4K Point And Shoot!

The new Canon XC10 is a versatile camera, ready to go UHD right out of the box
By David Alexander Willis
As a small fixed-lens camera aimed at those looking for 4K at an affordable price, the Canon XC10 is a handheld UHD camcorder in a body that’s also compact and versatile enough for use with car mounts or professional drone systems. Measuring less than five inches in each direction (4.9x4.0x4.8…

The Zeiss Legacy Continues

The new Milvus lenses, the latest line of primes from the famed German manufacturer, are designed to work with full-frame HDSLR cameras using larger, high-resolution sensors
Text & Photography By Mac Premo
I see craft as the packaging for the concept. Ideally, the specifics of a particular craft are presented to advance an idea: Think how the perfectly aligned corners of a mid-century piece of furniture advance the notion of elegant simplicity or how the rough edges of a refurbished farm wood…

Retro 4K

The Panasonic AG-DVX200PJ features the world’s first 4/3” sensor with a fixed Zeiss lens capturing 4K up to 60p. But will a fixed-lens camcorder be a hit in the modern age?
By Simon Wakelin
Panasonic’s desire to offer the new handheld 4K AG-DVX200PJ with an integrated lens system may seem a step backward in HD evolution, at first glance, but a closer look reveals that the sleekly designed camcorder has merit for a variety of professional uses. Upon its release, the first question asked…

At A Glance: A Real Lighting Game Changer

ARRI introduces the rugged, yet lightweight SkyPanel S60 and S30, bringing ultrabright, high-quality LED lighting to the marketplace
By Jimmy Matlosz
For quite some time now, the LED lighting revolution has been quietly gaining steam. Many cinematographers and gaffers have been willing to test the latest technology over the years, but up until now, using LEDs mostly was relegated to specialty lighting. That all may have changed with ARRI’s new SkyPanel…

February 2016

Optimized for the wide-ranging needs of field work, the economical Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders weigh only 2.6 pounds with battery
By The Editors
TWIN STARS Optimized for the wide-ranging needs of field work, the economical Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders weigh only 2.6 pounds with battery, while also housing a 20x optical zoom, built-in WiFi, detachable handles and a new HD CMOS PRO imaging sensor with low-luminance noise of only +3 dB…

At A Glance: Zoom F8

A multitrack field recorder for location sound that offers value-for-cost performance
By Dan Brockett
I was lucky enough to be invited to the West Coast introduction of the new Zoom F8, an 8-input, 10-track recorder capable of recording a stereo (or 2-track) mix, plus 8 isolated tracks. The F8 is the first product from Japanese audio company Zoom that’s designed to compete with industry-established…
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