffen’s Dfx Version 3.0 at San Francisco SuperMeet

Posted By Clint Milby
Tiffen
During the the 11th Anual San Francisco SuperMeet, Jen Rappolt-Noyes of Tiffenon hand to show off their latest application, Dfx Version 3.0. The Dfx Digital Filter Suite simulates specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, extracting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects. The new Tiffen Dfx Version 3.0 has enhanced, multi-processor … 
February 17th, 2012

Videography Is Not A Crime – The Story of Carlos Miller

Posted By David Willis
Miami Dade Police Major Nancy Perez ordering the arrest of Carlos Miller
Here’s an interesting video story out of Miami-Dade, where a staunch photographer’s rights advocate named Carlos Miller tangled with the police in early February during the ouster of the Occupy Miami movement. Most relevant to videographers is that the police allegedly deleted the video from Miller’s camera of the somewhat benign events that ultimately led … 
February 17th, 2012

Filmmaker Vincent Laforet Discusses The Canon C300

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Filmmaker Vincent Laforet and the Canon C300
As most of you know, the Canon C300 is the most talked about camera on the market. With the announcement of the Cinema EOS system, Canon is going ‘all-in’ on the high-end digital production game, especially with the C300 camera and the new Cinema EOS professional PL- and EF-mount lenses. The C300 is now on … 

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