Archive for March, 2012

March 27th, 2012

Phantom Power: The Phantom v642 – Third-Generation, High-Speed Camcorder

Posted By David Willis
Vision Research's Phantom v642 Broadcast digital high speed camera web
Vision Research has announced the Phantom v642, which updates its high frame rate predecessor with a new Multi-Matrix Color Correction Technology that will allow independent adjustments of saturation and hue for better mixing of high frame rate, slow-motion footage into more standard frame rate footage from regular speed broadcast cameras. The Phantom v642 can record … 
March 20th, 2012

NAB 2012 Preview – Craning To See

Posted By David Willis
Mattews Floatcam DC Slider Motion Control System
For the indie filmmaking crowd, realizable camera movements are about to get a lot more exciting. There are a few very affordable systems that are planned to be unleashed at this year’s NAB with motorized control options that will allow you to mount a number of compatible camcorders on rails and jibs while still being … 
March 16th, 2012

Go “Infinitely Wide” with the new Distagon T* 2.8/15 super wide for Canon and Nikon from Carl Zeiss

Posted By David Willis
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8-15 for Canon and Nikon
Historic lens maker Carl Zeiss has announced a new super wide angle lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, which includes the video-capable DSLRs from both companies. The Distagon T* 2.8/15 lens offers an extremely wide 110º angle of view on full frame cameras, ideal for exaggerated views, landscape work and architectural or city … 
March 13th, 2012

NAB Preview – Weisscam GmbH will release a unique T-shaped digital camera and platform

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Weisscam GmbH announces a new camera platform "SOHA" to be shown at NAB
(No, this is not a prop from Ken Russell’s 1975 film, Tommy.) Most of you are familiar with Weisscam GmbH‘s high-speed camera systems, especially the HS-2. Today, the German company announces the launch of “SOHA” at next month’s NAB, which will take place April 14 – 19 in Las Vegas. “SOHA” looks to be a modular … 

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March 7th, 2012

London Calling – Sundance 2012 films getting their UK premiere

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Julie Delpy's 2 Days in New York, which is making it's UK premiere at Sundance London
With video sharing sites such as Vimeo and YouTube becoming a viable platform for indie filmmakers, are the days of film festivals numbered? Why bother with expensive entry fees only to have your magnum opus rejected by an unpaid festival intern? After all, with the Internet, you can upload a 1920 x 1080 movie to … 
March 2nd, 2012

The 5D Mark III – Canon ditches line skipping, offers a headphone jack, and adds new DIGIC 5+ processor

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Canon announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III
Around the world, even people who have no association to the filmmaking community are well aware of the Canon 5D Mark II – a landmark camera that has changed the production industry like no camera before it. Even before Canon knew what they had, professional cinematographers began to flock to the video-enabled DSLR to create … 

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